- Share the topic (Equal Rights Amendment) that have chosen for the projects in this course with your classmates. Briefly describe the historical event you have chosen to analyze as well as the research question you will attempt to answer in your paragraph.
- Consider the passage reading about Québécois immigration. If you were researching this topic, what else would you like to know about the experience of the Québécois immigrants in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1870 that might not be covered in this piece?
Question 1: What types of primary and secondary sources will you need to use to support the topic you are examining in your paragraph? You do not need the actual sources yet, but you should have an idea of what they might be (such as an eyewitness account of an event, for example).
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING RESEARCH QUESTION
How did the prevalence of Irish immigrants among the “sandhogs” building the Brooklyn Bridge affect the development of the New York construction industry?
Question 2: What are two or three keywords you could use to look for sources to answer this question?
Question 3: What subject terms can you use to continue your search?
Question 4: When you search for CONSTRUCTION, you get a lot of extraneous answers. What Boolean operators and corresponding search terms could you use to narrow your search?
Conduct independent research in Shapiro Library with the search terms you have created for your topic. What sources do you plan to use in your historical event analysis paragraph? Be specific and choose at least two secondary sources and list the name of each source, the author and publication, the date it was published, and where you found the source. This should not be an exhaustive list of the sources you plan to use, but it is just a place to start your research.
What keywords or other search terms would you use when searching for sources related to your chosen topic in the databases in Shapiro Library? List at least four search terms.