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Historiography: Home

Writing a Historiographic Essay

The website below on History writing from the History Department at Queens College, New York provides good background information on what historiography is as well as information on wrting a historiographic essay.

Sources on Historical Debates


History Databases

The databases listed below have particularly strong collections of scholarly history journal articles.

Historiography Encyclopedias

Guides to Historical Literature

Finding Books at SSU and Beyond

Follow the links below to find books at Salem State University Library or in libraries elsewhere.

Getting Books and Journals from Other Libraries

Even if the book or journal article you want is not owned by SSU, the library can usually still get it for you.  Use the information below to request books from other libraries.


Obtaining Books from NOBLE Libraries

Books found in the NOBLE catalog, but not owned by SSU may be requested directly by clicking on the Request button at the top of the page describing the book.  A form will come up asking for your library card number and password or PIN.  Your library card number is the 14 digit number on the back of your Clipper Card.  You may make up your own password or go to the information desk in the library to get a PIN.  Books requested from other libraries in NOBLE usually arrive within a week, often sooner.  The library will notify you when your book arrives and you can pick it up at the desk. You may also use your Clipper Card to check out a book at any of the other NOBLE libraries if you prefer to go to the holding library directly.


Obtaining Materials from WorldCat and Other Library Catalogs

For materials found in WorldCat or other library catalogs (not NOBLE) use Interlibrary Loan.  The Interlibrary Loan office will borrow books and journal articles for you from libraries all over the world.  For more information and to make a request click here:  Interlibrary Loan