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Links for our discussion: UMW Library Guide to GIS Resources Images, movies, and audio — What are your favorite sites for finding these kinds of historical materials?  Post them on your blogs (linking to this post) or post them in the comments here. Examples of UMW student digital projects: Websites: History of Sterilization Procedures History […]

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Reminder about rewrites

Remember that I need to have your revised literature review emailed to me by the start of class time on Friday.  No paper copy is necessary.

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See the History Department Resource page for more information on: Quotations Ellipses & Brackets Passive Voice

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Which was which?

Go ahead and create a brief post explaining which of your two stories was true and which was false.

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I really enjoyed reading all of your autobiographical (and nearly autobiographical) paragraphs. Here are just a few of the most-commented-on posts for us to discuss in class. Justin Mary Beth Jessica Amanda Elle Lacey Kari 

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By class time on Friday, make sure you have your two paragraphs up.  One must be completely accurate and the other must have some kind of inaccuracy.  Do not tell anyone which is which until after Monday’s class discussion. By class time Monday, comment on at least two of your classmates’ postings with your guesses […]

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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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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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