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Resources for Studying History

AU Resources

AU Library Home Page

AU Library Help Centre
Online tutorials for finding quality print and electronic materials

AU Library Subject Guide
This lists some history-related databases and websites, but is not a comprehensive list

AU History Databases
This lists the databases: some provide texts and information, while others are search engines for finding scholarly writings (books and articles), some of which will be available through AU’s Library

AU Write Site
Advice on all aspects of research and writing, including links to live writing coaches

Organizing a History Essay (Skills Module from HIST371 rev2.)

Academic Integrity: Avoiding Plagiarism (Skills Module from HIST371 rev.2)

Researching History Using the AU Library (Skills Module from HIST215)

Alberta Women’s Memory Project (Hosted by AU)

Heritage Resource Management Programs at AU

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies

Athabasca University Press (including open-access materials)

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Links to Academic Associations

Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
The professional organizations for Canadian historians. The website includes information on undergraduate and graduate history programs and historical institutes in Canada and advice on careers as a historian.

American Historical Association
The professional organizations for American historians.

Classical Association of Canada
The professional organization for scholars of the history and culture of classical Greece and Rome.

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Student Prizes and Publications

Undergraduate Journals and Essay Prizes: Students who have a great essay or paper that you wish to share should consider submitting them to a journal or a prize jury (or both).

History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research (Appalachian State University)

Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal (University of Lethbridge)
This is a multidisciplinary journal for undergraduate students.

Vexillum
This is an undergraduate journal that supports and promotes undergraduate scholarship in the fields of Classical and Medieval Studies, and accepts scholarly papers by undergraduate students written on a wide range of topics - history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, art history, sociology, philology, and linguistics.

Visions and Revisions: New Scholars and New Interpretations
This is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles by undergraduates.

Barbara Roberts Memorial Award (Athabasca University)
This annual prize recognizes outstanding written work done by an undergraduate student on topics related to women, gender, and feminism.  Recipients of the prize receive a cash award of $250.00.

Classical Association of Canada Student Essay Prize

Canadian Catholic Historical Association Student Essay Prize

Canada West Foundation Jim Hume Memorial Student Essay Contest

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Updated September 10 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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