Welcome to OU Lancaster Library's guide to historical research.
Explore a variety of scholarly resources and learn search strategies and techniques..
Gallery Of The Old Library, Trinity College, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Ireland), Europe. Photography. Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 Jan 2012. http://quest.eb.com/images/151_2585096
The Research Steps
- Choose a topic.
- Narrow or broaden the topic as needed.
- Before you begin searching, you'll need to locate the most important words to use.
- Use the online catalogs and article databases.
- Evaluation includes criteria such as authority, accuracy, and lack of bias.
- Keep track of what information came from what source.
- Observe academic ethical standards.
- Use our Citation Style Guide and other library resources.