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EDUC 053: Educating Emergent Bilinguals (SC)

Education 053: Educating Emergent Bilinguals (E. Allard) Fall 2019

Research Tips

A few helpful hints for working in archives, special collections, and libraries:

  • Consult finding aids for collection descriptions, material types (e.g. correspondence, news clippings), material dates, and a sense of how large the collection is.

  • Although more sources are available online than ever before, the vast majority of primary source documents have not yet been digitized.

  • Be aware that most archives, libraries and special collections only offer a portion of their finding aids online. In some cases, you may need to consult a card catalog or a finding aid kept only on-site. Check the archive or collection's website for more details, and feel free to ask their staff members for assistance if needed.

  • Librarians and archivists are available to answer your questions, so don't hesitate to ask for help if you run into difficulty.

  • This guide from the Society of American Archivists may be helpful as you plan your research.

Recommended Archives and Collections in the Philadelphia Area