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History of South Asia

A guide for helping you get started researching the history of South Asia.

Recommended Catalogs

Library Catalogs can be used to search for both primary sources and secondary historical research.

Terms for Finding Primary Sources

Library Catalogs (such as CATQuest or WorldCat) use predefined terms to describe primary sources. Among the most commonly used terms are:

  • Correspondence
  • Description and Travel
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Personal Narratives
  • Sources

For best results use one of these terms and search for it as part of the SUBJECT.

Other Useful Terms & Phrases

India--History--British occupation, 1765-1947