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FSEM 100G4: Race and Revolution: Home


Instructions: Please read all three pages of this guide, using the tabs to navigate from page to page. There is a video on each page. Please watch all three videos.

I recommend taking notes.

Meet your librarian

Your research assignments

You have several assignments, and two of them require library research:

Research project on Civil Rights Movement Figure, 40% of total grade.  You will complete a research project in several parts about a figure in the Civil Rights Movement.

This project includes the following elements:

  • Research paper
  • Research Project Proposal and Annotated Bibliography
  • Research Logs
  • Presentation, 10% of total grade. 

Get on the Bus!  25% of total grade.  For this part of your grade, you will work on a project personal to you related to the Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement.  You will investigate a contemporary issue about which you are passionate, something near and dear to your heart. Think of answering the question:  For what issue would you get on the bus?

This project includes the following elements:

  • Topic Proposal & Annotated Bibliography
  • Action Plan Templates
  • In-Class Presentation

What is an annotated bibliography?

  • "Annotated" means "with notes."
  • A bibliography is a list of sources.

Therefore, an annotated bibliography is a list of sources with notes on each source.

For more info about annotated bibliographies, see this page from the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab. (Note that Excelsior provides a sample bibliography, but it is in APA style, which this class does not use.)

Reference Librarian

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Other guides

Advice and recommendations for FSEMs in general, and for English literature research.

The Citing Resources guide gives you examples of perfectly-formatted citations. Zotero is a free app that keeps track of the sources you've found, and generates citations without any typing.