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HIS 351 - Water Justice Resource Guide: Home

This guide provides students in Dr. Newfont's HIS 351 "Water Justice" course (Fall 2020) with additional primary and secondary resources to aid in research, discussion, and class projects.


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Matthew Strandmark
110 M.I. King Library
UK Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506


This resource guide is designed to assist you in locating primary and secondary sources for use in HIS 351 "Water Justice" with Dr. Newfont during Fall semester 2020. Resource categories are broken up by tab, where you can explore research materials, books, and articles. The resources below will walk you through how to search, request, and work with materials from UK's Special Collections Research Center. The primary sources included in this guide all come from the UK SCRC, but the secondary sources are available through the InfoKat Discovery online catalog. While the primary sources do have a general focus on Kentucky, they may also lead to research paths or stories that may be of interest. 

How to create an SCRC Researcher Account

Anyone wishing to use SCRC materials, order digital scans, visit the Breckinridge Research Room, or use the Breckinridge Digital Studio must first create an SCRC Research Account. Depending on your relationship to UK, your registration method will vary.

Learn how to register your SCRC Research Account here:

Covid-19 Procedures for Re-opening

All visitors to the Special Collections Research Center will be required to:

  • Have a confirmed appointment
  • Wear a properly fitting mask
  • Research alone, one person at a time per table
  • Use the locker assigned to you, on separate ends and sides of the locker cabinet
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from other visitors and staff
  • Follow all the usual research room use procedures (no pens, no food, one box and folder at a time, etc.)
  • Place materials that have been used on a red quarantine cart before leaving

The doors to the building will be locked.  Please ring buzzer upon your arrival,  a staff member will let you in at your pre-confirmed appointment time.

  • A maximum of THREE researchers will be allowed in the research room at any given time
  • A maximum of ONE user will be allowed in the Digital Studio at any given time

A staff member will escort you to the Breckinridge Research Room on the 2nd floor.  Elevator use will be one person at a time.


Properly fitting mask