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STS 490: Senior Seminar: Home

Finding Primary Sources

The Archives & Special Collections holds a wide variety of primary source material, many of these can be used to trace technological developments on campus.  A small portion of photographs and historical documents are available online.  You can also browse the archives.

During the semester, drop in on the Archives & Special Collections (Collins Library, 2nd floor):

Mondays and Wednesdays:   12:00pm-3:00pm

Other times are available by appointment! Please contact

So Many Ways to Get Help!

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STS Research @ Collins Library

Nicolaus Copernicus, via the Galileo Project

The research process is just that: a process. A good researcher isn't someone that puts the right words in the search box the first time, it's someone who uses each search to improve the next one. By being aware that you'll circle back and perform tasks more than once, use more than one tool, and look at more resources than you actually use, you'll be better equipped to plan how long your research takes and pick the best sources. Remember to use the citations of a good source to find more sources, as if you were building a chain.

Visiting UW-Tacoma Library

Because the University of Puget Sound is a member of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance, all Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff are eligible to visit the University of Washington and use its library resources, both at the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. This is a great resource, as the University of Washington is a Tier-1 research institution, with correspondingly comprehensive resources. If you are doing an in-depth literature search, it may be worth your time to make the short trip down to the UW-Tacoma campus to take advantage of those resources. 

Bring your Puget Sound ID card to the UWT Library for access to:

- a temporary NetID, which will allow you to access the UW wireless network (and by extension, the electronic resources available through the UW libraries),

-publicly accessible guest research computers,

-a borrower's card which allows you to check out items directly from the UWT library (though you can also request those items through Summit and have them delivered to the Puget Sound'll just take a little longer!).

Information about getting to the UWT Campus and Parking may be found here.  

Information about the UWT Library hours is available here.  

Further information about using the UWT Library as a visitor is here. If you have any questions about visiting the UWT campus, don't hesitate to get in touch with Eli!

Chinook Red Chandelier by Dale Chihuly at the UW-Tacoma Library

Subject Guide

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