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Guide to History Research
A guide to support you as you begin your research for your history course.
The library has so much more than just books! Borrow textbooks, laptops, hotspots, calculators, and more! Click each link below to see a listing of available items or click "...and more" to search across most of our collections using OneSearch.
Need to brainstorm a suitable topic? Once you've picked a possible topic, it's a good idea to do some background research to learn more about your topic. After you've done some background research, it's time to refine or narrow your topic. The library is a great source for brainstorming and background information!
Pull everything together by tying information from your sources together with your own observations/experiments and analysis. Share your results and discussions/conclusions in a cohesive report/presentation. The LPC RAW Center has many tutorials to assist you. Don't forget to look at the Citing page on this guide for tips on proper citation formatting.