The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Aug 1, 2012 - History - 329 pages
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The Information-Literate Historian is the only book specifically designed to teach today's history students how to successfully select and use sources-primary, secondary, and electronic-to carry out and present their research. Expanded and updated, the second edition of The Information-Literate Historian continues to be an indispensable reference for historians, students, and other readers doing history research.

New to this Edition

* New Chapter 10 on how to critically evaluate and work with statistics and data
* Thoroughly updated and expanded discussion of electronic resources available, including Google Books, Google Scholar, Hathi Trust, GIS, Flickr, YouTube, e-journals, and blogs
* Expanded coverage of photography, newsreels, and documentaries
* Added emphasis on writing research papers, including using citation management software such as Zotero and Refworks and a sample student paper as a case study

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User Review  - TommyElf - LibraryThing

Presnell's book is quite informative - particularly on the usage and critique of source materials. I can definitely see a need for a review of her methods by Tea Party whackos with some of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

This is a useful tool for anyone doing historical research and writing. Discusses primary and secondary sources, taking notes, and gives many resources to expand searches. A discussion about online ... Read full review

About the author (2012)


Jenny L. Presnell is a Humanites/Social Sciences Librarian at Miami University, Ohio.

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