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A guide to history resources at the FGCU Library, including databases, books, book reviews, credible websites, and primary sources.

Welcome to the History Research Guide!

Getting Started

The History program at FGCU prepares students for a variety of fields, including:

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This guide will help you locate information for your studies, including books, articles from databases, and websites. Use the tabs at the top to explore.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or need more detailed assistance, please feel free to contact Rachel Tait-Ripperdan or utilize any of the various ways to get assistance HERE.

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FGCU's Aquila

Aquila: The FGCU Student Research Journal publishes exceptional student scholarship from all academic disciplines and levels of study at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Student scholarship stands at the heart of university life and is one of the most rewarding ways for students to contribute to their field of study, but it also expands their personal knowledge and academic growth. Aquila encourages students to participate in this exciting endeavor and to share their ideas and findings with scholars inside and outside their discipline to enrich the community’s body of knowledge as a whole.

Aquila invites students to develop and share their academic expertise by publishing original scholarship. We welcome submissions from graduate and undergraduate students regardless of major, from history to bioengineering, from education to hospitality and resort management, from exercise science to biology, and anything and everything between.

Submission Process
All required materials as an email attachment to

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