History / Edition 8

History / Edition 8

by Jules R. Benjamin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312247656

ISBN-13: 9780312247652

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: MacMillan Higher Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312247652
Publisher:
MacMillan Higher Education
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
A Note to Students xiii
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(12)
Primary and Secondary Sources of Evidence
6(6)
Interpreting and Organizing Evidence
12(1)
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(2)
How You Can Use History
17(2)
How to Read a History Assignment, Take Notes in Class, and Prepare for Exams
19(33)
How to Read a History Assignment
19(7)
Reading a Textbook
20(1)
Reading a Monograph
20(2)
Reading an Anthology
22(1)
Reading a Historical Novel
22(1)
Examples of Reading Assignments
22(4)
How to "Read" Nonwritten Materials
26(10)
Interpreting Maps
26(1)
Analyzing Statistical Data
27(5)
Interpreting Illustrations and Photographs
32(4)
How to Take Notes in Class
36(5)
From Class Lectures
36(1)
Guidelines for Taking Lecture Notes
36(1)
Examples of Note Taking
37(4)
From Slides and Films
41(1)
Classroom Participation
41(3)
Classroom Discussions
41(1)
Guidelines for Speaking in Class
42(1)
Giving an Oral Presentation
42(1)
Guidelines for Giving an Oral Presentation
43(1)
Group Work
43(1)
Communicating Online
44(3)
E-mail, Listservs, and Chatrooms
44(2)
E-conferences and E-seminars
46(1)
Web Communication and Advanced Research
46(1)
How to Study for Exams
47(5)
Objective and Short-Answer Exams
48(1)
Examples of Objective Exams
48(1)
Preparing for In-Class Essay Exams---Composing Sample Questions
49(1)
Writing a Good Essay Exam
50(1)
Guidelines for Writing In-Class Essay Exams
50(2)
How to Write History Assignments: The Importance of Writing Skills
52(23)
Why Clear Writing Is Important
52(1)
The Components of Clear Writing
53(4)
Write Clear Sentences
53(1)
Do Not Clutter Your Sentences with Unnecessary Phrases
53(1)
Avoid Using the Passive Voice
54(1)
Use the Past Tense
54(1)
Link Your Sentences Together
55(1)
Write Clear and Coherent Paragraphs
55(1)
Link Your Paragraphs Together
56(1)
Guidelines for Clear Writing
57(1)
Building an Essay
57(5)
The Need for a Clear Beginning
58(1)
Creating a Writing Outline
59(1)
The Importance of Continuity
59(1)
Writing a Conclusion
60(1)
Revising Your Paper
60(1)
Proofreading Your Paper
61(1)
Spell- and Grammar-Checkers
61(1)
Preparing Specific Writing Assignments
62(12)
Writing Essay Exams
62(4)
Writing Book Reviews
66(1)
Sample Book Review
67(3)
Guidelines for Writing a Book Review
70(1)
Writing Comparative Book Reviews
71(1)
Comparing Essays or Articles
71(1)
Comparing Primary Documents
71(1)
Writing Short Essays
72(1)
Guidelines for Writing Short Essays
73(1)
A Note on Plagiarism: A Serious Offense
74(1)
How to Research a History Topic
75(41)
What Is a Research Paper?
75(1)
What Should I Write About? Choosing a Topic
76(4)
Moving from a Topic to a Theme
76(1)
Narrowing Your Theme
77(1)
Creating a Research Outline
78(2)
Conducting Research
80(10)
Exploring your Library's Resources
80(1)
Creating a Research Bibliography
81(1)
Using the Library Catalog
81(5)
Research in Primary Sources
86(1)
Reference Sources
87(1)
Locating Library Materials and Using Call Numbers
88(1)
Locating Other Historical Materials
89(1)
Sources for Research on the World Wide Web
90(3)
Using Subject Indexes and Directories
90(1)
Using Search Engines
91(2)
Conducting Research on the World Wide Web: A Primer
93(6)
Example of a Web Search Using Keywords
95(4)
Mining Information from Your Sources
99(11)
Evaluating Print Sources
100(1)
Guidelines for Evaluating Print Sources
101(1)
Evaluating Web-Based Sources
101(2)
Guidelines for Evaluating Web Sites
103(1)
How to Read Your Sources
104(1)
How to Take Notes from Your Sources
105(3)
Photocopying and Downloading Sources off the Web
