"Those who have employed the study of history, as they ought, for their instruction, for the regulation of their private manners, and the management of public affairs, must agree with me that it is the most pleasant school of wisdom." John Dryden
In introductory history courses, you may be required to do historical research in the form of a short essay, a book review, a class presentation, or a longer term paper. In advanced courses, you will certainly need to write at least one research paper. This guide was designed to help you with the gathering, analyzing, and organizing of the information you will need to complete your project. Please use the tabs above to find quality resources in history and guides on researching and writing.
Watch this 11 minute video for an introduction to the National Archives and how primary documents can be used in the study of history.