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HIST 4000 - HIST 4001 History Honors (Fall 2018): Thesis Writing

A guide to library research for history honors thesis research

Uris Library Carrel



Senior thesis writers may apply for a Uris Library carrel, one of the metal desks in the stacks next to the windows. https://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/spaces/carrels/uris-carrel-policies

 

Guides


A pocket guide to writing in history  5th ed. 2007 (Olin Library Call Number: D13 .R295 2007)

Writing with sources: a guide for students.  c2008. (Olin Library PE1478 .H37 2008)

A short guide to writing about history. Richard Marius, Melvin E. Page. (Olin Library  D13 .M294 2012)

Making sense: a student's guide to research and writing (c2007). (ILR Library LB2369 .N67 2007)

The elements of an effective dissertation and thesis: a step-by-step guide to getting it right the first time (Mann Library LB2369 .C275 2006)

Secrets to writing great papers (Uris Library PE1408 .K557x 2003)

Writing research papers: a guide to the process (c2001). (Mann Library Reference LB1047.3 .W44x 2001)

The research project: how to write it (or Mann Library or Olin Library LB2369 .B38x 2000)

How to write a thesis: a guide to the research paper.  c1994. (Mann Library Reference LB2369 .T36x 1994).

Term paper resource guide to twentieth-century United States history. 1999. (Uris Library E741 .M83x 1999)

Getting the most out of your U.S. history course: the history student's vade mecum. c1996. (Uris Library E175.8 .S874x 1996)


However, reading about researching and thesis-writing is no substitute for actually doing it, so don't get carried away researching how to research!

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