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Davis, Daniel. 2021. “Using Visual Resources to Teach Primary Source Literacy.” Journal of Western Archives 12 (1).
Tanaka, Curtis. 2021. “Teaching with Primary Sources: Looking at the Support Needs of Instructors.” Ithaka S+R.
Burgard, Karen L B, Caroline O’Quinn, Michael L Boucher, Natasha Pinnix, Cynthia Trejo, and Charnae Dickson. 2021. “Using Photographs to Create Culturally Relevant Classrooms: People of San Antonio, Texas, in the 1930s.” Social Studies and the Young Learner 33 (3): 3–7. Download
Draxler, Bridget. 2021. “Designing Publicly Engaged First-Year Research Projects: Protest Art and Social Change.” Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments 5 (1): 7–14.
Xu, Lijuan. 2021. Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research. Innovations in Information Literacy. Rowman & Littlefield.
Flynn, Kara. 2021. “Archives and Special Collections Instruction for Large Classes.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 21 (3): 573–602.
Porterfield, Julie, ed. 2021. The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook | ALA Store. ALA / ACRL.
Kajon, Jacqueline. 2021. “The Integration of Primary Source Learning to Affect Student Motivation and Mastery of Content in 6<Sup>Th</Sup> Grade Social Studies - ProQuest.”
Press, Meggan, and Meg Meiman. 2021. “Comparing the Impact of Physical and Digitized Primary Sources on Student Engagement.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 21 (1): 99–112.
Jacobs, Courtney, Marcia McIntosh, and Kevin O’Sullivan. 2020. “Make-Ready: Fabricating a Bibliographic Community.” The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedgagogy, December.
Shepard, Elizabeth. 2020. “Educating Our Patrons: Teaching with Primary Sources in Educational Outreach in Medical Archives.” Archival Issues 40 (2).
Roussain, James. 2020. “Pedagogue in the Archive:” Archivaria, November, 70–111.
McPeek, Melinda, Jennifer Piegols, and Ian Post. 2020. “Reconceptualizing the Classroom: An Immersive Digital Primary Source Exercise During COVID-19.” Museum and Society 18 (3): 337–40. Download
Abrams, Jeanne. 2020. “Primary Sources in the College Classroom: The Beck Archives at the University of Denver Libraries.” Judaica Librarianship 21 (July): 49–57–49–57. Download
Kowalsky, Michelle, and Michael LaMagna. 2020. “Accessing and Integrating Primary Source Documents: Providing Professional Development Opportunities.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 32 (2): 110–15.
Mulrennan, Kirsten. 2020. “Lessons in Making the Unique Ubiquitous: Diversifying the Role of the Special Collections and Archives Department to Enhance Teaching and Learning at the University of Limerick.” Archives and Records 41 (2): 126–47.
Hoyer, Jen. 2020. “Out of the Archives and into the Streets: Teaching with Primary Sources to Cultivate Civic Engagement.” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies 7 (1).
Gray, Teresa. 2020. “Special Collections in the Classroom: Embedding Special Collections in an Undergraduate History Writing Class.” Public Services Quarterly 16 (2): 139–45.
Blackwell, Jessica, and Trevor Holmes. 2020. “An Archive Assignment in Women’s Studies 101: Designing Hands-on Learning in a Large Class.” In International Perspectives on Improving Student Engagement: Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education, edited by Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, and Milton D. Cox, 26:145–65. Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Emerald Publishing Limited.
Elder, Laurel, and Shelley Wallace. 2020. “Exploring Diversity and Student Political Activism through Archival Research.” PS: Political Science & Politics 53 (2): 333–37. Download
Matheny, Kathryn G. 2020. “No Mere Culinary Curiosities: Using Historical Cookbooks in the Library Classroom | Matheny | RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage.” RBM:  A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage 21 (2).
Silvia, Judith Loney. 2020. “A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Undergraduates with Primary Sources: Applying a Social Constructivist Lens - ProQuest.” Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Hyland, Melissa M. 2020. “Like Sand from the Pyramids: Using Rare Books and Manuscripts to Facilitate Object-Based Learning in the Law School Classroom.” Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books 12: 28.
Bell, Kimberley, and Jillian Sparks. 2020. “Prison Sentences: Recovering the Voices of Prisoners through Exhibition, Instruction, and Outreach.” In Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, edited by Mary Kandiuk, 37–62. Litwin Books.
Waring, Scott M., and Richard Hartshorne. 2020. Conducting Authentic Historical Inquiry: Engaging Learners with SOURCES and Emerging Technologies. Teachers College Press.
