The study of history offers students an opportunity to investigate the past, gain perspective on the present, and develop their critical faculties and imaginations. By examining how and why things change over time, history provides an integrating principle for the entire learning process; students gain a sense of human development and interrelatedness.
The Research Process
Using This Guide
This guide offers useful resources for researching and writing history. Click on the tabs above for detailed lists of resources arranged according to type of source ("primary" vs. "secondary"), course being offered, subfield of history, etc. There are also pages on searching and Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
The following databases are essential to finding the scholarly articles that are often required for historical research: