Time: Two class hours to review Primary resource
materials and walk through the resources to be used to complete the assignment.
Materials: Access to the Internet and Microsoft Word. An
email account is preferred and required if the assignment is used in a web
Implementation: This RWLO can be used for a classroom based
course, or as an assignment/learning module in a web based course.
Steps for the
Introduce students to the concept of
primary resources using the various websites as a basis for instruction:
“Library Research: Using
Primary Resources” (From the UC Berkeley Library Teaching Guide) http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/new_primarysources.html
Research 101 - The Basics (University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
Research 101 - Info Cycles (University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
Using Primary Sources on the Web
(Instruction and Research Services Committee of the Reference and User
Service Association History Section of the American Library Association) http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/
Visit the Cleveland Memory
and demonstrate the various aspects of the site. Give the students an
opportunity to explore the site. Demonstrate how to copy and paste an image
into a Word document.
Neighborhood Link www.nhlink.net/neighborhoodtour/nt.php
and demonstrate how to use the site. Give the students an opportunity to
explore the site.
Go to the
Digital Media Center http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/,
click on DMC databases and find Sanborn Digital Maps. Demonstrate how to
use the site and the how to copy a map to insert into a Word document.