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SSI1-129: Mao's China: Welcome to Collins Library!

Welcome to Collins Library!

Collins Library is a great place for you to:

  • Get help with your research from one of the Liaison Research Librarians or the Peer Research Advisor.
  • Find a quiet place to study.  The Reading Rooms near the entrance of the library and the study spaces on the upper floors (second, third, and fourth) tend to be the quietest.  There are also some individual study rooms available on the first floor and on the ground level (basement).
  • Find a place to work or study for group projects.  The best places to work in groups are on the first floor and include the collaboration corner off of the Learning Commons and the Study Commons outside of the librarians' offices.
  • Browse the vast information resources (both print and online) available to you via library purchases and subscriptions.


Subject Encyclopedias for Chinese History

Subject encyclopedias are a type of tertiary source and can make good starting points in research, especially when you are new to a topic or academic discipline. In most cases, articles from subject encyclopedias are not appropriate to use as sources in your research papers.  However, subject encyclopedia entries can lead you to the scholarly secondary sources that are appropriate. Always look for the brief bibliographies or suggestions for further reading that come at the end of subject encyclopedia articles.

Humanities Librarian

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Peggy Burge
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Work with a Peer Research Advisor!

Spring 2021

Hannah Turner and Allie Highsmith are your Peer Research Advisors for 2020-21!
Virtual Drop-in Hours 
(Spring Semester hours begin on Sunday, January 24)
Sunday through Wednesday:  6:30 to 8:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
We use Google Meet: 
Meeting Phone Numbers: (‪US‬)‪+1 262-457-9538‬, PIN: ‪254 151 924#‬
Please be signed in to Puget Sound's Google Suite for Education.



Allie and Hannah are also available for individual appointments, beginning the week of January 25. Go to our Schedule a Research Appointment page, click the request button, and select either Hannah or Allie from the drop-down menu to see what appointment times they have available.