If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
Carter G. Woodson
Founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
The Research Process
Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
It’s not like a leisurely drive on a freshly-paved road on your way to your friend’s house - it takes work and time!
It’s more like speeding down an old, unfamiliar highway, hitting every pothole, missing exit signs and having to back track, and not recognizing where you’re going until you get there…
- Become familiar with standard information retrieval tools in African American Studies
- Execute effective and efficient search strategies
- Retrieve the full-text of desired bilbiographic items