May 6, 2014
Explore the sixties in America, a decade that included the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights movement, Woodstock, the Vietnam conflict, the first moon landing and much more. The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 includes diaries, letters, posters, cartoons, songs and speeches by such figures as Abbie Hoffman, Timothy Leary, Joan Baez and Coretta Scott King. This online collection is brought to you by UW Libraries and the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment.
April 7, 2014
Read groundbreaking coverage of the Civil Rights movement and federal government issues from the Washington Post (1877-1997), one of the nation's leading papers. See news, film reviews, political cartoons, TV times and advertisements—as they appeared in print—with this e-resource provided by the UW Libraries and the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment.
March 7, 2014
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
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
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.
December 4, 2013
Interested in documents from the first U.S. Congress in 1789 through today? The ProQuest Congressional Publications collection, brought to you by UW Libraries, provides indexing and full-text access to a variety of publications from the U.S. Congress, including reports, bills and resolutions, and laws. It now includes the recently added collection of Congressional hearings from 1824-1979.
November 5, 2013
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
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
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
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.