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Class Research Guide

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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
  • Research Step by Step - an illustrated research process
  • 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, Latinx & 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 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 & Writing Help

Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citation Styles & Tools guide.

Writing help is available via zoom during fall quarter. You can book an appointment online.

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