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Welcome to the Subject Research Guides page at Western Libraries. These guides are created by librarians and contain the best resources for your subjects and/or topics. A great starting point for your research assignments!

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Access and Use of Aerial Photographs
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Jun 13, 2014
Information about aerial images available at WWU's Center for Pacific Northwest Studies and elsewhere.
169 views this year
Adult & Higher Education Research Guide
by Gabe Gossett - Last Updated Jul 10, 2014
This is a guide designed to assist students in the Adult & Higher Education graduate program in finding information sources.
148 views this year
Archival Resources on Women's History
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
An introduction to resources available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.
86 views this year
Bassoon Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the bassoon resources in the music library.
8 views this year
Black Madonnas and Pilgrimage
by Jeanne Armstrong - Last Updated Feb 4, 2014
83 views this year
Botanical Illustration Resources
by Julene Sodt - Last Updated Jul 8, 2013
A Selected Bibliography created for the 1999 Northwest Botanical Illustration Symposium (updated frequently) Compiled by Julene Sodt, of the Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
908 views this year
Business & Economics Research Guide
by Elizabeth Stephan - Last Updated Jan 16, 2014
General resources and research tips for business research.
749 views this year
Canadian Government Information
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Jan 13, 2014
14 views this year
Canadian Studies
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Apr 2, 2014
18 views this year
Cello Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the cello resources in the music library.
19 views this year
Census Population Schedules
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Jan 6, 2014
The Census Population Schedules contain the information about individuals collected by the Census, and are released 72 years later.
11 views this year
Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection - CLIC
by Sylvia Tag - Last Updated Jul 18, 2014
Resources that support the teaching, learning and scholarship of children's and young adult literature.
608 views this year
Clarinet Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Nov 29, 2012
A guide to the clarinet resources in the Music Library
30 views this year
Communication Databases: Video Library
by Rebecca Marrall - Last Updated Sep 25, 2013
This guide hosts several videos introductions to Communication-specific resources, such as databases, the Library Catalog, and more!
15 views this year
Communication Sciences & Disorders
by Sylvia Tag - Last Updated Jan 29, 2014
Locate databases, guides for particular courses, and general information for undergraduate and graduate programs in CSD.
632 views this year
Communication Studies
by Rebecca Marrall - Last Updated Mar 21, 2014
Resources and Research Strategies for Communication Studies
65 views this year
Dance
by Leza Madsen, Julene Sodt - Last Updated Jul 16, 2013
Resources for Dance
608 views this year
Double Bass Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the double bass resources in the music library.
14 views this year
Education
by Sylvia Tag - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
Use this guide to locate resources for programs and majors in Woodring College of Education.
120 views this year
Environmental History & Activism: Local and Regional Resources
by Robyn Adcox, Heritage Resources - Last Updated May 9, 2014
An introduction to resources available locally, including through the Heritage Resources programs of Western Libraries. This guide is "in process"
219 views this year
Ethnobotany Resources
by Julene Sodt - Last Updated Dec 30, 2013
55 views this year
Film Resources
by Julene Sodt - Last Updated Oct 29, 2013
A guide to film resources available from and through the Western Libraries
67 views this year
Flute Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Nov 29, 2012
A guide to the flute resources in the Music Library
14 views this year
Folktales at Western Libraries
by Martha Mautino - Last Updated May 1, 2014
A guide to locating folktales in the Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection (CLIC) and elsewhere in the library
23 views this year
French Horn Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the French horn resources in the music library.
35 views this year
Genealogical Sources in Government Information
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Feb 10, 2014
Western's half million government publications includes some material useful to genealogical researchers.
4 views this year
Government Environmental Websites
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated May 7, 2014
This is a selection of websites about environmental issues produced by agencies of the U.S. Government.
247 views this year
Government Information
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Apr 3, 2014
336 views this year
Government Statistics Sources
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Jan 6, 2014
13 views this year
Guitar Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the guitar resources in the music library.
