History research paper

Research Project: “Information Literacy Research Project”

You will work on a theme and format of your choice to investigate a topic in the history of technology between 1500-1980.  With the assistance of the Hagerty Library Research Librarians, I will provide the tools and guidance needed to develop the projects and to enhance your Information Literacy.

Topics might be: the technical innovations created or research conducted in a particular geographic region, institutions of science and technology, the individuals or communities working in technology, etc.

These are individual projects.  You will determine the type of your final product (essay, report, annotated bibliography etc).

To complete this research you will likely need to locate 1) one or more primary historical sources (documents written during the time you are focusing on and by scientists, or science administrators working in the city), 2) at least two secondary historical sources that place the primary sources in their historical context (works written by contemporary historians), and/or 3) a map of the region during the time period (or close to it).

My topic is about research of Albert Einstein.

Project Outlines/Drafts

Please submit your research essay outline or draft (***The more text you provide us, the better suggestions we can give you for the final version).  These should include the following items:

Formal Title (underlined): A descriptive sentence that tells the reader about the project (here is your chance to be poetic).

Author name (include all group members, too)

Course number and Date

Body of essay (***Citations are required and you can use any method you want, but I prefer footnotes in the Chicago Manual style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html):

– Introduction (your revised proposal)

Then break your story up into sections divided by sub-headings:

– Part I – Sub-heading and then a discussion of what you think the reader needs to know first to follow your argument/story.

– Point a

– Point b

– Point c

– Part II Sub-heading

– Point a

– Point b

– Point c

– Part III (and so on until you have outlined your story)

– Conclusion (either a recap of the main points of your essay, a discussion looking forward from the end of your essay (some like to discuss how their topic relates to today), or both of these.

Bibliography divided into two sections: 1) Primary sources, and 2) Secondary sources