Understanding of the present is seen to arise out of an understanding of the past social, political, and economic events and processes, which have led to current conditions. For historical methods and issues, see Barzun & Graff's classic work (1992), as well as Appleby, Hunt, Jacob (1994), and Rayward (1996). For examples of historical research in LIS, see Hildenbrand (1996), Maack (2010), and Wiegand & Davis (1994).

Barzun & Graff (1992)

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Appleby, Hunt, Jacob (1994)

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Rayward (1996)

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Hildenbrand (1996)

Maack (2010)

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Wiegand & Davis (1994)

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