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Recommended Resources
Instructions: Locate authoritative sources of information that help you answer your research question. Conduct keyword searches in the recommended resources below.

Example Research Questions:
  • What was it about the 1920s that allowed a gangsters like Al Capone to flourish?
  • How did the invention of the automobile in the 1920’s change the world and what positive and negative influences has it had on society?
  • What role did discrimination or bias play in the Sacco and Vanzetti court case?
  • How did women's roles change during the 1920s?

Library Catalog
  • Destiny Quest:Destiny Quest allows you to search the library's entire physical collection (i.e. books, DVDs and audiobooks), as well as it's selection of ebooks from any Internet connected device.

Recommended Databases

Primary Sources
  • WHS Library Primary Source Pathfinder: This resource contains an introduction to primary sources, as well as links to various primary source databases and archives on the web.
  • Historical Newspapers: Use this database to search through copies of The New York Times from the 1850's through 2008 and The Boston Globe from the 1870's through 1979.
  • National Archives, Docs Teach: Primary sources from the American Revolution to contemporary United States.
  • Life Photos: A searchable collection of LIFE Magazine's photographs from the 1860s to the 1970s.
  • The Vault: The FBI's digital Archive.

Recommended Websites

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