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Archive for September, 2007

I know talking to many of you that you’ve had trouble with sending your Word 2007 files to people who can’t open them with our older versions of MS Word. One solution is to follow this link to a YouTube video explaining how you can save your file in a format that will work on […]

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1) Yankee Town — p. 5-6 2) “‘The Signalman’” — p. 445 3)”‘Of Necessity’” — p. 78 4) Henry Elison Letter — p. 28 5) No page number 6) “From Coverture to Obligation” — p. 362-365 7) “The United States and ‘Psychological Warfare’” — p. 1320

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For Monday, the Secondary Source Analysis Questions: Start by providing the full bibliographic citation for one of your secondary sources Compose an answer to the following questions: 1. Provide some information about the author. 2. Why did the author write this book? What’s the author’s perspective? 3. What is the author’s methodology? What sources does […]

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Based on the blog postings and our experiences, these are the various formats we use to take notes for research papers. Note Cards Post-It Notes Word Processor (with or without templates) Outlines or free-form notes Citation (or other pay note-taking software like Nota Bene) Microsoft OneNote Excel/Access–For information in larger quantities that is consistent in […]

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These are tips that some of us in class have found helpful in our daily computer use. Word 97/2003 “To alphabetize a bibliography in Word97, select data, click table, sort, OK, and the data will be sorted automatically for you.” — Ellen F. Fonts and colors in Word — Justin Jessica reminds us that we […]

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American Memory by Library of Congress American Memory – Subject Headings “I Do Solemnly Swear . . .”: Presidential Inaugurations at American Memory James Buchanan’s Presidential Inauguration (1857) Lincoln documents, photos & transcriptions www.DoHistory.org Center for History and New Media — http://chnm.gmu.edu/ US sources and web reviews — http://historymatters.gmu.edu/ Richard Frethorne letter (1623) Non-US sources […]

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Some examples from the class…. Name confusion — Justin Wikipedia…. — Amanda Wrong audience — Lacey Credibility Questions — Davis, Tommy Fanboy Sites (aka obsessive amateur) — Julie [The site she should have linked to for today….] What do we do about blogs? — Kari

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Primary Sources Artifacts Jamestown Excavation Images Sharpshooter in Devil’s Den, Gettysburg, 1863 Maps Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) Cosmographei, 1550

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For Friday’s review of the proposal draft you get from a classmate at classtime, you’ll need to use the following MS Word document: [Link] When you’re finished tomorrow with the peer review, email a copy to me and to the person who you’re evaluating. [Do so by 3 pm Friday.] For Monday, you need to […]

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Database Searching

Well, I’m sure exhausted after 50 minutes of fast-paced searching in 4 different databases and a quick del.icio.us tutorial. I imagine everyone else is too. But, during those 50 minutes there were more than 100 different source citations marked in del.icio.us in those 50 minutes for people in the class. That doesn’t include those sources […]

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