Library research guides are your one-stop shop for getting started in academic research. Each guide is organized by academic discipline and include both library resources (such as databases and books) as well as other highly credible web resources. Follow this link to find other research guides outside of history.
The History research guide is broken down by region with additional pages for global history topics and highly used sources. There are typically three sections for each page: background information, primary sources, and books and articles.
Background information includes tertiary sources such as recommended encyclopedias, dictionaries, chronologies, and bibliographies. These materials are typically used to gain an overview on a broad topic (such as the Crusades or post-war Japan). They can be helpful in introducing an unfamiliar topic, developing your research area, and finding lists of recommended sources.
Primary sources include both library databases and credible digital archival collections. Explore these sources to find primary sources (such as letters, diaries, maps, films, etc.) for your research.
Books and articles highlight recommendations for building out your secondary source research. Each page typically includes relevant library databases, links for finding books in the library, recommended journals for each area, and other useful web resources.
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