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UW Libraries Online Orientation: Subject-specific Research

Subject-specific Research

Librarians at UW Libraries often have a subject or discipline specialty. How does this specialty knowledge help you?

Subject Librarians have a lot of practice and experience with locating sources within their specialty area. For your research, these librarians can offer targeted advice, search strategies, and valuable resources.

To receive help from a Subject Librarian, you can:

1.) Select a Research Guide from the UW Libraries website at to review recommended search strategies, search tools, and resources.

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2.) Browse the contact list for the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma Campus at to schedule a research consultation for personalized assistance.

3.) Not sure who to contact? No problem! Simply fill out a Research Consultation form at