UW Libraries

March 7, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Bizminer Financial Information

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Access financial and market trend information such as average annual sales, profitability and turnover ratios for thousands of industries, from cattle ranching and coal mining to health care, performing arts and more with Bizminer. Brought to you by UW Libraries, Bizminer lets you produce customized reports based on a specific geographic area such as dairy cattle and milk production in Washington state. Data is compiled from multiple sources including the IRS, US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

February 6, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Literature Online

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Are you studying literature, or looking for criticism and background on literary works? Literature Online is a collection of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama as well as bibliographies, biographical information and reference resources, including 328 journals. It is a useful starting point for a wide range of literary and linguistic inquiry for undergraduates as well as advanced researchers, and is brought to you by 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.