Hello, this is the library research guide for Prof. Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley's section of HIST 400 Junior Seminar in Methods and Historiography, with links to resources to help with your research.
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Historiographical essays are similar to literature reviews, in that they address scholarship on a particular topic, rather than the topic itself. These critical essays are often a helpful introduction to the top historians in a field as well as a way to highlight the major issues, points of contention, and how approaches and interpretations have changed over time.
Some ways to find these types of essays: