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Research Guides@Tufts

History

How to Use This Guide

Welcome to the Tisch Library guide to resources for the study of History. Use the table of contents to find definitions, topic overviews, books, articles, and more that will help you with your research. 

 

Getting to Know Your Topic

Reference sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias, provide overviews of topics and descriptions of concepts and ideas. They can also provide definitions, statistics, and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis, and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms.

Find Books and Articles in JumboSearch

Want to discover everything that Tisch Library has on your topic?  Try searching for your topic in JumboSearch, which simultaneously searches across all of the library's resources, including: books from the library catalog; journal articles in databases, online and in print; research guides on your topic; digital files from the Archives; and much, much more!

Search by Keyword, Title, Subject, or Creator

Selected Web Resources

There are a lot of great resources on the web where you can find historical information as well as collections of primary source documents and much more. Have fun exploring!