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History Research Guide

Welcome to the History Research Guide!


This guide is designed to show how to start your research in the field of history. Browse through the guide to understand how to access LSC-Montgomery resources and find specific topics and materials. If any additional help is needed please contact your librarian.

Getting Started

Background Research

Start your research by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Browse History Encyclopedias     Browse History Dictionaries

Make a Plan

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Next . . .

Find Books & Media     Find Articles & EBooks     Explore Internet Resources


Additional Guides

History Course Guides: Related Guides:
Coming soon! Government Research Guide

Faculty wishing to have a custom tailored Course Guide created for their class can contact Melissa Heselmeyer by emailing your request to