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20th Century United States - Barton Truscott: Getting Started
Choose a controversial topic and offer an opinion on it. Ten quality sources are needed: 3 books, 3 database/scholarly journals, 2 primary sources, and 2 additional sources.
Clinton Impeachment Reagan's Star Wars (SDI) Bakke Case Persian Gulf War, 1991 Vietnamization (Nixon's Vietnam War Policy ) Nixon's Pardon Korean War Roe v Wade New Deal Woodrow Wilson at Versailles Manned Space Exploration Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal The Break-Up of Standard Oil 1960s Feminism Malcolm X
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3 Database/Scholarly Journals
Search this guide. See tabs for decades. Home page offers general suggestions. Example: the various Presidential Libraries are listed on the home page.
History Study CenterThis link opens in a new windowThe History Study Center is a collections of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. It includes newspapers, journal articles, rare books, video clips, diaries and letters, dynamic maps, statistics, reference books, and websites.
JSTORThis link opens in a new windowJSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines. It provides full text articles from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Please note: current volumes of journals are NOT available on JSTOR; the latest volumes provided are usually 3-5 years old. Best for highest reading level and in-depth research.
Academic OneFile is a very helpful database offered by the Seattle Public Library. The document above written by our history teacher Steve Retz explains step-by-step how to access this database. You will need a library card and pin.