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UW-Madison Libraries Orientation - Russia / Eastern Europe / Central Asia : General Resources

General Resources

UW Digital Collections browse featureWhen most people think about libraries, they imagine books.

It's true, the UW-Madison Libraries do have a lot of books in our catalog—more than 10 million in 500+ different languages! However, the Libraries also have thousands of databases, which contain millions of articles, streaming movies and music, as well as 1.4 million eBooks. You have access to online library resources anywhere, anytime by logging in with your NetID.

In addition, the Libraries have more than 7 million digitized documents and images available online. You can find nearly all of these resources through the Libraries’ website.

Resources by Subject

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Library staff have organized many of the Library’s online resources by subject to make it easier to get started. In addition, there are online research guides for hundreds of courses and subject areas that can point you to the most helpful resources.

Did You Know...?

Your Wiscard is also your library card! Use it to check out materials and equipment.

Course Reading Lists

 help you find class materials available through the Libraries. Additional readings may be available through your course site.


The Libraries have a variety of , like laptops and cameras. Just about anything you may need in or outside of class!

Special & Digital Collections

Our  as well as locally created  showcase the Libraries’ unique, valuable, and historic materials.