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Mapping out your search process
- When thinking about your area of interest, consider the following questions:
- Who were the people/groups who were involved/engaged with the event/moment
- What "documents" did they produce? Think of "documents" broadly: cultural production, government documents, data, etc..
- Diagram the information landscape for your topic: list the participants/involved parties and the resources they produce. Example of Christine's research map.
- Consider the questions of availability/accessibility to sources
- Would these sources documents/sources have been preserved? If yes, by whom?
- Would these sources are been "published" (duplicated)? Published primary sources are a lot easier to access
, Arabic Studies
, Comparative Literature
, Romance Languages
, Science and Technology Studies