Doing History Research

History Research

There are a number of ways to find articles for your research projects and assignments. Leddy Library subscribes to many journals and databases for historical research. Here are a few: 

There is a complete list of Leddy Library History Resources.

The American Historical Association also publishes a Directory of History Journals.


Consult the History department writing guidelines for information on organizing a research paper and citing sources using the Chicago style.


For keeping track of sources and generating footnotes and bibliographies try Zotero, "a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources."

You can find more research tools at DiRT: the Digital Research Tools Wiki.


If your research involves human subjects (e.g. oral history) you will need to obtain ethics clearance from the University of Windsor's Research Ethics Board. Graduate students should begin with the REB's Introduction to Graduate Student Research.

REB forms can be found by following this link.