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UW Libraries

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Katharine Farley

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Using the UW Libraries:
Volumes Held: 7,667,832
Total Cataloged Serials: 123,062
Reference Queries: 76,711
Library and Professional Staff: 179
Support Staff: 163
"The UW Libraries advances intellectual discovery and enriches the quality of life by connecting people with knowledge."
UW Librarians (or librarians from other academic libraries) are available to help any time, day or night!
A research guide
UW Library Stats 2010/2011:
An "Ask Us!" button is located near the top of every page on the UW Libraries Website.
Take a closer look at the UW Libraries "How Do I...?" Series of YouTube videos found here: http://guides.lib.washington.edu.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/howdoi
If you don't need to chat directly with a librarian, but still need some general assistance...
Important things to know when researching off-campus:
When searching on the UW Libraries Site off-campus, be sure to log in to the proxy server with you UW NetId so you have access to UW Restricted Databases and materials.
In the top right hand corner of the UW Libraries website is a box that will be outlined in green if you are logged in via the proxy server. If it is red, click on it to log into the proxy server with your UW NetId.
If you are researching elsewhere on the internet, install the UW Proxy Bookmarklet in your browser.
The Proxy Bookmarklet allows you to access material available to you through your association with UW, without having to return to the UW Libraries website to access the material.
Now that you are an expert at using the UW Libraries, you should start your research right meow.
Places to Start
As you begin a research project, one of the first things you should do is visit the "Doing Your Research" page of the UW Libraries website.
It contains several useful links to the various resources available to you through the UW Libraries.
Some of the resources featured on this page include: funding sources, subject librarians, research materials and tools, citation tools, and scholarly publishing.
We will go into further detail about several of these resources later in the presentation. The "Doing Your Research" page can be found here: http://www.lib.washington.edu.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/services/facgrad/facgrad-more
If you are ready to dive into researching, a great place to start is by searching the Articles and Research Databases on the UW Libraries website.
The databases are searchable by title
Two databases that cover a wide range of subjects, and thus may be a good place to start, are "Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)" and "Web of Science".
Some other databases that may be useful for someone doing social science research are:
"Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective", "Social Explorer", "Social Science Research Network (SSRN)", and "Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)".
Another useful resource available through the UW Libraries is access to several e-Journals
E-journals, like Research Databases, are searchable by title.
Some useful e-Journals to investigate as you begin your research may include:
Project Muse
Science Direct
Arts and Social Sciences Journal
Research Journal of Social Sciences
Social Science Information Studies
If you know the journal or article that you are looking for, click on the "Check for full text" button available on the "Find It", Articles & Research Databases, and E-Journals pages.
The UW Libraries catalog includes materials from all the UW Campus locations as well as materials from the great variety of special collections held by the UW Libraries
Through the UW Libraries, you can also search the WorldCat catalog which will search for material both held by UW and material held by member libraries around the world.
by: Jessica Gimse, Katie Bradley, and Katharine Farley
Information Science
Health Sciences
Forest Resources
Public Health
Political Science
These guides are compiled by the subject librarians and include the most useful resources for the topic. They include recommended databases, e-journals, dissertations, reference sources, and more. Find them under the "How do I . . .?" tab on the menu.
Lauren Ray is the Research Commons and Educational Outreach Services Librarian. She is interested in using media and technology to bring the library closer to members of the academic community.
The Research Commons offers many helpful programs
Contact info:
Office: G86A
Phone: 206.543.6847
Email: olray@uw.edu
drop-in writing consultations for grad students
workshops and presentations on a variety of relevant topics, many of which are recorded and archived for greater access
Graduate Funding Information Services including advising, workshops, and materials
The Research Commons is an excellent resource. They offer support at every stage of the research process, including preparing, funding, collecting, organizing, evaluating, and writing.
There are multiple spaces available for reservation in the research commons. They are all created with collaboration in mind, and many include tools such as plasma screens, PCs, whiteboards, and more
The Research Commons also rent out equipment such as camcorders, projectors, and other accessories.
Scholars' Studio
270,000 map sheets
86,000 aerial photos
2,000 atlases
UW Collections

Media Center

Microforms and

Geo-Spatial Data Archive

(Geographic Info Systems)

(Geoscience database)

Aerial Photo Project Tools
Aerial Photography



Geologic maps

Historic maps

Nautical Charts
Vintage 16mm Educational Films

Puget Sound Local Music Collection

Crocodile Cafe Sound Recordings

Contemporary Movie and Music
Media viewing stations with...
Analog Cassette
Album Turntable
Archival Jukebox (!)
UW has the largest academic media collection in the Northwest!
Microform and Newspaper Collection
Special Collections
Research & Writing Resources

Congressional Resources
National Security Archive
Early English Books
Foreign Broadcast Service
Some Microform Collections...
microfilm readers and printers

microform duplication service

Research assistance
Popular newspapers and magazines starting from the 1700's.
Check out the subject guides!
The Research Commons connects researchers with similar interests through the Scholars' Studio. These events feature short talks on a variety of subjects, and participating or attending is a great way to learn about different disciplines or perspectives and make connections.
As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, materials held in the Summit catalog, made up of the materials from 36 libraries across the Pacific North West, are available at the UW via Interlibrary Loan.
The UW also provides a Desktop Delivery Service, through which PDF files of articles from print journals held by the UW can be requested free of charge by students and faculty.
Great Forks Fire of 1951

Homesteaders and Pioneers

Korean Literature 1945-1950

Makah Culture

Man to Machine: Peninsula Logging

Looking Glass for the Mind: 350 years of Books for Children
Some Online Current Exhibits
Alaska and the Yukon
UW Student Architecture
Klondike Gold Rushes
Performing Arts
Politics and Labor
Science and Engineering
Popular Collections

Antique manuscripts and rare books
Photographs, Audio and Moving Images
Architectural Drawings
Book Arts Collections

GLBTQ History Collections

Japanese Americans in the PNW

UW Archives

WA State Jewish Archives

Labor Archives of WA

Historic Architecture
Citation &
Style Guides

Data Resources
Government Pubs

Research Commons
Librarian Matthew Parsons
Media Librarian John Vallier
Librarian Glenda Pearson
University Archivist John Bolcer
Visual Arts Coordinator Nicolette Bromberg
Citation and
Writing Resources
Citation Tools - RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero
Grammar and Style Guides
FAQ Handouts and Web Resources
Student/Librarian consultations
Evening Drop-in Writing Center (in MG Hall)
Odegaard Writing Center
Data Resources and
Government Publications
Major Data Portals
American Factfinder
UN Data
World Bank Data
ProQuest Statistics
Data Resources tutorials and
TEDTalks available!
Data Visualization
Google Charts
Tableau Public
Data Resources Coordinator Stephanie Wright
Acting Head of Gov Pubs, David Maack
US Federal
State and Local
International and NGO
Full text Govt
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
U.S. Government Printing Office
World Bank e-Library
Archive Services

Journal Hosting

Media Publishing
All of our images are Creative Commons images, sourced from Flickr, LIFE Archive, & the UW Libraries Website.
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