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The Information-Literate Historian by Suitable for history students, this primer is a guide to doing research in order to write a research paper, create a website, or do a PowerPoint presentation. It talks about how to do research on the Internet and how to differentiate between reliable and unreliable historical information on the Web.
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Evaluating Resources (Univ. of California Berkeley) - Covers scholarly vs. popular publications, primary vs secondary resources, web resources, authority, documentation, etc..
Using Primary Sources on the Web: Finding, Evaluating, Using (American Library Association)
Document Analysis Worksheets (National Archives)
Guide to analyzing various kinds of primary sources - written documents, photographs, cartoons, posters, maps, artifacts, motion pictures, and sound recordings.
The Jacobson Center offers individual writing conferences, courses to improve writing, and online help to guide students through the writing process.
See especially the Jacobson Center's Writing Process Series, which breaks the writing process down into a series of steps and offers advice and strategies relevant to the main issues confronting most writers.
Citation Management Software
A Smith libraries guide to using Zotero, a free online tool that helps you gather, manage, store, and generate citations and bibliographies.
Get help from Esther Roth-Katz