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HIS 100: Skills and Methods

About this guide

Who is this guide for?

History 100 students

What is in this this guide?

It provides links to databases and other resources in your field of research. These databases contain primary or secondary sources.

When and how should I use it?

Use this guide: 

  • When you start your research project and Revisit it throughout the quarter.
  • To explore the databases linked, keep in mind the topics and dates of coverage.
  • To explore the types of primary resources and secondary resources included in them.

If you're not finding relevant sources, reach out to a librarian; we can brainstorm with your and explore ways to use the databases or recommend other databases that might be better suited to your area of study.

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Assignment guides and resources


These tools are useful for documenting a source's arguments, etc. immediately after reading it and keeping track of citation information in preparation for writing an annotation, citing it in your papers, and composing a bibliography.