108(1)
Avoiding Plagiarism
108(1)
The Art of Paraphrasing
109(1)
Organizing Your Research
110(6)
Preparing a Writing outline
110(4)
Organizing Your Notes
114(1)
Budgeting Your Research Time
114(2)
How to Write a Research Paper
116(54)
Preparing to Write
116(1)
Why Your Paper Needs a Theme
116(1)
Your Writing Outline
117(1)
Writing the Text
117(4)
The Rough Draft
117(2)
Clear Writing: A Matter of Continuity
119(1)
Quotations: When and How to Use Them
120(1)
Incorporating Visual Materials into Your Paper
121(1)
Documenting Your Paper: Citing Your Sources
121(15)
When and How to Use Footnotes and Endnotes
121(2)
How to Write Footnotes
123(7)
Organizing a Bibliography
130(6)
Revising and Rewriting
136(3)
Guidelines for Peer Editing
137(1)
Word Processing: Advantages and Dangers
137(2)
Guidelines for Formatting Your Paper
139(1)
Example of a Research Paper
139(31)
How the Theme Was Chosen
140(1)
The Writing Outline for the Theme
140(2)
Turning Research into Writing
142(1)
Sample Student Research Paper---"Wage Slavery or True Independence: Women Workers in the Lowell, Massachusetts, Textile Mills, 1820--1850"
143(27)
Appendix A Basic Reference Sources for History Study and Research 170(42)
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Atlases, and Yearbooks
171(3)
General Dictionaries
171(1)
Historical Dictionaries
171(1)
Specialized Dictionaries
172(1)
General Encyclopedias
172(1)
Historical Encyclopedias
173(1)
Specialized Encyclopedias
173(1)
General Atlases
173(1)
Historical Atlases
174(1)
Yearbooks
174(1)
Biography Collections
174(3)
Guides to Biography Collections
175(1)
British and Canadian Biography Collections
175(1)
American Biography Collections
175(1)
International Biography Collections
176(1)
National Biography Collections
177(1)
Newspaper Directories and Indexes
177(1)
Newspaper Directories
177(1)
Newspaper Indexes
178(1)
Periodical Guides and Indexes
178(2)
Periodical Guides
178(1)
General Periodical Indexes
179(1)
Specialized Periodical Indexes
180(1)
Historical Periodicals
180(2)
U.S., British, and Canadian Historical Journals
181(1)
Book Review Indexes
182(1)
Government Publications and Public Documents
182(1)
International Agencies
183(1)
Foreign Government Publications
183(1)
U.S. Government Publications
183(1)
Subject Bibliographies
183(18)
Disciplines Other than History
184(1)
Specialized Branches of History
184(1)
General World History
185(1)
Ancient History
185(1)
Medieval History
186(1)
Early Modern and Modern European History
186(1)
British History
187(1)
East European History
188(1)
Russian History (and USSR)
189(1)
African History
189(1)
Near and Middle Eastern History
190(1)
General Asian History
190(2)
Latin American and Caribbean History
192(1)
Canadian History
192(1)
U.S. History
193(8)
Sources for Historical Statistics
201(1)
World Statistical Data
201(1)
European Statistical Data
201(1)
African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern Statistical Data
201(1)
British Statistical Data
201(1)
U.S. and Canadian Statistical Data
202(1)
Guides to Photographs, Microfilms, Microforms, Movies, Recordings, and Oral History
202(1)
Guides to Dissertations, Archives, and Manuscripts
203(1)
Electronic Reference Sources
204(8)
Databases on CD-ROM and on the World Wide Web
204(1)
Search Engines
205(1)
Indexes and Directories
206(1)
Gateway Sites to History Materials
206(1)
Archives of Texts and Documents
207(1)
Specialized History Sites
208(2)
Electronic History Journals
210(1)
Electronic Discussion Lists in History
211(1)
Appendix B Useful Information for the Historian 212(5)
Historical Sources in Your Own Backyard
212(1)
How to Research Your Family History
213(2)
Sources for Family History Research
214(1)
Grammar and Style Manuals
215(1)
Common Abbreviations Used in Footnotes, Bibliographies, Catalogs, and Reference Books
216(1)
Glossary 217(6)
Index 223

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