A Student's Guide to History / Edition 7

A Student's Guide to History / Edition 7

by Jules R. Benjamin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312149778

ISBN-13: 9780312149772

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: MacMillan Higher Education

This compact, best-selling introduction to the study of history equips students with all the skills they need to succeed in a history course. A thoroughly class-tested guide through eight editions, the ninth edition provides students with even more practical tools and features — including new, hands-on exercises — that reinforce basic skills and explain

Overview

This compact, best-selling introduction to the study of history equips students with all the skills they need to succeed in a history course. A thoroughly class-tested guide through eight editions, the ninth edition provides students with even more practical tools and features — including new, hands-on exercises — that reinforce basic skills and explain tricky issues, saving instructors valuable classroom time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312149772
Publisher:
MacMillan Higher Education
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii(4)
A Note to Students xi
1 The Subject of History and How to Use It
1(18)
What Historians Are Trying to Do
1(1)
What History Can Tell You
2(3)
History and the Everyday World
2(1)
A Brief Journey into the Past
3(2)
How Historians Work
5(11)
Primary and Secondary Sources of Evidence
6(4)
Interpreting and Organizing Evidence
10(2)
Changing Directions of Historical Research
12(1)
Methods of Historical Research
13(1)
The Computer and Historical Research
14(1)
Philosophies of History
14(1)
Historiography
15(1)
How You Can Use History
16(3)
2 How to Read a History Assignment and Take Notes in Class
19(25)
How to Read a History Assignment
19(8)
Reading a Textbook
20(1)
Reading a Monograph
20(1)
Reading a Historical Novel
21(1)
Examples of Reading Assignments
21(6)
How to "Read" Nonwritten Materials
27(9)
Maps, Charts, Graphs, and Tables
27(5)
Illustrations and Photographs
32(4)
How to Take Notes
36(6)
From Class Lectures
36(1)
Examples of Note Taking
37(4)
From Slides and Films
41(1)
Classroom Participation
42(2)
Classroom Discussions
42(1)
Guidelines for Speaking in Class
42(1)
Giving an Oral Presentation
42(1)
Guidelines for Giving an Oral Presentation
43(1)
3 Taking Exams and Writing Short Papers
44(15)
How to Study for Exams
44(9)
Objective and Short-Answer Exams
45(1)
Examples of Objective Exams
45(1)
Preparing for Essay Exams--Composing Sample Questions
46(1)
Writing a Good Essay Exam
47(1)
Guidelines for Writing a Good Essay Exam
47(1)
Examples of Essay Exams
48(4)
Take-Home Exams
52(1)
Writing Assignments in History and Why They Are Important
53(5)
Book Reviews
54(1)
Guidelines for Writing a Book Review
54(2)
Writing Short Papers
56(1)
Guidelines for Writing a Short Paper
57(1)
A Note on Plagiarism: A Serious Offense
58(1)
4 How to Research a History Topic
59(33)
What Is a Research Paper?
59(1)
What Should I Write About: Choosing a Topic
60(4)
Coming Up with a Theme for Your Paper
60(2)
Creating a Research Outline
62(2)
Library Research
64(12)
Finding Information about Your Topic/Theme in Your School Library
64(1)
Using the Library Catalogs
65(5)
Sources for History Research on the Internet
70(3)
Research in Primary Sources
73(1)
Reference Books
74(1)
Locating Materials and Using Call Numbers
75(1)
Mining Information from Your Sources
76(8)
Determining Whether a Book Will Be Useful
77(1)
How to Read Your Sources
78(1)
Guidelines for Reading Your Sources
79(1)
How to Take Notes from Your Sources
80(3)
Avoiding Plagiarism
83(1)
The Art of Paraphrasing
83(1)
Organizing Your Research
84(5)
Preparing a Writing Outline
85(3)
Organizing Your Notes
88(1)
Budgeting Your Research Time
88(1)
Historical Materials Outside the Library
89(1)
How to Research Your Family History
90(2)
5 How to Write a Research Paper
92(44)
Preparing to Write
92(1)
Why Your Paper Needs a Theme
92(1)
Your Writing Outline
93(1)
Writing the Text
93(3)
The Rough Draft
93(2)
Clear Writing: A Matter of Continuity
95(1)
Documenting Your Paper: Citing Your Sources
96(7)
Footnotes and Endnotes: When and How to Use Them
96(2)
How to Write Footnotes
98(3)
Quotations: When and How to Use Them
101(1)
Organizing a Bibliography
102(1)
Revising and Rewriting
103(2)
Word Processing: Advantages and Dangers
103(2)
Guidelines for Formatting Your Paper
105(1)
Example of a Research Paper
105(31)
How the Theme Was Chosen
106(1)
The Writing Outline for the Theme
106(3)
Sample Student Paper--"Wage Slavery or True Independence: Women Workers in the Lowell, Massachusetts, Textile Mills, 1820-1850"
109(27)
Appendix A Basic Reference Sources for History Study and Research
136(41)
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Atlases, and Yearbooks
137(4)
Biography Collections
141(3)
Newspaper Directories and Indexes
144(1)
Periodical Guides and Indexes
145(2)
Historical Periodicals
147(3)
Government Publications and Public Documents
150(1)
Subject Bibliographies
151(19)
Sources for Historical Statistics
170(2)
Guides to Photographs, Microfilms, Microforms, Movies, Recordings, and Oral History
172(1)
Guides to Dissertations, Archives, and Manuscripts
172(1)
Electronic Reference Sources
173(4)
Appendix B Useful Information for the Historian
177(18)
Historical Sources in Your Own Backyard
177(1)
Sources for Family History
178(1)
Grammar and Style Manuals
178(1)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
179(1)
Call Numbers: The Library of Congress System
179(3)
Call Numbers: The Dewey Decimal System
182(1)
Extended Footnote/Endnote Examples
183(5)
Extended Bibliography Examples
188(5)
Common Abbreviations Used in Footnotes, Bibliographies, Catalogs, and Reference Books
193(2)
Glossary 195(4)
Index 199

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