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History (Comprehensive Subject Guide): Home

This guide is designed to help students begin historical research.

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Scope of the Home tab: present interesting feeds, blogs, and current information about the discipline.

Scope of the Basics tab: resources for finding background information on a historical topic and some general history research/writing guides.

Scope of the other tabs: should be self-explanatory.

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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 me or use the comment feature below if you have any questions or suggestions. If you're working on a project or paper that relates to any of the humanities fields and you would like some research assistance, please feel free to set up an individual research consultation with me ( ).

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.

Contact Information

This LibGuide was created by Patrick Gavin.

It is currently maintained and edited by Rob Berry

Rob can be reached at or at 203-365-4842

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