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*Primary Sources: A Guide

A guide to identifying and locating primary sources for conducting research in history.

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Newspapers

For microfilm collections of Asian newspapers, do a subject search in the library catalog for "Country Name" and "Newspapers" (e.g. Japan newspapers). Many of these titles must be requested from the Center of Research Libraries which can be done directly from the FSU catalog record.

Consider exploring the history of Asia, international relations, and the experience of Asian-Americans through major United States newspapers such as the New York Times or the Los Angeles Times. While the New York Times may provide deep coverage of relevant U.S. government policies and politics, the Los Angeles Times may provide better coverage of Pacific coast communities and have more sustained interest events abroad in Asia.

Always keep in mind the perspectives of journalists and their intended readers when using newspapers as primary sources.

Digital Collections

Foreign Relations records

The following collections emphasize international and intercultural relations, particularly between Asia and the West.

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