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History of Women in the United States - HIST250 - Braun-Strumfels
"Women and Power" Project assignment description - Part 1:
Start with the central question: how have women exercised power in U.S. history since the colonial period?
Identify an area of focus, using library databases to help narrow down your topic.
Identify a set of primary sources from the textbook and library databases to form your analysis.
PROJECT GOAL: Annotated bibliography of sources, list of relevant concepts. DUE October 28
While the final outcomes of this project will be a poster or video and a 6-page paper, this focus of this research guide is Part 1 of the project.
General objectives for this guide
Understand unique ways to search for and use primary sources
Develop effective keywords based on research question and exploration
Find and evaluate primary and secondary sources from library databases
Create an annotated bibliography using Chicago style citations
You can use the library's resources to:
Explore your broad topic of interest and narrow it down to a manageable research question or thesis statement
Locate primary sources to form your analysis of women's power throughout US history
Locate and use a smaller number of secondary sources to aid you in your analysis
How to use this research guide:
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