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old HIS 100 - Perspectives in History

Research guidance and example sources for HIS100 Perspectives in History research assignment.

Welcome


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Beginning in the fall of 2019, Shapiro library offered hour-long virtual research workshops available to all SNHU learners. These workshops are on hiatus as of Summer 2022. Some of the workshops have been recorded or converted into guides and are available below.

Unsure where to start? We suggest Navigating Your library.

Be a Research Skeptic: A Crash Course in Source Evaluation


Unsure if the resources you’ve found are high quality? Discuss source evaluation, credibility and bias. Evaluating sources can be daunting, but Shapiro librarians can help! We’ll cover indicators of suitability for resources in Shapiro library databases and on the web.

Explore the Be a Research Skeptic Guide

Be a Research Skeptic: Additional Materials

Are you a Skeptical Searcher?

Do you know about source evaluation? Can you spot bias? Do you know how to investigate sources? Are you a pro at finding other evidence and tracing claims? Prove it today to earn the Skeptical Searcher badge!

Learners who complete the Skeptical Searcher Quiz with a score of 85% or more earn the Skeptical Searcher badge. You'll know right away if you passed the quiz, but it may take a few days for badges to be awarded. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. If you miss a question, consult the linked resources below.

Browse selected resources to review covered concepts, or click the button below to begin the quiz.

Take the Skeptical Searcher Quiz

Exploring Public Companies: An Intro to Business Research


Unsure where to begin your research into publicly traded companies? Eexplore library and web resources for business research. We’ll cover finding data, reports, analysis and other information about publicly traded companies.

 

Exploring Public Companies: Additional Materials

 

Are you a Public Company Explorer?

Do you know all about researching public companies? Are you a pro at investigating a company's public-facing website, investor relations website, and information in library databases? Do you know all about the commercial and scholarly value of information? Prove it today to earn the Public Company Explorer badge!

Learners who complete the Public Company Explorer Quiz with a score of 85% or more earn the Public Company Explorer badge. You'll know right away if you passed the quiz, but it may take a few days for badges to be awarded.

Take the Public Company Explorer Quiz

Exploring Industries: A Business Research Primer


Unsure where to begin your research into industries? Explore library and web resources for business research. We’ll cover finding data, analysis and other information about industries.

Exploring Industries: Additional Materials

Navigating Your Library: A Road Map to Available Resources


Not sure where to start your research? Learn about the different types of resources and services available to you through the Shapiro library. You’ll also learn how to identify the kinds of sources appropriate for your project.

Explore the Navigating Your Library Guide

Navigating Your Library: Additional Resources

Are you an Informed Searcher?

Do you know all about primary, secondary and tertiary sources? Know the difference between background, in-depth and original research? Know your way around scholarly and popular sources? A pro with the information timeline and peer review? Prove it today to earn the Informed Searcher badge!

Learners who complete the Informed Searcher Quiz with a score of 85% or more earn the Informed Searcher badge. You'll know right away if you passed the quiz, but it may take a few days for badges to be awarded. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. If you miss a question, consult the linked resources below.

Browse selected informed searcher resources to review covered concepts, or click the button below to begin the quiz.

Take the Informed Searcher Quiz

Pursuing Primary Sources: Historical and Data Research


Not sure where to start your search for primary sources? Learn about different resources for finding primary sources, both within the library's collections and beyond. We'll also discuss contextualizing historical sources.

Explore the Pursuing Primary Sources Guide

Pursuing Primary Sources: Additional Materials

Are you a Primary Source Prospector ?

Do you know all about where to search for Primary Sources? Know your Primary from Secondary and Tertiary sources? Know where to start contextualizing sources? Can you tell when a primary source is being mediated? Prove it today to earn the Primary Source Prospector badge!

Learners who complete the Primary Source Prospector Quiz with a score of 80% or more earn the Primary Source Prospector badge. You'll know right away if you passed the quiz, but it may take a few days for badges to be awarded. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. If you miss a question, consult the linked resources below.

Search & Research: Mastering the Library Databases


Search results irrelevant or alarmingly small? Choose the best Shapiro library resources for your project and learn search strategies to get the most out of them! You’ll learn about constructing effective searches and how to modify them when the results you want aren’t returned right away.

Explore the Search & Research Guide

Search & Research: Additional Materials

Are you a Strategic Searcher?

 Do you know all about keyword and Boolean searching? Are you an old pro at truncation and phrase searching? Know your way around Shapiro library's A-Z Database list? Prove it today to earn the Strategic Searcher badge!

Learners who complete the Strategic Searcher Quiz with a score of 80% or more earn the Strategic Searcher badge. You'll know right away if you passed the quiz, but it may take a few days for badges to be awarded. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. If you miss a question, consult the linked resources below.

Browse selected strategic searcher resources to review covered concepts, or click the button below to begin the quiz.

Take the Strategic Searcher Quiz

Access and Accommodations

Your experience here at Southern New Hampshire University is important to us. It is our policy and practice to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment. If there are aspects of these workshops that present barriers to accessibility, please email your accessibility partner as soon as possible.

Online Students

If you would like to connect with the Online Accessibility Center (OAC) to discuss academic accommodations, please use the following contact information:

Phone: 866-305-9430
Email: oac@snhu.edu
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Campus Students

If you would like to connect with the Campus Accessibility Center (CAC) to discuss academic accommodations, please use the following contact information:

Phone: 603-644-3118
Email: cac@snhu.edu
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