ARH 4800: Modernism in Germany

This guide will direct you to the appropriate library sources to do research for your class, Modernism in Germany.

Basic Research Skills

The Research Process
ACCESS INFORMATION *** EVALUATE INFORMATION *** USE INFORMATION

KNOW THIS BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Details of the assignment
Types of sources available in your Library
How to to obtain materials your Library does not have
What authoritative sources are and how to identify them
What primary sources and secondary sources are and how to access them

TYPES OF SOURCES TO CONSIDER

Books, videos, web sites, book chapters, essays, government publications, illustrations, encyclopedia
articles, audiotapes, interviews, journal articles, radio shows, book reviews, newspapers and television
shows.

DO A PRELIMINARY SEARCH

Determine the appropriate sources to use
Know the kind of sources that can and can't be used
Know the number of sources needed
Narrow or broaden your search based on the search results
Limit search if approriate (age, date of publication, gender, etc.)

OBTAIN THE INFORMATION

Select appropriate sources
Gather materials
Read
Take notes
Analyze
Organize information

USE INFORMATION

Develop an outline
Draft your paper
Format paper
Use the assigned style m,anual
Prepare the final paper

Search Databases - Using Boolean Logic

AND limits your search. All words or phrases used will be included in your
results.

OR expands your search. Use it to include synonyms, related words or
spelling variations.

NOT eliminates subjects you do not want in your results.