Clifford's Advice
on Doing History Effectively

6th ed., copyright 2005, by Dale Lothrop Clifford
The author makes the following exception to her rights:
all or part of this work may be copied and distributed totally free of charge to students. 

In order to make access easier, Clifford's Advice on Doing History Effectively is divided into interllinked sections.  If you know what you are looking for, use the Index  for quick access. 

Table of Contents

  Clifford's Advice on Writing:
    Clifford's Advice begins with the most common grammatical mistakes and then offers suggestions on organization and style. It also discusses how to use tables, graphs and illustrations, and how to approach a bibliographical essay.
  • History Department Policy on Plagiarism and Cheating
  • Grammar
  • Formal Prose
  • Organization
  • Tables, Charts, and Illustrations
  • Style
  • Quotations
  • Bibliographical Essays
  •   Clifford's Advice on Notes:
  • When and How to Note
  • Style Sheet, with Explanations
  •   Index
      Comments or questions? email

    Advice on Writing
    Advice on Notes Use the Index

    This site is maintained by Dale Lothrop Clifford.  Last updated 3 August 2005