Write a 6–8-page research paper about a topic in world history up to 1500. Using your textbook, start with a broad topic idea to identify a chapter you like, then choose a section of the chapter that really interests you, then narrow your research to a specific event, person, or moment within that section of the chapter.
Support your research with a total of ten (10) sources: Five (5) primary source, three (3) books from the Taft College library, print or electronic; and two (2) academic, peer-reviewed journal articles from a library database.
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.