5 views this year
Health and Medical Resources on the Web
by Paul Piper - Last Updated Dec 7, 2010
These sources are all extensive and authoritative. They have all been reviewed by Medical Journals or Choice. All feature up-to-date information for patients and medical professionals as well.
43 views this year
Historical Resources About World War I and World War II
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Jul 24, 2014
A brief list of historical resources about local and regional experience during WWI and WWII, with an emphasis on materials available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.
78 views this year
Historical Resources on the WWU Physical and Built Environment
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Nov 20, 2013
Records and resources documenting the history of property, structures, and places owned or managed by Western Washington University.
132 views this year
Historical Resources: the Great Depression
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Jul 18, 2014
Select resources re: the Great Depression of the 1930s available at Western Libraries Heritage Resources and beyond.
137 views this year
History Day Resources at Western Libraries
by Martha Mautino - Last Updated Jul 11, 2014
Information about researching your History Day topics at Western Libraries
6 views this year
Human Services Research Guide
by Gabe Gossett - Last Updated May 14, 2014
A guide for Human Services students and instructors to find research resources.
149 views this year
Imaginary Library
by Robyn Adcox, Sylvia Tag - Last Updated Sep 30, 2011
51 views this year
Japanese American Internment and Relocation
by Margaret Fast - Last Updated Feb 20, 2014
This subject research guide contains: Library Resources and Databases, Biographies, Books on Camp Life, Film and Photographs, and Legal Aspects of the Internment, Newspapers, Personnel Narratives, and Websites on Japanese American Internment during WWII.
225 views this year
Jazz
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Nov 1, 2013
Basic resources for the study of jazz
10 views this year
Keyboard Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Dec 13, 2012
A guide to the keyboard resources in the Music Library
3 views this year
Law Resources
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated May 22, 2014
39 views this year
LGBTQ Resources
by Rebecca Marrall - Last Updated Apr 8, 2013
This guide provides access to both scholarly and practical resources on WWU's Campus for the LGBTQ populations.
62 views this year
Linguistic Anthropology
by Jeanne Armstrong - Last Updated Dec 9, 2013
This guide is intended for use in research in linguistic anthropology and gender and language.
46 views this year
Literary Journals
by Paul Piper - Last Updated Sep 30, 2010
This is a collection of literary journals and magazines owned by the WWU libraries.
5 views this year
Local Market Audience Analyst (LMAA)
by Elizabeth Stephan - Last Updated Jun 2, 2014
How to Guide for Local Market Audience Analyst
541 views this year
Map and Rare Book Theft Resources
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Jan 6, 2014
Information about preventing and responding to vandalism or theft of maps and rare books in libraries.
10 views this year
Microform Collections
by Martha Mautino - Last Updated Jul 11, 2014
Information about selected microform collections at Western Libraries.
305 views this year
Mongolia Collection
by Margaret Fast - Last Updated Jul 15, 2014
This subject research guide provides information on Western Libraries' Mongolia and Inner Asia Collection.
462 views this year
Music Education Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Feb 28, 2014
A guide to the resources in the WWU Music Library related to music education.
18 views this year
Native Plants and Fungi of the Pacific Northwest
by Julene Sodt - Last Updated Dec 30, 2013
Northwest native plant resources available from the Western Libraries collection and the Web, including identification manuals and field guides.
806 views this year
Newspapers
by Paul Piper - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Guide to current and historical national and international newspapers in print, online, and microform collections at Western Libraries.
327 views this year
Nursing Resources
by Gabe Gossett - Last Updated May 27, 2014
This is a guide to library resources for nursing students and faculty.
114 views this year
Oboe Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Nov 29, 2012
A guide to the oboe resources in the Music Library
24 views this year
Percussion Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the percussion resources in the music library.
13 views this year
Poetry for Children & Teens
by Sylvia Tag - Last Updated Jun 25, 2014
To provide and preserve a comprehensive collection of poetry written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1960 on.
