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Junior Research Project: Home

Start Here!!

 Launch your project with an encyclopedia article that will give you a general overview and lots of key words to start you on your way.

Next Stop Databases

Be Sure to Cite Your Sources

Cite your sources as you use them.

NoodleTools has a new look and format. DO NOT PANIC!

We will be posting tutorials shortly. In the meantime, stop by the library or email us at lhs-library@lexingtonma.org for help.

Step #3 -Check Library Catalogs

Next check catalogs to see if there are materials on your topic. Not enough? Expand your topic. Too many? Refine your topic.

More Libraries, More Resources!

eBooks & Reference Materials

U.S. History ebooks from the LHS Library

Reference books from the LHS Library

Help When You Need It!!

What is a Primary Source?

—“A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.” (“What is a Primary Source”-Princeton University.)

Examples include: Original Documents such as Letters; Diaries; Memos; News in Print, on Film, in audio; Data; Statistics; Autobiographies; Speeches Interviews; Legal Documents; Laws; Treaties; Maps; Photographs. Creative Works such as Paintings; Music; Lyrics; Poetry; Dramas; Films; Novels. Objects/Artifacts such as Pottery; Clothing; Buildings; any object you can touch.

 

 

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