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HIST 302 Technology and the Environment in the US -- Professor Kleiman: Library Session January 28th, 2020

Using IDS Search to Locate Books (primary and secondary)

Use IDS Search to find one primary and one secondary source on the topic assigned to you. (Remember, these might be useful search words when looking for primary sources: narratives, memoirs, diaries, interviews, oral histories, sources, documents, autobiographies.)

Group 1 Agent Orange

Group 2  San Francisco's water supply problems (late 19th and early 20th century)

Group 3  1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Group 4  Agri-business/factory farming

Group 5  Protests against nuclear energy and weapons

Group 6  National Parks

Group 7  Three Mile Island accident

Group 8  Fracking

Group 9  Labeling of organic foods

Use this GoogleDoc to record what you find today.

Primary Sources: Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Group 1 Use Google Newspaper Archive to find articles published in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s about Agent Orange.

Group 2 Use the 19th Century US Newspapers Digital Archive to find articles about San Francisco's problems with water supply.

Group 3 Using the New York Times Article Archive, find articles from 1969 and early 1970s about the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.

Group 4 Using Readers' Guide Retrospective, find magazine articles published in the early 20th century about the rise of agri-business/factory farming.

Group 5 Use Alternative Press Index Archive to find articles from the 1970s on the protests against the use and testing of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.

Group 6 Using Readers' Guide Retrospective, find magazine articles published in the late 19th and early 20th century about national parks.

Group 7 Use Google Newspaper Archive to find articles about the Three Mile Island power plant accident.

Group 8 Use Academic Search Complete to find articles from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s about the relationship between fracking and earthquakes.

Group 9 Using the New York Times Article Archive, find articles from the 1970s about the labeling of organic foods.

Use the same GoogleDoc you used earlier to record the articles you find.