In addition to books, Search@UW contains articles, media, and our digital collections. As you can see in the infographic, Search@UW does not contain all of our articles. While it is a great place to start searching for articles, it should not be the only place you look. Try exploring our databases to find more specialized content for your topic.
Referred to as a "discovery layer," Search@UW pulls content from existing resources into one convenient search
Search@UW contains millions of resources including all UW System Libraries collections, digital collections, database articles and more.
Books and Media: You will find over 16 million items from UW System Libraries in Search@UW.
Digital Collections: Find items from UW Digital Collections.
Articles: You will find the majority of our articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers in Search@UW. This is not the only place to look. Try searching in our databases as well!
What is a Database?
A database is a collection of information.
Most often, in library terminology, this means an online collection of articles--scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, and newspaper articles.
Some databases are "multidisciplinary"--meaning they contain articles on a wide variety of topics. Other databases are more specialized and may focus on articles from a particular subject area such as business, history, or psychology.
Tip: If you see a Find full text button, click on it to connect to the full text.
If the article is not immediately available, you'll be taken to a Search@UW page with "Request this item." Use the "Request a PDF (1-3 days)" link to submit an interlibrary loan request for the article.
EH carries international articles that portray human interactions with the natural world over time. Insights from history, geography, anthropology, the natural sciences, and many other disciplines are included.