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Themes: Cold War Exhibit Project

This guide was created to support student researchers for the cold war research project, spring term 2024. For help with research or accessing resources please reach out to Ms. Sinai.

Background Reading: Reference Collections & Articles

Click here to view recommended reference articles related to your topic.

For additional background information, explore the resources below:

Can I use wikipedia?
Yes! If you're unsure where to begin, wikipedia can be an excellent source for basic information (important people, places, dates, etc.). Check the references at the bottom of each article to find additional sources, including primary documents. 

Foreign Relations of the United States

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) is the official documentary record of major US foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. FRUS is available for free online from the US Office of the Historian. Documents are organized by presidential administration. 

FRUS is also available through the library's subscription to HeinOnline, and includes a more easily searchable interface, as well as additional works related to US foreign policy. For search tips, explore HeinOnline's FRUS research guide.

Secondary Sources: Online Resources

Academic Search Engines:

Primary Source Collections


Document Collections: