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Category Archive: Cofrin Library News
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.
Looking for something to read?
Check out our list of new books for November. To search for the call number and location, type the book title into the Search@UW box on the library homepage.
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants / Malcolm Gladwell.
Tie that bound us : the women of John Brown’s family and the legacy of radical abolitionism / Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz.
Rethinking the 1950s : how anticommunism and the Cold War made America liberal / Jennifer A. Delton, Skidmore College.
Falling sky : words of a Yanomami shaman / Davi Kopenawa, Bruce Albert ; translated by Nicholas Elliott and Alison Dundy.
Out on a limb : what black bears taught me about intelligence and intuition / Benjamin Kilham.
Fields of farmers : interning, mentoring, partnering, germinating / by Joel Salatin.
Securing water and wastewater systems : global experiences / Robert M. Clark, Simon Hakim, editors.
Refrigeration nation : a history of ice, appliances, and enterprise in America / Jonathan Rees.
Farm-fresh and fast : easy recipes and tips for making the most of fresh, seasonal foods.
American sniper : the autobiography of SEAL Chris Kyle, (USN 1999-2009), the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice ; foreword by Marcus Luttrell.
Animal cruelty : a multidisciplinary approach to understanding / edited by Mary P. Brewster, Cassandra L. Reyes.
Adoption : a brief social and cultural history / Peter Conn.
No votes for women : the New York state anti-suffrage movement / Susan Goodier.
Living the questions : a guide for teacher-researchers / Ruth Shagoury & Brenda Miller Power.
Word nerds : teaching all students to learn and love vocabulary / Brenda J. Overturf, Leslie H. Montgomery, Margot Holmes Smith.
I do and I don’t : a history of marriage in the movies / Jeanine Basinger.
Millennials, news, and social media : is news engagement a thing of the past? / Paula M. Poindexter.
C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet / Alister McGrath.
Roald Dahl / edited by Ann Alston & Catherine Butler.
American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath / Carl Rollyson.
Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt / Saul Friedländer.
Small steps, big changes : eight essential practices for transforming schools through mathematics / Chris Confer & Marco Ramirez ; foreword by Steven Leinwand.
Education of an anti-imperialist : Robert La Follette and U.S. expansion / Richard Drake.
Long reconstruction : the post-Civil War South in history, film, and memory / Frank J. Wetta and Martin A. Novelli.
Rebuilding the foodshed : how to create local, sustainable, and secure food systems / Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Deborah Madison.
Caring hearts & critical minds : literature, inquiry, and social responsibility / Steven Wolk.
Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap / Gilda L. Ochoa.
Philosophy of stem cell biology : knowledge in flesh and blood / Melinda Bonnie Fagan, Rice University, USA.
Michael Galinsky : malls across America / Michael Galinsky.
End of the Roman Republic, 146 to 44 BC : conquest and crisis / Catherine Steel.
Digital state : the story of Minnesota’s computing industry / Thomas J. Misa.
Harriman vs. Hill : Wall Street’s great railroad war / Larry Haeg.
Without their permission : how the 21st century will be made, not managed / Alexis Ohanian.
Exploration of effectiveness in the regulation of federal depository institutions, 1989-2008 : striving for balance / Mike Potter.
Do Muslim women need saving? / Lila Abu-Lughod.
What’s wrong with homosexuality? / John Corvino.
Society of equals / Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker / Gary Giddins.
Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast / Patrick McGilligan.
Year without pants : WordPress.com and the future of work / Scott Berkun.
Serving at-risk teens : proven strategies and programs for bridging the gap / Angela Craig, Chantell L. McDowell.
Remote : office not required / Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.
Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times / Lucy Lethbridge.
Johnny Cash : the life / Robert Hilburn.
Hyperobjects : philosophy and ecology after the end of the world / Timothy Morton.
Infant mind : origins of the social brain / edited by Maria Legerstee, David W. Haley, Marc H. Bornstein.
Origins of the world’s mythologies / E.J. Michael Witzel.
Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know / John L. Allen Jr.
Student activism and civil rights in Mississippi : protest politics and the struggle for racial justice, 1960-1965 / James P. Marshall ; with a foreword by Staughton Lynd.
Center holds : Obama and his enemies / Jonathan Alter.
