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UW Libraries Search
Tips for searching UW Libraries Search for Books:
- UW affiliates will be prompted to login to UWNetID
- For know items, enter authors or titles in " "
- Use descriptive words as search terms
- Use keyword search phrases: examples, African Americans, Chicanos, Asian Americans
- Use Suggested New Searches to identify related information
- Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: politic* [finds political, politically, politics...]
- To to find a book, under Format (left navigation menu) choose Book
- Click title link to display item details (library location; call number, availability, etc.)
- Use Advanced Search for complex searches and limits
- Connectors (AND/OR) should be entered in uppercase letters
- For more info on UW Libraries Search >>
Sample Library of Congress subject Headings
- African Americans - Political conditions
- African Americans - Social conditions
- Asian Americans - Political conditions
- Asian Americans - Social conditions
- Chicanos - Political conditions
- Chicanos - Social conditions
Library of Congress Call Numbers (African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Chicanos)
- Call numbers are both the subject and physical location of items.
- E184-185.98 Elements in the Population
Ebooks at the UW
An ebook is an electronic version of a printed book. Some ebooks require you to set up a personal account in order to view them.
The following link provides access to ebook packages at the University of Washington.
The Internet Archive
A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 424 billion archived web pages
How Do I Find a Book at UW Libraries?
Short tutorial demonstrating how to find a book in University of
Washington Libraries. Walks through the process from searching in UW
WorldCat to locating a book on the shelf. | Time 01:37 | Play Video