I have chosen to write about the Japanese-American internment, which occurred in the 1940s, because it interests me.In ninth grade I was in a humanities literature class and we read a work by a woman who was in a concentration camp as a young girl in California.
I also plan on finding secondary sources in magazines.
I remember one magazine article from the research paper I did in high school that was very helpful.
The site has become a walk-through memorial for the internment that occurred.
By traveling to Tule Lake, I hope to see first hand what the living quarters were like as well as how desolate the camps were.
The secondary sources that I plan on consulting are newspapers, magazines, books, and perhaps videos.
While taking Library Skills 127 last term I learned that it is possible to find and read newspaper issues from many years ago.
Both the COCC Library catalog and the whole library homepage are very helpful to me in leading me to sources.
Finally, if possible, I would like to actually travel to Tule Lake, California, which is the site of a former concentration camp during World War II.
I plan on using the skills that I learned in Library Skills 127 for research.
In fact, I have already ordered a book through the interlibrary loan system and I have found more that I would like to order.