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History Research Guide

The items listed below represent some of the best current sources for history. They contain numerous links to other websites which feature various aspects of the past.


This extensive guide of history sources has been compiledfor the Iowa State University Libraryby History Subject Specialist, Ed Goedeken.

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Library Workshops @ Parks Library

Register for our Library Workshops through the Learn@ISU website. 
Registration is encouraged to reserve a seat and opens 60 days before event.
Walk-ins are welcome, but you are not guaranteed a seat.
All workshops are presented by our librarians.
Please let us know if you require any accommodation.


Spring 2020 Workshops.

Getting Started with LaTex and Overleaf

February 13, 12:30 - 2 p.m., 32 Parks Library
Instructor led by Eric Schares

This hands-on workshop uses the Overleaf editor to demonstrate the basics of LaTeX. LaTeX is a powerful typesetting language often used for writing theses, dissertations, peer-reviewed journal articles, and scientific documents.  Attendees will work through examples, experiment with common features, and take away a list of additional resources that can be used after the workshop to explore further.

Using NVivo as a Research Tool

February 20, 2:10 - 3:30 p.m., 134 Parks Library
Led by - Dave Kolodny, Rep for NVivo Software

Are you a qualitative researcher? Does your research involve deep analysis? Working with text-based/multimedia information? The ISU Library has NVivo installed on all public computers; it can be a useful tool in any stage of the research process.  Using NVivo as a Research Tool webinars are offered and cover a variety of topics: transcription, literature review, coding, analyzing data, findings and publishing.

Copyright in the Classroom

February 27, 1:10 - 2:30 p.m., Memorial Union - Cardinal Room
Instructor led by Abbey Elder

Have you ever wondered what “Fair Use” really means? In this workshop, representatives from the University Library and University Counsel will use real-life scenarios to help you navigate topics such as Fair Use, the TEACH Act, copyright support on campus, and more! The workshop will focus on topics that are relevant to instructors, but it will be useful for anyone with questions about copyright on campus.

EndNote Web Basics

March 12, 3:10 - 4:30 p.m., 134 Parks Library
Instructor led by Jesse Garrison

Lost the references you need for your research paper? Thesis & dissertation citations becoming unmanageable?  This workshop for beginners introduces EndNote Web, a free bibliographic management program that helps you collect, organize, format, and use your collected citations in your writing projects.