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Your Assignment

Research Assignment:

Choose a topic that relates to U. S. History between 1865 to 2001. Any topic from the textbook is acceptable.

Write a proposal between 500-600 words that includes these 5 points:

  1. Provide a title for your paper
  2. Write a Research Topic paragraph
  3. Write a Formal Introduction paragraph
  4. Write  Background/context paragraph
  5. Write Research Notes

This assignment requires two scholarly sources. These sources can be from a subject encyclopedia, a book, or articles from databases.


Your paper is to follow the Chicago/Turabian Style or MLA 8th ed. and include citations and notes. Please see the Chicago/Turabian Style Guide and MLA Style 8th ed. tab on the far right of this guide.

Getting started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

For additional help using library resources, explore the library's Library Research Skills guide.

Thank you to Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library for allowing us to use some of their work in our guide.