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Research Process

The History Research Project: A Manual for Students (PDF, 489K)

Chicago/Turabian Style Sheet for Bibliography (PDF, 34K)

Cornell University Libraries: The Seven Steps of the Research Process

Purdue University: OWL Online Writing Lab: Writing a Research Paper

University of California Santa Cruz Library: Distinguish Between Primary and Secondary Sources

University of Miami Libraries: Popular vs Scholarly Sources of Information

UC Berkeley Library: Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask


American Psychological Association. Concise Rules of APA Style, 6th ed. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2010. BF 76.7 .C66 2010

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. Z 253 .U69 2010

Higley, Stephanie. Everything You Need to Know About MLA Citations. Newmarket, Ont.: BrainMass Inc, 2012. Ebsco eBook Academic Collection

Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook, 8th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2016. LB 2369 .G53 2016

Presnell, Jenny L. The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. D 16.2 .P715 2013

Royal, Brandon. The Little Red Writing Book : 20 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Writing. Calgary: Maven Pub, 2012. Ebsco eBook Academic Collection

Strongman, Luke. Academic Writing. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. Ebsco eBook Academic Collection

Strunk, Jr., William and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. New York: Allyn and Bacon, 1979. PE 1408 .S772 1979

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. Ebsco eBook Academic Collection

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. LB 2369 .T8 2013