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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
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. https://doi.org/10.31719/pjaw.v5i1.74.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009913331830329X. Download
Bartlett, Nancy, Elizabeth Gadelha, and Cinda Nofziger, eds. 2019. Teaching Undergraduates with Archives. Ann Arbor: Maize Books. https://www.fulcrum.org/concern/monographs/5138jg565.
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. https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/branching-out-using-historical-records-to-connect-with-the-environment/.
Schwartz, Sarah. 2019. “How Do We Teach With Primary Sources When So Many Voices Are Missing? - Education Week.” Education Week, 2019. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/08/16/how-do-we-teach-with-primary-sources.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=58912100&U=1436492&UUID=7b69c3e33a826f46501580e1e9628dc6.
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2019.1695034.
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). https://iu.tind.io/record/1896?ln=en. 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. https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081-81.1.188. Download
Marino, Chris. 2018. “Inquiry-Based Archival Instruction: An Exploratory Study of Affective Impact.” American Archivist 81 (2): 483–512. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081-81.2.483.
Garcia, Patricia. 2017. “Accessing Archives: Teaching with Primary Sources in K–12 Classrooms.” The American Archivist 80 (1): 189–212. https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081.80.1.189.
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. http://informationr.net/ir/22-1/colis/colis1607.html.
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. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40180.
Carini, Peter. 2016. “Information Literacy for Archives and Special Collections: Defining Outcomes.” Portal: Libraries & the Academy 16 (1): 191–206. http://muse.jhu.edu/article/609816.
Hendrickson, Lois. 2016. “Teaching with Artifacts and Special Collections.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90 (1): 136–40. https://doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2016.0009.
Tobbell, Dominique A. 2016. “Teaching Medical History with Primary Sources: Introduction.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90 (1): 124–27. https://doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2016.0034.
Tobbell, Dominique A. 2016. “Teaching with Oral Histories.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90 (1): 128–35. https://doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2016.0003.
Fernández, Natalia. 2016. “Collaborations Between Multicultural Educators and Archivists: Engaging Students with Multicultural History Through Archival Research Projects.” Multicultural Perspectives 18 (3): 153–58. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/15210960.2016.1191280.
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. https://readingroom.lib.buffalo.edu/PDF/vol1-issue2/When-the-Curioso-Meets-the-Curator.pdf.
Gordon, Bonnie, Lani Hanna, Jen Hoyer, and Vero Ordaz. 2016. “Archives, Education, and Access: Learning at Interference Archive.” Radical Teacher 105: 54–60. https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2016.273.
Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke, and Christopher J. Prom, eds. 2016. Teaching with Primary Sources. Trends in Archives Practice. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/90992/TeachingWithPrimarySources-Intro-Hinchliffe.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y.
Whalen, Deborah, and Neil Kasiak. 2015. “The FROG Model: Enhancing Teaching and Learning by Leaping From Archives  to Classrooms.” In 35th Annual Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, OH. https://encompass.eku.edu/fs_research/40/.
Abbott, Franky, and Dan Cohen. 2015. “Using Large Digital Collections in Education: Meeting the Needs of Teachers and Students.” Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). http://dp.la/info/education/.