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Cofrin Library News

APA Style Central







The library currently has a long-term trial of APA Style Central, a resource that provides guidance on formatting and composing research papers and citations.  It includes tutorials, paper templates, style manuals, and journal publication information. The trial runs through 12/20/2017.  Please provide feedback to

New Search@UW Interface!

Search@UW got a makeover over the last few months to connect you to the resources you rely on and make searching easier. Here are the top 10 things to know about the New Search@UW:

  1. Cleaner, more intuitive interface.
  2. Get help – Ask a Librarian button (lower right) – opens a chat with library staff during chat hours, and switches to Help Options when chat is not available.
  3. My Account – Information at-a-glance, live-tile style.
  4. New resource type graphics, and “multiple versions” graphic is animated.
  5. Pin to save the record to your list (instead of the star).
  6. Save your search button right above the results list (it’s a pin, too).
  7. Item details – no more tabs!  Less clicking!
  8. Get it from other institutions – you can now see who else has the thing you want, but our system can pick the school it comes from (we have techno-magic that takes care of that).
  9. Advanced search – can add more lines for terms as you need them, and the options are more streamlined.
  10. Search history button (like a clock) – near the sign-in button, lets you repeat a recent search.

Have questions or concerns? Contact the Research Help Desk!

Library Construction

Second Floor Construction

The second floor (or Plaza level) of the library is being renovated! The Writing Center & Learning Center will move their services to where International Ed used to be and study spaces will be available where Adult Degree & Outreach were. Looking for International Education and Continuing Education & Community Engagement? Their offices are now on the Concourse level between the hall to the Library elevators and The Garden. Follow the library on social media to stay up to date with the construction progress.



Bash in the Stacks

Our annual welcome back to school party is almost here!  FANtastic Bash is Fantastic-Bash-01-01on Thursday, September 14th from 7-10pm. This year’s theme is all about fandoms – Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, DC, Marvel, and so much more! This fun, fan filled evening will have crafts, games, food, a DJ and – naturally – Nerf tag up in the 6th Floor Stacks! Big thanks to our fellow sponsors: Student Life, FOCUS, and the Office of the Chancellor.

FANtastic Bash- Library Hours

Join us for FANtastic Bash Fantastic-Bash-01-01on Thursday, September 14thfrom 7-10pm.  The library will be open but there will be a PARTY on all floors.

If you absolutely need to study on Thursday between the hours of 6PM-11PM, we recommend the General Access Lab in the Information Services building.  The lab is open until midnight and has all of your computing and printing needs covered.  Additionally, most classroom buildings are open for general study until 11PM.

This is the one night of the year that the library will not be the best place on campus to study!

So get that homework done today because this year’s theme is all about fandoms – Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, DC, Marvel, and so much more! This fun, fan filled evening will have crafts, games, food, a DJ and – naturally – Nerf tag up in the 6th Floor Stacks! Big thanks to our fellow sponsors: Student Life, FOCUS, and the Office of the Chancellor.

Summer Hours

sunHeading to the library?  Check our summer hours first:

May 22nd – August 20th
Monday – Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM
Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Research Help is available Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM.

Search@UW and our other electronic resources are available 24/7.

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.


Schneider Foundation Library Research Lab Grand Opening

Please join us at UW-Green Bay as we celebrate the David A. Cofrin Library’s new laboratory space for students, the Schneider Foundation Library Research Lab.

Date:  Wednesday, May 31

Time:  1 – 2 p.m.,  1:30 p.m. Program

Location:  Schneider Foundation Library Research Lab

3rd Floor, Cofrin Library

UW-Green Bay

RSVP:  by May 26 to Paula Ganyard

A brief program and ribbon cutting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cake will be served.

Artstor Updates

artstorThe Artstor digital library will undergo some changes this summer, according to Artstor:

  • We will be pausing the upload and metadata entry functions for Personal Collections between June 1st and early September this year. During this time you will be able to share, download, and save your existing images to groups as usual. However, you will not be able to add new images to your Personal Collection or edit any of the text associated with your existing images.
  • Uploading of OIV presentations into Personal Collections will be retired. If you need to share OIV presentations with students, please convert them to PDFs. An enhanced option for exporting your OIV presentations to other formats is being explored and will be available soon.
  • Personal notes and instructor notes are being retired. If you need any information saved in your personal or instructor notes, we recommend copying and pasting this information into your image group descriptions by June 1st.
  • The citation generator and saved citations will be temporarily removed and added back into the Digital Library after the new release. If you have saved citations that you need, please download them before June 1st.
  • Saved searches are being retired.
  • The date filter for search results will be temporarily removed in late May (prior to the release of the new site). It will return, with improvements, as part of the updated site this summer.

Please contact the Cofrin Library Research Desk with any questions or concerns.

Extended Hours

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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