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Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.
Introduction. 1. What is History? 2. Locating the Sources. 3. Tools for Analysis — Secondary Sources. 4. Primary Evidence. 5. Writing. 6. Finishing the Paper. Appendix A. Student Paper Topics. Appendix B. A Reference Librarian's Guide to Historical Reference Works. Appendix C. Student Jack Sheehan's Paper.