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A library guide for Ethnic Studies 1510
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Research Assignment

Write a research paper that is 6 to 10 pages. The topic should be something you are interested in: Consider your race, your gender, your ethnicity and issues that you care about, such as education, finances, laws, politics, etc. The topic should focus on a concept/idea presented in the course:

  • Cause and Effect
  • Turning point
  • Oral History
  • Museum/Monument
  • Theory

Research Requirements

You must have use scholarly sources and credible websites. You may use your textbook and/or subject encyclopedias (not Wikipedia) for background information, but they do not count as a required source. Websites with .edu, .gov, or .org are permitted--no .com, or .net.

You must have a minimum of 4 scholarly sources and 2 websites. Scholarly sources include books, articles, primary sources, etc. Use the Taft College Library catalog, OneSearch, and the databases to locate your scholarly materials.


  • 1" margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Header with your last name and page number on each page
  • 6 - 10 pages in length of text
  • Annotated Bibliography

Your paper is to follow the Chicago/Turabian Style.  Please see the Chicago/Turabian Style Guide tab on the far right of this guide for details on in-text and bibliographic citations.

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 these library guides: