The mission of this class is to help you raise your research abilities to advanced levels. You’ll further develop skills in critical thinking, to conduct sharper interviews; in document discovery and exploration, to find the records to tell your story, and in brainstorming, to explore where research may take you. This course is designed to help you research and develop your capstone project idea: You can use every assignment in this five-week module to build on your topic of interest. Students will be required to come to class having absorbed preparatory materials including videos, podcasts and readings. Preparation will be key to helping you complete in-class drills covering advanced search strategies and get you started on assignments.