Resources for Historical Researchers
- Plagiarism and Historical Journals (November 2007)
- Plagiarism: Curricular Materials for History Instructors (2007)
- How to Detect and Demonstrate Plagiarism (2006)
- The Professional Division is charged with "developing additional advisory materials to assist historians in navigating the professional opportunities, challenges, and dilemmas they encounter in their work"
- Best Practices for Oral History, Oral History Association (January 2011)
- AHA Statement on IRBs and Oral History Research (February 2008)
- Suggested Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Media Activities in Tenure, Review, and Promotion (October 2001)
- "Best Practices": Encouraging Research Excellence in Postsecondary History Education (October 2000)
- Redefining Historical Scholarship (December 1993)
Perspectives Articles on Historical Research and the Historical Profession
- The National Archives: Issues for Historians by John W. Carlin
- History, Memory, Research, and the Schools: A Report on the Pittsburgh Conference by Peter Seixas, Peter Stearns, and Sam Wineburg
- Coming In from the Cold by David Wolff
- Grierson Scholarships and the "Agents of Social Change Project": New Research Opportunities in Women's History by Margaret Jessup and Marla R. Miller
- Beyond Words: Reviewing Motion Pictures by Mark Carnes
- Moscow's Archives and the New History of the Communist Party of the United States by Randi Storch
- "Out of the Rubble": Building a Contemporary History Archive—The Oklahoma City National Memorial Archives by Carol Brown
- Considering Research in Film and Television Archives? by Douglas Gomery
- The Price of the Past: Preserving the Freedmen's Bureau Papers by Kate Masur
Links to Sites with Related Information
- The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The National Archives preserves American history and oversees the management of all federal records. Its website is a necessary first step for any researcher hoping to access its records.
- Library of Congress
The Library of Congress serves research needs with its 22 reading rooms on Capitol Hill and this excellent website.
- The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
The CRLCATALOG includes location, circulation and order information for CRL library materials.
- UCLA Film and Television Archive's Research & Study Center
The UCLA Film and Television Archive contains over 220,000 films and television programs, and 27 million feet of newsreel footage.
- Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian website provides a wealth of information to researchers.
- National Genealogical Society and Family Search
Those interested in genealogical research may want to access these websites.