Finding History is a practical and modern guide to research for history projects. It simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians. Written primarily for undergraduate history students and as a guide for reference librarians, the book provides instruction in locating, obtaining, evaluating, and using scholarly sources efficiently, directly, and ethically.
Christine Bombaro is associate director for Information Literacy and Research Services for the Waidner-Spahr Library at Dickinson College. Her previous work on research pedagogy has been featured in such journals as The History Teacher and References Services Review, as well as in books such as Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors and The Role of the Library in the First College Year.
Acknowledgments Preface Chapter One: Introduction to Historical Research Chapter Two: Getting Started Chapter Three: Overview of Historical Information Chapter Four: Tertiary Sources Chapter Five: Secondary Sources Chapter Six: Primary Sources Chapter Seven: Search Tricks Chapter Eight: Case Study Appendix 1: Bibliography Appendix 2: Footnotes Appendix 3: Academic Presses and Scholarly Journals for Historians Appendix 4: How to Tell the Difference between an Online Article and a Website Appendix 5: How to Scan Secondary Sources for Content