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HIST 150: History Through Objects: The Atlantic World

Questions to Consider


  • Who wrote the source?
  • When? Is it outdated?
  • What is their methodology / sources?
  • Who is the audience?
  • Who is the publisher?
  • Is their argument convincing?
  • Is the article/book related to your paper?
  • Does this source directly relate to your argument and add to your work?

Are these good sources?

For my topic (books in Colonial Williamsburg) I tried the search ("book trade" OR "book traders") AND (virginia OR williamsburg)

What do you think of these results?