If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be headed toward a profession in history - or a life in another profession enriched by a lifelong passion for history. If this describes you, consider taking 20th Century Historiography, an elective offered periodically by Mr. John Wilkes.
To examine a snapshot of a historian's work within the larger body of history scholarship over time, use JSTOR's Data for Research (see example for Gordon S. Wood at bottom of this page).
Key words/phrases for finding historiographical resources
(may be useful when searching subscription databases, library catalogs, and the open Web)
annotated bibliography, bibliography, bibliographical essay, historical method, historiography, method, methodology, philosophy of history, research method, review essay
When Wikipedia isn't enough...
Level/area of expertise?
Search words: resume, credentials, curriculum vitae, publications, awards, presentations, annotated bibliography, bibliography, book reviews/review essays about their works
Where to look: in encyclopedias and reference books (print and online), on their web pages, conference sites and proceedings where they're presenters, credentials listed in articles they've published, biographical notes in books they've written, interviews
Search words: controversy, controversial, critic, criticism, questioned, sided, petition, errors of interpretation, wrong, dismissed, misleading
Books and e-Books
MW Library Catalog
History reference includes:
Google Books - preview book then use Find in a Library link (on left)
VCU Library Catalog - dual enrollment students can use their VCU id; otherwise, complete the university borrowing agreement (requires parent / guardian signature) and return it to Ms. D
Library databases (need login)
AP Source - mag & journal articles
PowerSearch (Gale) - articles
U.S. History VRL bookshelf
U.S. History in Context
Open Web (free) resources
American Presidency Project (also check presidential libraries)
Digital History Projects from UR - creative visual presentation of historic data/primary documents
Encyclopedia Virginia (VHF)
GPO Federal Digital System - incl. Congressional records prior to 1995
Microsoft Academic Research - similar to Google Scholar
Oral History in the Digital Age (LoC) - how to collect, curate, and preserve oral histories
OpenCRS - some here, some in PowerSearch and on other sites
Primary Documents in American History (Library of Congress)
2013/14 supplemental resources
AIDS.gov (federal portal)