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New Books for March 2015

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100 ideas that changed the web / Jim Boulton.

41 : inside the presidency of George H.W. Bush / edited by Michael Nelson and Barbara A. Perry.

American reckoning : the Vietnam War and our national identity / Christian G. Appy.

Americans against the city : anti-urbanism in the twentieth century / Steven Conn.

Amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes / Nicholas P. Money.

Annotated Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte ; edited by Janet Gezari.

Art in America, 1945-1970 : writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism / Jed Perl, editor.

Art since 1960 / Michael Archer.

Artists of the possible : governing networks and American policy change since 1945 / Matt Grossmann.

Artists under Hitler : collaboration and survival in Nazi Germany / Jonathan Petropoulos.

Auschwitz, the allies and censorship of the Holocaust / Michael Fleming.

Autism and the social world of childhood : a sociocultural perspective on theory and practice / Carmel Conn.

Autism and the social world of childhood : a sociocultural perspective on theory and practice / Carmel Conn.

Avian urban ecology : behavioural and physiological adaptations / edited by Diego Gil and Henrik Brumm.

Banned : a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology / Frederick Rowe Davis.

Basic organic chemistry for the life sciences / Hrvoj Vančik.

Becoming the boss : new rules for the next generation of leaders / Lindsey Pollak.

Best practices in literacy instruction / edited by Linda B. Gambrell, Lesley Mandel Morrow.

Bridging the gender gap : seven principles for achieving gender balance / Lynn Roseberry and Johan Roos.

Brothers & sisters : myth and reality / Henry Abramovitch ; foreword by David H. Rosen.

Burning down the house : the end of juvenile prison / Nell Bernstein.

Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform / Robert E. Mutch.

Call Me Burroughs : A Life / Barry Miles.

Cambridge companion to Aristotle’s Nicomachean ethics / edited by Ronald Polansky, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Cambridge companion to the Italian Renaissance / edited by Michael Wyatt.

Carnivore way : coexisting with and conserving North America’s predators / by Cristina Eisenberg.

Changing the subject : writing women across the African diaspora / K. Merinda Simmons.

Chaplin’s war trilogy : an evolving lens in three dark comedies, 1918-1947 / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Conrad Lane.

Chiefs and challengers : Indian resistance and cooperation in southern California, 1769-1906 / George Harwood Phillips.

Choosing homes, choosing schools / Annette Lareau, Kimberly Goyette, editors.

Citizen’s Guide to American Foreign Policy : Tragic Choices and the Limits of Rationality / David Patrick Houghton.

Citizenship in Cold War America : the national security state and the possibilities of dissent / Andrea Friedman.

Collaborative strategies for sustainable cities : economy, environment and community in Baltimore / Eric S. Zeemering.

Colliding worlds : how cutting-edge science is redefining contemporary art / Arthur I. Miller.

Constructing a German diaspora : the “Greater German Empire,” 1871-1914 / Stefan Manz.

Crime and punishment / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready.

Cultures of milk : the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India / Andrea S. Wiley.

Custom-made brain : cerebral plasticity, regeneration, and enhancement / Jean-Didier Vincent and Pierre-Marie Lledo ; translated by Laurence Garey.

Dante’s Inferno / Philip Terry.

Deluge : the Great War and the remaking of global order 1916-1931 / Adam Tooze.

Developing fluent readers : teaching fluency as a foundational skill / Melanie R. Kuhn, Lorell Levy.

Developing vocabulary and oral language in young children / Rebecca D. Silverman, Anna M. Hartranft ; series editors’ note by Sharon Walpole and Michael C. McKenna.

Developing word recognition / Latisha Hayes, Kevin Flanigan.

Devil : a new biography / Philip C. Almond.

Domestic violence advocacy : complex lives/difficult choices / Jill Davies, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc., Eleanor Lyon.

Educating a diverse nation : lessons from minority-serving institutions / Clifton Conrad & Marybeth Gasman.

Educational delusions? : why choice can deepen inequality and how to make schools fair / Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg and associates.

Encyclopedia of the zombie : the walking dead in popular culture and myth / June Michele Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, editors.

Engaging students in disciplinary literacy, K-6 : reading, writing, and teaching tools for the classroom / Cynthia H. Brock, Virginia J. Goatley, Taffy E. Raphael, Elisabeth Trost-Shahata, Catherine M. Weber ; foreword by Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar.

Environmental history of medieval Europe / by Richard C. Hoffmann.

Ethics of Captivity / edited by Lori Gruen.

Europe recast : a history of European Union / Desmond Dinan.

