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History of Women in the United States - HIST250 - Braun-Strumfels

History of Women in the United States

"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:

The gray tabs represent different steps in the research process. Use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottoms of the pages to move between them, or click on a link below to jump to a particular page: