1. Review this Research Guide (Urban Projects, Finding Books, Articles etc. and Citing your work.)
abstract/annotated bibliography (due Friday, October 21 @ 5pm)
Provide a clear statement of your thesis in one substantial paragraph (what you intend to
show and how you intend to do it). All terms used should be explained clearly. Then, you
should include an annotated preliminary bibliography of at least 3 articles and books
(exclusive of website sources). An annotated bibliography has a short (one-to-two-
sentence) description/summary of the source and a brief explanation of how it may be
useful to your research. Your final bibliography should expand the list to at least 6 to 8
reliable, scholarly sources
final research paper (due Wednesday, December 7 @ 5pm)
A 3,000-3,500-word research paper will be submitted in lieu of a final exam. You will
choose an urban project from the list provided below and compare / contrast it to a plan
that we have studied in class (in lectures, readings, or presentations). Through your
comparison, you will situate the projects within the context of 20th century urban design.
TIPS from your professor
1) outline the paper and proceed through several drafts.
2) make a folder with images and image citations
3) use parenthetical citations within the text to refer the reader to your images.,
4) all citations will be included as a list of endnotes, located after the body of the paper. Include
page numbers for each individual citation.
5) your bibliography should include all sources you used in your research, not just the works cited directly in the endnotes of the paper. These should be formatted according to Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, Notes and Bibliography Style. For a guide to the style, the Quick Citation Guide is most useful.
A primary source is a document, recording or other source of information created at the time being studied, by an authoritative source, usually one with direct personal knowledge of the events being described.
Primary sources include diaries, letters, family records, statistics, speeches, interviews, autobiographies, film, government documents, or original scientific research.
For more detailed information, see the Primary Sources Research Guide.
Secondary sources can include:
Examples of Tertiary Sources:
Dictionaries/encyclopedias (may also be secondary), almanacs, fact books, Wikipedia, bibliographies (may also be secondary), directories, guidebooks, manuals, handbooks, and textbooks (may be secondary), indexing and abstracting sources.