This LibGuide offers a general overview of writing a Literature Review and this page shows some of the differences each department and professor may have. Make sure you always follow what your professor and syllabus have required.
Academic writing within the discipline of history will primarily ask a student to participate first-hand in the historical research process, interpreting your findings to add new perspectives to an existing area of study or to answer a question about the past. Research papers are one of the most commonly used methods for presenting this information in a history course.
Your GOALS when writing a historical research paper include the following:
(retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/historiography)
Essentially, historiography is the writing of history, or the writing of "the history of history" by historians. For the purposes of this course, you need to know that a historiographic essay: