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…

Libraries and Self-Care

People often assume that libraries = books, and that library workers are especially good at … books.  I view my work as connecting people to information at the time they need it, where information is broadly defined: books, certainly … but also access to tax forms, where the voter-registration sites are (last day to register in Read More…

Finding and Using Open Resources

Finding openly licensed resources is not difficult, and with the help of Washington’s Open Attribution Builder it is very easy to correctly attribute the work to its’ author. In Google Images, use the “Tools” button after you run a simple search to limit your results to openly licensed images. Choose a license from the drop Read More…