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Starting May 1st the library will have extended hours to get you through finals.  Hours are:

Monday-Thursday, May 1-4 8:00AM-12:00AM
Friday, May 5 8:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday, May 6 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday, May 7 12:00PM-12:00AM
Monday-Wednesday, May 8-10 8:00AM-12:00AM
Thursday, May 11 8:00AM-9:00PM


The Times of London

NEW!  The library recently acquired digital access to the The Times, an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785-2009.

Also newly acquired is the Times Literary Supplement which includes more than 300,000 reviews, letters, poems and articles dating from 1902-2009.


National Library Week April 9-15

Help celebrate National Library Week by participating in our social media National Library Week challenge!



Post using #CLtransforms and be entered to win a Phoenix Prize Pack (students only). Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

New Crossref DOI Display Guidelines

Effective March 2017 Crossref, a major DOI registration organization, recommends changing the way DOIs are displayed in manuscripts and other publications.  DOIs, or Digital Object Identifiers, are unique alphanumeric links used to identify specific content.  Most contemporary peer-reviewed journal articles have a DOI.  DOIs are also used in many citation styles, like Chicago and APA.  The recommended changes include dropping the “dx” from the domain name portion of DOI links and switching to https.  Here is an example:

Old recommended prefix:

New recommended prefix:

More information can be found in this article from Crossref: Display guidelines for Crossref DOIs – effective March 2017

APA has adopted the change: DOI Display Guidelines Update (March 2017)

Not sure which display format to use?  Check with your professor for her preference, both the old and new DOI links will be functional indefinitely.

It’s Back- Journals A-Z!

Functionality has been restored to the library’s Journals A-Z list!  Formerly a favorite resource, Journals A-Z allows you to look up known journal titles to check the library holdings.  Our user guide on how to manually look up journals in Search@UW still exists and will be maintained as a back-up to the journals A-Z listing. Journals A-Z is listed on the library website directly underneath the Search@UW search box or you can always find it on the top menu bar in Search@UW.


New Database: Gale Researcher

Gale Researcher can help you find high-quality sources like streaming videos, images, topic summaries, and original content written by experts.  Topics covered include: American Literature, Economics, Psychology, Western Civilization, British Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, World History, Criminal Justice, Political Science, and U.S. History.

You can find Gale Researcher on the Databases A-Z list.
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Breakthrough Studio Grand Opening January 26th


The Breakthrough Studio is ready for the spring semester! Join us for the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting, Thursday, January 26 from 2-4pm. Brief program will be held at 2:30.

Learn more about this new collaborative space here

Turning Account Replaces Clickers

The Cofrin Library is no longer checking out clickers, and they are being replaced by a new licensed program you can access on a mobile phone or other device.

If you need a clicker, head to The Phoenix Bookstore to purchase a license, or visit Turning Account Instructions for Students for more information.

Identifying False & Misleading News

Fake, hoax,snopes-fake-news-sites satire, or just plain misleading, how can you tell if a news story is accurate?  The ability to critically evaluate the news and information you come into contact with everyday is an essential skill to learn to be an informed citizen.  With help from our friends at Indiana University East, the Cofrin Library has gathered tips and techniques for spotting misleading or outright fake news into our Evaluating News guide.


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Use ILLiad to Request Items Jan. 10 & 11

We are making some staff-side improvements to UW Resource Sharing on Tuesday and Wednesday (January 10 & 11) this week. During that time, “UW Request” will be unavailable, but you may use ILL/ILLiad to obtain materials from other libraries. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Please visit our Research Help page if you need assistance.