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History Research Guide

Learn about the process and sources for historical research

In This Guide

                A magnifying glass over two sheets of paper            This guide is for students of history. This guide has information on research tools and skills to help you with your papers and projects, including how to find: 

  • background information,
  • historical scholarship (sometimes known as "secondary sources"), and
  • primary sources.


You will also find information on the Chicago citation style and details about how a librarian can help you in the research process.