Library Photo of the Week

One of our Research Specialists discovered this patron making slow-but-steady progress along a window outside the silent study carrels in the Tioga Library Building earlier this week. We do not know what their research goals are but we surmise that they might be partaking in UW Tacoma’s Urban Studies program. We applaud their persistence in Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

The hydrangeas are in glorious bloom alongside the south wall of the Snoqualmie Powerhouse! Did you know that the JSTOR Global Plants database contains high-resolution reference photographs and drawings of a variety of plants? Launch to this botany resource and others from the biology library guide in the science section of “Research by Subject.”

Overheard at the Library

Our research and reference librarian left this note for the other librarians recently: A sampling of questions from my desk shift yesterday: resources for a Marxist analysis of the film Us; resources for a paper about sex offenders who are homeless and the barriers they face with residential limitation laws; an ethnography of gender and Read More…

Uncover Private Company Financial Data

Introduction Company research can be an arduous task for business researchers and investors alike. The elusive financial information from privately-held companies can make company research all the more difficult, especially compared to their publicly-traded counterparts. Definitions Publicly-traded companies, by definition, trade company stocks on the public market, and regularly disclose business and financial information to Read More…

Thousand-Dollar Tips: Polishing

It’s time to turn in your amazing project application and win the $1,000 Library Research Award for Undergraduates! Let’s take a moment to shine it up with some editing tips. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who wasn’t a part of your project and look back through the materials that you’re about to submit. Read More…

Thousand-Dollar Tips: Bibliography

The project you’re submitting for the Library Research Award for Undergraduates is great and you’re well on your way to winning $1,000 and eternal fame for your fantastic research. This is your reminder to make sure your bibliography is all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips. It’s important that you give credit to the work that aided your own work. Every Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

This week a UW Tacoma writing class got to play our prototype of “Research-to-Research,” a card game inspired by Mattel’s popular Apples-to-Apples. This is one of the ways our librarians bring innovative instruction exercises to the research environment! Look forward to learning more about this evolving activity in a future blog post. For now, please Read More…

10 Cool Things: Research Help

Welcome to Week 3 of Spring Quarter! I greatly enjoy surprising you, my patrons, with cool tips to support and enhance your research and information discovery. While I delight in your delight, I don’t want to keep these things a secret! Here are 10 things I want you to know about: I’m never too busy Read More…