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History 100 (Amussen)

Library Research for The Historian's Craft

Secondary Sources

JSTOR's Text Analyzer

  • Visit JSTOR.
  • Click Text Analyzer.
  • Drag a document to the screen or browse for it and attach.  e.g. an article, or book chapter related to your topic
  • Wait for recommendations.
  • On the Analysis & Results page, prioritize your terms by removing them (x), scaling them up or down, typing in new terms, or selecting from additional topics.

JSTOR text analyzer screenshot

JSTOR for Book Reviews

JSTOR is a rich resource for book reviews.

Book reviews may be advantageous for a couple reasons:

  1. easily determine the usefulness of a book
  2. identify experts in a field