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Welcome to the research guide for History. Note that there is a main guide, as well as numerous sub-guides for different areas of study in History. Use the tabs on the left of this guide to explore Library materials by format.

This Library Research Guide recommends or provides access to;

  • Encyclopedias and other reference sources for brief, general information about your topic.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings for searching for terms in the UW Library Catalogue
  • Library of Congress Call Numbers for browsing books on the shelves
  • Electronic databases and scholarly journals for locating peer-reviewed articles
  • Primary documents, such as diaries, newspapers, letters and other archival materials.
  • External organizations and websites

If you need extra research assistance, you may email the librarian for History Michael Dudley at 

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