Project Objectives:

  1. Create a profile of a Progressive Era reformer (In-text citations should be included in this profile)
    • Biography
    • Reformer’s “cause” or area of interest
    • Summary of reformer’s proposed solution
    • Achievements–successes and/or failures
  2. Find and analyze a primary source written by your reformer
  3. Create a bibliography/Works Cited Page citing the sources you used
  • Library Resources
  • Citation Info
Useful Databases for this Project:

          Biography in Context (GALE)

          U.S. History in Context (GALE)

          Gale Virtual Reference Library

          American Decades Primary Sources (print copies of this title are on book cart)

          Annals of American History

          The GALE databases listed above also include primary sources; on the page of search results is a list of links categorized by resource type.

Library Database Passwords (Use your Google login)

book cart

Use resources in this order (start with encyclopedias, end with primary sources):

          Specialized encyclopedias (an encyclopedia that focuses on a time period or particular area)

          Biographies and similar nonfiction books

          Primary Sources

Citation Help

L-S Librarians would be glad to help you with citations. If you are stuck, please ask.

Another great resource is our library’s citation webpage. Here are some specific handouts which might be helpful:

Citation Cards

Citation cards are available at the circulation desk and in the library classroom. They look like this:

Citation Card for a Book

Works Cited Page

Here is an example of what a Works Cited Page looks like:

Works Cited Page Formatting