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Primary sources for humanities: International Studies

A guide to primary sources for humanities at Monash University Library

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Suggested starting point

International Studies at Monash is very broad ranging across political entities and time periods. Begin with searching the ProQuest historical newspaper databases for commentaries on events, countries, groups or individuals.

Another good starting point for International studies is the United Nations official documents (ODS) database containing parliamentary documents and official records of the United Nations and includes General Assembly, Security Council, and other Council resolutions from 1946, all UN parliamentary documents from 1992 and various UN daily journals and lists of documents.


Microform is an older technology which still provides us with a wealth of hidden information. This list is a tiny example of what is available on microfilm and microfiche. Jenny Casey at the Matheson Library is happy to assist you to uncover the microform collection.

Current and historical newspapers

Selected websites

Online sources