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Resources For History Students

History Links
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 SystemLinks to tutorials and other information on JSTOR, Project Muse, and other academic databases.
Professional Organizations
Below are several links to websites that will help you in conducting research and writing papers.

Documents for Methods/Senior Seminar and Graduation
Below are several rubrics that will assist you while enrolled/completing the Methods and Senior Seminar courses.

Last updated: 3/30/2022