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Public History and Digital History: Home

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Before Trying to Use this Page...

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)Know when to use reference materials?  These often give a great brief overview of your topic. They may give historical context for the era that you're researching. You can see some suggestions in the Encyclopedias & Dictionaries tab above.

3)Do you need writing help?  The undergraduate writing centers can help you. 

4)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 will you find in these tabs? **

Books & Ebooks -- These will give you information about the study, preservation, and display of local history.

Journals -- These journals should give you current scholarship on public and digital history.

Websites -- Access websites from these pages to see what other groups and organizations are doing.

Places -- See how various famous places have digitized and dissseminated their historical research and scholarship.

Professional Organizations -- Check this page to find the companies and groups that are working to preserve our public history.