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History Research 2.0

About this Guide

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of history studies.

For general help with conducting research or writing research papers see: How to Do Research and How to Write a Research Paper

Most history research papers call for citations and a bibliography in Chicago Style. Find help with citing Chicago Style here: Citing Sources: Chicago Style or OWL Purdue: Chicago Style

Navigating this Research Guide

Navigate this guide by finding sources under the "Secondary Sources" or "Primary Sources" boxes in each tab to find the information you need.
  • Primary source: immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic, from people who had a direct connection with it.
  • Secondary source: one step removed from primary sources, though they often quote or otherwise use primary sources. They can cover the same topic, but add a layer of interpretation and analysis.

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