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Student Research Papers
on German and Public History

A selection of papers written for Prof. H. Marcuse

History Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
(Professor's Homepage; Courses page; Proseminar page)

page created March 18, 2006; last updates: 9/23/08, 1/31/13

In 1999 I began publishing student research papers on my various course websites. As the years go by it is difficult to maintain an overview of what is available. This page links to the best papers, arranged thematically. For more information see Why publish student research, below. See also my note on plagiarism.

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Public and Reception History
Other Topics
Course Pages listing additional papers
Why publish student research on the internet?
Note on Plagiarism

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust (back to top)

Public and Reception History (back to top)

Germany since 1945 (back to top)

Other Topics (back to top)

Course Index Pages Listing Additional Student Research Papers (back to top)

Why publish student research on the internet? (back to top)

In 2001 I began publishing student research papers on the internet for several reasons:

  • I've always found it a shame that good student research is usually only read by the professor, and often not even picked up by the author again;
  • students will be more motivated to do good work and learn from the professor's comments if they are preparing their papers for publication;
  • as a way of teaching about the advantages and limitations of the web as a source of information (what can one find in books but not on the web), and last but not least:
  • to improve the quality of information available on the web:
    • by adding research from non-internet sources, and
    • by adding annotated links to the best resources already available on the web, thus raising them in search engine rankings.

For more information, see my thesis paper "The Internet as a Venue for Scholarly Interaction with the Public."

Note on Plagiarism (back to top)

Any student tempted to use one of these papers for an assignment in another course or school should be aware of the serious consequences for plagiarism.
Here is what I write in my syllabi:

Plagiarism—presenting someone else's work as your own, or deliberately failing to credit or attribute the work of others on whom you draw (including materials found on the web)—is a serious academic offense, punishable by dismissal from the university.
It hurts the one who commits it most of all, by cheating them out of an education.

Offenses will be reported to the appropriate university authorities for disciplinary action.

For more information, see (my Plagiarism page--under construction 1/07):

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