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Research Guide

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Welcome to the library research guide for HSTRY 494B Imagining Africa. This page brings together many of the sources that you will need to use for your research along with some explanatory information on various types of sources.

Most of you will need to rely on primary sources created by outsiders -- Western travellers, colonial adminstrators, anthropologists, sociologists, reporters, filmmakers, and missionaries. You will need to be aware of, and take into consideration, inherent biases of these types of documents. 

Some of the databases on this guide are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. These are marked with a lock UW Restricted. You may be asked to login with your UWnetid. Additional resources can be found on research guides for: African History, American History, British & Irish History, European HistoryAnthropology, Cinema Studies, and English.

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

Citation Guide

The following links provide information on citing sources.  See the Citation Styles & Tools page for more guides and information.

Writing Help

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Additional Research Information

The following canvas guides provide additional information on how to search library databases.

Library Research Award

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Check the Awards page for more information and the application form.

History Librarian

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Theresa Mudrock
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