Online Resources for History Students

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Primary Sources

To review of the difference between primary and secondary sources, go here or here.

If the links below aren't enough, click here for sources on many other topics including Nazi Propaganda, military history, and early modern Europe.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project - A remarkable collection of webpages including separate pages dedicated to:

George Mason University's Center for History and New Media - Another great collection, including but not limited to:

AMDOCS - A huge collection of documents for the study of American History.

EuroDocs - An even bigger collection of documents for the study of European History.

UCLA Center for East Asian Studies - A collection of documents for the study of Asia.

Silk Road Narratives: A Collection of Historical Texts - A large collection of primary sources from all along the Silk Road.

Secondary Sources*

For a review of the difference between primary and secondary sources, go here or here.

UAHuntsville Library - Your first stop, but by no means your last.

JSTOR (Journal Storage) - Full-text articles from many major historical journals.

WorldCat Not the best place to start, but if you are trying to track down a particular book, it is the best place to go.

Journal Index - If you are looking for a particular journal, click here.

Google Scholar - Casts a very wide net, so be sure to limit your search by checking the block next to "Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities."

Publisher Websites
Cambridge Journals Online
Oxford University Press Journals
Blackwell Synergy
Project Muse
*For some of these resources you will need to be on the UAHuntsville network or have your ID number.

Writing Resources

UAHuntsville Writing Center - A great place for help at any point in writing and documenting your research papers. You can find a number of helpful handouts at their website, and you can also make an appointment to work on your paper with the help of a tutor.

Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students - A very useful overview of research from soup to nuts.

Bibliographic Resources

ZOTERO - A tremendously useful (and free!) Firefox plug-in that automatically downloads citations, then inserts them into your Word documents in whatever format you choose.

The Chicago Manual of Style - A handy quick reference as you're formatting your footnotes and bibliography.