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Author Cortada, James W.

Title History hunting : a guide for fellow adventurers / by James W. Cortada
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 281 pages)
Contents In the beginning -- The perfect project -- Studying the age of information -- The hunt for my family's history -- Big-game hunting -- Great hunters I have known -- Researcher as archivist -- Into the mind of the historian -- Using history for fun and profit -- The future of the hunt
Summary The book offers guidance to aspiring historians at every stage and in every walk of life, from practical advice on tackling and organizing projects to recommendations for finding and using resources of all kinds, whether at the local library or historical society or on the Internet. It is intended to be a serious guide to the best practices for researchers as well as a "good read" as a collection of research stories. The author includes useful bibliographies, vetted websites, and practical advice on doing research well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cortada, James W. -- Career in history
Historians -- United States.
History -- Methodology.
History -- Research.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 076563323X (electronic bk.)
9780765633231 (electronic bk.)