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Philippine and Filipino American History & Heritage

This guides primarily describes resources available at the UMD Libraries for research on the history of the Philipines and the experience of Filipino Americans. The guide also directs researchers to collections and resources beyond the UMD Libraries.

Web Resources

The links on this page will lead you to internal and external resources about Filipino Americans in Maryland and the DC area. Most of the links listed here provide access to organizational websites, databases, research guides, essays, bibliographies, or digitized primary source collections that are freely accessible on the web without the use of a subscription service.   

Beware of simply doing a Google search or using Wikipedia as a source for your research. Many sites that a Google search will link you to may turn out not to be credible and may even give you incorrect information. Most professors will not allow you to cite Wikipedia in a paper. However, Wikipedia is a good launching point if you use it to look for sources and references at the bottom of the entry. You should investigate websites for authenticity by checking who their sources are. If you're uncertain about any website, check with your professor before using it as a source. If in doubt, don't use it.