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Controversial Monuments- Writing 101: Getting Started

created for Andrew Tharler's class 2022

Researching Monuments

Researching a monument can incorporate many different perspectives: physical, geographical, aesthetic, cultural, social, historical and political, as well as countless others.  

This research guide organizes these perspectives by categories of information, and the research tools used to access them.  The three basic categories are background, secondary, and primary sources- and we have to add the general search engines.  Each facet will direct you to a list of research tools.  

  • Background information
  • Secondary sources
    • Books
    • Scholarly journal  articles
  • Primary sources 
    • Images
    • Maps
    • Social Discourse
  • Google and Wikipedia-  use what you know, but use it wisely!

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Carson Holloway
Librarian for Military History, History of Science and Technology, Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth

Perkins and Lilly Libraries