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Hunter Library
Research Guides
Western Carolina University

World History: Home

Help choosing a topic and finding primary and secondary sources for world history topics.

What do you need to find?

Go to primary sources page.
Go to find secondary sources page.

Background Info: Encyclopedias, Overviews, Biographies

Need help choosing or focusing your topic? These sources will help, and they will also help you identify primary and secondary sources for further reading.  

Need help choosing or focusing your topic? These sources will help, and they will also help you identify primary and secondary sources for further reading.  

Browse the Library Catalog to find out what scholars are writing about. Start with the headings below: 

Civilization, Medieval CB351 & CB353
Medieval and Modern History--476- D101-D110.5
Medieval History D111-D203
Early and medieval to 1485 DA129-DA260
Geography, Medieval G89

Need help choosing or focusing your topic? These sources will help, and they will also help you identify primary and secondary sources for further reading.  

Browse the Library Catalog to find out what scholars are writing about. Start with the headings below: 

Getting Started

Read some background info in your textbook or an encyclopedia. Look for specific events, populations, points of view or a geographic region.

Combine concepts to focus your topic

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