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A Student's Guide to History

by Jules R. Benjamin

This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the historian's research process from formulating a research question to how to find, evaluate, and work with sources of all types written and nonwritten, in print and online. The writing process is explained thoroughly as advice on creating a strong thesis and writing an effective paper culminates with a model student research paper.

A Student's Guide to History (4th Edition)

by Jules R. Benjamin

This compact, best-selling introduction to the study of history equips students with all the skills they need to succeed in a history course. A thoroughly class-tested guide through eight editions, the ninth edition provides students with even more practical tools and features -- including new, hands-on exercises -- that reinforce basic skills and explain tricky issues, saving instructors valuable classroom time.

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