Research Paper Source Cards
Step One: Topic Reminder
Directions: Fill in the chart below as a reminder of your topic for the research paper.
Your Topic: The Ottoman Empire
Your Question: What major event of the WWI affected The Ottoman Empire?
Your Type of Research Paper: Cause and Effect Paper
Step Two: Understanding USEFUL Sources
Directions: Your next task is to understand what makes a source useful in a research paper. A source can be useful to you if the information that source provides does one of the following things:
– It further explains or describes an aspect of your topic.
– It presents an argument or fact that supports your position.
– It presents an argument or fact that challenges your position (presents a counterargument).
Step Three: Choosing USEFUL Sources
Directions: Begin searching for online sources. You are required to use a minimum of seven sources and a maximum of ten sources for your research paper, depending upon your English II and World History class. If you come across an online source with no author or publisher, it is not likely to be a credible source for your paper. When you come to a source that you would like to use, complete one Research Paper Source Card for that source. If you can fully and accurately complete a Source Card for the source you chose, then you know that it will be useful.
Type in the MLA reference citation for each source (check OWL Purdue, a very helpful website, for format). Give each source a memorable “nick-name” for quick reference. For the usefulness box, you should be able to list at least one of the usefulness indicators from Step Two. As you work, it would be smart to add more counterarguments to your chart in Step One as you discover them. As you read, pull quotes from the texts that will be useful in your paper. Do not forget to add page numbers, if any, after each quotes you pull.
Source #1 Name:
MLA Reference Citation Quataert Donald, The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922, New York, University of Cambridge
Usefulness Relevance to topic
Quotes “The Ottoman forces besieged Vienna were catastrophically defeated.”
Source #2 Name:
MLA Reference Citation Terry Janice, William Yale: Witness to Partition in the Middle East WWI-WWII
Usefulness Academic Journal on The Ottoman Empire
Quotes “ His first exposure to Palestine during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire was not without its rewards”
Source #3 Name:
MLA Reference Citation Carlisle Rodney, World War I, New York, Facts On File, Incorporated, 2007
Usefulness Book on the WWI which has a section about the ottoman Empire
Source #4 Name:
MLA Reference Citation “ Carenen, Caitlin. “Complicating the Zionist Narrative in America: Jacob Schiff and the Struggle over Relief Aid in World War I.” American Jewish History, vol. 101, no. 4, 2017, p. 441+. Gale In Context”
Usefulness Story on WWI aid
Source #5 Name:
MLA Reference Citation McCarthy, Justin. “The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East.” The Historian, vol. 79, no. 2, 2017, p. 328+. Gale In Context: World History,
Usefulness Give a story about the fall of The Ottoman Empire and the connection to WWI
Source #6 Name:
MLA Reference Citation “Young Turks.” Historic World Leaders, edited by Anne Commire, Gale, 1994.
Usefulness Gives a story of a young boy who lived during the time of WWI in the Ottoman Empire
Source #7 Name:
MLA Reference Citation Mustafa Pasha Kemal.” International Military and Defense Encyclopedia, edited by Trevor N. Dupuy, Macmillan Reference USA, 1993.
Usefulness A Biogra[hy that shows the life of how the military lived.
Source #8 Name:
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Source #9 Name:
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Source #10 Name:
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Source #1 Name: BOOK w/ ONE AUTHOR
MLA Reference Citation Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date.
Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. Penguin, 1987.
Usefulness It explains a detail supporting my topic.
Quotes ● “We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep” (page 4).
● “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true” (page 56).
Source #2 Name: SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLE
MLA Reference Citation Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.
Bagchi, Alaknanda. “Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi’s Bashai Tudu.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.
Usefulness This provides information toward the second point of my research paper.
Quotes ● “Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world” (page 125).
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