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HIST 68: Global 1968 (Brillman)

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Finding Background Information

Once you find a topic, use one of these online encyclopedia to get some background information. 

How to Choose a Great Topic for Your History Paper

Finding a Topic

Starting your paper can be quite difficult if you don't have a topic! Explore the different events of 1968 by navigating some of these notable events in the interactive timeline below. Once you have an idea, do a general search for some background information. 

Do's and Don'ts of Choosing a Topic

Choose a topic you actually like Choose a topic because it's "easier"
Choose a topic that is feasible Choose a broad topic
Write a strong analytical question Write a "yes" or "no" question