How To: Accessing UW Library Databases


This tutorial shows you how to access an article in a University of Washington Library database (such as ACM) from off-campus by beginning at the UW Library website.. If you are on campus, the steps are the same, except there is no need for the off-campus login steps.

However, some people use the library proxy bookmarklet rather than beginning research at the UW Libraries web site. More info on that option is available at

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How To: Proquest and APA


Login to the UW Library website, go to databases, and select Proquest.

To find only scholarly articles, be sure to select the “scholarly article” checkbox. Otherwise, you can select the scholarly “tab” on the results screen.

Use the simple or advanced search.

When you find an article that seems interesting, “mark” it by selecting the checkbox. Proquest maintains a list of your marked articles for this search session.

Creative Commons


Students are also required to create a “course page” that has information about their class project and the article that they bring to class when it’s their turn to lead discussion.

Here’s what your Creative Commons license — published on your course page –  might look like:

Creative Commons License

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