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Assignment | History Research Paper (South): Getting Started

Fall 2019 | HIST 1301, 1302 (Prof. South)

History heading: background is a horse-drawn cart

Starting Your Assignment

You will write one research paper, 3-5 pages, typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font (Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier). Use MLA style for your citations. You should use 3 to 5 secondary sources, and try to find at least 1 primary source.

Moving Through the Research Process

This guide is organized according to what phase of the research process you're in. Click the buttons below to jump to the information you need on selecting a topic, doing background research for context, finding your sources, and putting it altogether with citations in your final paper.

Step 1: Topic SeletionStep 2: Get ContextStep 3: Find SourcesStep 4: Writing & Citing

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