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*History Research Guide*

How to Use This Guide

Use this guide to help you locate resources and information for your history research. Learn how to develop your topic, find sources, evaluate information.

Start by following the steps of the research process to help keep you organized as you do your research.

The Research Process

The Research Process

  1. Identify your information need (often guided by the requirements of your assignment)
  2. Pre-research (background info, keywords, learn about topic)
  3. Create a research statement or question (often guided by your assignment)
  4. Develop a search strategy. (Where will you look for information? This will depend on your what kind of information you need.)
  5. Search for information. (Choose a search tool and test your keywords.)
  6. Evaluate the sources you find.
  7. Answer question and cite sources