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History Resources

Are you looking for a little help jump-starting your writing assignment? Well, you're in the right place. We have several resources available to help you find sources, analyze them and start writing your paper. We also have several guides to help as you write several types of papers in the history program. Get started today.

Getting Started

Before you dive right in to your paper you need to make sure that you're thinking like a historian. As you begin writing assignments take a look at this guide and get in to the history state of mind.

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Writing Assignment Guides

Not sure how to start a new kind of assignment? Pick one of our guides to help you get started.

Critical Book Review Guide PDF How to write a book review
QCRE - Writing the Historical Essay PDF How to write a historical essay PDF
Defining plagiarism in history  

Finding & Analyzing Sources

Sources are an important part of writing. Learn how to find sources and analyze the content.

iRead Sources Worksheet PDF Resources Guide PDF
Turabian Style Guide PDF West Library Databases

Grading Rubrics

Take a look at how we're grading you before you even start writing.

Article/Book Review Rubric
Essay/Research Paper/Project Rubric
Critical Response Essay Rubric (DBQ) Oral Presentation Rubric
Critical Film Review Rubric