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This class guide provides resources to help you find the information you'll need for your history paper. It suggests specific resources for specific steps in the research process. Keep in mind these are suggested steps, feel free to skip around to find the information you need.
Most of the databases on this guide are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. When you use a link with lock icon you may be prompted to login with your uwnetid and password.
Additional sources including specialized encyclopedias, article databases & primary source collections can be found on the suite of History Research guides. Some that may be most useful are listed below.
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The New York Times digital edition is now available for all current UW and Cascadia College students, staff and faculty via the UW Libraries campus-wide subscription.
Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.
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Additional information on researching history and on writing.