IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

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,…

November 30, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Pop Culture Universe

soup can art by Andy Warhol

Popular culture—fads, fashion, food, technology and phrases from the 1920s to today—is now at your fingertips in Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas. This comprehensive digital library of encyclopedias, primary sources, advertisements and images also features an “Ideas Exchange” section with peer-reviewed essays from authors responding to “enduring questions” about music, the Internet, social networking…

October 29, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Looking for authoritative background on your topic of study? Need to learn about the key concepts, events and readings related to a particular subject? Try Gale Virtual Reference Library, a database of online academic encyclopedias in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. From business and the environment to medicine and technology, Gale Virtual Reference…

October 6, 2015

E-RESOURCE: UW Libraries Research Guides

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Not sure where to start your research? Research Guides are created by UW librarians to help you find the best library resources on your subject. These guides, now with an updated look, recommend starting points for your research as well as provide specific research tips and tutorials.

September 9, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Declassified Documents Reference System

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A treasure trove of previously classified US government documents is now available in the Declassified Documents Reference System. View original letters, cables, memoranda, surveillance reports, studies and analyses from the CIA, FBI, National Security Council, White House and other government agencies. These documents from 1942 to 1991 shed light on major foreign and domestic issues…

August 5, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Human Rights Studies Online

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Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010, providing documentation, analysis and interpretation. The collection has full text searching of a variety of primary and secondary sources including 271 videos, over 4,000 books and government documents and websites covering more…

July 9, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Met Opera HD

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Are you a Puccini fan? Or perhaps Wagner is more your style. Whether you prefer Madama Butterfly or Don Giovanni, you can have the Metropolitan Opera right in your living room. Met Opera on Demand pro­vides stream­ing online access to over 500 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera performances. Brought to you by UW Libraries.

May 27, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: Vol. II

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View a primary-source, scholarly database of adult comic books and graphic nov­els, including inter­views, crit­i­cism and jour­nal arti­cles that doc­u­ment the con­tin­ual growth and evo­lu­tion of this art form, with the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels e-resource. Vol­ume II adds exten­sive cov­er­age of the pre-Comics Code era crime, war, romance and horror…

May 9, 2015

E-RESOURCE: NAACP Papers

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Get access to one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement through the History Vault collection’s new digitized archive of documents from the Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Covering 1909 to 1972, the NAACP Papers document the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the passage of…

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