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US Foreign Policy Resources

This guide will help you find primary and secondary sources relating to US Foreign Policy

Reference Works From Dupré Catalog

American Foreign Relations since 1600
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
The Reader's Companion to U. S. Women's History

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Searching History in the Dupré Library Catalog

History books are classified in the C, D, E and F sections in the Library of Congress, all of which are contained on the 3rd floor of Dupré Library.

Library of Congress Classification for History

C - Auxiliary sciences of history

  • Subclass CB....History of Civilization
  • Subclass CC....Archeology
  • Subclass CD....Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
  • Subclass CE....Technical Chronology. Calendar
  • Subclass CJ....Numismatics
  • Subclass CN....Inscriptions. Epigraphy
  • Subclass CR....Heraldry
  • Subclass CS....Genealogy
  • Subclass CT....Biography

D - World history (except American history)

  • Subclass D....History (General)
  • Subclass DA....Great Britain
  • Subclass DAW....Central Europe
  • Subclass DB....Austria – Liechtenstein – Hungary – Czechoslovakia
  • Subclass DC....France – Andorra – Monaco
  • Subclass DD....Germany
  • Subclass DE....Greco-Roman World
  • Subclass DF....Greece
  • Subclass DG....Italy – Malta
  • Subclass DH....Low Countries – Benelux Countries
  • Subclass DJ....Netherlands (Holland)
  • Subclass DJK....Eastern Europe (General)
  • Subclass DK....Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics – Poland
  • Subclass DL....Northern Europe.Scandinavia
  • Subclass DP....Spain – Portugal
  • Subclass DQ....Switzerland
  • Subclass DR....Balkan Peninsula
  • Subclass DS....Asia
  • Subclass DT....Africa
  • Subclass DU....Oceania (South Seas)
  • Subclass DX....Gypsies

E - American history

F - Local history of the United States and British, Dutch, French and Latin America

Biographies & Study Guides

Helpful in locating monographs and scholarly articles on the history of U.S. foreign relations.

Historical Newspapers

Dupré Library's Microforms Collection offers a wide range of historical newspapers from the region and elsewhere. In addition, the Louisiana room also holds archived editions of area newspapers. They can be searched conventionally in the catalog as well.

  • Daily Advertiser (1869-present)
  • The Lafayette Gazette (1893-1908, Louisiana Room)
  • New York Times (1851-present)
  • Virginia Gazette (1736-1780)
  • Times of London (1785-present)
  • Times Picayune (1837-present)
  • American Periodical Series (18th Century to Reconstruction)
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1872)
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1953)
  • Miscellaneous slavery source materials, newspapers and narratives
  • Massachusetts newspapers (1767-1775)

You can also find a wide range of newspapers in full-text using:

For more information or help on using the microfilm collection, call (337) 482-1191.

Journals in History

Some Key Journals in U.S. Diplomatic History (U.S in the World, U.S. International History, U.S. Foreign Relations History) include:

To find a journal in the library system, you can either search for it by title in the Dupré Library Catalog or go to Publication Finder, where you can search for electronic journals by title or subject. Other useful journals might be International Security, International Organization, Foreign Affairs, and journals related to regional history and area studies.

Diplomatic History Sources

In addition to online resources, Dupré Library holds numerous useful diplomatic history resources. Some of them include:

British Documents on Foreign Affairs (reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part I, From the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War. Series B, The Near and Middle East, 1856-1914. Note: There are several different parts to this series, all searchable under title.)

  • JX 632.B745 1984

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)

  • JX 233.A3

Documents on German Foreign Policy (1918-1945)

  • JX 691.A46

U.S. State Department Bulletin

  • JX 232.A33

U.S. Treaties and Other Agreements

  • JX 231.A34

Documents on Canadian External Relations

  • JX 351.A5314

Documents on Germany under Occupation, 1945-1954

  • DD257.4 .R8

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

  • J80 .A284

Other History-Related Government Resources

U.S. History Documents

Primary documents on the web, including U.S. Government documents. Search for more government information via the box on the right.

(Quoted material in these descriptions come directly from the sites the information describes.)

U.S. Government Documents & Information

To search for U.S. government documents, go to these guides:

Library Contacts

U.S. and State Government Information

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