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This guide is designed to help US History students with their 3rd Quarter "Choose Your Own Adventure" research project on the Gilded Age & Progressive Era reforms. All databases require login to access off campus. Please log-in with RomanNet credentials.

Gilded Age & Progressive Era:

Citation Help:

What are Primary Sources?:

Primary sources provide first hand testimony, eye witness accounts, or direct evidence of an event under investigation. Often they are created at the time of the event by those who experienced it, but primary sources also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories created after the fact. Please keep in mind that the most useful primary sources are considered those that were created closest to the time period you are researching.*

Examples include (but are not limited to):

·  Newspaper articles from time of event      ·  Images

·  Diaries                                                       ·  Objects/Artifacts

·  Letters                                                       ·  Scientific Research/Lab Reports

·  Speeches                                                  ·  Data

·  Oral Histories                                            ·  Maps

·  Government Documents           

*This explanation was crafted from the definitions of primary sources provided by the libraries at Yale University, New York University, and the University of Illinois.