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Find Articles & Books
Explore more article options by clicking on the Find Articles - Core Databases tab at the top of this page.
Click on the Find Books tab for additional book options.
Welcome to Temple University Libraries' history research guide. Here you will find a variety of research tools and resources to support your academic work. Use the blue tabs (above) or the Table of Contents (immediately 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. Bookmark this guide for easy retrieval: http://guides.temple.edu/history.
Summon is a simple yet powerful new search tool that allows researchers to discover the breadth of TU Libraries' collections. Whether you need to find books, newspapers, journal articles, dissertations and theses, music and film, archival material and more, Summon has you covered.
Nothing we have seen in academic search directly compares with Summon, but the closest analog is Google Scholar. Summon covers all the books and other resources cataloged in our Diamond catalog in addition to some of the content from our proprietary library databases. By default Summon searches scholarly resources available only to the Temple community, something Google Scholar cannot do. Summon does not cover or reproduce all of the Libraries' scholarly content, and for that reason it cannot serve as a substitute for the core history databases. Rather Summon is a great place to begin any history research project. Click here to learn more about Summon.
Military History Books
Temple history professor Jay Lockenour provides this "New Books in Military History" feed:
The Bygone Object
Temple's public historian, Seth C. Bruggeman, authors this blog subtitled "objects, memory, meaning."
In the Service of Clio
If you're exploring various ways to use your graduate degree in history then check out this unique blog maintained by historian Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. It contains posts of interest to anyone with a graduate degree in the humanities who is looking for career management advice. My favorite post: The History Ph.D. as a Librarian, of course!
Blog Them Out of the Stone Age
A military history blog from the desk of historian Mark Grimsley. One of my favorites.
Chicago Manual of Style
Since at least the publication of R.G. Collingwood's classic work, The Idea of History (c1946) -- see also Peter Johnson's Collingwood's The Idea of History: A Reader's Guide (c2013), available to read full-text online -- scholars have debated whether History belongs in the humanities or social sciences. What do you think?