Understanding professional historical research

If you’re a history blogger or Youtuber, you’ll know that locating professional historical research is a difficult and time consuming task. Finding reliable, up to date scholarly sources on a given historical topic is a serious challenge. I’ve collected a list of freely available primary and secondary sources for this.

It’s no wonder that many history Youtube videos are only 10-15 minutes long, present superficial pop-history treatments of their subject, and don’t list their sources. This is how you end up being roasted by commenters on your own videos, or featured on r/badhistory as an object of ridicule.

this is not professional historical research
history Youtuber comfort zone
you'll find serious professional historical research here
where bad history Youtube channels are cremated

If you want to do proper research using reliable academic sources, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by consulting the bibliographies of scholarly literature I have curated here.

If you need help with research for your videos or blog posts, contact me directly. I’ve previously worked as a university research assistant, and I have an excellent reputation at r/badhistory, as shown by this image.

I'm a well respected regular contributor to r/badhistory
I’ve won numerous awards at r/badhistory
I can find professional historical research for you
I’m available as a research assistant