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Hi! I am Brittany....  I am a first year biochemistry major at the University of Florida.  I am also pursuing an English minor. In my spare time I love to read, run, workout and compete in beauty pageants. I am hoping IDS 4930 will help me to better understand how to do use the library resources for scientific and literature analysis research. Go Gators!



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Assignment for April 8, 2013

I have attachted my working annotated bibliography that I am using to research and write my paper.  I have sources from a couple of books, journal articles, and website.  I found them using the library databases and I created my citations in MLA format usinf RefWorks.

Assignment 4-1

Assignment 5

Question: How did the African American South react to Booker T. Washington’s book, Up From Slavery?

Call Number Ranges:

E184.5-185.98 Afro-Americans

E441-453 Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

F206-220 The South. South Atlantic States

Subject Headings:

African Americans--1900-1950.

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915--Political and social views

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. Up from slavery.

Hampton Institute--People--1870-1880.

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Refworks 2.0

I attended a workshop for Refworks 2.0.  I did not know anything about this program; I did not even know that it was a resource for University of Florida students.  This workshop taught me that refworks is a much more reliable source to use to make bibliographies than sites such as easy bib.  Refworks allows you to organize your sources by placing them in lists and it allows you to create bibliographies that you can just copy from the website and paste onto your works cited page. 

            This program is amazing.  You can just pick the type of the source you are using and enter all of the information into the correct fields.  Then, the information is sorted and categorized.  The information can then be made into a works cited page.  You can store multiple sources for multiple projects and categorize them.  Also, when created a bibliography you can just select the few sources from your list and only use those to create it.

            When doing my research, this program has already come into much use.  We recently had to turn an annotated bibliography.  While I was doing my research, I stored all of the sources I came across in the program.  As I made my bibliography I went through the list of sources that had inputted into the program.  They were already in alphabetical order and very easy to understand and sort.  It made this process a lot easier.  I did not have to write down all the sources and go through a lot of time and trouble.  I just went though my list and picked the ones that were most relevant to my topic.

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Research Topic

The topic I am choosing for research is, "How did the negro south react to Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery"?


Scott, Emmett J., and Lyman Stowe. "The Project Gutenberg EBook, Booker T. Washington." Gutenberg. Project Gutenburg, 16 Feb. 2008. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.


This article dives deep into detail about Booker T. Washington's life.  It describes almost every detail of his life.  It starts with how he began as a slave and rose up to start some of the finest institutions for negro students.  It also goes in to talk about how he is a leader for his race and how some negro men and women responded to him.

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