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Articles & Research Databases
Literature on your research topic and direct access to articles online, when available at UW.
Alphabetical list of electronic journal titles held at UW.
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Resources for looking up quick facts and background information.
E-Newspapers, Media, Maps & More
Recommendations for finding news, audio/video, images, government publications, data sets and other types.
Learn how to choose the best and most reliable information that meets your research needs.
Citation Styles & Tools
Quick MLA, APA, and Chicago style guides for bibliographies; tools for storing and organizing sources.
Library materials reserved for your classes.
Collections & Archives
Unique online and physical collections on specific subjects, in distinct formats, and in special archives.
Mobile Search Tools
Mobile-optimized research databases and library-related mobile apps.
Librarian recommended resources & research tips tailored to your topic.
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Your Library Account
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Study & Meeting Spaces
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Computers & Printing
Computers, printers, and scanners in the Libraries.
We are committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users.
Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services
Get PDFs of print articles delivered via email and borrow items not held at UW.
Borrowing & Access
What you can check out from the Libraries, how long, renewals, and returns.
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Help & Support
Examples of digital scholarship at the UW and where to get assistance with any phase of your project.
Short, simple how-to and demos of frequently asked questions about using the Libraries and information resources.
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.
Resources for Writing
Campus writing help and links to online resources.
Scholarly Publishing & Open Access
Info and tools for scholarly publishing and open-access publishing alternatives.
Talk to a librarian with expertise in your subject area for help with your research.
Collaborative library instructional services that can improve the research and information skills of your students.
Libraries & Hours
Contact info, map location, and hours for all library branches.
News Events Exhibits
What's going on at the Libraries: announcements, upcoming events, and current exhibits.
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ESL Resources: Websites
Listening and Speaking Practice
Randall's Cyber Listening Lab
Build English listening skills with audio and listening quizzes.
Repeat After Us
Find copyright-free texts for learning and teaching English.
Sounds Of English
Flashcards and other resources to improve pronunciation.
Test your English and improve your listening skills.
English Programs and Schools
King County Library
King County Library offers free ESL conversation groups
UW International & English Language Programs
Find resources available to UW International students.
American Association of Intensive Enlish Programs
Information on short-term English learning programs in the U.S.
A directory of schools offering English language programs around the world.
Seattle Language Institute
A local language school offering classes in English and other languages.
Seattle Central Community College
Seattle Central University's ESL learning program.
Translate text, a document or a webpage
Translate a block of text or a webpage
General Web Resources
Dave's ESL Cafe
A wide range of resources related to ESL.
Get information about grammar mechanics with examples.
Offers resources such as new, quizzes, and tips for English learners.
Interesting Things for ESL Students
Features quizzes, puzzles, word games, slang, and more.
Online English Grammar
Basics of English grammar and expressions.
5 Minute English
Short free lessons to build knowledge over time.
Video tutorials covering topics in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, idioms, and more.
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