Finally, the exercises will give you a chance to see both the advantages and disadvantages of working with digitized surrogates for print-based historical artifacts.
All of the articles in these exercises were originally issued in print, and are presented here in digitized versions.
This is a self-guided tutorial on using newspapers and magazines as primary sources for historical research.
The tutorial comprises a short introduction, followed by a series of exercises.
A list of names or topics—usually found at the end of a publication—that directs you to the pages where those names or topics are discussed within the publication. A printed or electronic publication that provides references to periodical articles or books by their subject, author, or other search terms." "Options used in searching that restrict your results to only information resources meeting certain other, non-subject-related, criteria.
Limiting options vary by database, but common options include limiting results to materials available full-text in the database, to scholarly publications, to materials written in a particular language, to materials available in a particular location, or to materials published at a specific time." "A publication containing information about varied topics that are pertinent to general information, a geographic area, or a specific subject matter (i.e. Often published daily." "A computerized database that can be searched in various ways—such as by keyword, author, title, subject, or call number—to find out what resources a library owns.The tutorial comprises a series of activities that guide you through the process of examining newspaper and magazine articles, and evaluating them for reliability, accuracy, currency, and bias.After you complete this tutorial, you should be able to look at a magazine or newspaper article, describe its different parts precisely, understand what information those parts are meant to convey to the reader, and, most importantly, make an informed judgment as to how accurately it documents the historical event or phenomenon you are researching.For example, to obtain a book from Grand Avenue Library, an off-site USC Library, will require you to page the item and pick it up from Leavey Library. For more information on paging from Grand, click here.: "Peer review is a process by which editors have experts in a field review books or articles submitted for publication by the experts’ peers.In this regard, the tutorial follows the approach described by Aristotle in book two of his As history students, you use primary sources to document, as accurately as possible, past events or phenomena.Depending on your research question, newspapers and magazines might form part of the source base for your topic.Peer review helps to ensure the quality of an information source by publishing only works of proven validity, methodology, and quality.Peer-reviewed journals are also called refereed or scholarly journals." "A card that enables its user to print from a computer, or to make copies of a document at a photocopy machine.“Holds” can generally be placed on any regularly circulating library materials through an in-person or online circulation desk." "An image or a portion of text which a Web user can click to jump to another document or page on the Web.Textual hyperlinks are often underlined and appear as a different color than the majority of the text on a Web page." "1.