Study Guides for History Students

During the last two library sessions, I have presented some books which will help students to understand the historical research process and writing. Below is the list of some titles that I have selected from our collection.

As you can guess, there are much more book in this subject. If you wish to see more, try to search library catalog, Minerva with subject headings listed below. Or just click the links here, you will be directed to Minerva records. If you wish to recommend the titles we do not have, please do not hesitate.

History - Research

History -- Study and teaching

History -- Methodology

Academic writing

Bailyn, Bernard. On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions. Hanover, N.H: Montgomery Endowment, Dartmouth College, 1994 (D 16.2 B25 1994)

Benjamin, Jules R. A Student's Guide to History. 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007.  (D16.3 .B4 2007 & D 16.3 B4 1987) - Abridged online version of 8th edition is availabe at

Cullen, Jim. Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think About History. Chichester, U.K: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.  (D16 .C83 2009 )

Galgano, Michael J. Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age. 1st ed. Boston, MA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2008.  (D13 .G215 2008)

Howell, Martha C. From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 2001.  (D 16 H713 2001)

Marius, Richard. A Short Guide to Writing About History. 5th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. (D 13 M294 2005 & D 13 M294 2002 )

Presnell, Jenny L. The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. (D 16.2 P715 2007 )

Trinkle, Dennis A. Writing, Teaching, and Researching History in the Electronic Age: Historians and Computers. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 1998. (D 16 W65 1998

Williams, Robert Chadwell. The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 2003. (D 16 W62 2003 )


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