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ebrary Trial Through April 1st

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The Cofrin Library has a trial of the ebrary e-book platform through April 1st.  The ebrary database contains full text digitizations of of 1000’s of scholarly e-books.  You can browse e-books by topic or search for specific subjects, authors, or titles. ebrary can be accessed through our Databases A-Z list.

Downloading ebrary titles requires Adobe Digital Editions, directions for downloading Adobe Digital Editions can be found below.

Feedback or questions can be directed to:

Joan Robb
Coordinator of Collection Management
Phone: (920) 465-2384


Adobe Digital Editions is a free software that allows you to read ePub files on your computer.

Download this free software for offline reading on your computer or device.

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions,
  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Create a free Adobe ID account
    • Use your email address and create a password to login to Adobe Digital Editions
  4. You can close the Adobe Digital Editions ‘library.’ You only need this software to be loaded on your computer to download eBooks

New Books for February 2015

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Globalization and urbanization : the global urban ecosystem / James H. Spencer.

Stress management for teachers : a proactive guide / Keith C. Herman, Wendy M. Reinke.

Tao of vegetable gardening : cultivating tomatoes, greens, peas, beans, squash, joy, and serenity / Carol Deppe.

Vaccine nation : America’s changing relationship with immunization / Elena Conis.


Other new titles:

Animal ethics and philosophy: questioning the orthodoxy / edited by Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley

Alcohol : a history / Rod Phillips.

Death penalty : what’s keeping it alive / Andrea D. Lyon.

Unpacking complexity in informational texts : principles and practices for grades 2-8 / Sunday Cummins ; foreword by Elfrieda H. Hiebert.

Youth and revolution in the changing middle east, 1908-2014 / Haggai Erlich.

Silversmithing : a contemporary guide to making / Brian Hill and Andrew Putland.

Floral jewels : from the world’s leading designers / by Carol Woolton.

Unique by design : contemporary jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection / Suzanne Ramljak.

On body and soul : contemporary armor to amulets / Suzanne Ramljak.

Contemporary jewelry design / Liu Xiao, Li Puman.

Positive side of negative emotions / edited by W. Gerrod Parrott.

Brazil : the troubled rise of a global power / Michael Reid.

Globalization and urbanization : the global urban ecosystem / James H. Spencer.

Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism / Benjamin Ross.

Cold War kids : politics and childhood in postwar America, 1945-1960 / Marilyn Irvin Holt.

How the states shaped the nation : American electoral institutions and voter turnout, 1920-2000 / Melanie Jean Springer.

Wrongs of the right : language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama / Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks.

Governing metropolitan areas : growth and change in a networked age / David K. Hamilton.

Make it stick : the science of successful learning / Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, Mark A. McDaniel.

Theories of practice : raising the standards of early childhood education / Carol Garhart Mooney.

Loose parts : inspiring play in young children / Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky ; photography by Jenna Daly.

Designs for living and learning : transforming early childhood environments / Deb Curtis and Margie Carter.

More working in the Reggio way / Julianne P. Wurm.

Why rural schools matter / Mara Casey Tieken.

Triumphant return of Blackbird Flynt / Peter Ullian.


Mercurial silence / Caroline Gore ; introduction, C. James Meyer ; essays, Kerianne Quick, Susie J. Silbert ; exhibition photography: Mary Whalen, Caroline Gore.

Triënnale voor Hedendaagse Sieraden = European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery.

Explaining reading : a resource for explicit teaching of the common core standards / Gerald G. Duffy.

Designing early literacy programs : differentiated instruction in preschool and kindergarten / Lea M. McGee, Donald J. Richgels.

Word journeys : assessment-guided phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction / Kathy Ganske.

Daily 5 : fostering literacy independence in the elementary grades / Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, “the 2 Sisters.”

Common core coaching book : strategies to help teachers address the K-5 ELA standards / Laurie Elish-Piper and Susan K. L’Allier.

Reading intervention in the primary grades : a common-sense guide to RTI / Heidi Anne E. Mesmer, Eric Mesmer, Jennifer Jones.

Fierce urgency of now : Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the battle for the Great Society / Julian E. Zelizer.

Women and development in Africa : how gender works / Michael Kevane.

Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out / Susan Kuklin.

Child neglect & emotional abuse : understanding, assessment & response / Celia Doyle & Charles Timms.

Teaching word recognition : effective strategies for students with learning difficulties / Rollanda E. O’Connor.

Diagnosis and correction of reading problems / Darrell Morris.

Reading instruction that works : the case for balanced teaching / Michael Pressley, Richard L. Allington.

Literacy teacher education : principles and effective practices / Deborah G. Litt, Susan D. Martin, Nancy A. Place.

B side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song / Ben Yagoda.

Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz ; edited with an introduction by Gary Saul Morson.

Mario Vargas Llosa : a life of writing / by Raymond Leslie Williams.

Treatment of child abuse : common ground for mental health, medical, and legal practitioners / edited by Robert M. Reece, M.D., Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D., and John Sargent, M.D. ; foreword by Walter F. Mondale.

Big ideas for little kids : teaching philosophy through children’s literature / Thomas E. Wartenberg.

