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History: Home

This guide introduces students to resources available for historical research.

How to Use This Guide

Use the tabs along the top to navigate through this guide.

Concepts and Resources

What are the differences between primary and secondary sources?
How do I find books on my topic?
What are the differences between popular and scholarly sources?
How do articles become peer-reviewed?
How do I locate articles on my topic?
How do I use The New York Times - Historic database?
Are there tutorials available on searching databases?
How can I locate historic images?
I need to trace the meaning of a word through time - what/where is the OED?
The articles I'm interested in don't have a PDF; what now?
What are the differences between quoting and paraphrasing?
Are there resources available for learning how to cite my sources?

Using the Library Remotely

Access to many UIW Libraries electronic resources is limited to current UIW users.  When searching our resources from off-campus, you may be asked to log in:

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If you can log in to your e-mail or Canvas but cannot access library electronic resources, please contact the UIW Libraries Reference Desk: 210-829-3835, chat, or


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