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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.

Searching for General Information on Your Topic

Before starting your research, it is important to learn more about your topic.  This might include learning more about the historical context surrounding an event, including who was involved and what occurred as a result.  CREDO Reference and CQ Researcher are great places to start, providing an informative and (most importantly) academic perspective on a wide variety of topics.

Tutorial: Background Research Tips