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.

January 9, 2014

E-RESOURCE: World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

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Full-run videos of key international newsreels produced during the first half of the twentieth century are available for streaming from World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966, provided through UW Libraries. This collection contains over 500 hours of newsreel content that is instantly accessible on any computer or mobile device, and searchable by subject, year, historical era or event, people, and places.

December 4, 2013

E-RESOURCE: ProQuest Congressional Publications

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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

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.

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.

July 12, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychological Association, is now available to the UW community courtesy of the UW Libraries. Used by clinicians to diagnose psychological ailments in patients, this official manual has been completely reorganized and updated with current information from the research literature. Descriptions, diagnostic criteria and codes, and prevalence information is included for disorders such as agoraphobia, delirium, narcolepsy, and post-traumatic stress. Click “DSM Library” in the light blue band above the search box.

May 30, 2013

E-RESOURCE: JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections


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.

May 7, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Underground & Independent Comics

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Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is a scholarly, primary-source database focused on comic books and graphic novels for adults. It includes original works of both famous and overlooked artists, with interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this art form. This UW-restricted resource is provided by the UW Libraries.