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UWA Collected: The basics

A central place to experience UWA's digital collections and archives...


About UWA Collected

UWA Collected brings together collections from across the University to surface new connections and provide discovery pathways for research, learning and teaching.

You can explore the service at 


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Register or login to UWA Collected

If you're a UWA student, staff member or visitor, use your Uni ID account to log in to UWA Collected by clicking the ‘Log in’ button and entering your credentials.

If you don’t have a Uni ID account you can log in or register with an email address and password by clicking ‘Log in or register without a Uni ID’.

Registering is not essential, but if you’re a frequent user of UWA Collected, it may be beneficial for you to register so you can save items, group saved items into your own collections, contribute items and stories, and suggest edits for review.

You can login or register via the ‘Login’ icon on the Navigation Panel (the icon text will change to ‘My Profile’ when successfully logged in) or the Login link at the top of the webpage.


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Use site navigation panels and toolbars

The Navigation Panel appears on the lefthand side. You may see different options depending on your site access and whether you're logged in.


Home takes you back to the homepage from any page on the site.

Browse All lets you browse the publicly available site content and apply filters.

Search lets you run a new keyword search.
My History keeps a record of your viewing history once you’re logged in. Once you log out or close your browser window, this information will be cleared.
My Profile allows you to manage your personal information on the site and change your login credentials and logout. This icon says ‘Log in’ when you’re not logged into the site.
My Collection allows you to view and organise Items you have saved.
The More menu contains links to help and contact pages


The following icons are visible next to text, images and objects in an item record. They allow you to explore the item in more detail:

The Image Display Toolbar

Lets you view the OCR / Transcription on the Item
Zooms image to 100%
Fits image into the window (width and height)
Fits image width to window
Fits image height to window
Rotates image 90° clockwise to view - does not change view for others
Opens image in ‘Pan and Zoom’ mode
Click and drag the magnifying glass up and down to adjust zoom

The Text Toolbar

Lets you view the OCR / Transcription on the Item
Lets you view where your search keywords appear in the text
Shows or hides highlighted search terms

The 3D Item Tool

Opens the file viewer for 3D objects


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