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.”

Library Photo of the Week

If you venture to the second floor of the Snoqualmie building, you may encounter a special surprise. Hanging inconspicuously against the power house’s brick interior wall is a drawing by Pablo Picasso from his “Le Visage de la Paix” or The Face of Peace series. To learn about this drawing and its history, view the 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…

From the Tacoma Community History Project: A History of the Tacoma Smelter & Its Workers

Interview and Project By Angela Cookson; blog post written by Erika Wigren. In this project from the Tacoma Community History collection, UW Tacoma alumni Angela Cookson interviews Chuck O’Donahue and Curtis Dungey. Both O’Donahue and Dungey worked for the company ASARCO, who ran Tacoma’s copper smelter plant for almost 100 years. Chuck O’Donahue began working for Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

Welcome to the UW Tacoma Library Auxiliary Periodicals shelves! Housed in the basement of TLB on compact shelving, these aisles contain multitudes of journals that we don’t currently have space to display in the public areas that you normally see. But don’t worry–you still have access to these materials! When you have the opportunity to “Request Read More…