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History Research Proposal
The purpose of a research proposal is to provide an explanation of what you are trying to do in your research project. As such, your proposal must include the following four elements:
- A clear statement explaining the topic or thesis of your research
- A discussion of how you are going to approach your topic of research. What is your plan of action for successfully completing it?
- A discussion of the sources you plan or hope to use
- Your current bibliography in Chicago Style
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When accessing your library account online, you can view:
- What you currently have checked out, the due date of those items, and the opportunity to renew the items online
- Holds that have come in and are ready for pick-up
- Fines accumulated
- Your personal contact information and the ability to make quick changes
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- Clicking the Your Library Account link from the Spartan Search box on the left
- Logging in with your MU network username and password, making sure to capitalize the 1st three letters of your username
- Clicking the My Account link found at the top right corner of the search page that appears
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Reading Scholarly Articles
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