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Al library guide for sources on the Civil War and Reconstruction
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Your Assignment

Group Presentation:

Create a group presentation in any format except Power Point on an aspect of the United States Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850 - 1877.


Support your presentation with a total of 13 sources: Five (5) books (minimum) from the library, print or electronic; three (3) academic, peer-reviewed journal articles from a library database, and a minimum of five (5) primary sources available from the library (print or electronic).


Each group member submits a 3-4 page, double-spaced summary of the presentation. The document should have 1" margins and size 12 font. Follow Chicago/Turabian style guide for references and bibliography. Include one (1) assessment that gauges what your classmates will know after your presentation.

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

For writing help, see the Taft College Learning Center for information about getting help from a writing tutor.