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Colman History7B: Organization Information

Research Guide for Professor Colman's History 7B Class

Welcome to Your History7B Study Guide

   Greetings! The purpose of this research guide is to provide you with tools to assist you in the following: 

          • Accessing research materials through the databases
          • Distinguishing between scholarly and popular resources
          • Finding books in the library 
          • Accessing eBooks (in the library and off-campus)
          • Citing your sources in MLA format
          • Using the library resources from off-campus locations



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Paper Instructions

History 7B
Paper Instructions (PDF download available at the end of this text)
Worth: 50 points
Due: no later than 11:59 pm on May 9th, 2014


Please select one of the following civil rights groups:

- American Indian Movement (AIM)
- United Farm Workers
- Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
- Black Panther Party
- National Organization for Women (NOW)

Write a short research paper that describes the group and its most important legacy.


- Use MLA format to parenthetically cite quotations from your sources.
- Include a works cited list in MLA format, with a minimum of 3 academic sources (not including our textbook)
- Minimum 800 words, not counting title, name, date, etc.
- Submit to 
- See Rubric for grading details  

Writing Center

As part of the assignment, students can earn 10 out of the 50 points for working with a tutor at the Writing Center, on the 3rd floor of the Library and Learning Resources building. You must have prepared and take with you (minimum) your intro paragraph and brief outline to review with a Writing Center tutor. If you have not already made an appointment, please see me ASAP.

Submitting Your Paper

To submit your paper, please go to:

- Class Name: History 7B Spring 2014
- ID: 7897016
- Password: history
- Assignment: Paper
- Due: May 9th, 2014 by 11:59 pm
- *Late papers will lose 10% per day

If you have not used before, it is very easy to use. Please make an account soon, and see me if you have any trouble. You do not need to turn in a hard copy, but keep in mind that it is YOUR responsibility to ensure successful submission (you will receive a confirmation and receipt which you should retain). Please note that is an anti-plagiarism website. Any originality report over 30% may be subject to loss of points. An originality report over 50% is an automatic 0/50 for the assignment.

Subject Guide

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In person:

See the reference librarian in person at the Library Reference Desk for immediate service.

Phone us at: 805-378-1472

We will answer right away unless we are helping another student. If we don’t pick up, leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as we can. 

Email us

Email us your reference question being as clear and specific as possible concerning your needs. Although reference librarians don’t do your research for you, they can suggest where and how to find information. It is often helpful to know why you are doing research: is it for a class, what is the assignment and other helpful information. Be sure to indicate any deadlines you have.