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United States 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).  

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.

Dissertations & Theses

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