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Ancient History 501. Subject: Greek History. Author: Xenophon. Research Tools: Primary Sources, Journals, Research Databases. Information Literacy In the Humanities Jeff Hortin • LIS 560 • February 28, 2011. So you want to learn about history….

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    1. Ancient History 501 Subject: Greek History Author: Xenophon Research Tools: Primary Sources, Journals, Research Databases Information Literacy In the Humanities Jeff Hortin • LIS 560 • February 28, 2011

    2. So you want to learn about history… Ancient Greece (insert obligatory Parthenon image)

    3. Brief introduction to Xenophon • Lived 430 BCE – 354 BCE • History covers 411 BCE – 362 BCE • Peloponnesian war • Athens v. Sparta • Lasts 431-404 BCE • Immediate results: Sparta wins • Overall results: Greece loses • Alexander the Great • Lived 356 BCE – 323 BCE • Begins campaigns 336 BCE • Conquers Persepolis 330 BCE • Dies 323 BCE • Results: Hellenic culture pervades • Asia and Mediterranean basin

    4. Learning about history:The research paper • Research paper, 6 to 8 pages

    5. Research paper, possible topics • Cyropaedia, Education of Cyrus (political) • Hellenica, History of Greece (social) • Oeconomicus, Household Economy (economic)

    6. Introduction to research • Primary sources • Secondary sources • Citation guidelines Chicago or Turabian

    7. Locating resources • JSTOR • ERIC/EBSCO • TLG: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

    8. Managing the information • Notecards: include full citation and summary of resource • 4 notecards due with paper topic • 10 notecards due with first draft

    9. Writing your paper • One page prospectus due with first 4 notecards • 5 – 6 page rough draft due six weeks into class • Total of 10 citations/notecards due with rough draft • Two scheduled meetings with instructor to discuss progress • Final paper due final week of class

    10. Evaluation of your paper • 10% timeliness of initial 4 notecards • 20% 5-6 page rough draft • 20% bibliography accompanying rough draft • 20% class participation and interaction with instructor • 30% final 6-8 page paper

    11. ARCS and Big6 • Attention: Images, interest in the subject • Relevance: GETTING A JOB • Confidence: Step-by-step process, building a bibliography while building the paper • Satisfaction: Linking to resources