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HIST 300: Historical Research (Simonsen)

Hello and welcome! This research guide is intended to help connect you to resources for locating (digitized) primary sources and databases to search for secondary sources for your research project in HIST 300.

In This Guide

This guide is meant to help students who are enrolled in History 300 at Augustana College. Here you will find information about finding primary resources, research articles, books, and other helpful resources.

This guide can help you:

  • Start the research process
  • Identify databases specific to historical primary sources and scholarship
  • Identify cross-disciplinary databases relevant to immigration and migration

If you feel like you need some additional help while working on assignments,  you can reach out to the Kaitlyn Goss-Peirce, the Humanities division Research & Instruction Librarian.


Depending on your topic or focus, other research guides may also be helpful to get you started. Some of particular interest may include:

Tredway Library's chat research-help service is staffed by Augustana librarians and students. When a student is staffing chat, there is always a librarian on-call to help as needed.

Chat reference hours during fall and spring semesters:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.