August 22, 2018

Grab your binoculars and check out E-Resource, exhibit on birds

Blue Jay perched in a garden

Explore Birds of North America Online, a database brought to you by UW Libraries that covers more than 700 species of birds in the United States and Canada, and includes photos, videos, bird song recordings, distribution maps and more. Also, look out for From Albatross to Zigzag Heron, an exhibit coming to Allen Library in…

July 20, 2018

Explore contributions of the disability community in E-resource and Allen Library exhibit

Runner at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil

One in seven people experiences disability, according to the World Bank, but their contributions are largely absent from scholarship in history, arts and other disciplines. Disability in the Modern World, an online collection brought to you by UW Libraries, fills this gap with access to historical documents, television programs, magazines, and more. Also, visit “Disability:…

June 28, 2018

E-Resource: View research in action with JoVE video journal of scientific methods

Woman pipetting into a petri dish

Need an introduction to using a Bunsen burner? Looking for the best way to prepare skeletal muscle tissue for phenotyping studies? Check out JoVE — the Journal of Visualized Experimentation. This peer-reviewed video journal provides instructional content showing standard, time-tested scientific methods and protocols used in the physical and life sciences

May 21, 2018

E-Resource: Read Seattle Times online

digital newspaper concept with a pair of glass and a to-go cup with a hot beverage

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! You can now read The Seattle Times cover to cover and in color on your own device through the Access World News database, a resource provided through UW Libraries. Access World News also includes current and archived news stories from over 4,000 news sources with coverage of The Seattle…

April 26, 2018

Chow down on food-related studies in online collection

Hand with magnifying glass over Do You Know What You're Eating? food label on broccoli

Explore for all things food in the Bloomsbury Food Library’s online collection of cross-searchable encyclopedias, reference works, e-books and images. Check out the interactive visual timeline of key facts in food history from pre-history to the present, or explore the collection by topic, geography, time period and discipline. This online collection brought to you by…

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

drawn image of hands reaching out to each other

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

Comic strip with "wow" in dialogue bubble

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.