Everyday bias : identifying and navigating unconscious judgments in our daily lives / Howard J. Ross.

Ex-prisoner’s dilemma : how women negotiate competing narratives of reentry and desistance / Andrea M. Leverentz.

Failure to flourish : how law undermines family relationships / Clare Huntington.

False starts : the rhetoric of failure and the making of American modernism / David M. Ball.

Family furnishings : selected stories, 1995-2014 / Alice Munro ; foreword by Jane Smiley.

Family violence : legal, medical, and social perspectives / Harvey Wallace, Cliff Roberson, Washburn University.

Fat : culture and materiality / edited by Christopher E. Forth and Alison Leitch.

Feel of the city : experiences of urban transformation / Nicolas Kenny.

Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women’s movements / Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry.

Field guide to actor training : navigating acting methods, studio classes, private training, and graduate and undergraduate programs / Laura Wayth.

Final passages : the intercolonial slave trade of British America, 1619-1807 / Gregory E. O’Malley.

First World War : still no end in sight / Frank Furedi.

Food waste : home consumption, material culture and everyday life / David Evans.

Forcing the spring : inside the fight for marriage equality / Jo Becker.

Freedom’s delay : America’s struggle for emancipation, 1776-1865 / Allen Carden.

From despair to faith : the spirituality of Søren Kierkegaard / Christopher B. Barnett.

From the dance hall to Facebook : teen girls, mass media, and moral panic in the United States, 1905-2010 / Shayla Thiel-Stern.

Fundamentalism : perspectives on a contested history / edited by Simon A. Wood and David Harrington Watt.

Garden of the world : Asian immigrants and the making of agriculture in California’s Santa Clara Valley / Cecilia M. Tsu.

Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad / Eric Foner.

Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at sea / Tim McGrath.

Global bioethics and human rights : contemporary issues / edited by Wanda Teays, John-Stewart Gordon, and Alison Dundes Renteln.

Global population : history, geopolitics, and life on earth / Alison Bashford.

Globalization and food sovereignty : global and local change in the new politics of food / edited by Peter Andrée, Jeffrey Ayres, Michael J. Bosia, and Marie-Josée Massicotte.

Growing local : case studies on local food supply chains / edited by Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, and Miguel I. Gómez.

Growth of incarceration in the United States : exploring causes and consequences / Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration, Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn editors ; Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Beh

Gun crime in global contexts / Peter Squires.

History of the American musical theatre : no business like it / Nathan Hurwitz.

How talking cures : revealing Freud’s contributions to all psychotherapies / Lee Jaffe.

How television shapes our worldview : media representations of social trends and change / edited by Deborah A. Macey, Kathleen M. Ryan, and Noah J. Springer.

Huck Finn’s America : Mark Twain and the era that shaped his masterpiece / Andrew Levy.

Hungry mind : the origins of curiosity in childhood / Susan Engel.

Improving the odds for America’s children : future directions in policy and practice / Kathleen McCartney, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Laurie B. Forcier, editors.

Indian subjects : hemispheric perspectives on the history of indigenous education / edited by Brenda J. Child and Brian Klopotek.

Informal American city : Beyond taco trucks and day labor / edited by Vinit Mukhija and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris.

Inside the historical film / Bruno Ramirez.

Intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence / David Bromwich.

Invaders : how humans and their dogs drove Neanderthals to extinction / Pat Shipman.

Is the planet full? / edited by Ian Goldin.

Japan : the paradox of harmony / Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer.

Jealousy / Peter Toohey.

Jeff Koons : a retrospective / Scott Rothkopf ; with contributions by Antonio Damasio [and seven others].

Jihadis return : ISIS and the new Sunni uprising / Patrick Cockburn.

Kids on YouTube : technical identities and digital literacies / Patricia G. Lange.

Kids, cops, and confessions : inside the interrogation room / Barry C. Feld.

Knowing what to do : imagination, virtue, and Platonism in ethics / Timothy Chappell.

Living the secular life : new answers to old questions / Phil Zuckerman.

Long-term community recovery from natural disasters / Lucy A. Arendt and Daniel J. Alesch.

Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem : clearcutting in the southern Appalachians / edited by Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster.

Machiavelli : a portrait / Christopher S. Celenza.

Mad mothers, bad mothers, & what a “good” mother would do : the ethics of ambivalence / Sarah LaChance Adams.

Mathematics for equity : a framework for successful practice / edited by Na’ilah Suad Nasir [and four others].

Melodramatic imperial writing : from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes / Neil Hultgren.

Migration of musical film : from ethnic margins to American mainstream / Desirée J. Garcia.

