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Citation & Writing Help

Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.

Writing help is available in person and via zoom. You can schedule an appointment online.

Additional information on researching history and on writing.

Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: antarctica history
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "pilgrims on the ice".
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "fiennes ranulph"

Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles on polar history. 

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with the Polar regions. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.

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