Skip to main content

History Research Guide: Home

Subjects: History
  • Last Updated: Sep 1, 2017 8:58 AM
  • URL: http://libguides.liberty.edu/history
  • Print Page
Home
 

Where is Search Anything?

Use the Search box above to "Search Anything" using Summon.

You can also search this, and all other, Research Guides, using the Search Box locating in the top right corner of the page.

Ask Us

Mike Cobb's picture
Mike Cobb
Contact:
Jerry Falwell Library 201C
(434) 592-3317

Subject Welcome

Why Use This Page?

This site is meant to be a research guide for people who have history topics.  It is important to:


1)Verify you understand your assignment.  Can you use books and articles?  Does your information have to be from a certain time period?  Check Blackboard or contact your history professor if you have any questions.

2)Can you use reference materials?  These often give a great brief overview of your topic.  You can see some suggestions in the Encyclopedias & Dictionaries tab above.

3)Do you need resources specific to a certain class?  Your history classes come with a prefix (i.e. HIEU, HIUS, etc.).  We've outlined some specific resources for those courses in the "Specific / Additional Resources" section.

4)Do you need help writing your paper?  The undergraduate and graduate writing centers can help you.  If you're an online student, please contact this department: Online Writing Center.

5)Ask Us.  Finally, don't forget you can also ask us if you need help.  If you're an online student, we've made a page specifically for you to assist with your research. 

** So, what do you need? **

1 article or 1 primary source -- Try our general resource list under our Databases tab.

To get a better understanding of my topic -- Ask your professor for help, ask a libarian for help, or try our Encyclopedia and Dictionaries listed in one of the tabs above.

A lot of books -- Try our Books & E-books tab

As much as we have -- 1)Be sure you understand your assignment, 2)Get an overview of the topic, 3)Do some general research, 4)Try course specific tools under "Specific / Additional Resources".  5)Plan enough time to get materials from other libaries. 6)Ask us if you need any help.