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This guide will help you find materials for your research on Asian American topics.  Most come from the Auraria Library, but some come from online sources available to the public. 

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A little advice to start with

If you're researching Asian Americans in a particular place and time, here's some advice on finding sources.

Books are especially good for getting some background information. For example, you can find books about Asian Americans throughout the twentieth century, Asian Americans in politics, and Asian Americans in the arts. You may not be able to find books on specific individuals, or on Asian Americans in a very narrow time or place.

Scholarly/academic articles discuss much more specific topics. For instance, you may find an article on the roles Asian Americans played in the Gold Rush, or the role a specific person played in arts, politics, etc. You may find a few articles on Asian Americans in Colorado -- but don't expect too many.

Newspaper articles are fantastic for finding information on individuals, smaller events, or specific areas such as Denver. Ask a librarian if you need help finding articles from a particular region, or from the past.

Internet resources from universities, museums, large public libraries, historical associations, and other interested groups provide a wealth of detailed information on Asian American local cultures, events, individuals, and more.