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World History: Tools for Researchers

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2022 12:18 PM

Research and Writing Guides

Historical Research and Writing Guides

Writing on History -- History Department, Queens College (CUNY), 

Guide to Using Sources -- Harvard University

Learning to Do Historical Research: A Primer for Environmental Historians and Others – William Cronon

Annotated Bibliographies -- Purdue OWL, Purdue University

How to Write a Historiographical Essay

Historiographic Research Manual -- Bloomsburg University

Historiographical Writing Workshop Video -- UCSD

Historiography for Beginners -- Princeton University

Dissertation Preparation

The Dissertation: From Beginning to End. Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck. (2010).

Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide. Randy L. Joyner, William A. Rouse, and Allan A. Glatthorn. (2013).  

Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping with the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles. Noelle Sterne. (2015).  

Before the Dissertation: A Textual Mentor for Doctoral Students at Early Stages of a Research Project. Christine Pearson Casanave. (2014).  


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Citation Management & Style

EndNote: The University at Buffalo Libraries provide EndNote™ citation management software to UB's academic community under the terms of a site license funded by the UB Libraries and the student technology fee. These tutorial videos show you how to start using EndNote and get the most from the program: YouTube Thomson Reuters EndNote Training Videos.

ZoteroZotero offers free, web-integrated citation management software.  While Zotero is not supported or generally taught by staff at UB Libraries, it remains popular with many users.

Citing Sources: This research guide, prepared by UB Libraries, offers solid guidance and orientation for using most of the major citation styles.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL): The Purdue OWL offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and detailed guide to academic writing, from argumentation to citation style.

Sioux Teepee

Karl Bodmer, Sioux Teepee (from Travels in North America, Vol. 1). 1833. United States. Aquatint on paper. Public domain (Source: 1).

Dissertations & Theses

The Monastery of Trinity and St. Sergius

Fyodor Alekseyev, The Monastery of Trinity and St. Sergius. 1800. Russia. Ink and watercolor on paper. Public domain (Source: 2).

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