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Saturday February 1st, Badgerlink databases will be unavailable from approximately 9 p.m until 1 a.m. central standard time. This includes Wisconsin Newspapers Digital, Newspaper Archive, Alt-Healthwatch, Business Source Premier, GreenFile, and Humanities International Complete to name just a few. See http://www.badgerlink.net/ for the complete list.
Cofrin Library invites you to try out our Winter Games indoor mini-golf course on February 13, 6-9pm. This 18 hole course highlights many departments on the UWGB campus while featuring a winter sport at each hole. Food and crafts await you at the 18th hole. Singles and teams up to 6 players are welcome!
Need something new to read?
Check out our list of new books for January, 2014. To search for the call number and location, type the book title into the Search@UW box on the library homepage.
Divine fury : a history of genius / Darrin M. McMahon.
Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune / Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Discovery of Middle Earth : mapping the lost world of the Celts / Graham Robb.
Frozen in time : an epic story of survival, and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff.
Hitler’s furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields / Wendy Lower.
Heir apparent : a life of Edward VII, the playboy prince / Jane Ridley.
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China / Jung Chang.
Dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama’s America / Jacqueline Jones.
Ecstatic nation : confidence, crisis, and compromise, 1848-1877 / Brenda Wineapple.
Bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of journalism / Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Heart of everything that is : the untold story of Red Cloud, an American legend / Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.
Eighty days : Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s history-making race around the world / Matthew Goodman.
History of the world in 100 objects / Neil Macgregor.
Fosse / Sam Wasson.
Boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Daniel James Brown.
Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera / Rosemary Hennessy.
Race : a philosophical introduction / Paul C. Taylor.
Japan’s new middle class / Ezra F. Vogel ; with a chapter by Suzanne Hall Vogel ; foreword by William W. Kelly.
Meth mania : a history of methamphetamine / Nicholas L. Parsons.
Linking disorders to delinquency : treating high-risk youth in the juvenile justice system / Christopher A. Mallett.
For a song and a hundred songs : a poet’s journey through a Chinese prison / Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese by Wenguang Huang.
Family jewels : the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power / by John Prados.
South Africa’s suspended revolution : hopes and prospects / Adam Habib.
Renegade cities, public policy, and the dilemmas of federalism / Lori Riverstone-Newell.
Classical liberal constitution : the uncertain quest for limited government / Richard A. Epstein.
Testing wars in the public schools : a forgotten history / William J. Reese.
Duke : a life of Duke Ellington / Terry Teachout.
Riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code / Margalit Fox.
Jim Henson : the biography / Brian Jay Jones.
Forty-one false starts : essays on artists and writers / Janet Malcolm.
Native American renaissance : literary imagination and achievement / edited by Alan R. Velie and A. Robert Lee.
When sex changed : birth control politics and literature between the world wars / Layne Parish Craig.
Flamethrowers : a novel / Rachel Kushner.
Book of barely imagined beings : a 21st century bestiary / Caspar Henderson.
Healing gods : complementary and alternative medicine in Christian America / Candy Gunther Brown.
Why photography matters / Jerry L. Thompson.
Learning Express Library is a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building material, including practice tests and materials for the PRAXIS, LSAT, MCAT, Real Estate Broker’s license, Civil Service exams and much more. On January 3rd, 2014, the platform will be upgraded and all existing accounts and work in progress will not be carried over to the new platform. You can re-register after January 3rd for a new account. You can access the Learning Express Library on the library’s databases A-Z list.
The UW Libraries have been really good this year, so Santa is bringing us new servers for Search@UW!
We will be migrating to the new servers over the weekend and through Christmas. The My Account and E-Shelf functionality will be in read-only mode (any changes you make will not be saved) starting on Friday, December 20th around midnight, through whenever the work finishes, possibly as late as December 26th.
Search@UW will be completely down on Sunday, December 22nd around midnight through 8 a.m.
You will still be able to renew items through the Cofrin Library Catalog link below the search box on our home page, or at the service desks in the library, since the circulation system is not impacted by this maintenance. Please contact us if you need help or have questions!
You can now log into your ILLiad account and do everything interlibrary loan-related with your UWGB username and password. Now when you log into ILLiad or submit an ILL request from a library database, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your UWGB username and password rather than your 16 digit institutional ID and last name. Please let us know if you have any issues with the new login.
Looking for something to read?
Check out our list of new books for December. To search for the call number and location, type the book title into the Search@UW box on the library homepage.
Transformational self : attachment and the end of the adolescent phase / Harold K. Bendicsen.
Europe : the struggle for supremacy, from 1453 to the present / Brendan Simms.
Unsettling America : the uses of Indianness in the 21st century / C. Richard King.
November’s fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913 / Michael Schumacher.
Segregation : a global history of divided cities / Carl H. Nightingale.
End of prisons : reflections from the decarceration movement / edited by Mechthild E. Nagel and Anthony J. Nocella II.
Changing politics of education : privatization and the dispossessed lives left behind / Michael Fabricant and Michelle Fine.
