Learn the research process using this series of self-paced lessons. Each lesson guides you step-by-step as you practice important research skills. You will learn to define and analyze sources, how to write a solid thesis statement, and ultimately understand how to create a research project.
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Learn the difference between a primary source and a secondary source, and identify examples of each type.
Learn how to examine primary sources, especially photographs, by making observations, taking time to reflect, and asking questions about the source.
Learn how to develop an argument, or thesis statement, which serves as the basis of your research project.
Learn how to organize your research into an outline and discover five creative formats for your research project.
Learn how to find great historical sources for your research project.
Learn how to evaluate historical documents by asking five simple questions.
Learn how to analyze primary sources and use sources as evidence to make a claim about a historical topic.
Learn about plagiarism, and the correct way to cite sources for a research project.
Learn how to analyze political cartoons and to identify persuasive techniques used by cartoonists.
Learn how to analyze historical charts, graphs, and tables and to recognize how they are used to share different perspectives.
Learn how to write a Chicago-style annotated bibliography.
Learn how to analyze historic and modern media for signs of bias.