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Western Libraries has finalized the outcomes of the 2022-23 subscription review process. These changes, which will take effect on January 1, 2024, are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the university’s subscriptions portfolio remains dynamic and relevant.

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'The Primary Source' brings you news from Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections. This issue celebrates A&SC student employees and the fantastic work they have done in support of our mission.

Displays & Exhibits

Pink book cover titled "Rani Patel In Full Effect" by Sonia Patel with young Indian woman wearing a lei speaking passionately into a mic
May 2023
| Online Only

Western Libraries is proud to join Multicultural Student Services (MSS) in highlighting the voices of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American people and the stories related to their experiences.

Black and white photograph of the Sphinx in Egypt.
October 24, 2022 to September 8, 2023
| Special Collections | Wilson 6

Why were early travel photographs made? What larger stories do they tell, and what are the challenges to interpreting them?

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Haggard Hall Entrance

Looking for extra sources for that paper you’re writing? Reviewing materials for an upcoming syllabus? Try ordering what you need through Summit!

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Part of a global movement promoting access to scholarship and creative works, CEDAR, (which stands for Contributing to Education through Digital Access to Research), is Western’s open access institutional repository.

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What was it like to be part of the counterculture in Western Washington in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s? You can explore that question and much more through the local underground newspaper, 'Northwest Passage.'

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Whether you need help with your thesis statement, finding sources for a research paper, or citations and proofreading, the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio is here for you.

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