159 views this year
Psychology Resources
by Leza Madsen - Last Updated Oct 10, 2013
This guide is a selective list of resources in the field of psychology, arranged by type of resource, i.e. journals, reference works, web sites.
62 views this year
Rehabilitation Counseling: A Research and Writing Guide
by Gabe Gossett - Last Updated Oct 1, 2012
This guide will help you get started with your research and writing. It is not a complete list of the resources Western Libraries has to offer, but it is a good starting point.
49 views this year
Research and Resources on Alaska
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Dec 19, 2012
Brief guide highlighting archival and other resources available through Western Libraries Heritage Resources programs.
13 views this year
Research and Resources On Fish and Fishing
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Apr 12, 2013
A brief guide to archival and other resources about the history of fish and fishing, with a focus on the holdings of Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.
56 views this year
Research and Resources on Northwest Native American and Tribal History
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Sep 9, 2013
A brief guide to archival and other resources about Northwest Native American and First Nations' history and culture, with a focus on the holdings of Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.
169 views this year
Research in Cryptozoology
by Gabe Gossett - Last Updated Jan 7, 2014
Short introduction to library and web resources relating to cryptozoology.
625 views this year
Research Using Oral Histories
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Dec 19, 2012
Resources available through Western Libraries and its Heritage Resources programs.
55 views this year
Researching Civil Rights Issues, Student Movements and Campus Protest
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Oct 22, 2013
An introduction to resources available locally, including through the Heritage Resources programs of Western Libraries
50 views this year
Researching LGBTQ H(i/er)story
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Oct 2, 2013
Select resources available through Western Libraries and online.
57 views this year
Researching the History of Railroads, Vessels and Other Transportation Methods
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Dec 19, 2012
A guide to resources about the history of trains, railroads, ships, boats, aviation and transit systems, focusing on collections available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.
38 views this year
Resources about World's Fairs and Expositions
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Dec 19, 2012
A brief guide to resources about World's Fairs as available through Western Libraries and its Heritage Resources programs.
39 views this year
Resources for First Generation to College Students
by Rebecca Marrall - Last Updated Nov 4, 2013
107 views this year
Resources for Researching Local and Regional History
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Jan 24, 2014
An introductory list of primary source repositories, heritage organizations and other useful resources.
191 views this year
Resources on Cold War History
by Heritage Resources - Last Updated Dec 19, 2012
A brief guide to local resources on the Cold War, with emphasis on primary source collections available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs.
49 views this year
Saxophone Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the saxophone resources in the music library.
17 views this year
Scholarly & Campus Resources for Students with Disabilities
by Rebecca Marrall - Last Updated Apr 8, 2013
This guides provides both scholarly and practical resources for 1) Students with disabilities; and 2) Student scholars interested in disability studies.
15 views this year
Small Business Resources
by Elizabeth Stephan - Last Updated Mar 5, 2012
How to find information about creating or running a small business
7 views this year
Theatre Arts
by Sylvia Tag - Last Updated Jan 26, 2012
Locating Plays, Theatre Reviews, Costume Design and Resources
35 views this year
Trombone Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the trombone resources in the music library.
11 views this year
Trumpet Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the trumpet resources in the music library.
13 views this year
Tuba & Euphonium Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the tuba & euphonium resources in the music library.
25 views this year
Tutoring Center Online Reference
by Peter Smith - Last Updated Jan 23, 2014
24/7 access to information for Chemistry, Math, and Physics
69 views this year
Viola Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the viola resources in the music library.
3 views this year
Violin Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the violin resources in the music library.
7 views this year
Voice Studies Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
A guide to the voice resources in the music library.
14 views this year
Washington State Government Information
by Rob Lopresti - Last Updated Jan 6, 2014
53 views this year
World Music Resources
by Marian Ritter - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
A guide to the resources related to world music in the WWU music library.
3 views this year
 

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