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POL310: Politics & History of East Asia



This guide will help you find all of the resources the library has to offer to help you in POL310. It is designed to help you through every step of the research process, starting with finding background information on your topic to help focus your search, then finding and evaluating scholarly literature and primary sources, and finally help with citing those sources in your research.

If you are stuck and need some advice for where to turn, please come by the reference desk in the library or contact us using the Research Assistance boxes.

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