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HIST 301: The Historian's Craft

Use this guide to start locating primary and secondary source literature for your research papers.

Use the HIST 301: The Historian's Craft guide to locate library databases, books, journals, and web sources to help you locate primary and secondary sources for your research papers.

  • Locating Primary SourcesRecommended library databases containing historic newspapers, government documents, personal narratives, manuscripts, and other primary sources.
  • Locating Secondary Sources: Best starting points for locating scholarly articles for research.
  • Evaluating Primary & Secondary Sources: Tips on evaluating primary and secondary sources when conducting research.
  • Help with Citing: Online guides for Chicago Style citations and information on using Zotero for in-text citing and creating bibliographies.

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