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HST 390: Nature, Science, and Power in Early Modern Europe

Fall 2022 - Dr. O'Connell

Course Guide

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Gathering Background Information

Use the background sources here, as well as other sources you might encounter, to gather information about your topic and consider what you still need to know before you start researching.  You can use this information in searching for primary sources.

- Dates      - Places     - Names of persons involved     

- Names of organizations, government agencies, etc.    - Names of particular laws or events 

Background sources can also help you understand the larger historical context, so that you can determine what primary sources might be most useful or how a particular primary source fits into what was happening at that time. 

Reference Sources

These are just a few of the reference sources you might use to begin your search. Search Primo, ZSR's Discovery Catalog, for additional titles. 

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