Project Overview:

1)Choose a topic (and have it approved)
2) Find FOUR sources about your topic; read them in order to get an overview of your topic
3) Based on what you've learned, write a thesis statement
4) Find SIX ADDITIONAL sources, using your thesis as a guide
5) Create an annotated bibliography

Throughout this entire project you will be keeping track of and entering your sources in a shared NoodleTools list.

Picture sources for PowerPoint:


Smithsonian on Flickr

Wikimedia Commons

Flickr Commons

Military Photos

Images of American Political History





1950 on

Details for the World History paper:

What's an annotated bibliography?

Basically, it's a Works Cited page that includes summaries and descriptions of the sources. Here's an example of what your finished product should look like:

Homework handouts:

(due Tuesday, April 5th)

(due Monday, April 4th)

Resources to help you with this project:

Great for getting background information on your topic:

Research Databases and other good places to find articles, essays, and websites:

Use these resources to complete the homework:

Britannica OnlineEncyclopedia

U.S. History Sources at FindingDulcinea

Biography Resource Center

U.S. History in Context

World History in Context


Search the Library Catalog

Watch a video to learn how to use the catalog to find websites

More databases

Writing a thesis:

Online Thesis and Outline Generator



NoodleTools video tutorials

Citation guidesheets

(to help you keep track of your source's informaiton)

How to cite your source

(what to do once you're in NoodleTools)

===Formatting your paper===

and creating in-text citations

Do I need to put an in-text citation?