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HIST 330 Long

Assignment and research approach

Goals to accomplish in this session:
  • Search subject specific databases to identify journal articles on a topic.
  • Request materials not owned by the library using Interlibrary Loan when warranted.
  • Search for sources using a citation or bibliography.
  • Cite sources using a citation style appropriate for the discipline if one exists.
This basic process should be review:
1. Gather facts (tertiary sources: encyclopedias, almanacs, timelines, etc)
2. Older, established info  (library catalog: books)
3. Specific scholarly "conversations" (library databases: journal articles)
4. Sources are evidence (source citation: Chicago-Turabian, Easybib)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)

Example research topic: What were some main causes of prohibition in the United States? How did it impact the Chesapeake / Delmarva peninsula?

Easybib: Cite & Organize Sources

EasyBib Academic Edition

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