After the music stopped : the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead / Alan S. Blinder.
Kosher : private regulation in the age of industrial food / Timothy D. Lytton.
Homeless : poverty and place in urban America / Ella Howard.
American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research / David Schultz.
Opening minds : using language to change lives / Peter H. Johnston.
Making sense of phonics : the hows and whys / Isabel L. Beck, Mark E. Beck.
Teaching with the common core standards for English language arts, grades 3-5 / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Karen K. Wixson, Timothy Shanahan ; foreword by Susan B. Neuman.
Teaching with the common core standards for English language arts, preK-2 / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Timothy Shanahan, Karen K. Wixson ; foreword by Susan B. Neuman.
What every middle school teacher needs to know about reading tests (from someone who has written them) / Charles Fuhrken.
Teaching academic vocabulary K-8 : effective practices across the curriculum / Camille Blachowicz, Peter Fisher, Donna Ogle, Susan Watts Taffe.
Cambrian explosion : the construction of animal biodiversity / Douglas H. Erwin, Department of
Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, James W. Valentine
Erasmus Darwin : sex, science, and serendipity / Patricia Fara.
Bioluminescence : living lights, lights for living / Therese Wilson, J. Woodland Hastings.
Always the fat kid : the truth about the enduring effects of childhood obesity / Jacob C. Warren, PhD, K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD.
Know soil, know life / David L. Lindbo, Deb A. Kozlowski, and Clay Robinson, editors.
Renewable energy : sustainable concepts for the energy change / edited by Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas Bührke.
On becoming God : late medieval mysticism and the modern Western self / Ben Morgan.
Coup : 1953, the CIA, and the roots of modern U.S.-Iranian relations / Ervand Abrahamian.
George Washington : the crossing / written and designed by Jack E. Levin ; preface by Mark R. Levin.
Escape from New York : the New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem / Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, editors ; foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley.
Politics and civics of national service : lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vista, and AmeriCorps / Melissa Bass.
Transport beyond oil : policy choices for a multimodal future / edited by John L. Renne and Billy Fields.
Coming home to New Orleans : neighborhood rebuilding after Katrina / Karl F. Seidman.
Children’s chances : how countries can move from surviving to thriving / Jody Heymann, with Kristen McNeill.
From Gutenberg to the internet : free speech, advancing technology, and the implications for democracy / Russell L. Weaver.
Reading with meaning : teaching comprehension in the primary grades / Debbie Miller.
Many texts, many voices : teaching literacy and social justice to young learners in the digital age / Penny Silvers & Mary C. Shorey ; foreword by Linda K. Crafton.
Nonfiction notebooks : strategies for informational writing / Aimee Buckner.
When writing with technology matters / Carol Bedard & Charles Fuhrken.
Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation / Eric Deggans.
Spitting blood : the history of tuberculosis / Helen Bynum.
Librarian’s nitty-gritty guide to social media / Laura Solomon.
Library marketing toolkit / Ned Potter.
When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop / Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.
Day the crayons quit / by Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers.
Don’t say a word, mamá = No digas nada, mamá / by Joe Hayes ; illustrations by Esau Andrade Valencia.
What teachers need to know about social and emotional development / Ros Leyden and Erin Shale.
Theology of Augustine : an introductory guide to his most important works / Matthew Levering.
Inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America / Thomas King.
Who owns the future? / Jaron Lanier.
Conserving contemporary art : issues, methods, materials, and research / preface by Francesco Poli ; with a contribution by Valeria Dell’Aquila, Massimo Ferronato, Luca Lampo, and Alessandro Mininno.
On poetry / Glyn Maxwell.
Becoming John Updike : critical reception, 1958-2010 / Laurence W. Mazzeno.
Land use and the carbon cycle : advances in integrated science, management, and policy / edited by Daniel G. Brown … [et al.].
Medieval medicine : the art of healing, from head to toe / Luke Demaitre.
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Our new Search@UW tool is experiencing some system issues. We have several teams of people with various areas of expertise working to get the problems resolved as soon as possible. Most of the issues have to do with finding recently added books, DVDs, and course reserves. Articles and e-books are working properly.
If you do not find what you’re looking for in Search@UW, you may want to use the Cofrin Library Catalog (now featured more prominently in the green search box on our website), while we get these issues resolved.