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English I--Modern Genocide: Home

An exploration of genocide and ethnic cleansing during the 20th and 21st centuries



Your task is to research an assigned contemporary genocide that occurred between the years 1901 and 2005. You will need to narrow your topic to a subtopic that allows for detailed research. By doing this research, you will become acquainted with the resources available through the UA library--both print and electronic. Each student will be required to produce two entries in an annotated bibliography on a topic that you have discussed with your group. Your citations will follow the MLA guidelines, a required component of your research in the English department of Ursuline Academy. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to inform the reader as to the relevancy, accuracy, and usefulness of the resources you identify for your research.

Step One: 

Identify your topic.

Step Two: 

Read broadly to familiarize yourself with the topic and gain a basic understanding. Begin with general resources.

Step Three:

Narrow the focus.

Step Four:

Research/take notes from your resources.

Step Five:

Format your bibliography. Use the MLA handbook, Noodletools or the Purdue OWL site.

Search Terms/Resource Types

Suggested keyword search terms or phrases:

Afghanistan                            Al-Anfal campaign                        Bosnia

Cambodia                              Darfur                                            ethnic cleansing

genocide                                Herzogovina                                  Hussein, Sadam

Iraq                                        killing fields                                     Khmer Rouge

Kurdistan                               Kurds                                               Pol Pot

Rwanda                                 Hutu                                                Tutsi

Serbs                                     Sudan                                              Taliban


What is Genocide?

Choosing Search Terms