O’Sullivan, Kevin. 2020. “The Continued Case for Bibliographical Teaching Collections.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 20 (3): 435–48.
O’Sullivan, Kevin M., and Gia Alexander. 2020. “Toward Inclusive Outreach: What Special Collections Can Learn from Disability Studies.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. Download
Yaco, Sonia, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, and Thant Syn. 2020. “Themes in Recent Research on Integrating Primary Source Collections and Instruction.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 20 (3): 449–74.
Anderson, Jill, and Kevin Fleming. 2019. “Trading Eights: Teaching Collaboratively with Primary Sources.” The Journal of Creative Library Practice, October.
Gormly, Brianna, Maura Seale, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Andi Gustavson, Angie Kemp, Thea Lindquist, and Alexis Logsdon. 2019. “Teaching with Digital Primary Sources: Literacies, Finding and Evaluating, Citing, Ethics, and Existing Models.” #DLFteach, October.
Garcia, Patricia, Joseph Lueck, and Elizabeth Yakel. 2019. “The Pedagogical Promise of Primary Sources: Research Trends, Persistent Gaps, and New Directions.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 45 (2): 94–101. Download
Bartlett, Nancy, Elizabeth Gadelha, and Cinda Nofziger, eds. 2019. Teaching Undergraduates with Archives. Ann Arbor: Maize Books.
Wasman, Wendy, Thomas R. Beatman, Shanon Donnelly, Kathryn M. Flinn, Jeremy Spencer, and Ryan J. Trimbath. 2019. “Branching Out: Using Historical Records to Connect with the Environment.” The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedgagogy, no. 14.
Schwartz, Sarah. 2019. “How Do We Teach With Primary Sources When So Many Voices Are Missing? - Education Week.” Education Week, 2019.
Davis, Robin Camille. 2019. “Introducing First-Year and Transfer Students to a College Library with a Historical Mystery from the Special Collections.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 26 (4): 278–300.
Bober, Tom. 2019. Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for Teaching.
Beam, Carey, and Carrie Schwier. 2018. “Learning in Place: The Teaching Archivist and Place-Based Education.” Archival Issues: The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference 29 (1). Download Download
Anderberg, Lindsay, Robin M. Katz, Shaun Hayes, Alison Stankrauff, Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts, Josué Hurtado, Abigail Nye, and Ashley Todd-Diaz. 2018. “Teaching the Teacher: Primary Source Instruction in American and Canadian Archives Graduate Programs.” The American Archivist 81 (1): 188–215. Download
Marino, Chris. 2018. “Inquiry-Based Archival Instruction: An Exploratory Study of Affective Impact.” American Archivist 81 (2): 483–512.
Garcia, Patricia. 2017. “Accessing Archives: Teaching with Primary Sources in K–12 Classrooms.” The American Archivist 80 (1): 189–212.
Oliver, Gillian. 2016. “The Records Perspective: A Neglected Aspect of Information Literacy.” Presented at the Ninth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Uppsala, Sweden, June 27.
Skeem, Dainan, and Catherine Fulford. 2016. “An Introduction to the University Archive: A Web-Based Instruction Module.” Conference Presentation presented at the Learning Design & Technology’s TCC Online Conference, April.
Carini, Peter. 2016. “Information Literacy for Archives and Special Collections: Defining Outcomes.” Portal: Libraries & the Academy 16 (1): 191–206.
Hendrickson, Lois. 2016. “Teaching with Artifacts and Special Collections.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90 (1): 136–40.
Tobbell, Dominique A. 2016. “Teaching Medical History with Primary Sources: Introduction.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90 (1): 124–27.
Tobbell, Dominique A. 2016. “Teaching with Oral Histories.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90 (1): 128–35.
Fernández, Natalia. 2016. “Collaborations Between Multicultural Educators and Archivists: Engaging Students with Multicultural History Through Archival Research Projects.” Multicultural Perspectives 18 (3): 153–58.
Swain, Ellen D. 2016. “Best Practices for Teaching with Primary Sources.” In The New Information Literacy Instruction: Best Practices, 189–204. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Toups, Megan L. 2016. “When the Curioso Meets the Curator.” The Reading Room 1 (2): 35–48.
Gordon, Bonnie, Lani Hanna, Jen Hoyer, and Vero Ordaz. 2016. “Archives, Education, and Access: Learning at Interference Archive.” Radical Teacher 105: 54–60.