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.
The Chicago Manual of Style can be viewed online through the Gould Library (search: Chicago Manual of Style).
- I. How to Read History
- II. How to Analyze a Primary Source
- 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?
- IV. The Mechanics of Citation
- V. How to Give a Twenty-Minute Oral Presentation
- VI. How to Lead a Class Discussion
- VII. Book Reviews
- VIII. How to Read Fiction for History
- IX. How to Take Good Notes
- X. American Historical Association (AHA) Ethical Practices in the History Profession
- XI. Plagiarism, American Historical Association (AHA), by Michael Rawson, University of Wisconsin at Madison
- XII. How to Write a Comparative Analysis, by Kerry Walk, Harvard University Writing Center
- XIII. Field-Specific Study Guides by Heather Tompkins, our past Librarian, History Dept Library Resources Adviser & Liaison
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