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December 14, 2017

E-Resource: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels — brought to you by the UW Libraries — is a scholarly, primary-source digitized collection of adult comic books and graphic novels. The database includes work by artists revered and others disregarded, and contains interviews, criticism, and journal articles too. Browse by artist, character, subject and more.

September 13, 2017

E-Resource: Women’s Magazine Archive

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The Women’s Magazine Archive — brought to you by the UW Libraries — provides access to archives of American and Canadian women’s magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Chatelaine. These primary sources chronicle the evolving role and experiences of women through the 19th and 20th centuries. The publications include articles…

August 14, 2017

E-Resource: Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive

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Caribbean Studies in Video includes more than 1,000 hours of video that document the past 40 years of Caribbean life and culture. The collection — brought to you by the UW Libraries — features original Caribbean films and TV shows. Listen to interviews with artists like Derek Walcott and V.S. Naipaul and political activists like…

June 23, 2017

UW Libraries’ Media Arcade equipped with audio-video tools aplenty

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Bring your imagination to the Media Arcade, an audio-video makerspace where you can compose music, edit video, critique video games, listen to vinyl, digitize vintage media, and more. The Media Arcade is open to UW students, faculty and staff and is located on the third floor of Seattle’s Allen Library North. It offers iMacs loaded…

April 21, 2017

E-Resource: Data-Planet

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Explore a vast collection of U.S. and international statistics in Data-Planet, an online resource brought to you by UW Libraries. Data-Planet offers students, faculty and staff a dynamic tool to scan, search and compare data from over 4.9 billion datasets to create custom tables, maps, charts and other visualizations. Datasets cover a broad array of…

March 10, 2017

E-RESOURCE: Is that news source legit?

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Be savvy consumers of online information and don’t fall for “fake news” and “truthiness.” Use UW Libraries’ research guide to help you evaluate the sources you find online. Not all information is created equal.  Before you use or share it, choose what material is the most reliable and factual. Consider, for example, if the source…

February 7, 2017

E-RESOURCE: Independent Voices

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Learn how movements for social change, particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s, found their voices in the alternative press. Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals during a transformative period of history by feminists, anti-war activists, campus protesters, LGBTQ and minority advocates, and right-wing press groups. Independent Voices…

January 11, 2017

E-RESOURCE: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

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Students and researchers can immerse themselves in civil rights history like never before with the new archive American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990. Drawing from the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), this collection offers an array of primary source materials on civil rights, race, gender and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme…

December 2, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Naxos Music Library

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Get access to classical streaming audio on over 85,000 music discs (1.2 million tracks) with Naxos Music Library. You can search by title, composer or artist and look at recent and featured additions. You also can browse by genre, take a guided tour of Baroque and other eras, and utilize resources such as opera libretti…

November 7, 2016

E-RESOURCE: PrepSTEP

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To help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness, PrepSTEP is packed with online resources such as tutorials, practice exams and graduate school admissions preparation as well as a computer skills center with training on popular software tools. Over 2500 eBooks are available on English, math, science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill-building, college success…

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