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HIST 4310: Africa, Race, and the Global Cold War (Prof. Osei-Opare): Background Research

Course guide for HIST 4310: Africa, Race, and the Global Cold War taught by Dr. Nana Osei-Opare during the Spring 2021 semester.

HIST 4310: Africa, Race, and the Global Cold War

This research guide was created for HIST 4310: Africa, Race, and the Global Cold War taught during the 2021 Spring semester by Dr. Nana Osei-Opare.

Reference Sources

Reference sources (encyclopedias & dictionaries) can provide short biographies of historical figures and/or summaries of events that can help you generate keywords to guide your search for secondary and primary sources.

Search the library catalog for print and electronic dictionaries and encyclopedias by country.

Research Tips

Finding Books

Books can be helpful secondary sources and some may contain primary sources or be primary sources (i.e. autobiographies, speeches, etc). Below are some strategies for finding books at Fordham.

 Search the catalog by Library of Congress Subject Headings:

Foreign Affairs Magazine

Depending on your topic and the article in question, items from Foreign Affairs may be primary or secondary sources.

Finding Scholarly Articles

The primary avenue for finding finding articles on a topic in periodicals is through databases. If you are experiencing problems finding articles for your paper, try the Ask a Librarian chat service for immediate help or contact one of the librarians assigned to this class for 1 on 1 assistance.

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