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Try This.
Imagine that you are doing research on the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Select from the sources listed below (by clicking on the question mark beside the source) the one(s) in which you would be most likely to find  the following information:


1. An account of the disaster a day or less after it took place (select one source).
 
-encyclopedia   -journal article
-newspaper article -magazine
-book -web site


2. A brief essay summarizing  the event by an authority on the subject (select one source).

 
-encyclopedia   -journal article
-newspaper article -magazine article
-book -web site

3. A detailed retelling of all or most aspects of the Titanic story (select one source).
 
-encyclopedia   -journal article
-newspaper article -magazine
-book -web site


4. A bibliography of scholarly sources on the Titanic disaster (select three sources).

 
-encyclopedia   -journal article
-newspaper article -magazine
-book -web site

5. A lengthy analysis by an historian of errors of judgment by the Titanic's crew as a cause of the disaster (select two sources).
 
-encyclopedia   -journal article
-newspaper article -magazine
-book -web site


6. Now imagine that you need two primary sources on the Titanic. Click on the question mark beside the two primary sources below.


 
A biography of one of the ship's crew
 

A Web site about the tragedy by the grandson of the Titanic's captain


A newspaper account of the tragedy the day after it occurred


An analysis of the results of an inquiry into the causes of the tragedy


A journal article challenging the theory that another ship nearby could have rescued the Titanic



The diary of a survivor








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