Historical Investigation Process


What topic/personality might you choose?
What do you already know about the topic/personality?
What keywords could you use to search for information on this topic?
Where might you go to acquire your information?
How does the marking criteria inform me on direction for this task?


At least 3 quality historical sources – Books, journal articles, Encyclopedia.
Locate and collect the raw material from the appropriate information sources.
Collect your bibliographic records as you go
Complete the source evaluation scaffold as you go


Analyse, authenticate and arrange your information.
What information is useful? What information is useless?
What information is fact and opinion?
Is your information biased?
Do I need to locate more information?


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Introducing evidence from UNSW

How to cite using APA referencing UNSW


Did I answer all my inquiry question fully?
How well did I do in each stage of the Information Fluency?
Were there some things that I did really well and other things that I need to work on?
What do I need to improve on next time?


For referencing and style guide

Oliver Oakhill College Library books

For journal articles

historical research

Smarter searching strategies video

Google power user

Local libraries

Check your diary
Place your reference list in alphabetical order