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History 200B Hong Kong Cinema: Between China and the World

Guide for finding resources to complete assignments for History 200B

Getting Started

Library Research for Undergraduate History Students: An Introduction

  • A general guide to using the library for historical research.

Research Process Overview

  1. Pick a topic
  2. Narrow your topic by forming a question that can be answered
  3. Find primary and secondary sources that may help answer your question

You usually need to do some reading to develop a question, and to figure out what types of sources could answer your chosen question.

Your topic and the question you're trying to answer will likely change as you learn more and discover what information sources are available to you.