HST 4184: Seminar
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Credo is a database made up of hundreds of encyclopedias and reference sources. It’s a great first stop to help you define and understand your topic.
Encyclopedia of modern worldwide extremists and extremist groups
Encyclopedia of right-wing extremism in modern American history
Religion and violence: an encyclopedia of faith and conflict from antiquity to the present
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This search takes you to a selection of items in the library that deal with the idea of fundamentalism. It’s a very broad search but it will give you a sense of the scope of what’s out there:
The trick will be refining your topic and doing more research using unique keywords that describe what you want to write about. Some examples from this class might include using keywords such as: “Christian Right”, Iran , “Muslim Brotherhood”, etc.
Find a good ebook in the catalog? Here’s a guide to accessng ebooks in our collection.
You’ll search the library’s databases to find articles on your topic from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. Think carefully about what keywords you use to describe your topic and use techniques like phrase searching and truncation to find better results.
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
- Citation Styles
Guides which will help you create proper citations in different styles.
- Why Cite?
Brief video explaining when to cite and why.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
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