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History 5010:  Study of History



The following library Databases are recommended:

The databases enable users to locate full-text and peer-reviewed articles. You may select a database by title, subject, or vendor. The databases for history can be found here, however, there are also some listed below.

The following journals are recommended:

Journals: The Library has many journals either in print or online that fit the research needs of our students. You may search in the “Catalogs” tab or “Journals” tab from the Library’s homepage. You may also browse the periodicals in the “Journals” tab by selecting “History & Archaeology” in “Periodicals by Subject.”

Here are a few titles to get you started:

  • American Historical Reviewonline
  • Catholic Historical Review - online
  • Critical Historical Studiesonline
  • Eighteenth-century studiesonline
  • The History Teacheronline
  • Journal of World Historyonline



The following books are recommended:

 The MU Library has print books, as well as eBooks that can be accessed outside of campus. Both formats can be retrieved in our catalog, however, if you are only interested in eBooks, go here.

General Collection

Reference Books:

Research Design Assignment – Books:

  • Doing history: Research and writing in the digital age D13 .G215 2013 
  • An introduction to quantitative methods for historians D16.17 .F55 1979 
  • A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers: REF LB2369 .T8 2007
  • A practical guide to academic research H62 .B55 1998 
  • Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches H62 .C6963 2014 
  • Research within the disciplines Z710 .R47 2014 
  • Social science methodology: A criterial framework H61 .G47 2001


The following websites are recommended:



Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian


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Research Assistance

Need help with your research project? You can contact a librarian for assistance at the Reference Desk - (734) 432-5767.  Or send an email to the Ask a Librarian reference service.

Want to schedule an individual session with a librarian?  Click here on the Schedule a Session with a Librarian link and fill out the online form. 

Need to find articles that aren't available online full-text or in hard copy in the Library's collection?  Or need to locate a book that the Library doesn't own?  Try the Library's Interlibrary Loan Service and request your items by filling out and submitting the appropriate online form.

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