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This module introduces a course on performing historical research that is built around a case study of Douglas Sladen's "Oriental Cairo." It covers studying biography, placing a work in context, searching online catalogs and other information sources, and gaining access to key resources. We have included a table of contents linked to the location of the headings in the modules as well as a list of several research topics as they appear in the course of our virtual research project.

Introduction

"Oriental Cairo" was published in 1911 by British travel author Douglas Sladen. It is a description both of Cairo at the turn of the century and aglimpse of the perspective of the turn-of-the-century British on that city. The work is filled with photographs and commentary, maps and travel suggestions, and allusionsto the nature of the Egyptians as well as the British that are sometimes between the lines and sometimes overt. The work is a valuable insight into the ambiguousrelationship of the British with Egypt, a nation they occupied without ever officially colonizing.

Timea

Oriental Cairo is one of many artifacts and texts that have been digitized and published online by the TIMEA project . TIMEA, or Travelers In the Middle East Archive, is a digital archive of narratives documentingtravel to the Middle East published between the eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, along with images and interactive GIS maps. This course contributes tothe project by organizing a virtual research project around the electronic text of Oriental Cairo . We use the electronic text as the basis for a case study on conducting historical research and using libraryresources.

Conducting historical research

This module is designed to guide you through a variety of research tasks centered on "Oriental Cairo". It isalso designed to introduce a variety of resources available to you through a research library--for the purposes of illustration, we will focus on RiceUniversity's Fondren Library, but the approaches we detail here can be applied at other libraries as well. We will explore "Oriental Cairo" from a number of angles,namely those addressed by the list of questions that follows this introduction. We hope to demonstrate that the types of questions historians ask about specific worksoften arise, or are refined, during the research process itself. This project is a guided exploration of the research process that will enhance your knowledge of thetools of the trade and your ability to advance your own projects productively.

The following list of questions are some of the basics asked at the beginning of any number of possible research projects. They are also the titles ofseveral modules designed to introduce the preliminary stages of finding answers to the questions their titles ask. Select any of the questions you see to be taken to ashort description of the content and aims of the modules they represent. While you are browsing the descriptions, select any of the links in the paragraphs to be takendirectly to that section of the module you are reading about.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Conducting historical research: the case of "oriental cairo". OpenStax CNX. Oct 23, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10291/1.4
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