This resource offers guidelines for conducting Web-based research, evaluating selecting sources for your paper, and citing them in the proper formats. It also includes helpful activities and simulations to involve you in learning to use the Internet as a research tool.
Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students
Bowdoin Colleges very detailed guide to reading, writing, and researching history
papers is an excellent starting point for a whole range of history projects.
Students will find particularly useful the tips on reading primary and secondary
sources, as well as the guidelines for evaluating their own work.
for History Students
Ohio State Universitys website offers basic advice about essay-writing. It
also offers tips for reading and comprehending history essays, as well as topic
and resource ideas.
for Using the Internet
This site offers a wide variety of links that are especially useful for students
who are new to Internet research. Explore each of these links for a thorough
introduction to conducting history research online.
Created by a professor of history, this guide not only discusses steps for writing
a strong paper, but also offers tips on how to succeed generally in the study
of history. It suggests reasons for studying history at all, gives tips on how
to take effective notes, talks about studying for exams, and explains the importance
of cultivating a good relationship with history instructors. A site worth visiting.
The Purdue University
Online Writing Lab
A terrific collection of handouts on grammar and other writing issues.
University of Wisconsin Writers Handbook
Online writers handbook includes very helpful sections on grammar and style.
Guide to Grammar and
A useful online guide to grammar and writing.