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History - General

This guide is meant for research in the field of history. Find out where to find the best scholarly articles, what differentiates a primary and secondary source, and how to cite your sources.

Getting Started

How to Use This Guide

This guide is your go-to resource for all things related to history research.  Find the best places to search for academic articles, newspaper articles, and get help citing your sources. Follow the tabs to the left to find resources related to each subject.

If you have any questions beyond what's located here, ask a librarian!

Brainstorm Keywords

Before you start searching for articles, it's important to spend time brainstorming keywords. Keywords are the words and phrases we use when searching in the library. Watch this video for more information on keywords and creating a search strategy. 

video courtesy of California State University, San Bernardino, Pfau Library

Google vs. the Library

Wondering why, or if, you should use the library? Watch this video:

Video courtesy of Northeastern Illinois University Library