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William & Mary: START HERE!

This guide provides an overview of sources, both primary & secondary, for conducting research related to William & Mary.

College of William and Mary Research Guide

Welcome to Swem Library's guide to research about the College of William & Mary!

This guide will help you find information about the College's history, people, buildings, events, and more!

For more information or research assistance, pelase contact Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center (, 757-221-3090) or Research Department.

Two of the most frequently used resources for projects about William and Mary are the student newspaper The Flat Hat and the Colonial Echo yearbook.


Swem Library has created other guides that will be of interest to researchers including a Research Paper Writing and Citation Guide, Primary Sources Guide, and Copyright Guide.

Access Tools

Special Collections Research Center Access Tools: There are a variety of tools available to guide you in finding materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Don't forget that you also may come into the SCRC in person and consult with the staff member on duty for guidance.