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HIS 1307: World History Since 1500: Home

Basic resources for background information and research papers.

Have a Plan

Libraries have lots of information. It can be overwhelming to find the right information for your project. So it's best to have a plan to keep you focused and to avoid frustration.

Having a search strategy will help you (see the Tools below), but as you gather information, you will refine your topic, and you will need to search for more specific (or general) information. Research feels like you are repeating yourself, but you are actually focusing in on your topic:


flowchart of circular nature of research















Research Preparation Tools/Handouts


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