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Monday, January 7, 2019

Two New Guides to Aid Your Research

Welcome back and Happy 2019! The UW Libraries has two new guides available, both of which can help you start the new semester or complete a current project. Take a look to see if these resources would be helpful to you, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

The guide for Digital Object Identifiers is a short one, explaining why you might want to use a persistent identifier in your research, and how to get one from the UW Libraries. If you're not sure if you need a DOI, or want help understanding why a funder or a journal might require one, please contact us.

The guide to the HathiTrust Digital Library is more extensive. This digital documents collection is one of many subscriptions made available to the UW community via the Libraries, and provides access to more than 15 million titles. Users can create collections of the many primary or hard-to-find sources included in the library, and many items are available for textual or other analysis. For an example search, using the terms "alaska yukon pacific exposition" yields 10,738 results, including the item at the right, issued by the Northern Pacific Railway. This item can be viewed online, as well as downloaded as PDFs for each page or the entire book; it's also available as a full-text document.

The UW guide is succinct, but if you're looking for more detail, see this extensive guide from the HathiTrust.


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