If you're an ENG 101 student working on Project 3, you've come to the right place!
Step One: Watch the Archives Tutorial Videos (Parts One and Two) embedded in this page.
Step Two: Use the digitized books linked on the "Archives Videos and Montevallo Books" page, as well as the Digital Archives resources introduced by Carey in the videos, to find some preliminary information about your Montevallo-related research subject.
Step Three: If you still have Archives-related questions, use the Archives Appointment Sign-Up Link on this page to book an appointment with Archives staff.
Step Four: If you haven't already, complete your Field Notes about your Montevallo research subject, and identify a professional to interview.
Step Five: Use the information you gained from the Archives documents, your field notes, and your interview to guide you toward a topic related to your Montevallo subject that you could search for in the Library Databases.
IMPORTANT: Do not search for academic/scholarly articles about your Montevallo subject (i.e. Reynolds Hall, Julia Tutwiler, etc etc) in the library databases!! Your best bet for finding UM-related information will be in the books about UM and/or Digital Archives documents, from your own field notes, and from the professional you interview. Once you have all of those pieces in place, then go to the databases to find your academic and credible popular sources. Remember that you need at least one of each for this assignment.
Step Six: Search the databases for academic and credible popular sources on a topic that relates to your Montevallo research subject. View THIS TUTORIAL to help you get started. It includes a step-by-step guide for planning your search, as well as a short video that will introduce you to the basics of database searching. Remember: if you need help transitioning from your Montevallo subject to a topic you can search in the databases, or if you need help finding relevant articles, librarians are here to help! Use the "Get Help" box on this page to book an appointment directly with Anna Mary, or to contact any of the librarians via chat, email, phone, or in person. Once you've gone through the tutorial on how to find articles, click over to the Finding Articles tab on this guide to get started searching the databases for academic and popular sources.
If you need to schedule a Zoom appointment with someone from the University Archives, please use the link below.
To schedule: pick a time slot that works for you, and in the comment section, please indicate what your topic is, as well as whether you would prefer to meet in person or via Zoom.
Carey Heatherly, the University Archivist, will send you a Zoom link after you sign up for a time slot if you requested a Zoom meeting. If you schedule an appointment and then need to cancel, please let him know as soon as possible. If the times listed do not work for you, please email him directly to arrange an alternate time. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org