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Doing History Research

History Research

There are a number of ways to find articles for your research projects and assignments. Leddy Library subscribes to many journals and databases for historical research. Here are a few: 

There is a complete list of Leddy Library History Resources here.

The American Historical Association also publishes a Directory of History Journals.

Writing

Consult the History department writing guidelines for information on organizing a research paper and citing sources using the Chicago style.

Tools

For keeping track of sources and generating footnotes and bibliographies try Zotero, "a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources."

You can find more research tools at DiRT: the Digital Research Tools Wiki.

Ethics

If your research involves human subjects (e.g. oral history) you will need to obtain ethics clearance from the University of Windsor's Research Ethics Board. Graduate students should begin with the REB's Introduction to Graduate Student Research.  Visit this link for REB forms.