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The Legacy of Mesoamerica: ANTH / LAS 2098 / HIST 3096

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Warm Up Information Literacy Assignment - Due 2/1/21

Assignment: Even if you are entirely unfamiliar with Mesoamerica, please find three sources -- one bookone article, and one primary source -- about a Mesoamerican topic of your choice. For each source, write down the...

  • author, editor (or sponsoring organization if there is no author/editor);
  • title (of book, article, website, documentary film, historical document, artwork, or any other media type);
  • publisher (if a book); and
  • date of publication or last updated if website.

Then, in a couple of sentences, describe your research process for finding these three sources.

Information Literacy Assignment #1: Reading List - Due 3/8/21

Assignment: Each student will create a relevant reading list of scholarly sources on the topic already chosen for the final research paper.

  • Find at least five secondary sources from such media as journal articles, academic books, and credible websites.
  • Find and include at least one tertiary or reference source, for instance an article from a scholarly encyclopedia.
  • Lastly, include at least one primary source. 
  • You must have a total of seven sources minimum. Most students will find at least twice this number (or 14 sources). 
  • Please give your reading list a working title.
  • Keep a log of your research activities. You will need the information a research log provides when it comes time to annotate your sources. 
  • Please follow the Chicago or Turabian's Author-Date style for your reading list.