Development and support of  Willow is now discontinued. Willow was removed from production at UW on June 30, 1999.

Willow -- the Washington Information Looker-upper Layered Over Windows-- is a general purpose information retrieval tool. It provides an easy-to-use graphical interface to any number of bibliographic databases, and is used as the main access method for the University of Washington Libraries catalog and research database collection.

Willow is freely available to anybody, for non-commercial purposes. Versions for Unix/X-Windows as well as Microsoft Windows are currently offered. Willow is a full-featured Z39.50 client.

New May 19, 1998: A Java Willow standalone application built with Java 1.1 and the Java Foundation Classes is available. The old Java 1.0 Java Willow applet is also still available.

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