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HIST 276: Race, Sex, and Cold War in Latin America

Prof. Elena McGrath, Fall 2018

Know your Secondary Sources

Things to compare between the two databases...

  • Total # results
  • Publications that the articles came from
  • Did you find that the same articles were showing up in both databases?
  • Did you find similar types of articles showing up in both databases? If not, what’s different?

 

Your mini-biography

Know your primary sources

Think about power dynamics...

  • Who is the author?
  • Who is the archivist? What’s the name of the collection?
  • Whose voice is missing from this primary source? From the entire collection?
  • What questions does this raise? What sorts of things might you want to look at next?