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HIST 410.02: Research Seminar on the Chesapeake Region During the Colonial Era (Clark): Home

How to Read and Write Like a Historian

Here are some tutorials, created by librarians and historians, that offer tips on reading and writing history.

Introduction to Archival Research

Includes helpful information on:

  • Procedures for using Special Collections and archives in order to properly access and handle primary source material
  • Distinguishing primary, secondary, and tertiary information
  • Searching archival holdings in the online catalog and finding aids in order to retrieve holdings information

CofC Libraries

Spotlight: The Elements of Style



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