Doing Research in History

Learn about the core resources for history research, and how to find and use them at Williams.

Keep a Research Log

Keeping a research log can help you be more efficient while doing research.  You'll avoid duplicating your efforts, and you'll be able to keep track of successful search terms so you can use them again.

Annotation Worksheet

Use this sheet to help you organize your thoughts while looking at a source you plan to include in an annotated bibliography. Use one sheet per source.

Research Tip: Use a Citation Manager

Use a Citation Manager

A citation manager stores all your citations in a searchable database so that you can:

  • Format your footnotes or endnotes automatically in the style of your choice (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.).
  • Format your bibliography automatically.
  • Insert references into a Word document with a click.
  • Create and format an annotated bibliography.

The library supports the desktop and online version of EndNote.