The History Department of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, wrote an outline of "Skills and Goals for Students of History" in which four basic skills are identified. They are:
This guide will help you develop these skills which in turn will enable you to become information literate in the discipline of history.
Source consulted: Carleton College. History Department. (2003, June). Skills and goals for students of history. Retrieved 9 October 2009 http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/about/infolit/mellon/mellonhist/