Some blame misconceptions on me, but my biography is the best -- trust me!
- Washington Irving
He's a pretty good guy.
- Christopher Columbus
In this assignment you'll investigate Irving's A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Volume 1, the sources he used to create this work, and what his outcome tells us. You'll also look at confirmation bias to help determine whether Irving has established that Columbus committed that mistake in reasoning. Finally, you'll investigate your own sources.
Where do you start and how can the library help (not just here, but throughout your time as a student)?