This libguide can help you to complete the research paper for Europe Divided and United, 1939-1945. Use the guide to find background information, books, journal articles, and primary sources.
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Consult traditional reference books to explore possible research topics. Reference books help researchers contextualize their topics and in turn begin to ask the right questions. Reference books set the stage for more efficient database searching; researchers cannot elicit relevant search results if they don't know which keywords (or search terms) to use. Last but not least, scholarly reference books contain bibliographies that can lead researchers to the most respected secondary and most useful primary sources.
Researchers must be able to identify the most respected scholarly works on any given topic. One way to do this is simply to ask someone who knows, often your professor or a librarian. A generally more comprehensive method is to consult a published bibliography. Bibliographies range in length from whole books to "Works Cited" sections in scholarly books and journal articles to "Further Reading" sections following encyclopedia articles. For this assignment you must compile your own bibliography consisting of at least ten diversified primary and secondary sources.
In Diamond and other library catalogs the term Bibliography is used as a sub-heading in the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) field to identify bibliographical works. Enter one or more terms related to your topic into the pre-formatted text box below to retrieve bibliographies available at Temple University Libraries. Once you have found a relevant bibliography, examine it carefully for potential sources for your paper.
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Note: Digital archives such as JSTOR and Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) can be considered primary-source databases depending upon the researcher's purpose.
The majority of primary sources remain available only in paper. Such sources can take the form of reproductions of letters and diaries published in commonly-held books, or rare manuscripts available only in a single archive. Identify primary-source documents in Diamond by looking for certain LCSH sub-headings: Sources, Personal Narratives, Pictorial Works, etc.. Examples:
Additional primary-source documents on post-war Europe can be found in these Temple databases:
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