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Category Archive: Databases

Introducing Wiley e-Books

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.

Thousands of Streaming Videos: All at Your Fingertips!

Cofrin Library provides access to Academic Video Online and Films on Demand, two databases of streaming video content. New videos are added regularly. Here are few new selections…

From Academic Video Online:

(A)sexual: A Documentary

A Country Between: The War that Made America

Five Approaches to Working with Adolescents

From Films on Demand:

What is Science Doing for the Future of Food

Regreening the Desert: One Man’s Global Mission

When Will War Crimes Be Punished?

The Taming of the Shrew: Live from Shakespeare’s Globe

For instructors: Videos can be streamed live in classes, or linked to from your D2L course. For instructions on how to do that, just go to our faculty guide for using streaming videos.

System Issues with Search@UW

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.

CQ Researcher: Database of the Month

Need to gather non-biased introductory and background information on current, social, and political issues? Try CQ Researcher. Each report covers topics in the news. A quick look at recent reports include:

  • US Trade Policy
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Government Surveillance
  • Sexual Assault in the Military
  • Preparing for Disaster

Each CQ Researcher report includes an introduction and overview of the topic, the current situation, outlook, a pro/con take on the issue written by experts, a chronology of important events, and a bibliography for gathering additional sources.

New e-Resources

New additions to our nearly 200 library databases include:

Films on Demand Master Academic: Over 6,000 streaming educational videos from a wide range of disciplines. Stream the videos online from anywhere and you can link to them or embed them into your D2L course.

Counseling & Therapy in Video: From Alexander Street Press, over 800 streaming videos related to counseling, social work, psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatric counseling.

ArtSource: From EBSCO, this database covers fine arts, decorative arts, commercial arts, and architecture. It includes over 600 full-text journals, over 200 full-text books, and over 60,000 images.

Civil War Collection (Accessible Archives): Primary source materials from the U.S. Civil War time period, including selected midwestern and southern newspapers, soldiers’ journals, the memoirs of military leaders, and regimental histories of selected units.

What is Search@UW?

Search@UW is a new search tool that is the focus of our new library website!

In one convenient search you have access to:

  • UWGB books & media
  • UW System libraries books & media
  • Articles from most of the library’s databases, and much more.

Need more info? Check out our Search@UW Guide. Let us know if you have any questions!

Coming Soon: New Website & Search Tool

Cofrin Library will be unveiling a new website and search tool this month!

Here’s a “sneak peek” at our new website:

A major component of the new website will be Search@UW: a new research tool that combines searching for articles, books, and more into one single search! It will also integrate the powerful resources available to you from the UW System into one common search interface. Watch for more announcements later this month.

New Journals in JSTOR

Cofrin Library now subscribes to an additional set of approximately 150 journals from  JSTOR. The JSTOR database specializes in providing access to back issues of scholarly journals.

These new journals come from JSTOR’s Arts & Sciences VI collection, which specializes in the social sciences, with particular focus given to economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. View the complete journal title list for this new collection.

To search JSTOR: Go to the Cofrin Library website >>> Click on Databases A-Z >>> Click on JSTOR.

ARTstor Additions

Art lovers, rejoice!

ARTstor, a digital image collection available to UWGB from the Cofrin Library website, has added over 700 high quality images from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Covering contemporary and modern art, these images include drawings, watercolors, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and installations by artists such as Paul Cezanne, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent Van Gogh.

For more information, check out the ARTstor announcement. If you have questions about using ARTstor, go to our Ask-a-Librarian page.

The Moon Woman. Jackson Pollock. 1942.

The Moon Woman. Jackson Pollock. 1942. Image from ARTstor.

Titanic – 100th Aniversary

April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. After departing on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912, she struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean off of Newfoundland on the night of April 14. The ship sunk a couple of hours later on April 15. Over 1,500 people perished in the sinking.

You can follow news reports and first-hand accounts of the Titanic by searching Cofrin Library’s Historical New York Times (Proquest) database. It provides full coverage of the New York Times from the 1850s to the 2000s. When searching for a historical event, go to the “Advanced Search” link on the database homepage, type in the keywords to the event you are looking for, and select the appropriate date range. If you need help, Ask-a-Librarian.

Sinking of the Titanic

Sinking of the Titanic, New York Times, April 16, 1912