Need more help to tell the difference between qualitative and quantitative? This guide from Xavier lays it out in graph form.
Each database is going to have a different focus and strength. To be succesful, you are going to have to try more than one of these.
The BEAM spectrum is a way to think about how you can use sources for your project. Typically historical research uses more of the background and method type of articles. Evidence and argument typically fall under quantitative and qualitative. Use this spectrum to think about how you can use this research to answer your research question.
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Adapted from Kristin M. Woodward & Kate Ganski's "What Could A Writer Do With This Source?"
Summarize the image in 1-2 sentences. Your goal is to describe this as if the person you're talking to has never seen this image.