As the capstone of your work in the course, you are asked to complete a Research Paper which is at least 4 double-spaced pages long, and which draws together all of the skills you have acquired over the course of the semester.
Your paper should deal with one or more of the themes of the course (religion, government, gender, and social class) and discuss how it/they have changed over the course of the history of Western Civilization before 1600. Generally, these themes on their own are far two broad for a reasonably sized research paper, so you will have to narrow them down to a more manageable form.
For more information, please review the Research Paper assignment in your Canvas course.
Search for books on your topic in the library catalog.
The best way to locate articles is through the library databases. Go to Databases by Subject and look under the category History (HIS) to find a list of relevant databases. You can also perform a search in the databases below.