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Explore resources used by historians

Primary sources in context

These databases combine encyclopedia entries, published scholarship, and primary source documents for history teachers and students. 

Reference Guides

Planning your research

Advice on planning a research project and finding and using primary and secondary sources.

Literature Reviews

Essays by scholars in the field present overviews of the work that has been published on a topic.

Booklists, bibliographies and summaries

These research guides from earlier eras are valuable to students writing historiographies. They are arranged by geographical region; editors list and summarize significant books of the era. 

Book reviews

Book reviews can help you identify important works on a topic and identify contrasting approaches or different schools of thought. 

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