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HIST 060: The East India Company (SC): Home

History 060: The East India Company, 1600-1857 (Azfar) Spring 2021

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This Research Guide will point you to databases, books, primary sources, and other resources that may be useful for your project.

Here are some of the things that I can help you with (other Swarthmore librarians can as well):

  • Finding information (scholarly articles and books, primary source documents, multimedia)
  • Searching specific databases
  • Improving your search skills
  • Citing sources and creating a bibliography (MLA)
  • Organizing your research (including using Zotero or Endnote)

Top Research Tips

  1. Use relevant bibliographies
    Once you have found a good article or book on your topic, look at the references that author cites.  You'll probably find many sources that you can use.  The author(s) may cite archival collections and primary source documents as well as scholarly books and articles.
  2. Search historically
    Spelling, word choice, and geographic names may have been different during the time period you are researching.  So if you are searching for primary source documents, you may need to use these older spellings and terms to find relevant sources.
  3. Learn how to get print books and digital copies during COVID
    See Digital + Physical Copies to understand your options

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