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Use the table below to develop library catalog searches for primary sources. Replace the words appearing in brackets with specific descriptors (e.g., use american in place of [nationality]).

Searching for . . . Enter this phrase    +    modifier(s)
[see examples]
any topic sources and [ethnic group]
documents by place [location] and history and sources    
domestic politics sources and politics and government and [ethnic group]
foreign affairs sources and foreign relations and [country]

Sample Searches

  • sources AND race relations AND united states
  • sources AND politics and government AND france

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