MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATION:
Document Research Information
If you have not yet read the instructions for the Document Assignments on the SYLLABUS, please do so now. If you don't have your SYLLABUS handy, go to the links at the bottom of this page and click on SYLLABUS.
You may use on-line or ASU library sources for the Document Assignments. If you decide to use on-line documents, here is what you do;
1) Click on one of the links below. Note the information about each that I've given you. Of course you can web search and get your own sources; I do recommend that you let me quality-check the site you wish to use. There is great stuff on the web. There is also garbage.
2) Move around the website and locate a document that is relevant to the topic and time period of the unit being studied. A "document" refers to anything written that comes from the period we're studying, and has something to do with the topic we're studying.
3) Take notes, or copy the document from the computer.
4) IMPORTANT! Don't forget to note the date the document was originally produced.
4) Prepare a typed summary (see DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENTS on the SYLABUS for details).
LINKS TO SITES
1. EURODOCS. One of the best, although limited to European/colonial materials. Many links to other sites included. TIP ON USE: Eurodocs is organized by countries. Therefore, if you want information on exploration, click on one of the countries that was involved in exploration (Portugal, for example) and then scroll down; within each country, EURODOCS organizes things chronologically.
2. HANOVER. This site contains only a few documents, but you can also click on ELECTRONIC TEXT COLLECTIONS or WEBSITES OF INTEREST TO HISTORIANS here and find other things.
3. MISSISSIPPI. A good site, although a great many of their offerings are articles by current writers, which would not qualify.
4. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. This particular link allows access to a number of American documents. When you reach this page, click on HISTORY or on the TIME PERIOD that you want
5. WORLD HISTORY SOURCES.
6. HISTORY SOURCEBOOKS. A popular site managed by Fordham University; good stuff, but note that not everything here is a document.
7. O'KEEFE LIBRARY. Links to a selection of documents.
I'm always in the market for other good sites; if you find one, give me the address and let me give it a cursory quality check before adding it to the list.
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