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March 21, 2018

E-resource: Women and Social Movements in the United States

Suffrage parade in New York

Explore the women’s suffrage movement, view the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights or delve into publications of the League of Women Voters by searching the Women and Social Movements in the United States online collection of primary sources. Focusing on U.S. women’s history and public activism, this e-resource includes personal diaries, conference proceedings…

February 23, 2018

E-Resource: Investigate trove of resources available through online Black Studies Center

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate Black history, culture and heritage with Black Studies Center, an online gateway to several collections. The cross-searchable archives include scholarly and general interest resources, historical newspapers and primary sources on African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa from ancient past to present day. Access to Black Studies Center is brought to you by UW…

February 20, 2018

E-Resource: Search GuideStar for information on nonprofits and charities

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Find detailed information on more than a million charities and non-profit organizations through GuideStar,  a national database. The data comes from the nonprofits themselves and the Internal Revenue Service. It includes the digitized 990 forms filed by nonprofits for tax exempt status. These forms list a nonprofit’s mission, accomplishments and finances. GuideStar is brought to…

January 9, 2018

E-Resource: PolicyMap

Desktop with screenshot of PolicyMap

Access online maps with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the United States with PolicyMap, an online mapping tool that is useful for a variety of disciplines. The data comes from a library of indicators sourced from more than 150 public and proprietary sources. You can also upload and…

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

woman dressed as the iconic Rosie the Riveter

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

Calypso singer

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?

skeptical woman

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…

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