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Research Guides

Class Research Guide

Welcome to the library webpage for HSTAA 231 Race & American History. This page brings together many of the resources that you will need to use for your research along with some explanatory information on various types of sources. 

The guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Background - specialized encyclopedias that can provide quick facts and context for your research topic. Start here if you are new to a topic
  • Secondary Sources - find scholarly books and articles related to your research topic 
  • Primary Sources: Books - find older books that are primary sources
  • Primary Sources: News & Magazines - find older newspaper and magazine coverage
  • Primary Sources: Government - find government documents
  • Ethnic History Sources - explore additional databases & websites 


For additional resources see the research guides for American, African American, Asian American & Native American histories


Most of the databases on this guide are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. When you use a link with lock icon UW Restricted you may be prompted to login with your uwnetid and password.

Have questions or need research help? Please contact Theresa Mudrock, the history librarian, via email at 

History Librarian

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Theresa Mudrock
Suzzallo Library 136

Citation Guide

Historian's generally use the Chicago style format for footnotes/endnotes and bibliography.  This one page guide provides examples for the most common type of sources.  See the Citations and Writing page for more guides and information.

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