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Archive for the ‘Historical Research Links’ Category

Military Justice, Historical Research and Contest to Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate

Posted by Writing PIs on May 28, 2012

Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins, the Writing PIs

Today at Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes we have a smattering of links to share, from Shaun Kaufman‘s educational article on military justice to tips for historical research.  Last, there’s a fun contest running through June 4, 2012 where the lucky winner gets a $10 Amazon gift certificate!

“Remembering Military Justice” by Shaun Kaufman

This article outlines key differences between civilian and military criminal defense. To read, click here.

Historical Research Tips

Below are some articles on researching history — handy info for writers, researchers and those interested in investigating people and events in the past. To read an article, click on the link.

Tips from a PI: Historical Research Sites for Your Stories by Colleen Collins

State Historical Society of North Dakota: Research Tips for Beginners

History Detectives: Historical Research Checklist

From Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes: Historical Research Links

Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Today through June 4, 2012, Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews is running a contest for The Zen Man by author-private investigator (and Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes’s co-author) Colleen Collins.  For more information on how to enter the contest, click link below (hint: if you post a comment to this Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes’s blog, you get bonus points!):

Contest: Win a $10 Amazon gift certificate

Have a great week, Writing PIs

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Historical Research Links

Posted by Writing PIs on March 16, 2012

Today Savvy Authors has posted this article by Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes’s PI Colleen Collins: “Tips from a PI: Historical Research Sites for Your Stories.” In it, Colleen outlines several genealogical, news and media research sites that are handy for private investigators, writers, and other researchers. To read the article, click here.

We thought we’d follow up on that article by listing several more historical research sites.  Some offer tips for conducting historical research, others provide lists of links for more specific historical research, and some are just fun to browse.

Learning to Do Historical Research: Professor William Cronon and his team of students created this website to help others learn basic research skills. Topics include how to frame questions, effective research techniques, and a slew of online resources.

Best of History Websites, a portal to hundreds of history websites, including links to educational resources.

Military History Research Sites (this site can be a bit of hit and miss as some links are inactive — however, there’s dozens and dozens of links to specific military events, battles, organizations and more)

From the National Archives, Eyewitness offers first-person eyewitness accounts in letters, diaries, audio and film records.

From Genealogy, a photo gallery of cemetery symbolism.

Have a great Friday, Writing PIs

Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it. – Oscar Wilde

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