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History Research Guide: Women's History

Research help and resources for local, state, national or international history.

Getting Started

Get started with your research:

Pick a topic by reviewing your assignment and textbooks

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Women of MA

Available @FSU

We have a number of items that can help you with your research or provide you with a project:

  • Our collection of theses from students who have recieved their masters degrees from Fitchburg State are available for you to review.  You can contact the library for information on getting access to them.
  • We maintain the Fitchburg State University Archives.  If you are looking to do research on the history of this school, women's colleges, public colleges in Massachsuetts then we have some items that may help you.  If you are looking for a project, digitizing our archives is something you can consider doing.  Contact the library inorder to get access to the archives or to discuss a digitization project.

Scholarly Articles

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Subject Guide

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Renée Fratantonio
HA-106, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Hammond Hall

Citation Management Tool

Citing your sources is one of the most important steps in doing research.  RefWorks will allow you to store and organize your citations as well as easily create your bibliography/references (whether annotated or not) and final paper in the correct style.  

You can use RefWorks to:

  • Organize references
  • Format bibliographies
  • Create a database of your own citations
  • Import references directly from library databases
  • Insert in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies using the Write-n-Cite tool
  • Share your citations with a group

For LEGACY REFWORKS ONLY:  Off-Campus users will need to entergroup code: RWFSC to get access. Choose the "Export to RefWorks" option in most databases.

Note: You must have popups enabled for RefWorks to work properly.

Chicago/Turabian Style Guides

Chicago/Turabian Style is primarily used for history, but can also be used in other subjects. The Chicago style and the Turabian style are quite similar and often used interchangeably, but they are not identical. Ask your professor or check your syllabus to be sure you're using the right style.

Helpful Chicago/Turabian related sites to assist you with proper citations: