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Rohmiller, Amy, and Teresa Saxton. 2023. “Go to the Source: Effective Archivist/Faculty Collaboration in Writing Instruction.” In Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries, 230–47. IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/go-to-the-source/www.igi-global.com/chapter/go-to-the-source/313682.
Hoelscher, Colleen. 2022. “One-Shots in Special Collections and Archives: Moving from Gatekeeper to Guide.” College and Research Libraries 83 (5): 848. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.83.5.848.
Hoyer, Jen. 2022. “Using a Standards Crosswalk to Adapt Resources for Teaching with Primary Sources Across K–12 and Higher Education.” Archival Issues 41 (2). https://doi.org/10.31274/archivalissues.15610. Download
Soininen, Susanna. 2022. “Teaching Historical Thinking in Practice: A Study of US History Teachers’ Views on Using Primary Sources in AP and IB History Lessons.” History Education Research Journal 19 (1). https://doi.org/10.14324/HERJ.19.1.05. Download Download
Neal, Kathleen B., and Nicholas Ferns. 2022. “Primary Sources, Pedagogy and the Politics of Tertiary History in Australia.” History Australia 0 (0): 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2022.2048036.
Dearborn, Carly, and Michael Flierl. 2022. “A Diplomatic-Informed Archival Pedagogy: Fostering Student-Centered Learning Environments for Novice Archival Researchers.” Journal of Documentation ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print). https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-06-2022-0128.
Murphy, Benjamin, and Rachel Chacko. 2022. “Fresh Hops: Faculty-Librarian Innovations for Teaching Twentieth Century Music Research.” LOEX Conference Proceedings 2015, January. https://commons.emich.edu/loexconf2015/25.
Minter, Alyse, Ashley Todd-Diaz, and La Shonda Mims. 2022. “Breaking Down Traditional Territory Lines: Building Instrutional Relationships Between Librarians, Archivists, and Discipline Faculty.” LOEX Conference Proceedings 2018, January. https://commons.emich.edu/loexconf2018/15.
Hinnefeld, Suzanne. 2022. “Library Instruction in the Special Collections Room: Pre-Service Teacher Sand Early 20th Century Children’s Literature.” LOEX Conference Proceedings 2017, January. https://commons.emich.edu/loexconf2017/26.
Daines III, J. Gordon, Maggie Gallup Kopp, and Dainan Skeem. 2022. “Bridging the Gab: Competencies for Teaching with Primary Sources.” Portal: Libraries & the Academy 22 (4): 855–78. https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/portal/sites/ajm/files/07_22.4daines.pdf.
Hoyer, Jen, Kaitlin Holt, and Julia Pelaez. 2022. What Primary Sources Teach: Lessons for Every Classroom. Libraries Unlimited. https://www.abc-clio.com/products/a6435p/.
Tran Thi Quynh, Nga. 2022. “Enhancing Student Engagement through Incorporating Primary Sources in ESL Classes.” Masarykova univerzita, Pedagogická fakulta. https://is.muni.cz/th/ffzwk/Enhancing_Student_Engagement_Through_Incorporating_Primary_Sources_in_ESL_classes.pdf?zpet=https:%2F%2Ftheses.cz%2Fvyhledavani%2F%3Fsearch%3DForm%26start%3D20;info=1. Download
Graban, Tarez Samra, and Wendy Hayden, eds. 2022. Teaching through the Archives. Southern Illinois University Press. http://siupress.com/books/978-0-8093-3857-3.
Keefer, Scott. 2022. “Teaching Methods and Partnership Development Patterns for Non-University Archivists.” Thesis, University of Maryland. https://doi.org/10.13016/342p-uuyb. Download
Withers, Clare, Diana Dill, Jeanann Haas, Kathy Haines, and Berenika Webster. 2022. “A Toolkit for Demonstrating & Measuring Impact of Primary Sources in Teaching & Learning.” Download
Hughes, Richard, and Sarah Drake Brown. 2021. “Collective Memory and Historical Narratives: The African American Civil Rights Movement.” History Education Research Journal 18 (2). https://doi.org/10.14324/HERJ.18.2.03. Download
Waters, Stewart, Anthony Pellegrino, Matt Hensley, and Joshua Kenna. 2021. “Forming School and University Partnerships to Learn and Teach with Primary Sources.” Journal of Social Studies Education Research 12 (3): 47–78. https://jsser.org/index.php/jsser/article/view/3289. Download
Bursten, Julia R. S., and Matthew Strandmark. 2021. “Better Learning through History: Using Archival Resources to Teach Healthcare Ethics to Science Students.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11 (3): 89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13194-021-00406-0.
