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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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For Monday

1. Set up a del.icio.us account Del.icio.us is what’s known as a social bookmarking site. In simplest terms it’s a way to keep track of online sites, blog postings, YouTube videos, whatever you want. See http://tools.umwblogs.org/delicious/ for a quick summary. Sign up for your own account at http://del.icio.us and send me your username via email. […]

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Workshop on Topic Selection

Share 2-3 topics each Group should evaluate for each person: 1) Which of a person’s topics sounds the most interesting 2) How feasible each topic is, given: a. Sources available b. Size of topic vs. length of this paper c. Time in semester 3) Group should discuss whether a topic is likely too narrow or […]

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Monday’s Class

If you’re having trouble deciding between two or three topics for your semester-long project, bring them all with you on Monday. We’ll have a chance to discuss them during class.

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Add your blog to the wiki

http://mcclurken.umwhistory.org/wiki/index.php?title=HIST_299 Click edit and type your name, blog web address (Like http://mcclurken299.umwblogs.org ), and blog name. Click save at the bottom of the page.

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