HIST 101: European International Relations since the 18th Century

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A guide to historical research for Robert Nelson's History 101 seminar.

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Finding Primary Sources overview

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For specific search strategies, see the Library's Guide to Finding Historical Primary Sources

19th Century Primary Source Collections

Foreign Government Sources

The Berkeley Library government documents librarians have put together a research guide for doing foreign government research.  If you are having trouble tracking down government sources, you can contact librarian Jim Church at jchurch@library.berkeley.edu for personal assistance.

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