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  • 1. March 2010 HIST 2P25
    Revolutionary technology?
    Finding Primary & Secondary Sources
  • 2. HIST 2P25 Assignment
    Research Essay 25%
    Write an eight page research essay on what was/was not revolutionary about ONE of the following communication technologies: Telegraph, Telephone, Film, Radio, Television, Internet. Your essay should argue a thesis (“X” was/was not revolutionary because…”) and provide evidence to substantiate this thesis. You should use AT LEAST six sources. AT LEAST ONE of these sources must be a monograph, ONE a journal article and ONE a primary source. You are allowed to use essays from the textbook, but only ONE will count towards your six mandatory sources. Encarta, Wikipedia and similar online encyclopedias will NOT be considered adequate sources. Your essay should be footnoted according to the footnoting conventions described by Rampolla. It should have a bibliography formatted according the bibliography conventions for history essays described by Rampolla. Your essay should use standard format = double spaced, standard margins, in the usual font and font size (12pt, Times New Roman).
    To be submitted at the start of seminar in the week of March 29.
    What am I going to write about? What am I interested in?
  • 3. HIST 2P25 Assignment
    Research Essay 25%
    Write an eight page research essay on what was/was not revolutionary about ONE of the following communication technologies: Telegraph, Telephone, Film, Radio, Television, Internet. Your essay should argue a thesis (“X” was/was not revolutionary because…”) and provide evidence to substantiate this thesis. You should use AT LEAST six sources. AT LEAST ONE of these sources must be a monograph, ONE a journal article and ONE a primary source. You are allowed to use essays from the textbook, but only ONE will count towards your six mandatory sources. Encarta, Wikipedia and similar online encyclopedias will NOT be considered adequate sources. Your essay should be footnoted according to the footnoting conventions described by Rampolla. It should have a bibliography formatted according the bibliography conventions for history essays described by Rampolla. Your essay should use standard format = double spaced, standard margins, in the usual font and font size (12pt, Times New Roman).
    To be submitted at the start of seminar in the week of March 29.
    Where to find journal articles on this topic?
    What’s a primary source?
    How do I find them?
    monograph = ?
  • 4. WARNING:
    Don’t use Wikipedia
    HIST 2P25 Assignment
    Research Essay 25%
    Write an eight page research essay on what was/was not revolutionary about ONE of the following communication technologies: Telegraph, Telephone, Film, Radio, Television, Internet. Your essay should argue a thesis (“X” was/was not revolutionary because…”) and provide evidence to substantiate this thesis. You should use AT LEAST six sources. AT LEAST ONE of these sources must be a monograph, ONE a journal article and ONE a primary source. You are allowed to use essays from the textbook, but only ONE will count towards your six mandatory sources. Encarta, Wikipedia and similar online encyclopedias will NOT be considered adequate sources. Your essay should be footnoted according to the footnoting conventions described by Rampolla. It should have a bibliography formatted according the bibliography conventions for history essays described by Rampolla. Your essay should use standard format = double spaced, standard margins, in the usual font and font size (12pt, Times New Roman).
    To be submitted at the start of seminar in the week of March 29.
  • 5. For today
    How to find the best…
    • books (briefly)
    • 6. articles
    • 7. primary sources
    TIP: For best results, start at the library website
  • 8. books
    How do you find books on your topic?
  • 9. books
    Books Catalogue
  • 10. articles
    What do you use to find articles?
  • 11. articles
    Articles Databases
    Best databases for this assignment:
    America History & Life - U.S. & Canada
    Historical Abstracts – All countries except US & Canada
    JSTOR- Humanities, Soc.Sci. & Sci.
    History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • 12. articles : try a search
    Group A: You’re interested in the impact of radio during wartime in the U.S.
    Use: America History & Life & Google Scholar
    Group B: You’re interested in the role of television during the Vietnam War.
    Use: JSTOR &
    Academic Search Premier
    Television by videocrab
    1959 RCA Victor Dual Speaker Filteramic Tube Radio by Roadsidepictures
  • 13. primary sources
    Examples of primary sources?
  • 14. primary sources
    "[A] document or record containing first-hand information or original data on a topic..."
  • 15. primary sources - example
    “Extracts from the private letters of
    the late Sir William Fothergill Cooke, 1836-39,
    relating to the invention and development of the electric telegraph”
    Found by searching for ‘telegraph’ in the Text collection > American Libraries, Internet Archive
  • 16. Thank you.
    Contact:
    Monica Rettig
    Liaison Librarian
    mrettig@brocku.ca