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Aids to Research
On this page you will find resources that will help you to be more effective in your historical research. There is a link that tells what classification system that we use for books, and books on the historical method, primary sources, and general dictionaries.
Library of Congress Classification
Library of Congress Classification Outline
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress.
The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a classification system that was first developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress. It has since been adopted as the standard classification system of many university libraries, including the West Library at Texas Wesleyan University.
How to Research
How to Research by
Publication Date: 2010-01-09
How to Research is a clear and accessible guide to the business of doing a research project. It systematically takes the reader through from the planning to the writing up and finishing off.
Reading Primary Sources: The Interpretation of Texts from Nineteenth- And Twentieth-Century History by
Call Number: D 16.R23 2009
Publication Date: 2008-09-03
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary by
Call Number: PE1628 .M37 2003.
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
Rogets International Thesaurus by
Call Number: PE1591 .R73 2001
Publication Date: 2001-11-13
The Critical Method in Historical Research and Writing by
Call Number: E175.7 .H6446 1960
Publication Date: 
Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving and Presenting the Past on the Web by
Call Number: D 116.1117 .C64 2006
Publication Date: 2005-09-27
Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian's Macroscope by
Call Number: D 116.117 G73 2016
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
A Guide to Historical Method by
Call Number: D16 S47 1980
Publication Date: 1980-01-01
The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History by
Call Number: D 16.W62 2012 (3rd edition)
Publication Date: 2012-01-15
Historical Evidence and Argument by
Call Number: D 16 .H45 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-19
Research methods for history by
Publication Date: 2016
Historians have become increasingly sensitive to social and cultural theory since the 1980s, yet the actual methods by which research is carried out in History have been largely taken for granted. Research Methods for Historyencourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.
Understanding history: a primer of historical method by
Call Number: D13 .G75 1951
Publication Date: 1950