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HS3305 - History of United States Foreign Policy

Resources to conduct secondary and primary research on U.S. foreign policy topics

Researching U.S. Foreign Policy Topics

The HS3305 History of United States Foreign Policy guide lists key resources for starting your research project.

The tabs along the left side lead to tips for finding:

photo of a statue of Benjamin Franklin

  • Background Information - links to encyclopedias to help establish context for your topic, tertiary sources
  • Articles - journals articles, magazines, etc. The Newspapers subpage links to the all sorts of newspaper sources.
  • Books - how to find books and eBooks at the Blume Library and beyond
  • Videos - describes streaming video databases and sources online
  • Primary Sources - both collected in print and digitized, includes governmental sources like FRUS
  • Borrow from Other Libraries - Interlibrary Loan (ILL), WorldCat, and getting a public library card
  • Citations - ways to use Discover and other tools like Zotero to help you with your paper citations

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