World History I: Columbus Debate

 Read the assignment carefully and look for search words or key terms (e.g. Columbus and Native Americans, diseases, etc.).  Use these words to access information in research sources.  Databases will also provide you with additional subjects that may be connected to your topics so look for those on the results pages.


Research Databases 

Research hint: develop a list of search terms and use the Advanced Search feature in databases to search for your topic by subject combined with one of your search terms.

History in Context:  U.S. and World Reference, articles from scholarly publications, and primary sources

Modern History Online  Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present

Issues and Controversies in American History  (Password has changed, check password page link at top) Many topics, including: religious freedom in the colonies, Civil War Reconstruction, women's suffrage

Salem History (Great Lives In History)


Use the Destiny Catalog to find books for individuals or topics for your assignment.  Use your key terms or subject words and search the table of contents or indexes.


Web Searching Tips

Type the name of your person in the google search box, and then type in site: edu

Example: Christopher Columbus site: edu

You will get only relevant and useful educational websites.  Try it!


Citing Sources

Wilsey Library citing sources website.  Remember, databases provide you with the citations.


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