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HIST 4990 Senior Seminar-U.S. Environment (Drake, special collections): Secondary Sources

Tips and Tricks

Doing some secondary source research before you begin looking at primary sources will help the primary sources make more sense. 

Check out books as well as online articles.

Keep a list of key players involved in events related to to your topic.

Keep a list of key events and dates.

Make note of nicknames, slang terms, alternative forms of  names related to your topic.

Put this list on a laptop, phone or other device so you can have ready access to it.  

Primary Vs. Secondary Sources

Environmental History related Web Resources

These links will take you to resources about Environmental History. Many of the Web resources contain both primary and secondary sources. Looking here is a great place to start if you are searching for or refining a paper topic. 

Online--Secondary Sources Available via the Internet

GALILEO : collection of over 400 research databases, including:

  • America: History & Life with Full Text (EBSCO) History and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes the Georgia Historical Quarterly 1955-present and seven other Georgia historical journals (dates vary).
  • Historical Abstracts  Index and abstracts to articles on world history 1450 to present (excluding U.S. and Canada).

  • JSTOR : core journals in many fields from their first issue (dating to the 1700s in some cases) to 3-5 years ago

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