Death penalty : a worldwide perspective / Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle.

Library System Migration

Please note, the previously announced migration to a new library system has been rescheduled from February to mid-May. Specific dates and potential impact on our Library services will be posted soon.

New Books for January 2015

Here are the latest additions to our collections:
Do Fathers Matter?







Do Fathers Matter? What Science is telling us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeborn
Society Explained:  An Introduction to Sociology by Nathan Rousseau
Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History edited by Leila J. Rupp
Novel:  a Biography by Michael Schmidt
First Light:  A History of Creation Myths From Gilgamesh to the God Particle by G. R. Evans
Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the beginning of the Great War by M. Ryan Floyd
Chinese vs. Western Perspectives:  Understanding Contemporary China by Jinghao Zhou
Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage by Daria Roithmayr
Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: the Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It edited by Susannah Ural.
Rise of Market Society in England, 1066-1800 by Christiane Eisenberg, translated by Deborah Cohen
Selling Under the Swastika:  Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany by Pamela E. Swett
Reclaiming American Cities: the Struggle for People, Place, and Nature since 1900 by Rutherford H. Platt
How Partisan Media Polarize America by Matthew Levendusky
Science Fiction:  A guide for the Perplexed by Sherryl Vint
Homing Instinct:  Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich

Database Maintenance Window 2/28/15

On February 28th, 2015 starting @ 9:00 PM CST, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure.  The upgrade is scheduled to last 5 hours.  The following databases will be unavailable for those five hours:

ABI Inform
Proquest Congressional
Ethnic News Watch
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
COS Conference Papers

Please use an alternate database or Search@UW for your research during this time period. Please direct any questions to our Research Help Desk:

New Books for December 2014

Ready for some fun reading over the holidays?  Here’s what’s new in the Popular Reading Collection on 4th floor.

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Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.

A. D. : New Orleans After the Deluge  by Josh Neufeld (graphic novel)

Don’t Put Me in Coach : my Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus

The Most Human Human:  What Artificial Intelligence Teaches us About being Alive by Brian Christian

You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

My Freshman Year:  What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Zeitoun by Dave Egger

The Dogs are Coming!

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They’re coming  back…..

Just in time to relieve some of that finals week stress, The Packerland Kennel Club Outreach dogs are making a return visit on Thursday December 11th from 3-5 p.m.  Come on up to the 4th Floor to pet or hug a furry buddy.


Long Night Against Procrastination

Cofrin Library’s first Long Night Against Procrastination event will take place Tuesday, November 18th from 8pm-1am. Get help from writing center staff, tutors, and librarians to complete your projects and papers on time. Relax and enjoy coffee, food, prizes, and de-stressing activities throughout the night!

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New Books for November

It’s getting pretty chilly outside so you’re probably finding yourself indoors a little more often sipping coffee or tea. Why not enjoy a new title with your cuppa? Here’s a list of new books for November. You can find these titles on the 3rd floor New to the Library bookshelf across from the public services desk. Check one out then tells us what you think!

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Mad catastrophe : the outbreak of World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Empire / Geoffrey Wawro.

How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust / Dan McMillan.

Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918 / translated by Edward M. Strauss ; Foreword by Robert Crowley ; Introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals.

Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict / John B. Judis.

Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE / Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers / Becky Taylor.

American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt / John Beckman.

Color matters : skin tone bias and the myth of a post-racial America / edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood.

Black gambler’s world of liquor, vice, and presidential politics : William Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917 / Bruce L. Mouser ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery / Katrina Dyonne Thompson.

No end save victory : how FDR led the nation into war / David Kaiser.

Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America / Gary Clayton Anderson.

Social issues in contemporary native America : reflections from Turtle Island / edited by Hilary N. Weaver.

Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad : the Geography of Resistance / Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed / Eric H. Cline.

Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever / Maude Barlow.

Food for change : the politics and values of social movements / Jeff Pratt and Peter Luetchford ; with Myriem Naji and Sara Avanzino.

Practical guide to needs assessment / Catherine M. Sleezer, Darlene F. Russ-Eft, Kavita Gupta.

Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld / Jake Halpern.

Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption / E. Wayne Carp.

Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups / Sarah F. Anzia.

Path of American public policy : comparative perspectives / Anne Marie Cammisa and Paul Christopher Manuel.

Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin / William Zimmerman.

Wham! : teaching with graphic novels across the curriculum / William Brozo, Gary Moorman, Carla K. Meyer ; foreword by Stergios Botzakis.

Art of play : recess and the practice of invention / Anna R. Beresin.

LGBTQ youth and education : policies and practices / Cris Mayo.

Thinking about thinking : metacognition for music learning / Carol W. Benton.

Sense of style : the thinking person’s guide to writing in the 21st century / Steven Pinker.

All about skin : short fiction by women of color / edited by Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer.

Reading Dante / Giuseppe Mazzotta.

Innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution / Walter Isaacson.

Being me with OCD : how I learned to obsess less and live my life / Alison Dotson ; foreword

UPDATE: NoodleTools Maintenance


UPDATE: NoodleTools will be unavailable this Friday, November 7th, 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM. NoodleTools will be offline during this time.


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