Davis, Daniel. 2021. “Using Visual Resources to Teach Primary Source Literacy.” Journal of Western Archives 12 (1). https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol12/iss1/3.
Tanaka, Curtis. 2021. “Teaching with Primary Sources: Looking at the Support Needs of Instructors.” Ithaka S+R. https://sr.ithaka.org/publications/teaching-with-primary-sources/.
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
Xu, Lijuan. 2021. Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research. Innovations in Information Literacy. Rowman & Littlefield. https://books.google.com/books?id=uZ44EAAAQBAJ&newbks=0&lpg=PA1&dq=%22teaching%20with%20primary%20sources%22&pg=PR7#v=onepage&q=%22teaching%20with%20primary%20sources%22&f=false.
Flynn, Kara. 2021. “Archives and Special Collections Instruction for Large Classes.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 21 (3): 573–602. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0031.
Porterfield, Julie, ed. 2021. The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook | ALA Store. ALA / ACRL. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/teaching-primary-sources-cookbook.
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.” https://search.proquest.com/openview/3da2ac1f098455d19ee8ee79117889bd/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y.
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. https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/portal/sites/ajm/files/21.1press.pdf.
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). https://doi.org/10.31274/archivalissues.11889.
Roussain, James. 2020. “Pedagogue in the Archive:” Archivaria, November, 70–111. https://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/13757.
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. https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v18i3.3534. 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. https://doi.org/10.14263/jl.v21i.535. 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2020.1739829.
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2020.1713070.
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). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/9.
Gray, Teresa. 2020. “Special Collections in the Classroom: Embedding Special Collections in an Undergraduate History Writing Class.” Public Services Quarterly 16 (2): 139–45. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2020.1723461.
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. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120200000026009.
Elder, Laurel, and Shelley Wallace. 2020. “Exploring Diversity and Student Political Activism through Archival Research.” PS: Political Science & Politics 53 (2): 333–37. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519001690. Download
Lorenat, Jemma, Elodie Arbogast, Ethan Baer, Carla Bazan, Robert Bettinger, Emily Carpenter, Hiawatha Davis, et al. 2020. “From Carriage Wheels to Interest Rates: The Evolution of Word Problems in Algebra Textbooks from 1901 to Today.” Journal of Humanistic Mathematics 10 (1): 181–213. https://doi.org/10.5642/jhummath.202001.09. Download
Silvia, Judith Loney. 2020. “A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Undergraduates with Primary Sources: Applying a Social Constructivist Lens - ProQuest.” Indiana University of Pennsylvania. https://search.proquest.com/openview/a63dd142e0a5136265c1c5542a0ed980/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y.
Waring, Scott M., and Richard Hartshorne. 2020. Conducting Authentic Historical Inquiry: Engaging Learners with SOURCES and Emerging Technologies. Teachers College Press. https://books.google.com/books/about/Conducting_Authentic_Historical_Inquiry.html?id=vivyDwAAQBAJ.
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). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5860/rbm.21.2.79.
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. https://www.aallnet.org/lhrbsis/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/07/LHRBSIS-Unbound-Vol12No-1.pdf.
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. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/27904.
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. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5860/rbm.21.1.11. 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. https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/portal/sites/ajm/files/yaco.pdf.
Anderson, Jill, and Kevin Fleming. 2019. “Trading Eights: Teaching Collaboratively with Primary Sources.” The Journal of Creative Library Practice, October. https://creativelibrarypractice.org/2019/10/23/trading-eights-teaching-collaboratively-with-primary-sources/.
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. https://doi.org/10.21428/65a6243c.6b419f2b.
Perkins Smith, Jessica, and Jennifer McGillan. 2019. “Towards a More Collaborative Experience: Connecting Library and Departmental Faculty to Improve and Expand Archival Instruction.” Journal of Map & Geography Libraries 15 (2–3): 173–86. https://doi.org/10.1080/15420353.2020.1719269.
Matheny, Kathryn G. 2019. “Instruction Consultation for Archives Visits: Why No One Talks About It, and Why They Should.” The American Archivist 82 (2): 484–507. https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc-82-02-03.