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Researching in the Humanities: Overview

Steps, tips and library tools to help you with your Humanities Research

Research Process

This guide is designed to help you successfully find sources of information for your Pre-Modern World assignments.

Following these steps will help keep you on track.  To make sure you have found all the information you need, you may need to review some steps more than once.


Helpful Research Guides

The Research Guides listed below provide links to topic specific resources.  Both this Course Guide and these Research Guides can help you find specific resources from the ACPHS Library Collection and beyond.

What are the Humanities?

The Humanities are defined as "Learning or literature concerned with human culture." (Oxford English Dictionary,2nd edition) Academic disciplines in the area of Humanities include the visual and performing arts, philosophy, literature, religion, history, art history and classics.