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Key Dates

  • Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016: Paper Topics Due
    One 6-8 page paper is required. Each student is to select a famous woman in history and read at least one scholarly monograph about her (additional research is recommended).
    Students cannot use Internet sources.
  • Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016: Preliminary Bibliographies Due
    Turabian format is required.
  • Thursday, Nov 17, 2016: Papers Due
    The main focus of the paper is to analyze the reasons for the woman's success/fame and what role gender played in that. Students will not pass the course unless papers are turned in.

Scholarly Biographies

What are scholarly biographies?

Biographies by experts who base their information exclusively on research. For your papers, you should be
selecting biographies by historians. Look for...

•extensive notes and bibliographies to back up facts
•university/scholarly publishers
•works by authors who have published scholarly articles or books on the topic
•books that have been reviewed in peer-reviewed publications by scholars in the field


SEARCHING FOR BOOK REVIEWS:  From the Libraries Homepage, once you search, an option may appear for Book Reviews.  There are also options within databases to narrow to reviews.  


Clara Barton Clara Barton: Professional Angel (Elizabeth Pryor) HV569.B3 P78 1987


Sample Review from JSTOR - scholarly review


Women in History 1203-31

Selected Bibliography

ome books on your Selected Bibliography may not be readily available in the Waterbury Campus Library and may need to be requested from other libraries.  If you need to request items,  allow for 7-10 working days. Delays are always a possiblity, so please plan ahead! 

To identify UConn books and determine the location, follow the following steps:

  1. Search for the book 
    go to: 

  2. Search for books by using a title or author in parenthesis (you may limit to  books from the left panel)
    "Susan B. Anthony : a biography of a singular feminist" "Kathleen Barry"
    Click: Find on Shelf and scrutinize to find Waterbury

  3. If the book is "charged out" or not on the shelf, you need to sign in to request it

    UConn books typically arrive in 3-4,  Books that are not at UConn are routed to other libraries and may take 7-10 business days.  Plan ahead to ensure that you have the book in time to meet the deadlines!

  4. When requesting items, log in with your NetID and be sure to select pickup location: WATERBURY

  5.  To renew the book  click on the  Renew tab on Homer. Overdue items cannot be renewed.

Waterbury Library Contact

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Biographies to Avoid

Biographies  to avoid ...

  • those aimed at young readers
  • lightly fictionalized biographies
  • popular biographies by non-historians
  • books  that are not reviewed in peer-reviewed journals



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