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2013-14 OneBook | The Laramie Project: Researching the Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

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Planning a Research Project

Where do you go when you want to find information on something quickly and easily? Web resources like Google and Wikipedia are a great way to start your research but be aware of what you find from these searches. Conducting searches from these websites might give you some background information and ideas on what you want to be searching for in the library catalog. Make note of keywords, names and topics discussed in your web searches to find scholarly materials like books and journal articles from the library’s resources.

Here are some tips on evaluating websites.

  1. Accuracy – What is the purpose of the document and why was it produced? Is this person qualified to write this document?
  2. Authority – Who published this document? Is there contact information for the author? What are the author’s credentials?
  3. Objective – What opinions are expressed by the author? Is it objective and impartial? What’s the bias?
  4. Up-to-Date – When was it produced? Is the information on the page outdated?
  5. Coverage – Does the work substantiate other materials you have read? Does it add any new information?

OneSearch: Library Discovery System

Use the library's OneSearch discovery system to find journal articles, newspaper accounts, books, films and more about The Laramie Project.

The Laramie Project Themes

What does it mean to be part of a group?

How do you identify/define yourself in these groups?

  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Political Affiliation

Terms to define

  • hate
  • homosexuality
  • homophobia
  • sexual identity
  • gay
  • lesbian
  • transgender
  • bisexual
  • straight
  • queer
  • youth
  • community
  • bullying
  • stereotypes
  • bigotry
  • violence
  • religious doctrine
  • excommunicated