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Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
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E-Newspapers, Media, Maps & More
Recommendations for finding news, audio/video, images, government publications, data sets and other types.
Librarian recommended resources & research tips tailored to your topic.
Citation Styles & Tools
Quick MLA, APA, and Chicago style guides for bibliographies; citation management software info.
Library materials reserved for your classes.
Collections & Archives
Unique online and physical collections on specific subjects, in distinct formats, and in special archives.
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Examples of digital scholarship at the UW and where to get assistance with any phase of your project.
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Graduate Funding Info Service
Assistance with locating funding for research, tuition, travel, and other graduate school-related expenses.
Off-Campus Access & Technical Support
Using library resources from off-campus and other technical tips.
Tools for archiving and publishing the products of your research, including data sets, monographs, images, articles, and reports.
Scholarly Publishing & Open Access
Info on your rights as an author and open-access publishing alternatives.
Collaborative library instructional services that can improve the research and information skills of your students.
Resources for Writing
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State and Local Government Publications
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City of Seattle resources
City departments, offices, and divisions
Seattle Municipal Archives
Provides public access to records that document the history, development, and activities of the agencies and elected officials of the City of Seattle.
Seattle municipal code
The most current available compilation of city ordinances.
Provides machine-readable datasets generated by various departments of Seattle City Government.
City public affairs and general interest programming. Includes video archive of City Council and Committee meetings, and other government programming.
King County resources
County government information, including the
King County Council
, and more.
King County Archives
A repository of historical county government records.
King County Code
Current through Ordinance 16870 passed on June 28, 2010
An index/finding aid to legislation considered by the Metropolitan King County Council.
Additional city and county resources
Puget Sound Regional Council
Source of data and publications on growth, transportation, and economic development for cities, towns, counties, ports, and state agencies in the four-county central Puget Sound region.
Municipal Research and Services Center
Information about and for counties and cities in Washington state. Excellent source on policy issues and governance. Includes
data sources by county
County and City Data for Washington
From the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Search by county, or by topic--economy, fiscal analysis, human services, population.
Data for local Communities
Statistical, spatial, and descriptive information about the cities, counties and other civil, economic and natural regions of Oregon and Washington.
City of Seattle news
Cities, Counties and States
King County Voter Guides
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