Resources for Historians
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.
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:
Guides to writing history
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