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HIST 301 Whitney: Assignment

Library Instruction Goals

This guide can help you:

Form an approach to initiating the reserach assignment.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Know differences betwen primary and secondary sources.

Explore SU Library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

    +Assignment and research approach

    Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:  

    1. Explore topic basics (causal web searching)
    2. Depth & Breadth (library catalog: books)
    3. Specific scholarly "conversations" (library databases: journal articles)
    4. Support your argument (source citation)
    5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)

    Individual and Group Research Projects

    Poll: Assignment Challenges

    Manage & Organize

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