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Colonial Research Project: Maryland

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Pre-research sources cannot be cited in your bibliography but you should get an overview of your topic. This step will save you tons of time and keep you organized in your thinking.

Work Smart: With a general understanding of your topic you will be more discriminating when you look for in-depth resources.  College-level books can be the hardest sources to browse. You might consider working with these harder books last, Use the index to focus in on your topic.

TIP: For certain history subjects, timelines are often a good way to understand the big picture.

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Colony of Maryland

Best Parlor from Susquehanna House, Tidewater, Maryland (Colonial)  c. 1650s   From our database

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