I am currently taking a United States History class with Nancy Zens, and a research paper is required for that class.The only requirement for paper is that its topic is in the era between the Civil War and 1980.I plan on consulting the library for newspaper articles from that time period.
Both the COCC Library catalog and the whole library homepage are very helpful to me in leading me to sources.
Finally, if possible, I would like to actually travel to Tule Lake, California, which is the site of a former concentration camp during World War II.
It was in a National Geographic magazine, and described numerous familiess description, I have found that it is full of photos of the camps.
I know I will learn a lot from the pictures alone, because they are not interpreted or warped by any writer, but they show exactly what it was like (a picture is worth a thousand words).
There was not much research or inquiry pertaining to whether or not they were truly spies, and they were not given a chance to speak up or try to prove their innocence.
The types of primary sources that I plan on using are magazines, journals, books, and videos.
The secondary sources that I plan on consulting are newspapers, magazines, books, and perhaps videos.
While taking Library Skills 127 last term I learned that it is possible to find and read newspaper issues from many years ago.
Overall, I am really looking forward to learning more about the Japanese-American internment during World War II, and I know that having good sources is the key to success in doing so.
I do not feel it is acceptable to have the chronically mentally ill living in our community parks or on the streets.