My name is Margaret Vaverek and I am the subject librarian for history courses here at the Alkek Library. Many years ago, I was a freshman taking this class. I learned lots of interesting things in class and even learned to like this thing called research at the college level. I put this guide together to help you succeed in your course, but the things you learn and find in this guide will help you in many other courses as well!
The tabs in this guide will help you find the required secondary and primary sources for your research project, and to learn about the many other services provided by the Alkek Library staff.
There's a lot here, but If you don't see what you need or you have questions about sources for your papers, please feel free to email me, schedule a one-on-one consultation, or start a chat session – links on the right side of the page. I’m here to help!
At the college level, we rely on certain sources for our historical information. We avoid googling, and we reject most web pages – especially Wikipedia and History.com. Below are the three types of sources you will be working with, and you will find additional information – and help on how to find them - in the tabs of this library guide.