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History 200D: A Queer America

Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts. Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, as well as lists of specific sources relevant to your assignment for this class.

Group 1

Answer the following questions about each of the documents shown below. Answer the questions by examining the document itself (you can link to the online version, or examine the print copy which will be provided)

  1. What type of document is this?
    • (Book, journal article, magazine article, newspaper article, conference paper, pamphlet, newsletter…?)
  2. Who is the publisher of this document?
  3. Is the publisher affiliated with a university? If so, record the name of the university.
  4. Is the publisher affiliated with some other organization? If so, record the name of the organization.
  5. Is the publisher a commercial publisher (in the sense that its primary objective is to make money)?
  6. Who is the author this document?
  7. Is the author affiliated with a university? If so, record the name of the university.
  8. What credentials does the author have for writing about the subject he or she has chosen to write about? If so, record the credentials.
  9. Does the author cite his or her sources?
  10. Describe the look and feel of the publication. Does the source feature splashy advertisements?
  11. Method of Discovery
    • How could a researcher find a copy of this document?
    • Is it freely available on the Internet?

What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality

Group 2

Answer the following questions about each of the documents shown below. Answer the questions by examining the document itself (you can link to the online version, or examine the print copy which will be provided)

  1. What type of document is this?
    • (Book, journal article, magazine article, newspaper article, conference paper, pamphlet, newsletter…?)
  2. Who is the publisher of this document?
  3. Is the publisher affiliated with a university? If so, record the name of the university.
  4. Is the publisher affiliated with some other organization? If so, record the name of the organization.
  5. Is the publisher a commercial publisher (in the sense that its primary objective is to make money)?
  6. Who is the author this document?
  7. Is the author affiliated with a university? If so, record the name of the university.
  8. What credentials does the author have for writing about the subject he or she has chosen to write about? If so, record the credentials.
  9. Does the author cite his or her sources?
  10. Describe the look and feel of the publication. Does the source feature splashy advertisements?
  11. Method of Discovery
    • How could a researcher find a copy of this document?
    • Is it freely available on the Internet?