UW Libraries

February 4, 2014

New UW Teaching and Learning Opportunities With Canvas

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Students can now connect with librarians and research resources directly from their online course materials in Canvas, thanks to a collaboration between UW Libraries and UW-IT to integrate Library Subject Guides with the UW’s learning management system. TurningPoint student response clickers also are now integrated with Canvas. Instructors can have students register their clickers through Canvas so that their response data can be imported into Canvas to track participation, quizzes and other scores.

November 5, 2013

E-RESOURCE: World Bank eLibrary

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Studying climate change in Arab countries? HIV/AIDS in Africa? Education in India? World Bank eLibrary, brought to you by UW Libraries, provides full-text ebooks, journal articles, and working papers on a broad range of global and regional issues, including social and economic development, agriculture, health, gender, conflict, environment, education, and more. You can now browse by region or country and use a powerful advanced search. For tips and tutorials, click the “Using eLibrary” tab in the main navigation from any page.

October 10, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Help Evaluate Potential Databases for UW Libraries

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Help the UW Libraries evaluate the research and teaching potential of new databases with databases “on trial”. As funding for these databases is limited, your feedback will help decide which ones are added. UW students, faculty, and staff have  temporary access to these databases, which include primary documents, industry reports, government documents, video, and more, so take a look and weigh in soon.

October 8, 2013

Redesigned UW Libraries Website Streamlined for All Devices

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The redesigned UW Libraries website features a fresh look and streamlined navigation to the most popular services and resources, including special menus for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty/staff, K-12 visitors, and more. And the “off-campus access button” is gone; just click on the resource you want and you will be prompted for your UW NetID when necessary. The new site, designed with the user’s needs in mind, works with any device. Your feedback will inform ongoing improvements.

September 10, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Project MUSE eBook Collection

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The UW Libraries recently purchased the complete Project MUSE/University Press Content Consortium eBook collection, with unrestricted (DRM-free) and unlimited access to more than 20,000 peer-reviewed digital books in PDF format. Works range from science and technology to history and literature from over 80 university presses and scholarly publishers, including the University of Washington Press. The titles appear in the UW Libraries search, and are hosted on Project MUSE.

August 7, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

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This summer's Lone Ranger is not the first actor to shout "Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!" The cowboy starred on radio and television, in Vaudeville, and even performed in a circus act in 1943. Explore the history of this legendary cowboy and other great characters from radio, stage, and screen in Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive, a digitized collection of popular and trade publications covering film, broadcasting, popular music, and theater published in the U.S. and Great Britain from their inceptions through 2000.

June 4, 2013

Coming Soon: New UW Libraries Search

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UW Libraries will launch this summer a new and improved library system for finding books, articles, and more. The new UW Libraries Search will make it easier to find the information and materials you're looking for at the University of Washington Libraries and beyond. This new system will replace UW WorldCat and the UW-only catalog, and continues UW Libraries’ commitment to excellent services and collections for the UW community. Learn more or ask a question.

May 31, 2013

Summer Tips From UW Libraries

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Going on vacation for a few weeks or months? Get summer tips from UW Libraries to find out what you need to know before you go, including how to renew your books and pay your fines online. Want to continue to borrow materials once you’ve graduated? You’ll find helpful information whether you are searching for work or just looking for a good book or DVD.

May 30, 2013

E-RESOURCE: JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections

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Expanding the JSTOR content already available to the UW community of researchers, the UW Libraries now provides access to both the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI collections. These new UW-restricted collections increase JSTOR’s broad coverage of social sciences, business, and the humanities. JSTOR Arts & Sciences X was purchased in cooperation with the Faculty Fund for Library Excellence.