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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.
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Additional information on researching history and on writing.
Starting Points: Books
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: environmental policy africa history
- By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "inescapable ecologies"
- By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "cronon william"
Starting Points: Journal Articles
The following research databases will help you identify articles in the field of history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.
Starting Points - Primary Sources
This is a small sampling of primary sources related to environmental history. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.
Proquest Historical Newspapers
Collection includes New York Times (1851-2019), Washington Post (1877-2006), Baltimore Afro American (1893-1988), Guardian (1791-2003), Times of India (1838-2010) & more