Library Photo of the Week

(Photo courtesy of K. Whitney) The UW Tacoma Library has more than books on your research topics — we have loads of materials for all manner of things a college student is interested in! Browse the shelves near the Research Help desk in SNO for: Writing Resources (7-day loans) Examples: Research paper writing, citation style Read More…

From UWT’s Oral History Collection: Interviews with Influential Women of the Puget Sound

Today, Friday March 8th, in recognition International Women’s Day the UW Tacoma Library would like to share some of the inspiring women from our region included in our oral history collection, the Tacoma Community History Project. You can read their full stories (including transcribed interviews) by following the links below.   Ren Wilson, Ruth Nordstrom, Anne Read More…

Database Spotlight: Social Explorer

Want to incorporate census data into your class projects? Curious about how demographic trends have changed over time? Want to add maps and tables to your presentations? Social Explorer might make your research whole a lot easier! What is in this database? Social Explorer provides hundreds of thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, health, Read More…

From UWT’s Oral History Collection: Dr. Maxine Mimms and Building a Learning Community

Interview and Project By Robin Eisenbacher; blog post written by Erika Wigren. Educator, administrator, social worker, inspiration; throughout her lifetime, Dr. Maxine Williams has had many titles. In her interview with UW alumni Robin Eisenbacher she discusses over 60 years of work and achievements in the education field. Dr. Maxine Mimms was born in racially Read More…

Database Spotlight: Hein Online, Gun Regulation & Legislation

We’d love to share with you an important Hein Online database. Hein Online is a legal publisher, periodical subscription agent, and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals.  The database we are highlighting is entitled “Gun Regulation and Legislation in America“. What is in this database? This new HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 Read More…

Aren’t encyclopedias for little kids?

In short, no! The UW Tacoma library has hundreds of subject encyclopedias, a great resource for some very non-elementary academic work. There are several reasons to use a subject encyclopedia. Encyclopedias are curated and ad-free Subject encyclopedias give an overview of a broad topic, but are narrow enough to be applicable. Unlike a search engine, Read More…

Discourses on Civil Rights: A New Exhibit in SNO

In honor of Black History Month (also called African American History Month), the UW Tacoma Library has a new exhibit up in the Snoqualmie Building. We wanted  to highlight literature written by contemporary African American authors (such as Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming), as well as scholarship about the Civil Rights movement.  To enhance the relevance Read More…