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HIST 2215: Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present


Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present

Dublin City

History 2215

Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present
Professor William Abbott

Welcome to the online version of your library instruction classes for HIST 2215. This guide will help you organize all the possible resources you can use to write your research paper. It is meant for you to use throughout the semester. If you have any questions in-between or after our in-person classes, please feel free to contact the Library Services and Information Desk at any time.  Have a great semester!!

Syllabus for HIST 2215

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Library Session I: Researching Your Topic

From your syllabus:

Find FOUR sources that deal in some detail (at least two pages of text) with your topic.  At least one  of your sources must be a periodical article (journal, magazine, or newspaper); the other three may be either books or periodical articles.  Sources may be primary or secondary.  A Wikipedia or other encyclopedia article is not satisfactory. 

In searching for your four sources, remember that your topic can be included under many different subject headings and titles.  DO NOT EXPECT TO FIND FOUR SOURCES WHOSE TITLES PRECISELY DESCRIBE YOUR TOPIC!   Look, for example, at the titles of your course texts; Angela's Ashes and The Great Hunger do not tell you much about the specific topics covered by these books.  What you must do is look at the INDEXES, TABLES OF CONTENTS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, and REFERENCE NOTES of any book or article whose title is even remotely related to your topic.  

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