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Category Archive: Databases

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

EBSCO Down, Try These Alternatives

UPDATE: as of 10pm on March 27, 2012, the EBSCO databases are working again.

The library’s EBSCO databases (e.g., Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, CINAHL, America: History & Life, and many others) are down due to server issues at EBSCO. This is affecting libraries nationwide. In the meantime, try these alternatives:

JSTOR – scholarly articles covering many different topic areas
LexiNexis – newspaper articles
ABI/INFORM – business information
PubMed – medical information

If you have questions, call the Library at 920-465-2540, or chat with us online.

JSTOR Early Content


The popular database, JSTOR, has made their journal content published before 1923 for U.S. publications and 1870 for foreign publications freely available.  The journals have a broad range of topic coverage including arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  Check out the Early Journal Content FAQ to learn more.

Early Journal Content is available as part of any regular JSTOR search, you can access JSTOR from the Databases A to Z page or you can browse a list of available content by discipline or by title.

Need help using JSTOR?  Contact the research desk.  And remember, the Cofrin Library is your guide to answers!

Connect Google Scholar to Cofrin Library

If you search Google Scholar from campus– the “scholarly” subset of Google, with journal article citations & book citations–you will often see the Find It at UW-Green Bay link next to many of the citations:

Find It @ UW-Green Bay

This link directs you to Cofrin Library content in our databases–most often in the form of online access to journal articles. This is helpful because the library has paid for this content for you. Otherwise, you will often be directed to publishers’ websites for payment.

Off-Campus Access
But when you search Google Scholar from off-campus, you don’t automatically get links to Cofrin Library content. However, you can set your preferences to include the Find it @ UW-Green Bay link. This gives you access to content from the library. It’s fast and easy to do:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Click on “Scholar Preferences” in the top right corner
  3. In the “Library Links” box, type in: UW-Green Bay
  4. Click on “Save Preferences”

Start searching Google Scholar and easily connect to our content from Cofrin Library!

Note: online, off-campus, access to Cofrin Library resources is limited to current UWGB students, faculty, and staff.

ALERT: ProQuest Databases Outage May 5

Cofrin Library’s ProQuest databases will be unavailable during a 2 hour time window on Thursday, May 5 from 9pm to 11pm while the ProQuest company performs infrastructure maintenance. This will affect the following databases:

  • ABI INFORM Complete
  • Ethic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Historical New York Times
  • Hoover’s Company Records

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Research Help Desk at x2303 or email refdesk@uwgb.edu if you have questions.