Analysing Historical Sources

The work of a historian is a bit like the work of a detective. A historian will undertake research to find evidence in the form of primary and secondary sources. These sources will then be analysed to form conclusions about the past.  The information that can be gained from a primary or secondary source is … Read more Analysing Historical Sources

How to Reference Internet Sources

If you use another person’s work, it is important to reference that work both within your text and in a bibliography.  Failure to properly reference can lead to an accusation of plagiarism and affect the credibility of your work. Including properly referenced work from a range of sources shows that you have thoroughly researched the … Read more How to Reference Internet Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

The work of a historian is a bit like that of a detective. A historian examines different types of evidence and then tries to piece together the facts. A piece of evidence or artefact is called a historical source. There are primary and secondary sources, each with different characteristics. Primary Sources A primary source is … Read more Primary and Secondary Sources