Hello, and welcome to Historical Research Update!
I’ve been an avid reader my entire life and understand the value of a well-researched and well-written story in any form. Growing up on military bases, I started looking forward to moving to a new place the moment I had read everything interesting in the base library. Just imagine a pre-teen begging the librarian for more gothic novels.
A life-long reading habit means that I have a great appreciation for writers of history, fiction and non-fiction. One of the most useful things I learned while earning my master’s degree in history was the value of peer-reviewed academic journals. I’ve since learned that they are an underutilized source for historical research among writers.
The thing is, some writers don’t know about them, there are tons of them, and they publish on a variety of schedules, making it difficult to track them and stay updated.
So let me help you out.
If you are a hard-core history enthusiast and like to dive right in, I offer a subscription service to deliver to your email a weekly list of approximately 200 links to peer-reviewed academic articles on a wide variety of eras, regions, and topics. I scour over 900 journals so you don’t have to.
If you’re the type who likes to test the waters first, I also offer The Weekly 10: Random Articles That Piqued My Interest. Each week, as I compile the subscription list, I pull the links to 10 articles that look especially interesting and offer those for a lower price, available without a subscription.
If you’re only interested in a specific topic, I also pull links to articles that fit into 12 different categories and offer those for a lower price without a subscription, available as soon as I compile 15 articles on that topic. Check out the Shop to see which categories most interest you.
If you want to know more about using academic journal articles to help with your research, click in the box to get my free ebook, Write History with Confidence: Use Academic Journals to Get Your Facts Straight.
If you love to browse, my lists are a great way to find inspiration and possibly take your plotting or characters in new directions.
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