I. Short visit re: The Big Event;

II. Discussion of professional email writing; and

III. Carter's Top Ten Research Hacks!

1. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/

2. Google Books: https://books.google.com/

3. Using sources from the bibliography of a Wikipedia article: https://www.wikipedia.org/

4. Google search: Add the word "bibliography" to your search for bibliographies others have put together.

5. Use Boolean operators: https://libguides.mit.edu/c.php?g=175963&p=1158594

6. Check out library and museum websites for lists of primary sources, photos, etc.: https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-database

7. Search the terms "c.v." or " list of publications" with an author you know to be active or prolific on the topic. E.g.: David Mayhew

8. Add the words "journal" or "journal article" to your Google search of key words.

9. Check out professional association websites for resources. Example: American Political Science Association: http://www.apsanet.org/

10. Browse the stacks near a useful library book that you have already found. Use LOC call numbers in your favor! Start with the TAMU--CC Library Guides based on the subject: http://guides.library.tamucc.edu/