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SPH Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health: ARCH Resources

Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Center Resource Guide.

Community Resources

Resources by Location

King County

Washington State


Resources by Type

Scholarly Literature


Grey Literature

Dissertations & Theses

UW-Affiliate Resources

UW Libraries Searches

Resources by Type

Scholarly Literature

Patient Care

Grey Literature

Policy Documents
Theses & Dissertations
Population-based Resources
Black Persons
Indigenous Persons
Latinx Persons
Disabled Persons
Gender-related Research
System-impacted Persons

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Dr. Wendy E. Barrington, Director, ARCH Center
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Staff Picks - Journals

Journal cover of Health Equity

Health Equity

The leading peer-reviewed open access journal that meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations.

Journal cover of Journal of Community Health Research

Journal of Community Health Research

Peer-reviewed journal with an exclusive focus on disease prevention and community health promotion.

Journal cover of International Journal for Equity in Health

International Journal for Equity in Health

Presents evidence relevant to the search for and attainment of equity in health across and within countries.

Journal cover of Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Reports on the scholarly progress of work to understand, address, and ultimately eliminate health disparities based on race and ethnicity.

Journal cover of Campbell Systematic Reviews

Campbell Systematic Reviews

Campbell Collaboration's open access journal of systematic reviews, evidence and gap maps, and methods research papers.

Environmental Justice

Peer-reviewed journal that explores the equitable treatment of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Staff Picks - Books

Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional

by Chandra L. Ford, Derek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce, & Keon L. Gilbert


Accessing Books

Access Through Your Public Library

Search Strategies

Anti-racist Research Strategies

Database Searching

"Scholarly Literature: These kinds of sources are written by experts in a field. They use technical and academic language, and they are usually written for other experts. These sources are also known as academic sources, peer-reviewed sources, or refereed sources." (Source: University of Saskatchewan Guide)

Guidance for some databases 

Grey Literature Searching 

Looking beyond the scholarly literature is essential to learning from more diverse voices. Grey literature is generally material not published commercially or indexed by major databases. Learn more about grey lit.


Advanced Google Search

Search websites with Google by URL or domain 

Citation Management

Free citation managers help you track your sources and cite them as you write.


This guide was created in support of the University of Washington School of Public Health (SPH) Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Center. The primary authors are Leslie Gascon and Je Salvador, and this guide is reviewed and edited by ARCH Center staff. Leslie and Je do not speak for the communities served by this guide, those who are the subject of ARCH research, nor those who participate in ARCH research. This guide is only possible because of past and current hard work by Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color.

Because our identities affect our perspectives and the work we do, Leslie and Je have shared more about themselves:

  • Leslie (she/they) is a fat, able-bodied, white, nonbinary person/cis woman with a mental health condition and a financially privileged background.
  • Je (ey/em/eir) is an able-bodied, genderqueer, multi-racial Filipino American who lives with a mental health condition. Ey is a first-generation college graduate and now experiences financial privilege.

If you have a resource to recommend for this guide, please email it to Leslie Gascon.