Portrait photograph of Minnie Maddern Fiske as Becky Sharp. . Genthe photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018704324/. Used with permission.
Historical research is an opportunity to find evidence to support your hypothesis using information on events, people and places using a variety of sources.
The tabs on the left break down the basic categories of research sources. For specific assistance, contact me using the box to the lower left.
Proper and ethical use of the evidence you uncover is essential to good scholarship and a common element in all research. Contrary to wide-spread opinion, materials found on the Internet are under copyright unless expressly given a release and not free to use without permission. Unless the item has a Creative Commons license describing the permitted uses, you need to contact the owner for permission and attribute your sources with proper citation. This of course means you must be viewing the item at its original source, not from another site that may or may not have gotten permission to use.
Copyright and Fair Use
The principle of "Fair Use" allows for a limited amount of use for educational (not-for-profit) purposes. Educate to protect yourself both in using others and future use of your own work.