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Guide to history research at Temple University Libraries

History Poll

Since at least the publication of R.G. Collingwood's classic, The Idea of History (c1946) -- also see online Peter Johnson's Collingwood's The Idea of History: A Reader's Guide (c2013) --  scholars have debated whether History belongs in the humanities or social sciences. What do you think?

History Poll
History is a humanity: 33 votes (29.2%)
History is a social science: 11 votes (9.73%)
History is both: 69 votes (61.06%)
Total Votes: 113

Guide Introduction

Welcome to my guide to history research at Temple University Libraries. Find here a variety of research tools to support your academic work. Use the blue tabs (above) or the Table of Contents (on your left) to find primary sources, secondary journal articles and books, reference and other history resources. This homepage provides quick access to articles, journals, and books, plus links to historians' blogs and a history poll. 

Blogging and Podcasting Historians

Blogs authored by professional historians reveal a side of historical scholarship not found elsewhere. Here are several of my favoriate historian-generated blogs:

History Librarian

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Rebecca Lloyd
Paley Library
Room 319

Digital Humanities Now

Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web. 

DHNow highlights scholarship—in whatever form—that drives the field of digital humanities field forward as Editors’ Choice.