Running historical research needs imagination, patience, and diligence as well as utilizing the proper tools. While approaching it you ought to be able to survey interpretations of days gone by by many historians and discover in what manner their foundations or functions affected these interpretations. You’re additionally anticipated to acquire comprehension of the circumstance where references were created, identify evidence, and find information that may be useful in illuminating or working out existing differences.
You also need to have the ability to recognize primary and secondary sources related to some specific historic period or theme. Analyze footnotes and bibliographies in the secondary sources as they will likely lead one to the primary sources. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, chronologies, and handbooks may be useful at the same time, offering advice to add to your own interpretations.