This seminar is devoted to advanced library research techniques in the humanities and arts, and interpretive library research in the social sciences. Learn to develop targeted research strategies and employ sophisticated methods in pursuing critical or complex research questions for independent projects. Acquire new skills in identifying, locating and analyzing a range of information resources. You will investigate topics using a range of materials and formats, from primary to secondary, from physical to electronic sources, such as archival photographs, artwork, manuscripts, diaries, interviews, social media, ethnographic studies, geospatial information, and statistical sources. Discover options for engaging in, presenting and funding your research. During the course of the semester, you will progressively refine your own research topic as you learn about managing and evaluating information, and present your research in a final project. This class is supported by a range of research mentors, including librarians, curators, archivists, graduate students, and faculty members.
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