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FYSM-102 Uncovering the "Hidden Figures" (Gingras)

Fall 2023

Your Research Librarian

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Jeff Liszka
Library Level A
Room A37


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Susan Chatham
Trinity College
Raether Library

Steps in Researching your topics

Some steps in the process of doing library research for your paper:

  • Identify the person you will be writing about. 
  • Do a little bit of background reading on the person. Wikipedia is a good tool for this.
  • Identify words and terms that you can use in searches. These include, first and foremost for any search, the name of your person. Organizations, other people, places, and ideas connected to your person may also be effective search terms.
  • Select a range of databases and sources to search for information on your person. Including a diversity of sources will tell a richer story. 
  • Ask for help if you get stuck at any place in the research process.
  • Make an appointment with a research librarian if you have any questions.

Additional Biographical and reference sources

Check out these databases for some basic biographical information on your person. 

Note: These should NOT be cited as one of your sources for the paper, but just background info to help get more familiarity with the outline of your person's life and work.