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Using the Libraries
The University of Washington has a set of 16 libraries with subject-specific librarians that are here to help students and faculty in their academic and research needs. As an online learner, you have full access to a host of resources available through the libraries. Just log in with your NetID. See below for top places to start your research in Integrated Social Science.
UW Libraries Starting Points
Start your research at the UW Libraries website to access thousands of resources. Use the links below to find out what the libraries can do for you.
Services for Distance & Online Users
Options for accessing physical and electronic materials as an online user
Specialized collections and search tips specific to your topic or research area.
Citation Guides and Management
Style guides for common citation formats including MLA and APA.
Guide to Using Images
Guide to high-quality image databases and resources. Interdisciplinary image content, search strategies, evaluating images, & image citation guide.
Find a specific e-newspaper or use a research database to search across news sources aired and published around the world.
A guide to e-book collections including access and limits.
Finding Multiple Viewpoints
Non-Library Research Resources
A free web search engine that specifically searches scholarly literature and academic resources
Connecting Google Scholar to UW Libraries
Google Scholar can be easily configured to tell you which search results can be accessed through UW Libraries, and provide a direct link to the resource in the catalog for online access or to request it.
Google Think Tank Search
Searches the websites of institutions (gov, education, advocacy, NGOs, businesses) that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity
Blogs (scholarly & popular) are a great way to learn about the conversations happening around designated topics and issues. Below are some starting points for academic blogs that highlight conversations happening across the social sciences
A free online publication that contextualizes current events with scholarship
The Society Pages
An open-access social science project out of University of Minnesota consisting of articles, blogs, and podcasts.
A community of academic bloggers writing around a wide range of disciplines. Browse between 6 disciplinary channels and search by keyword or topic
Aggregates blog posts by discipline and topic. Search author-generated tags to find writing on your area of interest
Academic Blogs Wiki
Constantly evolving portal containing lists of academic blogs by discipline
Library Research Tutorials
Did you know that you can check out materials using your Husky ID at partner libraries across the country? Consult library research tutorials to see the full extent of your access to materials.
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