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History & Political Science: Getting Started

Library resources for the study of history and political science

History and Political Science

The discipline of History and Political Science encompasses many human activities from the past including social life, economics, culture, thought, and politics.  Students in this discipline may study individual people, groups, communities, and nations, and explore topics ranging from everyday life to social revolutions. History and Political Science requires students to think historically and to discover and analyze published scholarship as well as primary sources. 

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Library Research

Research 101 - Getting Started in Library Research

Try the steps outlined in this guide for a simple and effective search strategy to find information for your research paper, project or presentation.

How to write an annotated bibliography

How to identify reliable information

Both the CRAAP Detector and the RADCAB method are good ways to test your information source for reliability. 

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Library Research 101

During summer, 2021, WSU joined the HELM consortium and introduced a new search interface. Tutorials will be posted here soon. 

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