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History Courses & Research

Still looking for a HI/PS 306 topic?

Finding a Topic

Or try a print encyclopedia

We also have several print encyclopedias you can flip through to get started. Go to the call number area of 327.73 in the General Stacks, and you will see these sets:

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations:327.73 En19 1997
  • Dictionary of American Foreign Affairs: 327.73 F613
  • Dictionary of American Diplomatic History: 327.73 F493
  • The American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy: 327.73 B42a

State Department Primary Sources

State Department Primary Sources

Foreign Affairs publication

The links below will show you how to access Foreign Affairs, the publication of the US Department of State.


News of the Department of State went through a couple versions over the years. First there was the Dept of State Bulletin, which was the title through 1989. Then, the title changed to the Foreign Policy Bulletin, which we have in print from 1990-2003, and then online from 2003-2012.

Presidential Papers Primary Sources

Presidential papers

These links take you to presidential paper primary sources. These are only a few examples of the types of collections you can access related to this course--search individual president names to see if we have books exclusively related to their documents.

Treaties Primary Sources

Need to see the full text of a Treaty?

Best option: Online access

Print Option: In our Library

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