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About WU Archives

This guide will help you navigate University Archives' more than 300 unique collections, most of which document the history of Washington University from 1853 to today. Other collections are related to 20th century St. Louis history.

The Research Process

Step 1: Exploring Your Research Idea and Constructing Your Search

 

Step 2:  Finding Background Information

 

Step 3:  Gathering More Information

 

Step 4:  Locating Current Research

 

Step 5:  Evaluating Your Sources

 

Step 6:  Cite What You Find in Discipline-Appropriate Format