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    politics trade and transport Empire Travel Exploration Empire Online 1492 1969 a searchable database containing full text images of original manuscripts and printed material taken from libraries and archives around the world it covers Africa the Americas Australasia Oceania and South Asia It also includes a strong core of document images from the British Library and from the Oriental and India Office Collections at the British Library Early Encounters in North America Peoples Cultures and the Environment 1534 1860 re keyed primary documents related to early encounters of North American Indian European American and African peoples and cultures in North America as well as descriptions of the natural features of North America at the time the documents include letters diaries memoirs accounts of early encounters as well as images Collection focuses mainly on Canada and the United States with limited coverage of Mexico Classics Medieval Renaissance Studies Early English Books Online EEBO 1475 1700 Contains digital versions of the books printed in England in the first two centuries of English printing LEME Lexicons of Early Modern English A historical database of monolingual bilingual and polyglot dictionaries lexical encyclopedias hard word glossaries spelling lists and lexically valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor Stuart Caroline Commonwealth and Restoration periods Milton Bibliography 1624 1799 A bibliography of all manuscripts and editions of Milton s works and all studies and critical statements concerning Milton s life and works all allusions and quotations and all significant imitations during the years 1624 1799 The Middle English Compendium no subscription necessary designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse based on the MED bibliographies and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online MEMSO Medieval and early modern period a growing collection of searchable medieval and early modern full text sources digitized from print Medieval Travel Writing 13th to the 16th centuries an extensive collection of digitized manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy from the 13th to the 16th centuries The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East including accounts of travel to Mongolia Persia India China and South East Asia It also includes a selection of accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land Online Medieval and Classical Library Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance 400 1700 1996 present various databases indexing historical social and literary scholarly research about Medieval and Renaissance European culture The Patrologia Latina Database an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques Paul Migne s Patrologia Latina published between 1844 and 1855 and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865 The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216 The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina including all prefatory material original texts critical apparatus and indexes Migne s column numbers essential references for scholars are included Canadian Literature Early Canadiana Online Canadian works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century Peel s Prairie Provinces a collaborative project led by the University of Alberta Libraries includes Peel s Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies selected digitized full text documents and links related to western Canada in June 2003 there were 598 full text documents in the database Historical Statistics of Canada online version of Historical Statistics of Canada 2nd ed published by Statistics Canada in joint sponsorship with the SSFC in 1983 it contains about 1 088 statistical tables on the social economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid 1970s freely available not limited to U of S library patron are the Canadian Archival Information Network CAIN which provides access to the holdings of most Canadian archival institutions and Saskatchewan Archival Information Network SAIN a database of descriptions of archival material held in Saskatchewan archives Black History in Canada Aboriginal Studies Mètis Scrip Records a searchable database of over 15 000 images of selected parts of original scrip records Record group 15 it is not a comprehensive coverage of scrip records Aboriginal Archival Material Database Resources for Aboriginal Studies Coverage varies thematic index of materials relating to Aboriginal and Métis studies held by Saskatoon area archives It contains records referring to archival material in every format textual audiotape videotape film maps plans drawings etc with the exception of photographs Aboriginal Peoples Guide to the Records of the Government of Canada Currentc a Library and Archives Canada research tool providing detailed descriptions of a broad range of Federal Government records related to Aboriginal peoples Aboriginal Photograph Database Resources for Aboriginal Studies Coverage varies thematic index of photographic materials including prints negatives slides and transparencies relating to Aboriginal and Metis studies held by Saskatoon and area archives Includes selected digitized images Resources for Aboriginal Studies Coverage varies a collection of four databases covering aboriginal and metis studies and indexing photographs archival resources law cases and resources related to the Northwest Resistance Includes selected digital images Women s Gender Studies Defining Gender 1450 1910 Five Centuries of Advice Literature Online approximately 50 000 images of original manuscript and printed material including a strong core of documents from the Bodleian Library Oxford Ephemeral material such as ballads cartoons and pamphlets are featured alongside diaries advice literature medical journals conduct books and periodicals The publication schedule for the five sections is Section I Conduct and Politeness Autumn 2003 Section II Domesticity and the Family Summer 2004 Section III Consumption and Leisure Summer 2005 Section IV Education and Sensibility Summer 2006 and Section V The Body Summer 2007 American Women s History A Research Guide Black Women in America 2nd edition 2005 a

