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CGU HIST 300: Doing History and Being A Historian / J. Goode / FA23


Hello!  Welcome to the course guide for CGU History 300: Doing History and Being a Historian!

This guide and our workshop session are meant to introduce you to history research at The Claremont Colleges Library and beyond. Here we share helpful tips and important links for your research, writing and citing, along with a section below on finding journals or textbooks for your HIST 300 assignment. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive.

The main scholarly databases in history are America: History and Life (which covers the US and Canada) and Historical Abstracts (which covers everywhere except for the US and Canada, back to 1450).  For more database recommendations, consult the resources below.

Above all, Librarians are here to help you.  Please do not hesitate to contact Lisa (Special Collections) or Adam (History Subject Specialist) or other librarians.

You might also consider exploring the Library's interactive and self-paced Start Your Research tutorial.

Finding History Journals and Textbooks

For your assignment, you can choose a "journal biography" or examine history textbooks.

There are a few ways of finding and browsing digital history journals.

For more on BrowZine and how you can use it to keep up with journals in your field, see the Library's FAQ on BrowZine.

The best way to find textbooks is to find titles on Google and search from them on Library Search, the Library's main search bar.  Please note that our current ability to borrow print resources is expanding but still may be limited.  Also please note that textbooks are often not available electronically.

Major Databases for Finding Scholarly Articles

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