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HIST 3382: History of Mexico: Overview

In this class you will use the library collections to look for:

  • Background information: Encyclopedias, reference entries, and bibliographies on your subject.
  • Secondary sources: Resources that are written after the fact and give context to the topic that you are studying. Secondary sources often analyze primary sources and place them in context.
    • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, books, and journal articles can all be secondary sources.
  • Primary sources: resources created in the time period you are studying.


Background Information

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