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College of Arts and Sciences

Student Resources & Opportunities

Sites of Interest:

Allen County Public Library

The History NetAmerican Memory

Indiana State Museum

Indiana Historical Society

Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society

The Library of Congress

EyeWitness to History

Humanities and Social Sciences

Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana

St. Louis Besancon Historical Society

Writing resources for students:

Developing a Bibliography

Research Paper Format

When to Use Footnotes or Endnotes


Footnotes and Endnotes: Format


The Writing Center


Professional Associations: 

American Historical Association


The American Historical Association (AHA) is the largest professional organization, serving historians in all fields and all professions. The AHA is a trusted voice for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life. We invite all historians to join us in our dedication to advancing history and historical thinking for the benefit of all.

The AHA, founded in 1884, has long been an advocate of public history and has regularly expressed a strong commitment to its practice. Compiled by the AHA, Resources for Public Historians includes a wide variety of non-academic history resources. 

Have questions about research standards, from oral history, to digital scholarship, to plagiarism? The American Historical Association has assembled a range of articles, standards, and reports that can guide historical researchers at all levels: Resources for Historical Researchers.


National Council on Public History:


The National Council on Public History (NCPH)inspires public engagement with the past and serves the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world by building community among historians, expanding professional skills and tools, fostering critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocating for history and historians.

If you are interested in exploring the field of public history, these recommended reading lists are a good place to start: case studies , controversies, and oral history.

The public history navigator guide walks prospective students through choosing a graduate public history program, the application process, tips and tricks for surviving grad school, and professional development advice. 

NCPH's find a public history program tool is a great starting point for comparing public history programs. 


American Association for State and Local History


The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a national association that provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.

Blogging and social media are increasingly valuable tools in history. Be sure 
to check out the AASLH blogs. 


American Alliance of Museums:


The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 30,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance stands for the broad scope of the museum community.

Thinking of a career in museums? The AAM's searchable directory can help yo​u find the program that's right for you. 

If you are interested in learning more, the AAM Resource Library provides articles, guides, and tools on a wide range of museum field topics.


The Association of Moving Image Archivists 
National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
National Register of Historic Places 
National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Organization of American Historians 
Southern Historical Association