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This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the historian's research process - from formulating a research question to finding, evaluating, and working with sources of all types - written and nonwritten, in print and online. The writing process is explained thoroughly, and advice on creating a strong thesis and writing an effective paper culminate in a model student research paper. The appendixes point students to the most helpful research resources.
PrefaceA Note to Students
Previewing Search ResultsChapter 8 Writing a Research Paper Asserting Your Thesis Why Your Paper Needs a Thesis What Makes a Thesis Effective Guidelines for Developing an Effective Thesis Organizing Your Evidence with a Writing Outline Writing the Text The Rough Draft Clear Writing: A Matter of Continuity Quotations: When and How to Use Them When to Quote Sources Directly How to Format Quotations Incorporating Visual Materials into Your Paper Guidelines for Incorporating Visuals When to Use Footnotes and Endnotes Revising and Rewriting Guidelines for Revising and Rewriting Chapter 9 Example of a Research Paper A Sample Research Paper How the Thesis Was Developed The Writing Outline for the Paper Formatting a Research Paper Sample Student Research Paper Chapter 10 Documenting Your Paper: How to Cite Sources in Chicago Style Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes Organizing a Bibliography Directory of Documentation Models for Notes and Bibliography Entries Documentation Models Overview of Notes Overview of Bibliography Entries Author Variations Books Guidelines for Citing Books Guidelines for Citing Letters in Published Collections Periodicals Guidelines for Citing Articles in Print Journals Guidelines for Citing Articles in Electronic Databases Public Documents Multimedia Sources Guidelines for Citing Information from Web Sites Other Published Sources Unpublished Sources Appendix A Resources for History Research Comprehensive Reference Databases Historical Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Atlases Historical Dictionaries — World Historical Dictionaries — United States Historical Encyclopedias — World Historical Encyclopedias — Europe Historical Encyclopedias — United States Historical Atlases — World Historical Atlases — United States Biography Collections and Databases International Biography Collections United States Biography CollectionsNewspaper Indexes and Databases Newspaper Indexes and Databases — General Newspaper Indexes and Databases — United States Periodical Indexes and Databases Magazine Indexes and Databases Journal Indexes and Databases Public Documents Public Documents — International Public Documents — Britain, Australia, and Canada Public Documents — United States Historical Statistics Historical Statistics — General Historical Statistics — National and Regional Historical Statistics — United States General Resources in World History Reference Works and Bibliographies Web Sites Specialized Resources in World History Ancient History Europe — General Europe — Medieval Europe — Early Modern Europe — Modern Britain — General Britain before 1800 Britain since 1800 Ireland and Scotland Eastern Europe Russia and the Soviet UnionAfricaMiddle East and North AfricaAsia — General South Asia — India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka China Japan and Korea Australia and New Zealand Latin America and the Caribbean Canada General Resources in United States History Reference Works and Bibliographies Web Sites Specialized Resources in United States History Regional, State, and Local Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National, 1607–1800 Native American Slavery and the Civil War African American Women’s Immigrant and Ethnic Social and Cultural Political Foreign Relations, International, and War Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine Labor, Business, Economic, and Urban Religious Appendix B Historical Sources in Your Own BackyardHow to Research Your Family History Sources for County and Local History Sources for Family History and Genealogical Research