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Historiography resources


Welcome to the Historiography LibGuide.

This Guide will be growing and developing throughout the Spring 2008 semester. Please use the tabs across the top of the page to access the type of information you need.

If you have any suggestions for additional material, please let me know through the contact info in the right sidebar. 

General Information

This resource guide has been prepared for use by students in the Butler University course on Historiography. It follows in large measure the recommended resources described in Anthony Brundage's work Going to the Sources; a Guide to Historical Research and Writing . 2nd ed. (Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1997).

Other Resources

Maps and atlases

Housed in Irwin Library's Current Periodical Room (CPR), just opposite the circulation desk. There are also atlases, including some with regional or historical perspectives (e.g., Historical Atlas of the American West), housed in the G classification in the reference area and in the general stacks


Library videos are housed behind the circulation desk and may be viewed in the audio-visual facility on the first floor. When searching the library's holdings online, you might also come across the call number location SOC/ANTH MOD LANG CNTR. This designation refers to the Modern Foreign Language Lab, housed in Jordan Hall 391. Its hours are posted at Irwin's reference desk.

Special Collections, Rare Books, and University Archives, Irwin 3rd Floor

Selected local history resources, and various special collections of interest to students of U.S. history, notably a number of collections focusing on Abraham Lincoln.


Subject Guide

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Irwin Library, Room 345a
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Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937

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