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History Guide: Researching in History

This is a research guide for students and faculty in Viterbo's History program.

How to Use this Guide

This guide contains suggested resources and how-to tutorials to guide you through your research in history.

Click the "How do I...?" tab at the top to access general how-to handouts and videos to help you research at the Viterbo University library.

Find Newspaper Articles

Find Journal Articles

Find Primary Sources

Need to develop your idea?

If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to know?

As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of our reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, an what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.