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1. Original Idea due by Thursday, September 20th

Questions to ask yourself...

  1. Has my idea been approved by Mrs. Allen?
  2. Does my topic attempt to answer a particular question or solve some historical problem?






    2. Due Dates: Annotated Bibliography Friday, Nov. 2nd

    Sample Annotated Bibliography - Chicago Manual Style  (Scroll down to bottom of page for Chicago style.)

    • 12 different sources
      • 2 books (print or electronic)
      • 6 primary sources
      • rest can be secondary sources





    3. Rough Draft Due Friday, January 11th


    The rough draft needs to be a complete paper.  As close as the 10-12 page mark as possible!  We will be using these for peer editing and feedback from the teacher.  As part of your FINAL grade, students will have to edit each other's papers.  The editing will count for 10% of your grade.



    4. Final Draft Due Friday, March 8th

    This is the FINAL copy of your 10-12 page paper completed with correct citations and a cover page.  You will have followed the correct Chicago style format for the paper and citations.  You will be turning in a hard copy to me and one into to check for plagerism.

    Sample Research Paper - Chicago Style

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      Books from the SCHS Library - feel free to check them out!


      SCHS Library Catalog ............................. Lone Star Library Catalog


      Search the SCHS catalog for books by author, title, keyword, or series. Remember that you can borrow books from other Humble ISD libraries if we don't  have the title you need.  

      You will find many history books in the Kingwood College Library. Ebooks are also available.  Filter your search to Kingwood and electronic books to find them.  You will need a Lone Star library card to check out books and also to access databases remotely. You can apply online for a card or go to the library in person. Bring a picture i.d.

      Use the Virtual Library Search Widget below. SCHS ebooks will be helpful with historical topics, such as WWII.   These ebooks do not need to be checked out.  They are available to all students (24/7). 


      Encyclopedia Britannica

      Use this to get started - especially if you need overview information about your topic.


      Try Facts on File "American History Online"

      Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience. This is a good source for primary source material, as well as secondary sources.


      American Women's History Online

      Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.


      African - American History Online

      Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.


      Useful Databases for Current Topics


      Student Resources in Context


      Also try...

      1. Project MUSE (Kingwood College resource)   Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
      2. NBC Higher Learning 
      3. JSTOR (Kingwood College resource)  Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
      4. EBSCO Academic Search Complete
      Research databases
      Limit Your Results

      Help searching JSTOR


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      Help with Citations


      Plagiarism_2 SCHS Library "Cite it Right" page

      Helpful links from Kingwood College Library

      Look on page 9 of the sample history paper for the bibliography page.  This page will explain formating rules and include sample entries.

      Since you will be creating an annotated bibliography in Chicago format, you will also want to look at the more detailed example below.  

       Sample Annotated Bibliography in Chicago Format from Purdue Writing Lab     Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for the Chicago sample entry.


      Google Scholar


      Academic Search Engine

      This is an academic search engine that will produce great results. You won't have to worry about bogus, biased, or unreliable information. 


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