Step 1: Use tertiary sources, or reference sources, to gather background information.
Step 2: Search for secondary sources - books, ebooks, and scholarly sources.
Step 3: Look for primary sources.
Follow the guidelines in the History Department Guide for all of your History Department research papers.
On this guide you will find links to databases, books, and websites in addition to tutorials on searching our databases. Click on the tabs on the left to search for information on your topic, from primary to secondary to tertiary sources. Stop by the library or email us if you have any questions. We're always happy to help!