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History of Europe in the 20th Century

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Finding Background Information - Begin your research by reading some background information about your topic. 

Once you have studied the background of your topic, find primary and secondary sources with which to write your paper.

Tip: Start your research with secondary sources.  See which primary sources were used by the authors of the secondary sources, and then try to track them down.

Determine other types of primary sources to use:

  • Find digitized primary source collections on the web
  • Find published primary sources using the online library catalog (CLICsearch).

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