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The Information-Literate Historian

Jenny L. Presnell

The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students is the only book specifically designed to teach today's history students how to successfully select and use sources--primary, secondary, and electronic--to carry out and present their research. Expanded and updated, the fourth edition of The Information-Literate Historian now includes expanded coverage of database searching, algorithmic searching, fake news, deep fakes, and AI, making it an indispensable reference for historians, students, and other researchers.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Feb 7th, 2024
  • Pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0004
  • Dimensions: 7.90in - 5.70in - 0.90in - 0.80lb
  • EAN: 9780197749869
  • Categories: ReferenceResearchStudy & Teaching

About the Author

Jenny L. Presnell is a Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian at Miami University, Ohio
Praise for this book
"The Information-Literate Historian provides a thorough overview of the research process for historians. Presnell admirably guides students of history through the process of conducting research - all the way from identifying basic research terminologies to discussing various kinds of sources to providing numerous examples of how to locate said sources. The sheer amount of information within this text is impressive, especially given its relatively short length. Presnell's prose is clear and concise, but also accessible to students looking to undertake historical research. The utility of The Information-Literate Historian is such that I would assign it without hesitation to both undergraduate students and first-year graduate students as a reference tool." - Matt King, University of South Florida

"A comprehensive, practical guide to the historical research process, with important guidance for students on locating and evaluating sources and
leveraging technology in the research process." - Jennifer Adler, East Tennessee State University

"Presnell has a nice way of being informally formal in her writing. Her writing and word choices are not intimidating to students. You can tell Presnell has taught a research methods class." - Matt Malczycki, Auburn University