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POM HIST 110D - Researching the Cold War / Chu AND Anderson / SP 21

Your Assignment and this Guide

Welcome to the research course guide for Researching the Cold War.   This guide is a good place to start for secondary, scholarly and primary source databases for both your historiographical essay (for which you need scholarly sources) and your research paper (for which you need both scholarly and primary sources).  Below this box is the section for secondary sources as well as links to other research guides, which are much more detailed.  The menu on the left will lead you to selected primary databases with primary sources, a section with reference sources (also known as "tertiary), a section on writing and citing, and some quick tips for search strategy.   

 Just a few words about research that you can either heed or ignore:  seen holistically, these different types of sources make up the scholarly conversation.  Your research paper, responding to your topic and the sources you locate, is also part of the scholarly conversation.  What you find in your sources may alter the trajectory of your research.  In sum:  research is an art, not a science, and as such it is not linear. 

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Seconday Sources

Citation Indexes (for Citation Chaining)

Other Research Guides

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