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HS5390 - Senior Thesis I: Historical Methods

Resources for research and exploration for HS5390 students. Includes the in-class research activity and materials related to the Zotero citation management program.

Researching History Topics

This HS5390 guide lists key resources for starting your Senior History Thesis project.

The tabs along the left side lead to tips for finding:

  • background information and initial sources in encyclopedias
  • secondary articles, books, and other sources on your topic 
  • primary sources in books, newspaper articles, digitized online collections
  • borrow materials via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Texas
  • use the Zotero free citation software to save sources and quickly generate citations and bibliographies in MS Word
  • get help by email or by setting up appointment with the History librarian 

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