WISE is the Library's search engine, it searches:
WISE is a user-friendly, all-in-one search tool, but is important to know when to use WISE, and when you may be better served by using the Library's other electronic resources.
Use the Online Journals and Reference Sources page for:
The following indexes and databases are suggested for historical research. HOWEVER, there may be other relevant or useful information in other resources depending on your topic. See our full list, or talk to a librarian for more information.
Plenty of people have done research on your topic. In writing historiography, your job is to think critically about different secondary sources and their analysis of the topic. You can use these sources for broad background information and use their bibliographies to locate influential secondary sources
A large percent of historical research is published in books, so they are a great resource to use for your historiography. Many academic journals publish book reviews, which discuss the topic of the book, the expertise of the author, the viewpoint and/or methodology, the contributions the book makes, and the strengths/weaknesses of the book.
Use the filter options to limit your search results to Book Reviews.
Reminder: The pdfs you access may include several book reviews from that journal, so you may need to scroll or hit "ctrl + F" to find what you're looking for.
Finding/reading book reviews will help you find the most influential books which represent different views on your topic. Once you find a book, search for it in WISE to see if we have it!