IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

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…

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…

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