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UW Tacoma is situated on the land of the Puyallup people. The UW Tacoma Library recognizes the Puyallup Tribe and its elders past and present for their ongoing efforts to sustain tribal sovereignty, preserve their culture, and care for this place.

I see the toll COVID19 has had on our lives, loved ones, communities, and on our paths of learning. Please know that I will do what I can to be mindful of your circumstances without intruding, and that I will bring empathy and caring to our conversations.

About this Guide


Welcome to the guide to doing research on Educational       
This guide was created primarily for classes at
UW Tacoma.


teacher at the chalkboard 

Image from Flickr Creative Commons| Flickr: cybrarian77


We at the UW Tacoma Library stand in solidarity with our Black community and other communities of color. We condemn police brutality. We are committed to doing the anti-racist work that needs to be done — including dismantling the ways libraries, universities, and our own institution have been complicit in anti-blackness and institutionalized racism.

To read more, please see our blog.

Values: Supporting Undocumented Students

Standing along UW President Cauce, I fully support the rights of undocumented students to an education and to live free from the fear of deportation. The threats to immigrants in our community are real, including mass deportations, detentions, and heightened border militarization. I will take actions to create safer, supportive learning environments by being available to listen, empathizing while acknowledging that everything may not turn out the way I hope it does, helping students find resources, and following up after our conversation. For more information, please also see the University’s nondiscrimination policy.