IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

October 11, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Book Review Index Plus

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Tired of slogging through questionable book reviews written by unknown reviewers on Amazon? Find high quality reviews with Book Review Index Plus, a unique database of book reviews for a wide range of popular, academic and professional titles. Reviews are pulled from thousands of journals, general interest publications and newspapers, including New York Times Book…

September 12, 2016

E-RESOURCE: UW Libraries’ guide to Election 2016

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It’s election season and the UW Libraries’ Election 2016 guide has everything you need to know. Follow the links to register to vote (online and mail-in deadlines are October 10; in-person is October 31), research the issues and attend a debate watching party (September 26; October 4, 9 and 19). Check out the Libraries’ editorial cartoons…

August 5, 2016

E-RESOURCE: SBRNet sports market research

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If you are researching trends in sports, SBRNet is a great place to start. This sports market research database provides analytics and statistics on sports participation, venue revenues and sporting goods sales as well as news, with recent articles about the Rio Olympics. It covers some 40 sports, from archery to wrestling, and can answer…

July 18, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity

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You’ll find a major collection of newspapers, periodicals, reports and documents illustrating LGBTQ history and culture since 1940 in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. It includes hundreds of American and international LGBTQ magazines and newsletters such as the Seattle Gay News and Berliner Schwulen Zeitung; manuscripts from organizations like the Mattachine Society and…

May 18, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Jazz Music Library

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Learn more about jazz through the Jazz Music Library, a large collection of streamed recordings of thousands of artists and ensembles, ranging from early jazz and Dixieland to contemporary jazz, with everything from historical recordings to musicians performing and recording today. It includes a useful “Browse by Song Title” feature, allowing you to find and…

April 26, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Sage Research Methods Online

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If you are learning or teaching research methods, or doing (or supervising) a research project, you’ll want to know about Sage Research Methods Online. This innovative multimedia database has journal articles, books (including the complete Little Green and Little Blue book series), case studies, datasets and videos covering quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in the…

April 6, 2016

E-RESOURCE: eMarketer


How are marketers connecting with consumers across digital devices? With eMarketer, you have access to research reports, statistics on advertising spending by industry or publisher, and data on marketing trends. You also can build your own custom charts using thousands of eMarketer forecasts including ad spending, device and platform usage, retail and ecommerce sales, and…

February 26, 2016


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Produced by the American Psychological Association, PsycTESTS is a growing repository of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments (surveys, questionnaires, scales, etc.) in several languages, available for immediate download for teaching and research. PsycTESTS also is a good source for articles about how these tests and measures are used in research. Brought…

February 1, 2016

E-RESOURCE: The African American Experience

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The digital collection The African American Experience explores the history and culture of African Americans through encyclopedic explanations and primary sources—documents, photographs, quotes, speeches, etc.  Topics include Africa and the Atlantic, 500-1550; Colonial North America, 1550-1760; pre- and post-Civil War; World War I and II; Civil Rights; and Black Power movements to the present. Brought to…

January 5, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Oxford Handbooks Online

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Top scholars guide you to the most relevant arguments and studies related to your research topic in Oxford Handbooks Online. Get critical surveys of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study, and timely overviews of key issues, major debates and pointers to related readings in 14 subject areas—criminology, economics, history, law,…

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