Millennial spring : designing the future of organizations / edited by Miriam Grace, George B. Graen.

Misfit forms : paths not taken by the British novel / Lorri G. Nandrea.

Napoleon : the end of glory / Munro Price.

NFL : critical and cultural perspectives / edited by Thomas Patrick Oates and Zack Furness.

No-nonsense guide to degrowth and sustainability / Wayne Ellwood.

Our ice is vanishing = Sikuvut nunguliqtuq : a history of Inuit, newcomers, and climate change / Shelley Wright.

Parental conflict : outcomes and interventions for children and families / Jenny Reynolds, Catherine Houlston, Lester Coleman and Gordon Harold.

Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.

Place for humility : Whitman, Dickinson, and the natural world / Christine Gerhardt.

Pocket guide to analyzing films / Robert Spadoni.

Politics of evangelical identity : local churches and partisan divides in the United States and Canada / Lydia Bean.

Politics of non-state social welfare / edited by Melani Cammett and Lauren M. MacLean.

Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement : A Fragile Coalition, 1967-1973 / Christopher P. Lehman.

Predator paradox : ending the war with wolves, bears, cougars, and coyotes / John A. Shivik.

Promoting school readiness and early learning : implications of developmental research for practice / edited by Michel Boivin, Karen L. Bierman.

Psychopathy : an introduction to biological findings and their implications / Andrea L. Glenn and Adrian Raine.

Rachel Carson and her sisters : extraordinary women who have shaped America’s environment / Robert K. Musil.

Racial disproportionality in child welfare / Marian S. Harris.

Rail and the city : shrinking our carbon footprint while reimagining urban space / Roxanne Warren.

Reading assessment : a primer for teachers in the common core era / JoAnne Schudt Caldwell.

Reading Dante : From Here to Eternity / Prue Shaw.

Reading, writing, and literacy 2.0 : teaching with online texts, tools, and resources, K-8 / Denise Johnson.

Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s / Doug Rossinow.

Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.

Rethinking prison reentry : transforming humiliation into humility / Tony Gaskew.

Reynolds : portraiture in action / Mark Hallett.

Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War : the end of the American century / David F. Schmitz.

Rush : America’s fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 / Edward Dolnick.

Sámi peoples of the North : a social and cultural history / Neil Kent.

Set-up men : race, culture and resistance in Black baseball / Sarah L. Trembanis.

Shallow subterranean habitats : ecology, evolution, and conservation / David C. Culver, Department of Environmental Science, American University, Washington, DC, USA; Tanja Pipan, Karst Research Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Scien

Smartphone : anatomy of an industry / Elizabeth Woyke.

Social work practice for promoting health and wellbeing : critical issues / edited by Liz Beddoe and Jane Maidment.

Sod busting : how families made farms on the nineteenth-century plains / David B. Danbom.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik language and culture video lessons / Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Status update : celebrity, publicity, and branding in the social media age / Alice E. Marwick.

Staying alive : personal identity, practical concerns, and the unity of a life / Marya Schechtman.

Stitch in time : the needlework of aging women in antebellum America / Aimee E. Newell.

Storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience / Emerson W. Baker.

Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture / James Joseph Dean.

Struggle for the Eurasian borderlands : from the rise of early modern empires to the end of the First World War / Alfred J. Rieber.

Susan Sontag : a biography / Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer.

Sustainability : a history / Jeremy L. Caradonna.

Sustainability : if it’s everything, is it nothing? / Heather M. Farley and Zachary A. Smith.

Sustainable development : the UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the common good / edited by Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C.

Sustainable energy solutions for climate change / Mark Diesendorf.

Teacher’s guide to student mental health / William Dikel, MD.

Teaching for creativity in the common core classroom / Ronald A. Beghetto, James C. Kaufman, John Baer ; Foreword by Robert J. Sternberg.

Theory of the drone / Grégoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd.

Thirsty city : politics, greed, and the making of Atlanta’s water crisis / Skye Borden.

To live and die in Dixie : native northerners who fought for the Confederacy / David Ross Zimring.

Touch : the science of hand, heart, and mind / David J. Linden.

Toxic communities : environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility / Dorceta E. Taylor.

Triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev’s adaptability, Reagan’s engagement, and the end of the Cold War / James Graham Wilson.

U.S. Latinos and education policy : research-based directions for change / edited by Pedro R. Portes, Spencer Salas, Patricia Baquedano-López, and Paula J. Mellom.

Van Gogh : a power seething / Julian Bell.

Vanishing neighbor : the transformation of American community / Marc J. Dunkelman.

