The Daily Life homepage has many features that facilitate productive research.
The first is the Topic Guide in the middle of the screen. This addresses a commonly studied topic and points the user to content that will help them get started researching.
1. Click on introduction to show the write up and let theslide show play through a few images (will happen automatically).
2. Now Click “Featured Content” on the left to show the 6 pieces dealing with Clothing though various time periods.
3. Click on “Pre-historic Clothing” and show the Timeline and Article
4. Go back the homepage and show that there are more Topic Guides on the right sidebar as well as more Featured Content in the middle of the screen.
5. Lastly, Scroll to the bottom of the page and show the “Did you know,” which provides rotating facts with links to full text content on the history of the fact.
4. Here is a list of all articles pertaining to your selections. Click hit # 12 for an article on “Artillery” in the American Revolution.
On the right hand side of the homepage you will see a listing of the resources in this DB.
1. The first three (Primary Docs, Images, and Maps) will isolate all of those particular content types in to one list. This is very useful if you need to find an image, etc. for a presentation or a paper. (Don’t Click)
2. The entire Greenwood Dictionary of World History as well as Library of Folktales can be accessed with one click from here (don’t click)
3. Click the State-by-State resource guide. Here researchers can find ready reference on all 50 states as well as links to full text content on all states.