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HST 105: Africa in World History: Home

Spring 2020 - Dr. Parent


This research guide is designed for students taking HST 105. Each tab provides links and descriptions for potential resources, as well as searching tips and strategies. 

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1570 map of Africa

1570. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: Africa.

Where do I start?

Use the tabs along the top to navigate through this guide. 

Background Information > This page includes links to reference books (such as subject encyclopedias) and other sources to help you gain background knowledge and a "big picture" of what was going in during a particular point in history or of a particular event. They may include references to primary source materials or secondary sources. 

ZSR Library Catalog > This page includes links to our online catalog, which will help you locate books and other materials that contain an analysis of particular events. You may also find primary source materials in the catalog, such as memoirs, diaries, or personal narratives. 

Article Databases > This page includes links to our online article databases, which will help you locate scholarly journal articles and articles from periodicals that contain an analysis of particular events. 

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