What's in the Guide
Choose a tab above for information about specific research types.
Starting Points - Find reference sources that give you background information, or an overview of your topic. Use the dropdown for print reference books.
Find Books and Films - Includes information on how to find full-text dissertations and theses.
Find Articles - Databases containing academic journals on American history topics. Includes help with citing your sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Primary Sources by Type - Includes oral history, digitized images, news, film, letters and diaries, etc. Note: Links to a separate guide (with different tabs).
Primary Sources by Date - Same content as above, arranged by century. Note: Links to a separate guide (with different tabs).
Local History - Washington and the Pacific NW.
Other Research Guides
Research guides created by UWB/Cascadia Campus Librarians are formatted to match the colors of the Campus Library web site (brown), and we design these pages to fit with the curriculum here at Cascadia and UWB. Most UW Seattle pages have a yellow and purple design to match the Seattle UW Libraries web site.
These pages owe much to the UW Seattle History Guide, created by UW Seattle History Librarian, Theresa Mudrock.
For subject guides in other areas of study at our campus, see the complete list here.
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