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UW System Digital Collections

Search the UW System Digital Collections for a preview of books and journals, maps, photographs and more from UW System libraries and faculty, public libraries and cultural institutions throughout the state.

Currently, the following collections are available through the library catalog: To search more digital collections, see:

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Enter keywords, a title, creator name and more to retrieve results where matching terms are located in any field

Basic Search - Digital Collections
  • Select Title, Author/Creator or Subject from the drop-down menu to limit to specific fields, if desired or appropriate
  • Results will include plural and singular forms, as well as common suffix and tense variations of your search terms


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Use quotation marks around phrases, and include initial articles in known titles

Basic Search - Phrases

Basic Search - Phrases
  • Note: Phrases such as climate change or celebrity culture may return results with variant endings (climatic change, celebrating culture). Those records with climate change or celebrity culture will rank highest

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Not available at this time for searches scoped to UW System Digital Collection. You can perform an advanced search within the entire the catalog.

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