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Donation in honor of Kevin P. Reilly

Chancellor Harden recently presented a copy of Samuel Beckett: The Complete Dramatic Works to the Cofrin Library.  This book is part of a larger collection in honor of Kevin P. Reilly who served as the University of Wisconsin System President from 2004 until 2013, that was presented to each of the UW system libraries.  The dedication in each book reads “This is one of a set of Irish literature books given to UW institutions to honor UW System’s sixth president, Kevin P. Reilly, champion of more graduates, proud Irish American, published scholar in Irish Studies, and devoted connoisseur of poetry – fondly known for reading a poem at virtually every Board of Regent’s meeting.” Chancellor Harden’s personal dedication reads “It is an honor to have this volume in our library to recognize President Reilly’s steadfast commitment to public higher education.”


Seen in the photo (left to right): Joan Robb, Coordinator of Collection Management, and Paula Ganyard, Library Director, accepting the book donation from Chancellor Tom Harden.


New Books for February, 2014

Need something new to read?

Check out our list of new books for February, 2014. To search for the call number and location, type the book title into the Search@UW box on the library homepage.

in-the-kingdom-of-the-sick            smalltown


  islamophobia                      fissuredwp

Prismatic ecology : ecotheory beyond green / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, editor ; foreword by Lawrence Buell.
Navigating the social world : what infants, children, and other species can teach us / edited by Mahzarin R. Banaji, Susan A. Gelman.
God’s forever family : the Jesus People movement in America / Larry Eskridge.
Northern Ireland : the reluctant peace / Feargal Cochrane.
Crisis in the Horn of Africa : politics, piracy and the threat of terror / Peter Woodward.
Rendezvous with destiny : how Franklin D. Roosevelt and five extraordinary men took America into the War and into the world / Michael Fullilove.
Course of Andean history / Peter V. N. Henderson.
Small-town America : finding community, shaping the future / Robert Wuthnow.
Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis / Mark Binelli.
America’s right : anti-establishment conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party / Robert B. Horwitz.
Ellis Island nation : immigration policy and American identity in the twentieth century / Robert L. Fleegler.
China under the new leadership / Hsin-Chi Kuan.
In the kingdom of the sick : a social history of chronic illness in America / Laurie Edwards.
Sexually transmitted diseases : a practical guide for primary care / Neil S. skolnik, Amy Lynn Clouse, Jo Ann Woodward, editors.
Florence Nightingale, feminist / Judith Lissauer Cromwell.
Transitions to alternative vehicles and fuels / Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Wealth and power : China’s long march to the twenty-first century / Orville Schell and John Delury.

Islamophobia in America : the anatomy of intolerance / edited by Carl W. Ernst.

Fissured workplace : why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it / David Weil.
Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II / Daniel Winunwe Rivers.
Rhetorics of motherhood / Lindal Buchanan ; with a foreword by Amber Kinser.
Novel : an alternative history, 1600 to 1800 / Steven Moore.
Zora Neale Hurston / editor, Sharon L. Jones, Wright State University.
Future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity / Jörg Friedrichs.
Cultural diversity in health and illness / Rachel E. Spector. 

Free BrowZine Trial Now Until March 3rd 2014



We are offering a Free trial of BrowZine from February 3rd, 2014 until March 3rd, 2014.

Browzine is an app for iPad or Android tablets that allows access to thousands of academic journals.
There are a number of free journals, however, you can also access the e-journals that we have access to when you login with your campus username and password.

To access BrowZine for the first time, please do the following:

  • Download the BrowZine app. Go to the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine.
    • NOTE: BrowZine supports the following Android tablets: Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy and Kindle Fire HD.
  • Install the BrowZine app. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and tap to choose.
  • Enter your Proxy ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing!

February is Black History Month

Looking to learn more information on Black History Month? Check out the LibGuide here. This guide can help you find events on campus as well as African-American history.

Badgerlink databases outage

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 for the complete list.

Polar Putt Indoor Golf! Feb 13 6-9pm


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!

New Books for January, 2014

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.

 heartofeverything          Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington cover
A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obasma's America cover   Japan's New Middle Class cover

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 Update

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.

Search@UW New Servers

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!

Log into ILLiad with UWGB Username & Password

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.