Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Do You Ever Use TV Programs When Doing Research?
I am in the research stage of several different MG and YA historical fiction book ideas. The topics I'm researching are; lighthouses and their keepers, haunted lighthouses, shipwrecks, civil war era, and railroads.
I'm reading books, looking for journals or record books, and checking the internet. I will later contact librarians, historical societies, historians, visit museums, and visit lighthouses.
I've also found some interesting TV programs on the History Channel, the Science Channel, and local network stations, that all pertain to the topics I'm researching. I'm recording the programs so that I can refer back to the information. I know like anything else, I need to double check and triple check any information I gather.
My question to everyone is this:
Do you ever use TV programs as a source of information when gathering research materials?