Victoria : a life / A. N. Wilson.

Virtue in media : the moral psychology of excellence in news and public relations / Patrick Lee Plaisance.

Wallace, Darwin, and the origin of species / James T. Costa.

What Galileo saw : imagining the scientific revolution / Lawrence Lipking.

When middle-class parents choose urban schools : class, race, and the challenge of equity in public education / Linn Posey-Maddox.

When middle-class parents choose urban schools : class, race, and the challenge of equity in public education / Linn Posey-Maddox.

When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944 / Ronald C. Rosbottom.

Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships / Jennifer L. Verdolin.

Wind power for the world : the rise of modern wind energy / editors, Preben Maegaard, Anna Krenz, Wolfgang Palz.

Wind power politics and policy / Scott Victor Valentine.

Worlds apart : poverty and politics in rural America / Cynthia M. Duncan ; foreword by Angela Glover Blackwell.

Zoned in the USA : the origins and implications of American land-use regulation / Sonia A. Hirt.

ebrary Trial Through April 1st

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The Cofrin Library has a trial of the ebrary e-book platform through April 1st.  The ebrary database contains full text digitizations of of 1000’s of scholarly e-books.  You can browse e-books by topic or search for specific subjects, authors, or titles. ebrary can be accessed through our Databases A-Z list.

Downloading ebrary titles requires Adobe Digital Editions, directions for downloading Adobe Digital Editions can be found below.

Feedback or questions can be directed to:

Joan Robb
Coordinator of Collection Management
Phone: (920) 465-2384


Adobe Digital Editions is a free software that allows you to read ePub files on your computer.

Download this free software for offline reading on your computer or device.

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions,
  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Create a free Adobe ID account
    • Use your email address and create a password to login to Adobe Digital Editions
  4. You can close the Adobe Digital Editions ‘library.’ You only need this software to be loaded on your computer to download eBooks

Library System Migration

Please note, the previously announced migration to a new library system has been rescheduled from February to mid-May. Specific dates and potential impact on our Library services will be posted soon.

New Books for January 2015

Here are the latest additions to our collections:
Do Fathers Matter?







Do Fathers Matter? What Science is telling us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeborn
Society Explained:  An Introduction to Sociology by Nathan Rousseau
Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History edited by Leila J. Rupp
Novel:  a Biography by Michael Schmidt
First Light:  A History of Creation Myths From Gilgamesh to the God Particle by G. R. Evans
Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the beginning of the Great War by M. Ryan Floyd
Chinese vs. Western Perspectives:  Understanding Contemporary China by Jinghao Zhou
Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage by Daria Roithmayr
Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: the Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It edited by Susannah Ural.
Rise of Market Society in England, 1066-1800 by Christiane Eisenberg, translated by Deborah Cohen
Selling Under the Swastika:  Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany by Pamela E. Swett
Reclaiming American Cities: the Struggle for People, Place, and Nature since 1900 by Rutherford H. Platt
How Partisan Media Polarize America by Matthew Levendusky
Science Fiction:  A guide for the Perplexed by Sherryl Vint
Homing Instinct:  Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich

Database Maintenance Window 2/28/15

On February 28th, 2015 starting @ 9:00 PM CST, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure.  The upgrade is scheduled to last 5 hours.  The following databases will be unavailable for those five hours:

ABI Inform
Proquest Congressional
Ethnic News Watch
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
COS Conference Papers

Please use an alternate database or Search@UW for your research during this time period. Please direct any questions to our Research Help Desk:

New Books for December 2014

Ready for some fun reading over the holidays?  Here’s what’s new in the Popular Reading Collection on 4th floor.

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Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.

A. D. : New Orleans After the Deluge  by Josh Neufeld (graphic novel)

Don’t Put Me in Coach : my Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus

The Most Human Human:  What Artificial Intelligence Teaches us About being Alive by Brian Christian

You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

My Freshman Year:  What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Zeitoun by Dave Egger

The Dogs are Coming!

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They’re coming  back…..

Just in time to relieve some of that finals week stress, The Packerland Kennel Club Outreach dogs are making a return visit on Thursday December 11th from 3-5 p.m.  Come on up to the 4th Floor to pet or hug a furry buddy.


UPDATE: NoodleTools Maintenance


UPDATE: NoodleTools will be unavailable this Friday, November 7th, 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM. NoodleTools will be offline during this time.


The NoodleTools citation product will be offline for scheduled maintenance and updates this Friday (October 31st) and Saturday (November 1st) from approximately 11PM to 3AM each night.  Please check the NoodleTools blog for status updates:

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