International History and International Relations: Home


This guide is designed to introduce you to some of the primary and secondary resources which will support your module. The information included in the guide should provide you with a useful starting point for the essay based on archival material.


For advice on using these and other resources please contact Hilda McNae - 

Items not on the open shelves - Summer 2022

Some of our primary materials are held in the Library Store or in the Martyrs Kirk Reading Room. However, we are happy to get them for you if you need them.

To recall an item from store:

  • Find the item by searching the Library collections.
  • Click on the 'Click and Collect' button
  • Login to your account
  • Click 'Submit'
  • We'll email to let you know when you can collect your item from St Mary's Library.

Primary Sources of Information

Primary sources of information are original materials which include first hand testimonies or direct evidence from the time. The collections in the Main Library include diaries, letters and the records of organisations and government agencies. You will find additional primary sources of information in Special Collections, National Libraries and other Archives.

Primary Sources - Diplomatic Documents

Other useful resources