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Assignment details: This guide was designed to demonstrate the varied types of sources you might access for your Thesis and Bibliography assignment for Professor Williams's Modern Latin America course.
Select a topic from your course textbook. Write a summary on the topic from your textbook. From Jules Benjamin's or other work, write a description of how students and research scholars conduct research. Be sure to identify the steps to conducting research.
MLA 8th Ed. Citations for your works:
Teresa A. Meade. A History of Modern Latin America 1800 to the Present. 2010.
Benjamin, Jules. A Student's Guide to History, 12th Edition. 2013.
II. Use the Library's catalog and database to find 4 sources relevant to your topic. Cite them as above in MLA 8th ed. format.
III. Expand your research to the Internet.
- Use some of the recommendations in this guide to find reputable web sources useful to your research.
- Write a summary from your sources of the instructions for how to effectively search and evaluate internet sources. (Recommend CRAAP test; 5 Ws).
- Provide 5 Internet Sources in MLA 8th ed. format.
IV. Key to Research and Citing MLA Format.
- Come up with a research question related to your topic. First stage of research, is coming up with a research question. Based on your subject (subject your provided in homework 1).
- Provide your research question
- Write a thesis. This is your statement/response to your research question. Remember, the Thesis is the main points you want to make on the subject.
- Provide a MLA Bibliography of no less than 10 Sources.
A History of Modern Latin America by
Call Number: RESERVE / CIRCULATION DESK
Publication Date: 2009
A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present examines the diverse and interlocking experiences of people of indigenous, African, and European backgrounds from the onset of independence until today. Illustrates and analyzes the major and minor events that shape history, the triumphs and defeats, and the everyday lives of people of varied classes and racial and ethnic backgrounds Intersperses accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people Emphasizes gender's role in influencing political and economic change and shaping cultural identity.
A Student's Guide to History by
Call Number: On Reserve @ Circulation Desk of the Library
Publication Date: 2015
Taking you through a historian's research process, Student's Guide to History helps you through the writing process from formulating a research question to working with sources, all to help you become better at writing your own research papers.