Analytical Research Paper - CCHS

Developing a Topic & Thesis:
Great print resources for helping select a topic 
1. History in Dispute books (21 volumes) 
2. Popular Controversies in World History - ABC-CLIO eBook - (also available as 4 print volumes)  off-campus: creek/bear
4. Term Paper Resource Guides - suggestions for topics, brief background information, suggested books and websites for research

off-campus login: username: creek and password: bear for most databases

Use the databases and ebooks in the History column including:
ABC-CLIO: specifically the World History databases
For more in-depth articles try:
 JSTOR 

eBooks:
  • Reference books:  Consult specialized encyclopedias for your topic or region. Use indexes - sometimes the index is in the last volume of a set.
        Examples:
        REF 954.003 ENC       Encyclopedia of India
        REF 304.663 HOR     Encyclopedia of war crimes and genocide
  • Non-Fiction/Circulating:  
    These are circulating books located in the "stacks". Brainstorm possible keywords and search the catalog. Browse the shelves in the non-fiction (stacks) area or the biography section.
    Examples:
    306.362 GAN  Five thousand years of slavery 
    B PINOCHET Pinochet: the politics of torture

  • Finding eBooks in the catalog - To search for most nonfiction ebooks on your topic, click on: "Electronic Resources" > "Include" in the 'Format' section on the left side of page.  Note: many, but not all, ebooks are listed in the catalog.The call number will have "online" before the number. 
    Example: 
    ONLINE 972.018 SOM    Empire of the Aztecs (Online) [electronic resource]

(The books listed as "eBooks" in the format section are available through Overdrive - log in with active directory. Don't download Overdrive books onto school computers - use the "Read" option on school computers)


Websites
To get better Google search results, try typing site:edu or site:org  or site:gov + name of topic  
 Examples:   site:org "treaty of versailles"     site:edu pompeii   site:gov "pearl harbor"
in Database A-Z List - click on WebSelect database

To search for keywords on a web page or within an online document, click on Ctrl + F buttons and type in the search term in the drop down box    Tips for citing a website

Checklist:

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Michelyne Gray,
Mar 5, 2018, 10:03 AM
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