Faculty of Arts

Introduction - Handbook

This handbook is intended to help students in all levels of history courses at Thompson Rivers University. It contains basic and practical information that will be useful to all history students.

This guide is divided into three sections:

  • The first section: The Study of History? Is an overview of the academic subject of history.
  • The second section: The Craft of History is an introduction to the research techniques and methodologies employed in Academic history.
  • The third section: Citations, covers a subject of much confusion for students who are new to the discipline of history; what citations actually are and how to correctly use them for history essays.

We are grateful to Professor Leonidas E. Hill of the History Department at the University of British Columbia, for permission to use sections of the Handbook for UBC History Students.