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Digital Commons: Log into and customize profile

Log in to the SelectedWorks profile created for me

If the Library has already created a SelectedWorks profile for you, you will use your UW email address adress to log in.  To do so, you must first reset your password:

Set Your Password

  1. Go to SelectedWorks site password reset and enter your University of Washington email address (i.e.
  2. An automated email will be sent to the address provided, which will allow you to change your password.  Once you reset your password, you will be provided a link to log in to your account.
  3. In the future, to access your SelectedWorks profile in the future, you may do so by logging into your account at


  • If you have any questions or difficulty logging into your account, please send an email to


Customizing Options

SelectedWorks offers several ways that you can customize the look and feel of your profile. To customize your profile, you first must log in to your SelectedWorks profile. The areas you can edit fall into areas:

  • Information in "About" section, including: 
    • ​Biographical overview
    • C.V.
    • Educational background.
    • Research interests.
  • Display and organization of my publications: On all profiles created by the Library, the publications are sorted and displayed by the type of publication (i.e. Books, Articles, Book Reviews, etc.).  You may add and modify the the categories, as needed.

The SelectedWorks interface is fairly intuitive, but the SelectedWorks Guide for Authors provides some valuable tips for editing your profile. If you have questions about how to update your site, or would like assistance, please send an email to