In your HIS 4990 Senior Seminar in History class, you will write a 25 page analytical essay based on extensive primary and secondary research. This guide will help you identify primary sources, footnote, and properly cite all sources.
Preliminary Research - may be done in conjunction with revising your thesis.
Determining your Thesis - may be done before you begin researching, but most often is refined/revised while doing research. Don't panic, it is normal to revise your thesis!
KNOW HOW TO CITE YOUR SOURCES BEFORE YOU EVEN BEGIN RESEARCHING! Make it a habit to record publication information before you even begin taking notes: