About eHistory

Welcome to eHistory! The Department of History at The Ohio State University is proud to be the home of eHistory. This site has been designed to reflect the academic nature of the university with an emphasis on research, teaching and outreach. The Department of History extends its deep appreciation to Scott Laidig and the entire eHistory.com team for entrusting us with the site! 

A History of eHistory?

The history of eHistory tells the story of the site's origins and how it evolved into what it is today, along with more information on the creator of eHistory (and OSU History alum!) Scott Laidig.

Copyright Information

Unless otherwise noted, all images and content are the property of eHistory at The Ohio State University. Some of our text and image content, such as our primary sources, are public domain or used by permission. Government documents, for instance, are public domain; "content", however, refers to the entire page, including design and interface, therefore any reuse of public domain content that includes elements of our design or code is a copyright violation. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding use or ownership of our content.

Citing eHistory

Please cite eHistory when using our content. Our site may be used for personal and educational use where no profit is involved, unless the content in question is copyrighted by someone other than eHistory.

Students: Secondary and tertiary sources such as encyclopedias and much of the content on eHistory should not be used as a sole source for any information. In addition, there is a possibility for error in our content, as much as we endeavor to ensure its accuracy. Please check your facts against multiple sources.

Citation Styles
These are a few examples of commonly used citation styles for internet content. When listing a url, always begin with "http://". Students should check with their standards guide or professor's guidelines for the exact syntax to suit their needs.

Chicago Style (Chicago Manual of Style) 
eHistory contributors [or author, if listed], "[content name]," eHistory @ The Ohio State University[url](accessed March 8, 2023)

MLA style (Modern Language Association) 
"[content name]." eHistory @ The Ohio State University. [date of content if listed]. 8 Mar 2023, 15:50 <[url]>

MHRA style (Modern Humanities Research Association) 
eHistory contributors [or author, if listed], '[content name]', eHistory @ The Ohio State University[date of content if listed], <[url]> [accessed 8 Mar 2023]

Blue Book (The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation)
[content name], [url] (last visited March 08, 2023)

Who is eHistory?

eHistory is managed by the Department of History at The Ohio State University in collaboration with the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching.