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HIST 2900: The Historian's Craft

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Welcome to the WMU Libraries' class guide for HIST 2900 : The Historian's Craft.  This guide includes information resources to help you find books, journal articles, primary documents, and other scholarly materials to complete your research assignments.

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Online Reference Databases for Background Information

Use these reference databases to get the "big picture" on your topic, and to get some book and journal references, too.

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Depending on your research topic, you may want to explore these other subject guides.

Who is the "Father of History?"

Herodotus, 5th century BC, considered to be the Father of History

Herodotus, 5th century BC, is often called the "Father of History" since he was the first to collect his data systematically, evaluate its accuracy, and arrange the information in a logical narrative.  He is best known for his work on the Persian Wars.

(Bust of Herodotus. 2nd century AD. Roman copy of a Greek original; Agora Museum, Athens.  Herodotus; Wikimedia Commons)

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