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History Research Guide

A research guide for history subjects and courses

About This Guide

history image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Archivists appraise, process, catalog, and preserve permanent records and historically valuable documents. Curators oversee collections of artwork and historic items, and may conduct public service activities for an institution. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore objects and documents in museum collections and exhibits."
  • "Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying historical documents and sources."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the history program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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