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HST 301: Introduction to Historical Research (Swedo): Getting Started

HST 301 Guide Information

This guide is designed to help you find credible, academic sources for HST 301 research topics.

Use the links below (or tabs at top) to explore various resources available through Hamersly Library:

  • Reference Materials

    Use these materials to help find a topic, understand the issues, locate keywords, and get an overview of how the topic developed.

  • Databases

    Databases are collections of online materials that you can search to find information relevant to your research topic. The databases listed on this page are recommended by your instructor and/or librarian.

  • Primary Sources

    Primary Sources are original documents, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, letters, interviews or other sources that were generally written or created during a specific time period. Memoirs, autobiographies and oral histories are examples of primary sources created after events occurred.

  • Chicago Style Guide

    You are required to use the Footnote / Endnote model for citing resources with the Chicago Citation Style. Please confirm with your instructor or librarian to make sure you're using the correct method. The link above will take you to the library's research guide for Chicago Style.


Please feel free to contact me for help with your research. You can find my contact information in the box to the right.

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