Resources for Historians

General Reference

This Day in History
A Great Resource from the history channel.

ABYZ What's News Links
Thanks to Dr. Nolan for pointing this out: read newspapers from every country in the world.

Research Tools

National Archives and Records Administration

JSTOR

Virtual Vietnam Archive

Digital Collections at the Library of Congress

The Historian's Encyclopedia

This guide is a list of terms compiled by WCSU's history department that we believe you should be familiar with by the end of your history career, with quick definitions.

The Historian's Encyclopedia

Citation and Bibliography guides

The history department expects that students completing research papers provide footnote citations consistent with the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style, which is the style consistently preferred in history journals.   An abbreviated version of the Chicago Manual of Style can be found in Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).   The department recommends that history majors purchase a copy of this work.   The following are online guides to Chicago/Turabian citation style and are acceptable for use when preparing papers for the department:

University of Georgia Libraries Turabian Style Guide

Ohio State University Turabian Style Guide

Ohio State University Chicago Style Guide

Guides to writing history

Patrick Rael's Guide to Researching and Writing in the History Major

Rael, Associate Professor of African-American History and Chair of the History Department at Bowdoin College, gives an exhaustive guide to the writing process from how to formulate questions to the nuts and bolts of doing research.

Local History Reference

Brookfield Historical Society

Danbury Railway Museum

Danbury Museum and Historical Society

Dutchess County Rootsweb

Litchfield Historical Society and Museum

New Milford Historical Society

Newtown Historical Society

Putnam County Historical Society

Sherman Historical Society

Washington Historical Society

 

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