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HY105 Civilization in the West : Books, Beasts, and Being Human: Research & Writing Help

This two-block course fulfills the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement. This course also serves as a gateway to the History major.

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Online Bibliography and Literature Review Guides

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography from Cornell University.

Literature Reviews from The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Write a Literature Review from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

      What is an analytical argument?

      Analysis Defined

      1. Analysis seeks to discover what something means. An analytical argument makes claims for how something might be best understood and in what context.

      2. Analysis deliberately delays evaluation and judgment.

      3. Analysis begins in and values uncertainty rather than starting from settled convictions.

      4. Analytical arguments are usually pluralistic; they tend to try on more than one way of thinking about how something might be best understood.

      from Writing Analytically, by David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen (Wadsworth 2012)

      Learn to Write a Literature Review

      This 25 minute lecture offers useful guidance for writing a Literature Review

      Research and Writing Guides

      Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker
        - is a comprehensive guide to writing, research, and citation for the Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences.
        - The guide includes the following:

      • How to find and document sources
      • Tips for evaluating resources
      • List of style manuals
      • Samples of how to format papers

      Q180.55 .M4 B66 2008
      • North Basement

      A Writer's Reference

      PE1408 .H335 2009

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      • North Basement

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