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HIS 119 - Modern Latin America: Historical Research

Use this guide for suggested resources for the Modern Latin America Thesis and Bibliography assignment.

A Student's Guide to Historical Research

Tools for Student Researchers

What Is a Thesis?

  • A thesis is a statement, question, or argument presented by the writer.
  • It is your position, your particular interpretation, and your way of seeing a problem
  • Demonstrates originality of thinking
  • Uses your own informed perspective.
  • "Based on a logical and systematic argument supported by evidence." (Rutgers)
  • Acknowledges a variety of perspectives on any question

What Is Historical Thinking?

Teachinghistoryorg. “What Is Historical Thinking.” YouTube, YouTube, 10 Nov. 2010,

Learning from/in Latin America: Part One | MoMA LIVE

Museum of Modern Art. “Learning from/in Latin America: Part One | MoMA LIVE.” YouTube, YouTube, 2 Apr. 2015, Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.

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