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GU-Q: GOVT 060-70: Introduction to International Relations

Subject Databases

Primary Sources

Primary Sources from the Library Collection

Internet Primary Sources

Always consider carefully the types of sources you find online; it will help you determine their credibility and if they are the right fit for your assignments.

Think about the following:

  • What kind of content type do I need? A scholarly or newspaper article? A primary source like a speech or a peer-reviewed source like a scholarly article?
  • Where does the source come from? On what type of website is it available from?
  • Who is the creator of the source? Can I find its author? Who is publishing this source?

Click here to find more ways to verify your source's credibility.

Below you will find some examples of primary sources for this course, like websites of government bodies, heads of state and international organizations:

Watch the following video on how to find speeches in the UN Digital Library