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History (Countries and Regions of the World): Home

Study of History

Select the appropriate tab for History resources for various regions of the world.
For additional information in specific areas go to the following Research Guides:

                    African-American Studies
                    Latin American / Latino Studies
                    Medieval Studies
                    Middle East Studies


What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources are original records created during the time under study. Since they were present during the experience, they offer an inside first-hand view of a particular event unfiltered by interpretation or evaluation.

Some examples:

     Letters                 Manuscripts
     Newspapers         Memoirs
     Interviews            Speeches
     Photographs         Diaries 


17th century map of the world.


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