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This guide contains information that is meant to help orient you to doing historical research, with a specific focus on doing historical research at Sacred Heart University.
Please use this homepage and the tabs above to learn about the various types of resources (with specific examples) and research tools/techniques available to support the information needs of Sacred Heart's students and faculty who wish to do historical research.
Please contact your Social & Behavioral Sciences Librarians if you have any questions or suggestions. If you're working on a history project or paper, we can help! Contact us to set up an individual research consultation.
Other Interesting (and potentially useful) Blogs
Believe it or not, historians blog too. (I've included scholars in related disciplines in this list, though they might not be historians per se). This informal format often offers insights in historians’ psyches, which are not so readily gleaned from their scholarship alone. This mixing of the personal and the professional can make the subject matter more affecting for some people and the informal fomat allows for better transmission of certain types of knowledge. Luker, Ralph E. "Were There Blog Enough and Time." Perspectives on History. May 2005.
American Historical Association Blog
The official blog of the American Historical Society (the professional association for all historians).
Blog Them Out of the Stone Age: Toward A Broader Vision of Military History
Mark Grimsley's blog aimed to "reconsider the assumptions that inform military history, to broaden the field, to place it in better conversation with other fields, and to bring it to maturity as an area of academic specialization."
Informed Comment: Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion
Juan R. I. Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia.
Old is the New New — Dropping history like Galileo dropped the orange
MacDougall: "I like to think that weird history can help us see the ways our lives today are weird: things we take for granted, choices others have made for us, injustices we don’t protest."
This LibGuide was created by Patrick Gavin.
It was revised by Rob Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org) and is currently maintained by Barbara Hampton (email@example.com). You can reach these Social & Behavioral Sciences Librarians at 203-365-4842