Resources For History Students
The following are a collection of links to resources that the department believes will be of significant benefit to history majors or anyone taking an upper division history course. For success, a history major should be familiar with all of these in some form.
- Turabian Quick Guide: The official University of Chicago Press short guide to citation according the rules found in Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.
- Formal vs Informal Writing: Brief guide for students to help them differentiate writing styles for assignments.
- Zotero: The official site for downloading Zotero, a Firefox add-on that enables you to collect, organize, and cite (in Microsoft Word) bibliography found on the internet, whether from library catalogues, journal databases, or even Amazon. The site also includes tutorials—look under “documentation.”
- The C.R.A.P. Test: a guide to determining the Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose of online sources.
- Online tutorial for JSTOR: Video tutorial for using JSTOR to find academic articles.
- Online tutorial for Project Muse: An online tutorial for using Project Muse to find academic articles.
- The National University Library System: Links to tutorials and other information on JSTOR, Project Muse, and other academic databases.
Below are several links to websites that will help you in conducting research and writing papers.
- Georgia Southern University Writing Center
- Purdue Online Writing Lab: Developing a thesis statement
- The Writing Center of the University of Wisconsin – Madison: Conducting research, organizing material, and writing a research paper
- University of Maryland: Online guide to writing and research
- Purdue Online Writing Lab: General information and tips on writing, including grammar, punctuation, citation, different types of writing and other writing-related topics
Documents for Methods/Senior Seminar and Graduation
Below are several rubrics that will assist you while enrolled/completing the Methods and Senior Seminar courses.
- Citation-Bibliography Rubric for Historical Methods and Senior Seminar.
- Title Page for Papers (HIST 2630 and HIST 4635)
- Portfolio Review Rubric to assess the portfolio each student must submit for graduation.
Last updated: 6/30/2021