Revolution (Laffey)

Research Guide for History seminar.

Revolutions Research

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About this Guide

It's a good idea to begin with broad information on your topic, and move to more narrowly focused books and articles as you develop your thesis and primary research focus. Following the tabs above from left to right will aid you in following this progression.

  1. Use General Reference to help place a topic in context, to define or narrow it, or to clarify a point of confusion. In addition, articles in these books often give list of books and articles for further reading in a section entitled Suggested Reading, Further Reading, Sources, or simply Bibliography.
  2. Use Find Books to find more detailed information and learn about interlibrary loan. 
  3. Use Find Journal Articles to find more scholarly information about your topic from historians in the field.
  4. Then find and analyze Primary Sources, the historical evidence to support your thesis.  
  5. A list of Internet Portals is provided to help you find additional resources.
  6. Finally a few Assignment Tips are given to help you complete your paper in a timely and ethical manner.


Special thanks to Patricia Hardesty (James Madison University Liason Librarian)and 
Roseann Bowerman (Lehigh University Social Sciences Librarian)
for their LibGuides Revolutions in the 20th Century and Revolutions, respectively.

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