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History 200D: Race, Sports, and Politics: Developing a Historical Perspective

Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts. Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, as well as lists of specific sources relevant to your assignment for this class.

Citation Management Software

With citation management tools, you can store and organize citations downloaded directly from the online library catalog and most Library databases.  The The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library recommends Zotero

Free. Developed by historians to support historical research. Flexible software allows you to take snapshots of web pages, and to organize your notes along with your sources. A special plug-in allows you to insert formatted footnotes and bibliographies into MS Word.

Guides to Chicago Style