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WSU 102 Race and Ethnicity in Modern America


Welcome to the research guide for Race & Ethnicity in Modern America!

This guide will assist you in locating resources for your First-Year Seminar research project and coursework.

See the First-Year Seminar Tutorials in the left column to sharpen your skills in finding, retrieving, analyzing, evaluating, and using information for college research.

Click on Workshops Guide in the left column for the Undergraduate Research Portal. This guide has helpful information about each topic covered in each workshop. This guide includes the workshop schedule, although the schedule may also be viewed on the University Libraries' calendar along with other library events.

  If you have any questions about research or library resources don't hesitate to contact your embedded librarian for this course using the contact information to the left or stop by the reference desk at Ablah Library.


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Ask A Librarian

Visit a librarian at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library or contact a Subject Librarian to make an appointment.

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What are some reasons to contact a librarian?

​      To find the best resources for your topic
      To discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog
      To identify and locate primary source materials


If a librarian is not available, you may also seek assistance from other library staff during library hours who will refer you to the appropriate librarian or department as necessary. 

See the full schedule of library hours including Reference Desk, presession, intersession, and holiday hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.

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    Circulation Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3582
   Reference Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3584
   Music Library  316-978-3029
   Chemistry Library  316-978-3764
   Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

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Chat with us via the adjacent chat box. Our chat service is staffed during Reference Desk hours.
If chat is not available, send us a question via e-mail.

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   Text us with research and other library-related questions to


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         Email a librarian with your question
         or fill out this form.




Subject Librarians are available to help students, faculty, and staff with their research and library instruction needs. Use the left-hand navigation tabs to find the librarian assigned to a particular subject or college. Contact your subject librarian for assistance or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation.

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