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Stony Brook University

HIS 301 Environmental History: Research

History of human ecology and changes to the landscape and environment.

Learning to Do Historical Research

There are certain predictable stages that all historical research questions go through:

--William Cronon, Learning Historical Research

Visit William Cronon's website for comprehensive guidelines on doing historical research:

Primary Sources

Primary sources refer to documents or other items that provide first-hand, eyewitness accounts of events. 


Add the word 'Sources' to your subject search term for finding primary sources in Environmental History:

Human ecology History Sources

Environmental protection History Sources

Add a Country, state or region name for specific primary sources, ex.:

Environmental protection History United States Sources