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POLS 2: Comparative Politics: Primary Sources

International Government Documents

To find government documents from the country you are studying that you can use as primary sources try using the link below to find documents on your topic while limiting to the domain for your country's government for example: 

immigration for documents on immigration published by the Taiwanese government.

Primary Sources

Primary sources can include government documents, novels written by a citizen of the country you are studying, and newspaper articles from the region, Such sources can help you gain a more intimate understanding of the issues and events you are studying. Secondary sources analyze or interpret primary source information.


Search CityCat to find books, e-books, DVDs, CDs and more. There are many ways to search, such as by Title, Author and Keyword.  For fiction from the country you are studying, try a Subject search for your country fiction.

For example: Japan -- Fiction

      Find CCSF Library books, textbooks and other materials:

Examples of Fiction

World Newspapers

Find newspapers from your country using these links below.

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