Natural history of Selborne / Gilbert White.
Only one chance : how environmental pollution impairs brain development–and how to protect the brains of the next generation / Philippe Grandjean.
Essential readings in wildlife management & conservation / edited by Paul R. Krausman and Bruce D. Leopold.
Nanotechnology : the whole story / Ben Rogers, Jesse Adams, Sumita Pennathur.
Food safety : the science of keeping food safe / Ian C. Shaw.
Heidegger, an introduction / J. Jeremy Wisnewski.
From Gabriel to Lucifer : a cultural history of angels / Valery Rees.
Gettysburg : the last invasion / Allen C. Guelzo.
Consoling ghosts : stories of medicine and mourning from Southeast Asians in exile / Jean M. Langford.
Marijuana is safer : so why are we driving people to drink? / Steve Fox, National Policy Director, MPP, Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML, Mason Tvert, Director of Communications, MPP.
Race for the White House from Reagan to Clinton : reforming old systems, building new coalitions / Anthony J. Bennett.
Model immigrants and undesirable aliens : the cost of immigration reform in the 1990s / Christina Gerken.
Electronic and experimental music : technology, music, and culture / Thom Holmes ; with contributions by Terence M. Pender.
Charles Ives in the mirror : American histories of an iconic composer / David C. Paul.
Truth’s ragged edge : the rise of the American novel / Philip F. Gura.
Letting in the wild edges / by Glennie Kindred.
Mind, modernity, madness : the impact of culture on human experience / Liah Greenfeld.
Sites of the unconscious : hypnosis and the emergence of the psychoanalytic setting / Andreas Mayer.
Zero waste solution : untrashing the planet one community at a time / Paul Connett.
Seeing what others don’t : the remarkable ways we gain insights / Gary Klein.
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century / Geoffrey Parker.
Rebranding rule : the restoration and revolution monarchy, 1660-1714 / Kevin Sharpe.
Niccolo Machiavelli : an intellectual biography / Corrado Vivanti ; translated by Simon MacMichael.
Channeling the past : politicizing history in postwar America / Erik Christiansen.
Amish / Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, and Steven M. Nolt.
Imagining Geronimo : an Apache icon in popular culture / William M. Clements.
Devouring dragon : how China’s rise threatens our natural world / Craig Simons.
Sexual minorities in sports : prejudice at play / edited by Melanie L. Sartore-Baldwin.
Sustainability / Leslie Paul Thiele.
Modern girls on the go : gender, mobility, and labor in Japan / edited by Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, and Christine R. Yano.
Working hard for the American dream : workers and their unions, World War I to the present / Randi Storch.
US politics and generation Y : engaging the millennials / David Rankin.
Mating intelligence unleashed : the role of the mind in sex, dating, and love / Glenn Geher and Scott Barry Kaufman.
Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy / William T. Gormley Jr.
Barack Obama and the new America : the 2012 election and the changing face of politics / edited by Larry J. Sabato.
Fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in modern art / Linda Dalrymple Henderson.
Seeing red : Hollywood’s pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings.
In dialogue with Godot : waiting and other thoughts / edited by Ranjan Ghosh.
There was a country : a personal history of Biafra / Chinua Achebe.
Estimating Emerson : an anthology of criticism from Carlyle to Cavell / edited by David LaRocca.
Novel ecosystems : intervening in the new ecological world order / edited by Richard J. Hobbs, Eric S. Higgs, Carol M. Hall.
Spine of the continent : the most ambitious wildlife conservation project ever undertaken / Mary Ellen Hannibal.
Flying blind : one man’s adventures battling buckthorn, making peace with authority, and creating a home for endangered bats / Don Mitchell.
Whole : rethinking the science of nutrition / T. Colin Campbell, PhD ; with Howard Jacobson, PhD.
Erasing death : the science that is rewriting the boundaries between life and death / Dr. Sam Parnia with Josh Young.
Resilient farm and homestead : an innovative permaculture and whole systems design approach / Ben Falk.
Market farming success : the business of growing and selling local food / Lynn Byczynski.
New vegetable growers handbook / by Frank Tozer.
Tesla : inventor of the electrical age / W. Bernard Carlson.
The Cofrin Library’s annual book sale is almost here! Monday December 2nd through Sunday December 8th you will find a great assortment of books on the Plaza level as you enter the library. Books are $1 each- we only accept cash and unfortunately we cannot make change.
Sci-fi fans will not want to miss this one, the Library received a large donation of this genre from a local sci-fi enthusiast. Never fear, though, books on a variety of topics will be available to purchase.
As the UW System investigates the use of e-books, UW libraries now have access to Wiley Online Library. This collection includes over 14,000 e-books covering a wide range of subject areas, including life, health, and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Users can search by keyword, title, author, or browse by subject area. Content can be downloaded in PDF format.
You can access Wiley Online Library by going to the Databases A-Z link on the library website. Wiley e-books are also discoverable using our Search@UW search tool on the library website.