Guides to Writing and Citation
This is a link to the University of Wisconsin’s Writing Center. It includes valuable links from the Chicago Manual (also called “Turabian’s”) for citations etc.
Patrick Rael, Bowdoin University, has prepared this wonderful web page, It includes wise advice on researching and writing papers. It is well work your time.
This page has been around for awhile, but I think that the fundamental conventions are unchanged.
This is a site from George Mason University that is a gateway for tons of information on teaching U. S. History.
This is a web page from the University of Houston that is aimed at folks teaching U.S. History. There is some useful material here.
Professional Links for Graduate Students
Some Major Organizations
This web page is full of links to reports and opinion pieces about all aspects of the profession. Well worth browsing.
OAH main web page.
The SHA’s main web page.
This is a nice search engine. It is useful for finding out if someone has already written your dissertation topic.
Another search engine. A useful way to find out about who is in a department when you are applying for jobs.
Getting a Job
One of the key places to visit when you are in search of jobs.
A useful piece
It is worth thinking about your teaching portfolio long before you are in the job market.
For folks in the job market.
This is an essay written by Susan Ferber of Oxford University Press. Ferber is one of the top editors around (I worked with her on my book about Anna Dickinson).
My old friend and colleague C. Dallett Hemphill wrote this short piece advising young scholars about the journal publishing business. It is full of excellent advice. (Sadly, Dallett died very shortly after this essay appeared.)
Some other useful professional links
AHA Guide to Professional Conduct
Explains how the AHA defines plagiarism and various other useful things.
H-Net hosts a long list of discussion groups (of uneven quality). It is also a great place to look for job ads as well as announcements of grants and conferences.
HNN links to various news stories and commentaries, largely dealing with how historians find their way into public discourse.
This page has links to a staggering number of blogs addressing some aspect of history. No doubt all are superb. This is a good place to visit if you wish to extend your graduate career by a few years.