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HIST 271: Colonial Latin America (Dunn)  

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Library Instruction Goals

This guide should help you:

Form an approach to starting an assignment.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Explore the Hege library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

Assignment Overview

On October 4, submit a Proposal and Annotated Bibliography for the Daily Lives Paper.  (See the syllabus for a more in depth description of this assignment).  Essentially, provide three sources minimum for the bibliography. 

In short, take the info from the biography (time period, place, occupation, some historical context both global but more regional) and weave it together with outside sources to create an imaginary day in the life of the character (you can actually write about a longer period of time if you choose). ~A. Dunn


Where to begin: A Basic Research Approach

A very basic research approach should work for just about any topic:

1. Explore topic context (casual web searching)
2. Learn basic topic information (library catalog: books)

3. Find a "niche" by the current scholarly conversations (library databases: articles)
4. Synthesize your ideas with previous scholarship (source citation)


    Colonial Latin America


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