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Thinking about War: Historical Research

Year 6

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How to Research

A good researcher will use a variety of sources to ensure that they have an accurate, broad and balanced view of the topic.

These sources wil be a combination of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sources (see video to the right)


Information from books, newspapers and magazine articles, online sources, interviews, realia, film and images, even, historical fiction.


Researchers always keep a list of all the sources they use.

They do this to:

  • Acknowledge that they have used the work of others
  • So that they can go back and look at the information again
  • To prove that they have used a variety of sources

There are websites that can help you do this. Noodletools is one of them, Neil's Toolbox is another.

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources

Useful Tools