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Bibliography and Historical Research

A guide to finding and using bibliographies for historical research, with an emphasis on using bibliographies to find primary sources.

Subject Bibliography

Subject bibliographies will list primary sources, secondary sources, or both primary and secondary sources relevant to the study and research of a specific topic or event. Subject bibliographies are probably the most common type of enumerative bibliography, and finding a subject bibliography on your topic can save you lots of time in your research.

Some examples of subject bibliographies include: