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Researching History and Literary Contexts


*Select a topic for your research

*Annotated Bibliography of 5-7 sources each with correct MLA citation and descriptive paragraph

*Research paper: Based on the research of your topic, write a 4 to 6 page paper with properly formatted works cited page

*In preparation for writing the research essay, complete a Research Portfolio of one free response and two close readings

*Correct MLA formatting throughout all work

*Select a topic or motif for your research.

*Create an annotated bibliography consisting of 6 to 8 sources.

*4 to 6 sources should be on your motif or topic.

*2 of your sources should be secondary literary criticisms.

*Select a topic for your research.

*Your annotated bibliography must include five to seven entries. All of your sources must be relevant to your specific topic and to Regency England in general.

*Begin each paragraph of annotation with a four-to-five sentence summary of the article. Conclude each paragraph with a description of how the source might be useful to your research.

*MLA formatting is required for your bibliographic entries.

Generating Search terms

General reminders

1. All library resources used for this assignment are on reserve.

2. There will be a reserve cart located near the circulation desk in the library.

3. All students working on the assignment can and should help to build the reserve collection.

4. Items on reserve may be checked out overnight only (checked out at the end of the school day and returned before classes begin the next day).

5. Items may be placed on Hold using Follett Destiny:

a. Go to the library page on Blackboard.

b. Click on the Follett Destiny icon.

c. Click on "Ursuline" to link to our collection.

d. Click on the login prompt in the upper right corner and log in using your Blackboard login.

e. Search the catalog for the title you would like to place on Hold.

f. Click on the title.

g. Click on the "Hold It!" button located on the right side of the screen.

h. You will be alerted via email when the item is available for check out.

Suggested Search Terms

Jane Austen Regency Era Edwardian  Georgian Marriage Courtship
Professions Primogeniture  Education Landownership Manners


letter writing child rearing illness & medicine architecture property rights clergy


Victorian  Great Britain  orphans Education religion  faith
England     Role of men Mental illness dementia Government inheritance laws
Jane Eyre   role of women   religious practices Gothic governess Entertainment
courtship  marriage Family life gypsy economics  Charlotte Bronte

Jane Austen                 Social classes          Regency England                Georgian England                 Patriarchy

Primogeniture               Inheritance               Religion                                Parenting                              Children

Courtship                      Marriage                   Manners                               Etiquette                               Virtue

Character development                                Education of men                 Education of women             Satire

Communication             Letter writing            Entailments                           Professions                          Clergy

The Church