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HIS303 Absolutism & Revolution, 1660-1800: Home

A Sign of the Times

"Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera"
Antoine Watteau, 1717
From Oxford Art Online

Reserve Rules

A reserve has been set up for this class because so many students will be working on this research paper at the same time.

1. Reserve books should be checked out even if being used during class time.

2. You may check out books for two hours or overnight within two hours of closing.

3. Books checked out overnight must be returned within two hours of opening.


Welcome to the Class of 1945 Library. This guide will help you research your History 303 project. Click on a tab above to see all of the relevant sources that are available in the Library. If you have any questions, please ask the Librarian at the reference desk for help!

Research Strategy for European History

This guide is organized to help you in the research process, which usually proceeds from general sources to more specific ones.

STEP 1:  Begin with Reference Sources (print and online) for background information

STEP 2:  Find Books (overviews and monographs)

STEP 3:  Look for articles in Magazines & Journals 

STEP 4:  Search for primary-source documents (such as letters) written at the time of your topic. These can be found through Biblion searches (try an author search) and in databases such as Modern World History Online. You can also check the Websites tab for sites with primary-source materials.  

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