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HIS 450: Senior Seminar

A guide to library research as a professional historian.


Guide Administrator:
Andrew Adler

BA History, University of Kentucky
MA History, East Tennessee State University
MS Library & Information Science, University of Kentucky

Contact Information:
Office: LRC
Phone: (502) 863-8405
email: Andrew Adler



Welcome Historians!

HIS 450 most likely marks your first professional attempt at 'doing history.' The course seeks to initiate you into the academic discipline of history, not as a student working on a course project for a grade, but as a professional embarking on an historical study to help others understand more fully an episode or aspect of our shared past.

This research guide offers suggestions on the methods of doing historical research in a more discipline-specific approach.

Please use this guide as a starting point for all your historical research and remember to contact a librarian should you ever need assistance locating materials in support of your academic pursuits...even after college.

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