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Overview: African Studies

Modern World History

Included in this guide are many types of information sources. To thoroughly research a topic in History, you need to have skills in assessing the reliability of the information you are looking at.
  • Who did the research?
  • How inclusive or exclusive were the researcher(s)?
  • Was there bias in the analysis?
  • What was not considered -- what did they ignore or overlook?

And finding, evaluating, using, and citing good quality websites is an absolute necessity. Many organizations (like the U.N. and the Institute for Women's Policy Research) contains current data and only publish on the web.

Your resources should include: Reference books, books, journal articles, AND websites of quality. Scrutinize all resources!

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