"Doing historical research is rather like doing a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces are not all present in one box but are scattered over the house in several boxes and where, once it is put together, a significant number of the pieces are still missing." (Richard Evans, In Defense of History, p. 77)

Evaluating sources: Not all sources are equally reliable. How to judge.

Primary vs. Secondary sources: When to use each kind.

Sampling Periodicals: A guide to using periodicals as your main source of primary documents.

Topic selection: Choosing a good topic is the key to a successful research paper.

Taking Notes: The first draft.

Citation: Cites sources properly, using Chicago/Turabian style.

Standards for the history 333 research paper.