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This resource guide was designed to provide you with assistance in locating good sources of information as you do research on history related topics for your classes. To navigate this guide, click on the tabs above or the Table of Contents below. If you need help, please contact us!
Table of Contents
Databases with articles on topics in history and sources of historical newspapers.
Selected books at Stafford Library on history and historians.
Selected e-books on history and historians and websites with historical e-books.
Websites with primary documents.
Digital Collections and streaming videos about history.
Primary sources explains what primary, secondary, and tertiary sources are and the subpage under it has links to primary sources at Stafford Library.
Reference articles about historians and historiography.
Information on creating a literature review, writing help, and copyright.
Click on the links for articles on history topics.
History Mind Map
Use Credo Reference's brainstorming tool to find related terms and expand your search.
Evaluating Sources: Overview
From Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab
Evaluating sources of information is an important step in any research activity. This section provides information on evaluating bibliographic citations, aspects of evaluation, reading evaluation, print vs. Internet sources, and evaluating Internet sources.
Evaluating Resources Using the CRAAP Test
The acroynm CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. You can use the CRAAP Test to help evaluate resources you find, including books, articles from newspapers, magazines, or journals, and websites.
When searching for primary sources, use the terms:personal narratives, diaries, autobiography, oral history, or sources.
Reading, Writing, and Researching for History
Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students by Patrick Rael (Bowdoin College, 2004), is a straightforward university-level introduction to crafting history papers. The book familiarizes students with primary and secondary sources in history, offers an understanding of the formal argument in historical studies, outlines the rudiments of producing research papers, and assists students with the foundations of organizing the basic history research term paper.
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