HOW TO USE THIS RESEARCH GUIDE
Gen Ed 1123 offers you a semester-long opportunity for intensive study and historical analysis of a single Islamic movement, or a person, event or text related to it.
Your grade, in part, will be determined by the quality of the primary and secondary sources you select, and in part by the skill with which you use them in writing your term essay.
This Research Guide is designed to help you make smart choices about where (and how) to look for potential sources. The Gen Ed 1123 Writing Guide advises you on ways to incorporate these sources, strategically and ethically, into an essay form.
Reading, writing, and research rarely happen in isolation from each other in the academic world, so we recommend that you use the two guides together and see them as complementary and "in conversation."
Certain sections of each guide will be far more powerful if you move between them, and every now and then, we've included text boxes and links to remind you to connect the process of tracking research down to the act of writing research up.
Here's the best advice we can can give you at the start:
If the resources listed in this guide don't suit your project -- or if you're wondering what else is out there, let us help you explore. Contact one of the librarians listed below. We'll set up a time to meet.
Good luck with your work and enjoy your research adventure!
Sue Gilroy, Librarian for Undergraduate Writing Program and FAS Library Liaison to Social Studies, Lamont Library
Ali Boutaqmanti, Arabic Language Librarian, Middle Eastern Division, Widener Library
IMAGES ON THIS PAGE
TOP LEFT: Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, learn how to read verses of the Quran, during their daily classes in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen). Via AP Images
Gen Ed 1123 Writing Guide. Click here to open.