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    one but has trouble with this too Much better The narrator s sense of futility and apathy is emphasized again when he and the blind man watch a show that mentions men devoting their lives to building the enormous churches without ever seeing their life s work completed In contrast when the narrator merely tries to describe the buildings he quickly gives up You ll have to forgive me he concludes after saying they are massive and built of stone and marble It just isn t in me to do it I can t do any more than I ve done 485 Analysis means analyze the evidence in the literary work don t make stuff up about the characters emotions motivations or future The evidence is what s in the text the words the literary devices and the structure of the work Needs revision The narrator thinks that marrying a blind man is incomprehensible because he cannot envision a way of life different from his own Much better The narrator scorns the notion that the blind man could not even see what his wife looked like I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one 479 Needs revision The narrator is afraid that his wife feels more emotionally attached to Robert and that his wife might fall in love with Robert Much better The narrative voice is not entirely reliable while the narrator explains that his discomfort with Robert s coming into his home is due to Robert s blindness his dismissive comments about the physical and intellectual intimacy that Robert and the narrator s wife share suggest his negative reaction is also informed by jealousy or

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    A checklist for thesis statements Does my thesis clearly suggest my position and the argument I will develop concerning a specific topic Is my thesis more than a title a statement of fact an announcement of my subject or a personal opinion Does my thesis pass the duh test see Jack Lynch Getting an A on an English Paper Can I prove my thesis with evidence specific examples or facts

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    the next paragraph CHECKLIST Does your paragraph have a single main idea expressed in a topic sentence Is your paragraph unified coherent and well developed Topic Sentences A well organized paragraph supports or develops a single main idea This main or controlling idea is expressed in a sentence called the topic sentence A topic sentence should substantiate or support an essay s thesis statement unify the content of a paragraph tell the reader the subject or topic that the paragraph will discuss Writing Unified Paragraphs A paragraph is unified when it focuses on a single idea and develops it A paragraph without such a unifying idea is confusing and hard to follow You can create a unified paragraph by using a topic sentence and ensuring that all the sentences in your paragraph support the unifying idea this topic sentence expresses Writing Coherent Paragraphs A paragraph is coherent if all its sentences are logically related to one another and of course to the topic sentence You can achieve coherence in your paragraphs by arranging details in logical order cause and effect definition example comparison and contrast and by using transitional words and phrases parallelism and repeated key words Writing Coherent Paragraphs 1 Arranging Details in Logical Order Even if a paragraph s sentences are all about the same subject they lack coherence until they are arranged according to an organizing principle Paragraphs arranged in logical order present details or ideas in terms of their relationships to one another Writing Coherent Paragraphs 2 Using Transitional Words and Phrases Transitional words and phrases aid coherence by indicating the relationships among sentences By establishing logical and sequential connections transitional words and phrases tie together ideas in a paragraph Writing Coherent Paragraphs 3 Using Parallel Structure Parallelism the repeated use of similar grammatical structures can

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    and to each other coherence do sentences relate to each other in content in grammatical structure and in word choice development do specific logical examples and details support the main idea For explanations of these terms see A Guide to

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    like also by the same token in the same way just as To Signal Contrast however instead but meanwhile even though yet on the contrary still whereas nonetheless despite nevertheless although in contrast on the one hand on the other hand To Signal Examples for example namely for instance as proof specifically thus as an illustration to be specific To Signal Narrowing of Focus after all specifically in fact that

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    if you are writing about a work of literature the essay is about the work of literature Needs revision I recently asked a friend of mine who is blind to help me get a better perspective on what it s like to be blind As we were sitting in a café I tried to describe the surroundings to him but I realized I had no vocabulary to effectively describe the colours of the room or the objects in it or even the expressions and attitudes of the people around us It was then that I understood what the author was getting at in this story 4 Avoid addressing the reader as you This too will give your writing an informal and casual tone Needs revision Imagine never having seen anything Imagine needing to have everything described to you and never seeing the world s splendour with your own eyes 5 Avoid describing the characters thoughts and reactions with the pronoun you Needs revision This quotation demonstrates that the narrator finds it inconceivable that you could be married to and love a woman if her physical appearance was unknown to you Better This quotation demonstrates that the narrator finds it inconceivable

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