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The information-literate historian : a guide to research for history students

Author: Jenny L Presnell
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny L Presnell
ISBN: 9780199926046 0199926042
OCLC Number: 828789849
Description: XIX, 329 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: What it Means to Be a Historian1. Historians and the Research Process: Getting StartedHow Scholarly Information Is CommunicatedWhat Historians Do and How They Do ItPracticing History in the Electronic Age: Tips for the Information-Literate HistorianBeginning Your Research Where Do Viable and Interesting Topics Come From? Developing a Question and Formulating an Argument The Blueprint: Concept Maps, Storyboarding, and OutlinesTaking NotesCreating Bibliographies and Documenting SourcesThe Changing Nature of Historical Research and What Remains the SameFor Further Reading2. Reference ResourcesWhat Are Reference Resources and When Are They Useful?How to Find Reference ResourcesTypes of Reference Resources Encyclopedias Bibliographies Multivolume General Histories Bibliographical Resources Chronologies Dictionaries, Etymologies, and Word Origins Book ReviewsDirectoriesUsing the Internet as a Reference ResourceCase Study: Using Reference Resources to Understand Herodotus3. Finding Monographs and Using CatalogsWhat Is a Book?: The Changing Nature of MonographsWhen Are Books the Right Choice for InformationHow to Use a Book ArtfullyFinding Monographs and Using CatalogsNavigating a Library Portal/Finding the CatalogStrategic Searching: Keyword vs. Subject Searching Keyword Searching Subject SearchingAlternative Searching: Faceted Catalogs and LimitingHow to Read an Online Catalog RecordFinding Monographs and Using Catalogs Outside of Your School Sources for CatalogsWhere Else Can I Find Monographs?Case Study: Finding and Using Monographs: The Spread of Islam in Western Africa4. Finding Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers: Using IndexesHow to Read a Journal ArticleWhat are Periodicals (or Journals or Magazines)?Journals vs. MagazinesCommentary PeriodicalsThe Role of Newspapers in Secondary Historical ResearchHow to Find Articles: Designing a Search and Using and IndexUsing an Online Database: Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life Entering a Keyword Search in Historical Abstracts What You Will Get: Looking at Your Results Other Ways to Use an Online Index Selecting Other IndexesE-Journals and Electronic Collections of JournalsCase Study: Searching for Periodical Articles: Canton Trade System Selected Historical Indexes Selected Periodical Indexes of Use to Historians5. Evaluating Your SourcesWhy Evaluate Your Sources?Basic Evaluation CriteriaHow to Read and Evaluate a Book/Mongraphy or JournalPerspective and Bias: Historians and InterpretationScholarship or Propaganda?Case Study: Evaluating Sources: Holocaust Historians6. The Thrill of Discovery: Primary SourcesDefinitionsNature and Categories of Primary SourcesPlanning Your Project with Primary SourcesLocating Primary SourcesDigitizing and Electronic Access to Primary SourcesPublished Sources for Mass Consumption Books as Primary Sources Magazines and Journals as Primary Sources Newspapers as Primary Sources How to Read Bibliographic Entry in a Printed Newspaper IndexUnpublished Sources and Manuscripts Catalogs, Bibliographies, Directories, and Indexes for ManuscriptsDirectories to Archive RepositoriesDocuments from Governments and Other Official Bodies Indexes and Bibliographies of Government Documents Directories/Bibliographies for Government/Guides to Government PublicationsGenealogy and Public Records Guides for Genealogy and Public Records Business Records DirectoriesOral History Guide to Oral History RepositoriesMaterial Culture: Buildings, Artifacts, and ObjectsHistory before 1400: Ancient and Medieval Cultures and Those with Substantial Oral and Material Culture Traditions Ancient History Medieval European HistoryUsing Bibliographies to Locate Primary Sources Bibliographies Containing References to Primary SourcesEvaluationCase Study: Finding Primary Sources: Tobacco through the AgesFor Further ReadingBibliography of Advances Indexes to Published Primary Sources7. History and the InternetThe Internet and ResearchWhen Is the Internet Appropriate for Historical Research?Using the Internet: The Basics How Do I Access Websites on the Internet? Search DirectoriesSearch EnginesMeta-Search Engines What Am I Missing? The Deep Web or Invisible WebSpecial Search Techniques: Finding Primary Sources on the Internet Searching for Primary SourcesHistorians Communicating: Using H-Net for InformationEvaluation of Websites General Websites Evaluating Sites Concerned with Primary SourcesCase Study: Using the Internet: Japanese Americas and Internment CampsFor Further Reading8. Maps: From Simple to Geographic Information SystemsMaps as Representations of Our WorldA Short History of Maps and CartographyMaps for Navigation and Commercial UseMaps as Political ToolsMaps as PropagandaMaps Marking TerritoryMaps in WarComponents of Modern MapsFinding MapsCategories of Historical Maps Map Resources GazetteersHow to Read a Map Questions to Ask When Reading a MapPlanning Your Own Map: Simple to ComplexFor Further Reading9. Beyond the Written Word: Finding, Evaluation, and Using Images, Motion Pictures, and AudioThe Role of Media in Historical Research: Medial as Historical Evidence Images Throughout History Photography: Real Life Captured? Art as Visual Media: Painting and Drawing Moving Images: Newsreels. Documentaries, Motion Pictures, and Television ProgramsSearching for Visual Media Collections of Historical Images Search Engines and Meta-Search Engines for Images and Indexes to Image CollectionsImages on the Internet: Some CautionsScanning and Downloading Still Images Common Image Files Downloading Images Scanning ImagesDigital Video and Audio Files Digital Video: Using Moving Images Searching on the Web Audio, Music, and Speech Resources Searching for Audio MaterialsCopyrightFor Further Reading10. Statistics: Quantifying HistoryA Society of StatisticsA Short History of the Evolution of Statistical Collection and Analysis: What Can You Expect to Find?Using Statistics: The Nature of Data, Simple to ComplexCategorizing Statistics: How They Are Collected and Organized Economic Statistics Social Statistics Public Opinion and Consumer PreferencesGleaning Statustics from Primary SourcesFinding Statistics How to Think About the Sources Search StrategiesEvaluating Statistics: Common Problems with Data Collection and ResultsData Problems: Signs that Something is WrongData Sets: Doing Your Own ThingSelected ResourcesFor Further ReadingCase Study: Contextualizing Statistics11. Presenting Your Research: Traditional Research Paper, PowerPoint, or Website?Creating a Research Paper Writing Style Formulating an Argument Paper Construction Ebb and Flow of ParagraphsOral, Slide, and Poster Presentation Creating a Poster Public PresentingWebsites for Historical Research Historical and Scholarly Websites: Developing FrontierWebsite Design: How to BeginPreplanning: The Major Considerations Navigation What Every Good Website Must Have Writing Ext for the Web Common Mistakes to Avoid on WebsitesCase Study: A Student Paper: "Americans and the Bomb"For Further ReadingIndex
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