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Overview

A Guide to Your History Course

What Every Student Needs to Know

Vincent Alan Clark

History students are like travelers in a foreign country. They can benefit from a guidebook that provides them orientation, information about important sites, and helpful information for solving practical problems. A Guide to Your History Course is designed to show them the way. Some of the topics discussed are:

Behind the Scenes: the Historian's World (Chapter 3)

How to Study History (Chapter 4)

Using the Internet (Chapter 7)

How to Participate Effectively in Class (Chapter 5)

How to Write Research Papers (Chapter 9)

How to Avoid Plagiarism (Chapter 12)

Research Navigator TM helps students make the most of their research time. From finding the right articles and journals to drafting and writing effective papers and assignments, Research Navigator TM simplifies and streamlines the research process. It includes three exclusive databases: EBSCO's Content Select Academic Journal Database, The New York Times Search-by-Subject Archive, and Best of the Web link library.

Contact your local Pearson representative for more details or take a tour at www.researchnavigator.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131850873
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/26/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Topics

Preface

I. How and When to Use This Book

II. What is History and Why Is It Important?

III. Behind the Scenes: The Historian’s World

A. What Historians Do?

B. Research and Writing

C. Evidence

D. Interpretation and Debates

E. Current Approaches in History

IV. How to Study History

F. Principles of Effective Study

G. Textbooks

H. Lecture Notes

I. Maps

J. Primary-Source Documents

K. Interpretive Essays and Monographs

L. Historical Novels and Other Historical Fiction

M. Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, and Other Graphic Materials

N. Films and Videotapes

V. How to Participate Effectively in Class

A. Class Discussions.

B. Class Presentations

C. Working in Groups

VI. Success with Tests

VII. Using the Internet

A. Your History Class and the Internet

B. Using E-Mail.

C. Finding Information on the Web

D. Evaluating Web Sites

F. Using Directories.

G. Search Engines

H. Databases

I. Reference Materials

J. Library Catalogs

K. Publishers’ Web Sites

L. Useful History Web Sites

VIII. A Quick Guide to Successful Writing

IX. How to Write Short History Papers and Other Assignments

A. Book Reviews

B. Comparison Essays

C. Other Kinds of Short Essays

X. How to Write Research Papers

A. Choosing a Topic

B. Creating a Bibliography

C. Planning and Keeping Track of Your Research

D. Finding Sources

E. Getting Information and Taking Notes

F. Organizing Your Paper and Preparing to Write

G.. Writing a First Draft

I. Revisions, the Final Draft, and Proofreading

XI. Citing Your Sources

A When to Cite Sources

B. How to Cite Sources

XII. Special Note: Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

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