History Study Guides
Original guides and modifications of guides contributed by current and past History Department faculty members Kirk Jeffrey, Diethelm Prowe, Rachel Seidman, Harry Williams, Eleanor Zelliot, and others. If you have written or modified anything included in this project, please contact us so we can acknowledge your good help. Thanks, John Heydinger, '08, for suggesting that we include the End Note download site.
The Chicago Manual of Style can be viewed online through the Gould Library (search: Chicago Manual of Style).
III. How to Write a History Research Paper
1. How do I pick a topic?
2. But I can't find any material...
3. Help! How do I put this together?
A. Research Steps
B. Writing Steps
C. How to Write an Introduction and a Conclusion, link to Denise Conover, University of Utah, A Guide to Writing History, based on "A guide to Writing in History and Classics," by M. Damen. Tips for writing introductions and conclusions.
G. The Chicago Manual of Style can be opened on-line through the Gould Library at https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/find/search/dbs/ and enter in find line: Chicago Manual of Style.
XI. Plagiarism, American Historical Association (AHA), by Michael Rawson, University of Wisconsin at Madison
XII. How to Read a Book, David Yamrane, Wake-Forest University, recommended by Paul Petzschmann
XIII. How to Write a Comparative Analysis, Kerry Walk, Harvard University
NEW, added 01/03/2013:
XIV. Field-Specific Study Guides by Heather Tompkins, Librarian, History Dept Library Resources Adviser & Liaison
- African American Studies
- African Studies
- Asian History
- European History
- Latin American History
- Medieval & Renaissance Studies (MARS)
- U.S. History
Gould Library's The Bridge2