You will be prompted with a login page if you access some of these databases off-campus.
Your username is your EA username (your email address before the @) and
your password is your EA password (same as your EA email password).
You can use these reference databases as a starting point:
You cannot use information found here as one of your FINAL sources for your research paper.
You can some of these familiar databases to explore topics:
|Click on View Subject Index|
|Click on Explore by Time Periods|
|Click on Browse Topics|
You should LIMIT the amount of sources found here in your final bibliography.
Don't tie yourself to a topic
a thorough evaluation of
Your sources will ultimately determine
of your paper!
Reading historiographic essays can be a good way for you to understand and explore how other historians have studied a certain topic. Engaging in a literature review will:
Good research stands on the shoulders of others. Collectively, this builds our "World of Knowledge." When you submit your paper to your teacher, you are offering YOUR knowledge and expertise to this World of Knowledge!
History Compass is an online journal that publishes historiographic essays. Unfortunately, EA does not currently subscribe to this title. However, you can still view each essay's abstract to peruse possible topics. Email Ms. Yu the link to any essay of interest, and she will download the PDF for you.
Click here to view essays concerning United States in History Compass.
Hint: if using the search box, change your search from "Anywhere" to "This Journal."
Books are a valuable source of information for history research.
Click here to read more.
You may come across some books that provide excerpts of different books. These anthologies can be a quick way to survey (book) literature surrounding a topic. The way the editor selected and organized these excerpts represents the editor's argument. The book below is an example of an anthology that closely relates to this particular class.
This series collects and compiles primary sources around topics of popular interest to historians. Click on "Contents" to view documents compiled in each series collection.
Want the physical book in your hands? Email Ms. Yu.
Last (but not least), consider reviewing the readings you covered in class! Your teacher specifically selected books and articles that explore identity and culture in Modern History. If something sparked your interest or curiosity, you could revisit the source and/or topic.