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Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age 2nd Edition

Michael J. Galgano, J. Chris Arndt, Raymond M. Hyser

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008
  • 240 Pages

Overview

DOING HISTORY: RESEARCH AND WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE presents a "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history, with an eye for making the most of current technology. The authors begin their straightforward approach with an overview of the discipline. Then, they lay out a systematic approach to research, including how to locate and analyze sources (both primary and secondary), how to write the paper and cite research properly, and how to present the work in conferences.

Michael J. Galgano, James Madison University

Michael J. Galgano is a Professor of History and Head of the Department of History at James Madison University. His research interests include family history, social and gender history, and he teaches courses in World, Modern Europe, the History of the Family, and Historical Research Methods.

J. Chris Arndt, James Madison University

J. Chris Arndt is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His research interests include the study of states' rights and economic change in antebellum America. He teaches courses in U.S. History, the American Revolution, the Early Republic, and Historical Methods.

Raymond M. Hyser, James Madison University

Raymond M. Hyser is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His research interests include the study of race and ethnicity in the Gilded Age. He teaches courses in U.S. History, U.S. Business History, Gilded Age America, and Historical Methods.
  • New chapters on "Writing the Short Essay" and "Sharing Scholarship."
  • A special appendix linked to CourseReader, where students can examine and interpret primary sources online.”
  • Far beyond a simple style guide, this beneficial text teaches students how to research, think, and write like a historian.
  • The chapters are arranged around the "research trail" process, beginning with research and culminating in the writing of a paper, walking the student through the entire process.
  • Appendix A is a reference librarian's guide to reference works, created by Patricia Hardesty of James Madison University.
  • Appendix B features a sample student paper, written based on the methods outlined throughout the book and modeled after the scholarly journal article.
1. What is History?
2. Locating the Sources.
3. Tools for Analysis--Secondary Sources.
4. Primary Evidence.
5. Writing: The Research Paper.
6. Writing: The Short Essay.
7. Finishing the Paper.
8. Sharing Scholarship.
Appendix A. A Reference Librarian's Guide to Historical Reference Works.
Appendix B. Student Paul McDowell's Paper.
Appendix C: CourseReader Assignments.

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Making Europe: The Story of the West, Since 1300, 2nd: PowerLecture DVD with ExamView

ISBN: 9781285062006
An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation, and testing. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes instructional objectives, chapter outlines, discussion questions, suggested lecture topics, suggested paper topics, and related internet resources. Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of lecture outlines, as well as images and maps from the text, can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material; JoinIn® PowerPoint® slides with clicker content are also provided. An Image Library contains .jpg images from the text. The Test Bank includes key term identification, multiple-choice, short answer, essay, and map questions. ExamView®, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using the complete word-processing capabilities of ExamView®, instructors can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

CourseMate with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285079493
Cengage Learning's History CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, primary sources, and videos). Learn more at www.cengage.com/coursemate.

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CourseMate with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285079493
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.