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HIST 451, Capstone Research: Secondary sources

Journal Articles

Secondary sources. Journal articles written by historians published in scholarly journals. 

Secondary sources. Collections of scholarly journals that include history journals along with journals from other academic disciplines.

Magazines, newsletters and other popular sources written for members of a community. Could be primary or secondary sources depending on how you use them. 

Indexes that list citations for scholarship published on a topic. Use the UNLV Find Text button to find out if the full article is available online or request a PDF delivered to your email via ILLiad.  

General advice and inspiration


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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