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American Ethnic Studies: Books

Resources for beginning research in American Ethnic Studies.

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Tips for searching UW Libraries Search for Books:

    • UW affiliates will be prompted to login to UWNetID
    • For know items, enter authors or titles in " "
    • Use descriptive words as search terms
    • Use keyword search phrases: examples, African Americans, Chicanos, Asian Americans
    • Use Suggested New Searches to identify related information
    • Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: politic* [finds political, politically, politics...]
    • To to find a book, under Format  (left navigation menu) choose Book
    • Click title link to display item details (library location; call number, availability, etc.)
    • Use Advanced Search for complex searches and limits
    • Connectors (AND/OR) should be entered in uppercase letters
    • For more info on UW Libraries Search >>


Sample Library of Congress subject Headings

    • African Americans - Political conditions
    • African Americans - Social conditions
    • Asian Americans - Political conditions
    • Asian Americans - Social conditions
    • Chicanos - Political conditions
    • Chicanos - Social conditions


Library of Congress Call Numbers (African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Chicanos)

    • Call numbers are both the subject and physical location of items.
    • E184-185.98 Elements in the Population

Ebooks at the UW

An ebook is an electronic version of a printed book. Some ebooks require you to set up a personal account in order to view them.

The following link provides access to ebook packages at the University of Washington.

The Internet Archive

How Do I Find a Book at UW Libraries?

Short tutorial demonstrating how to find a book in University of Washington Libraries. Walks through the process from searching in UW WorldCat to locating a book on the shelf. | Time 01:37 | Play Video