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Includes practical, step-by-step instructions for discovering historical evidence. Simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians.
Part I explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II includes documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. Also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world.
Learn what to ask before, during, and after the research process. Discover search strategies, how to evaluate sources and their authors, and which sources are appropriate for specific research questions. Learn how historians practice their craft and the nature of historical discourse and narrative. Includes methods for finding, using, and evaluating such images, speeches, and maps . Features guidelines for presenting historical research in different formats, including papers, oral presentations, and websites.
Using Reference Sources
The purpose of a reference source is to provide basic facts without analysis or criticism. Reference sources include: