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Overview vs. Monograph

An Overview is a book which addresses a time period such as The Cambridge History of China. Use the index to find your topic; it may be a chapter or just a few pages. An overview is meant to place your topic within the context of the time and larger world.

A Monograph is a book which addresses your specific topic. If you are researching a person, a monograph could be a biography of the person. If you are researching an event, a monograph might be The Opium War, 1840-1842.

Biblion Search Tips

1. Try a KEYWORD search for "Opium War" or Qing dynasty

 2. When you find a book in your search results that looks relevant, use the subject links for that book to lead you to more sources.

Example:  China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842.

Example subjects covering topics related to the Qing Dynasty and the Opium War:

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