History: Columbian Exchange (COOKE, HOSFORD, MURPHY, NIKULA)
LS Library Databases
Research tip: Press CTRL + F to search for specific words within each article.
OTHER WEBSITES ABOUT THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE
The Columbian Exchange (Gilder Lehrman)
A Visualization of the Columbian Exchange (Gilder Lehrman) - includes people, animals, plants, and microbes
The Columbian Exchange: Plants, Animals, and Disease between the Old and New Worlds (National Humanities Center)
WEBSITES ON INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS
A Brief History of Chocolate (Smithsonian Magazine)
Amazing Journey of Maize (Chicago Field Museum)
Eradicating Smallpox (Smithsonian Institution)
European Tobacco Trade (University of Minnesota)
VIDEOS ON INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS
The Columbian Exchange (Khan Academy)
The History of Chocolate (TED Talk)
Columbian Exchange (Diseases) (NBC News Learn)
Herbs and Empires: A Brief History of Malaria Drugs (including Quinine) (NPR)
The Journey of Sugar: Neither Short nor Sweet (National History Day)
The Flavorful Story of Vanilla (CBS Sunday Morning)
Feral Hogs in North America: An Overview (Noble Research Institute)
When selecting articles and websites to use for your project:
Start with the article from DASH (The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas) as many of your products are covered in this article.
Use CTRL+F (COMMAND+F on Apple Computers) to quickly find every mention of your product in articles and websites.
After selecting an article or website, immediately add its citation to your WORKS CITED document.
If your product has an alternative name, try using the word "or" to broaden your search (ex. corn or maize; chocolate or cacao).
When searching the databases:
Try a search of your assigned product, and then try another search of your product followed by the words -- and history.
Start with articles in the REFERENCE content type.
In databases, the source citation is always at the end of the article. Copy and paste it onto your WORKS CITED document as soon as you decide to use an article.