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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 What am I going to write about? and similar online encyclopedias will NOT be considered adequate sources. Your essay should be footnotedinterestedto the footnoting conventions What am I according in? 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.
  • 3. HIST 2P25 Assignment Research Essay 25% find journal articles Where to Write an eight page on this topic? on what was/was not revolutionary about research essay 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 bibliographyprimary source? What’s a conventions for history monograph = ? essays described by Rampolla. Your essay should do I standard format = How use find them? 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.
  • 4. HIST 2P25 Assignment WARNING: Research Essay 25% Don’t use Write an eight page research essay on what was/was not revolutionary about Wikipedia 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) • articles • primary sources TIP: For best results, start at the library website
  • 6. books How do you find books on your topic?
  • 7. books Books Catalogue
  • 8. articles What do you use to find articles?
  • 9. 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
  • 10. articles : try a search Group A: You’re interested Group B: You’re interested in the impact of radio in the role of television during wartime in the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Use: America History & Life Use: JSTOR 1959 RCA Victor Dual Speaker Filteramic Tube Radio by Roadsidepictures Television by videocrab
  • 11. primary sources Examples of primary sources?
  • 12. primary sources "[A] document or record containing first-hand information or original data on a topic..."
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Thank you. Contact: Monica Rettig Liaison Librarian mrettig@brocku.ca