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Historical research using government information

Primary sources are especially important for historians as they provide first-hand evidence for historical events and issues. Government information, which can span over decades if not centuries, offers unique and often detailed evidence on almost every topic in history. For example, you can find different perspectives of world events from documents issued by different national governments. You can trace the evolution of the Canadian health care system, examine the fall of the Berlin Wall and many other historical topics through government information.

Where: Robarts Library, Map & Data Library Computer Lab, 5th floor (Take P5 elevator to 5th floor)

This is part of the Government information research series:

In this series of three workshops, learn to navigate the world of government information which provides official, authoritative, primary sources for almost every topic. Other workshops include:

Parliamentary and legislative materials

Date: January 31 (Thursday), 2019

Time: 12:10pm – 1:30pm

Declassified documents, Access to Information/Freedom of Information requests and hard-to find government information.

Date: February 12 (Tuesday), 2019

Time: 4:10pm – 5:30pm

For further details, contact Sam-chin Li.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:10pm - 1:30pm
Map & Data Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
  Library Research  
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Eveline Houtman