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/hĭ-stôrˈē-ŏgˈrə-fē/ -noun

"the writing of history; especially: the writing of history based on the

  • critical examination of sources,
  • the selection of particulars from the authentic materials,
  • and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods."

(Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)

Schools of Historiography

  • Annales School
  • Precepts
  • Big history
  • Cliometrics
  • Comparative history
  • Counterfactual history
  • Critical historiography
  • Cultural history
  • Cyclical and linear history
  • Deconstruction
  • Diplomatic history
  • Economic history
  • Great man history
  • Historical materialism
  • History from below
  • Marxist historiography
  • Metahistory
  • Microhistory
  • History as Propaganda
  • Revisionism
  • Quantitative history

Welcome to the Historiography Guide!

Welcome to the Historiography Guide. Here you will find general information on how to locate sources related to the study of history. 

How to use this Guide:
Located on the tabs are different resources- books, journals, websites, etc. Click on a tab and a page appears listing specific resources about historiography in that format. For example, under the "Find Books" tab is a list of books located here in Warner Library about historiography. For specific historical topics, please check out these guides.


Here is a list of subscription databases the library offers that contain information about this topic.

To access these, you will be prompted to sign-in using your Eastern login (this is the same as your Brightspace and Eastern email logins).

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