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Cofrin Library News

NOTICE: Potential Broken Links Wednesday 8/6/14

The Cofrin Library will be updating our guide creation product on Wednesday August 6th.  This may result in broken links and error messages when trying to use the library website, especially the database lists and course guides.  If you are having trouble finding what you need please contact the library at 920-465-2540 or 1-888-729-4611.

If you are attempting to do research and cannot access the databases, please use Search@UW- the main search box on the library website.  Search@UW will locate articles, books, videos, government documents, and more.  If you cannot find what you are looking for in Search@UW, contact the library at 920-465-2540 or 1-888-729-4611.  Or try searching in one of the library’s multidisciplinary databases:


Academic Search Complete (select “choose databases” above the search box to access all of UWGB’s  EbscoHost databases)


Films on Demand

Lexis Nexis Academic


If you are trying to schedule library instruction, please contact Bekky Vrabel at 465-2666 or

If you need help with research or citations, please contact the Research Desk at 465-2303 or

For all other questions contact our main desk at 920-465-2540 or 1-888-729-4611. 

Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to the library resources!


Student jobs at the library!

The Cofrin Library is currently interviewing UWGB students for fall/ spring employment.  If you are a current or incoming UWGB student and are interested in working at the library, see our employment page for application materials: 


New Books – June 2014

The weather is heating up outside, but we here at the Cofrin Library continue to add cool new titles to our collection.  In addition to the new books that we have listed below, we have also been hard at work replacing our VHS tapes with DVDs and updating our media collection.   We will be here all summer to help with any research needs you have or direct you to a great book to take on vacation with you.  Stop in soon!   

Here are the latest titles added to the Cofrin Library shelves:

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Age of ecology : a global history / Joachim Radkau ; translated by Patrick Camiller.

Asperger syndrome : assessing and treating high-functioning autism spectrum disorders / edited by James C. McPartland, Ami Klin, Fred R. Volkmar ; foreword by Maria Asperger Felder.

Blocking public participation : the use of strategic litigation to silence political expression / Byron Sheldrick.

Capital in the twenty-first century / Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

Cistercian Order in medieval Europe, 1090-1500 / Emilia Jamroziak.

Common core in grades 4-6 : top nonfiction titles from School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine / edited by Roger Sutton, Daryl Grabarek.

Drugs and drug policy : the control of consciousness alteration / Clatyon J. Mosher, Washington State University-Vancouver ; Scott M. Akins, Oregon State University.

Everybody else : adoption and the politics of domestic diversity in postwar America / Sarah Potter.

Explaining abnormal behavior : a cognitive neuroscience perspective / Bruce F. Pennington.

Ghostly and the ghosted in literature and film : spectral identities / edited by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson.

Handbook of nutrition and food / edited by Carolyn D. Berdanier, Johanna T. Dwyer, David Heber.

How change happens– or doesn’t : the politics of US public policy / Elaine C. Kamarck.

Management planning for nature conservation : a theoretical basis & practical guide / Mike Alexander.

Measuring what matters most : choice-based assessments for the digital age / Daniel L. Schwartz and Dylan Arena.

No-nonsense guide to world food / Wayne Roberts.

Reading constellations : urban modernity in Victorian fiction / Patricia McKee.

Reading writing interfaces : from the digital to the bookbound / Lori Emerson.

Reinventing American health care : how the Affordable Care Act will improve our terribly complex, blatantly unjust, outrageously expensive, grossly inefficient, error prone system / Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

Resilient classrooms : creating healthy environments for learning / Beth Doll, Katherine Brehm, Steven Zucker.

Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America / Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Unauthorized access : the crisis in online privacy and security / Robert H. Sloan, Richard Warner.

Understanding dyslexia and other learning disabilities / Linda Siegel.

Undeserving poor : America’s enduring confrontation with poverty / by Michael B. Katz.

War and independence in Spanish America / Anthony McFarlane.

Why we harm / Lois Presser.

Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises / edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster.


Summer is here and that means many of the library electronic resources are undergoing maintenance and updates.  One of the recent updates to our Search@UW product caused a few issues, don’t worry we have all hands on deck working to resolve those issues but for now you may see the following things happen when searching:

1. You fill out the search box and click on “search” but you get a blank page instead of the results list you expected.  If this happens to you just click on the search button from that blank screen and your result list will populate.

2. You see duplicate items on your results list (the same book/ article titles listed multiple times.)   Check the location tab for the UW-Green Bay location information, unfortunately you may have to check multiple location tabs to find us.

If you have any questions or need help searching please contact the Research Desk:


New Books – May 2014

Another school year may have come and gone, but here at the Cofrin Library we are still hard at work adding great new items to our collection. Come and check them out!

To search for the call number and location, type the book title into the Search@UW box on the library homepage.

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 3 sections / Vijay Seshadri.

Affordable Care Act : a missed opportunity, a better way forward / Guy B. Faguet.

After the civil war : making memory and re-making Spain since 1936 / Michael Richards.

Back to normal : why ordinary childhood behavior is mistaken for ADHD, bipolar disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder / Enrico Gnaulati, PHD.

Banning DDT : how citizen activists in Wisconsin led the way / Bill Berry.

Bilingual brain / Arturo E. Hernandez.

Bioethics : the basics / Alastair V. Campbell.

Bioethics and the future of stem cell research / Insoo Hyun, Case Western Reserve University.

Bright continent : breaking rules and making change in modern Africa / Dayo Olopade.

Case of Mistress Mary Hampson : her story of marital abuse and defiance in seventeenth-century England / Jessica L. Malay.

China and the environment : the green revolution / edited by Sam Geall.

Climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world / William Nordhaus.

Constructing democratic governance in Latin America / edited by Jorge I. Dominguez and Michael Shifter.

Critical media pedagogy : teaching for achievement in city schools / Ernest Morrell, Rudy Dueñas, Veronica Garcia, and Jorge López.

Desegregating desire : race and sexuality in Cold War American literature / Tyler T. Schmidt.

Eating right in America : the cultural politics of food & health / Charlotte Biltekoff.

Equality of the sexes : three feminist texts of the seventeenth century / translated with an introduction and notes by Desmond M. Clarke.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fiction : “an almost theatrical innocence” / John T. Irwin.

Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War / Mark Harris.

Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt / Michael Lewis.

Food & society : principles and paradoxes / Amy E. Guptill, Denise A. Copelton and Betsy Lucal.

Freud on the couch : a critical introduction to the father of psychoanalysis / Beverley Clack.

Glass slipper : women and love stories / Susan Ostrov Weisser.

Groundwater around the world : a geographic synopsis / Jean Margat, Jac van der Gun.

Imperial University : academic repression and scholarly dissent / Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, editors.

L.S. Vygotsky and education / Luis C. Moll.

Landslide ecology / Lawrence R. Walker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Aaron B. Shiels, USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Hilo, Hawaii, USA.

Life, death and growing up on the western front / Anthony Fletcher.

Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics / Terry Golway.

Mind of her own : the evolutionary psychology of women / Anne Campbell.

Pathways to the common core : accelerating achievement / Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Christopher Lehman.

Presidential expectations gap : public attitudes concerning the presidency / Richard Waterman, Carol L. Silva, and Hank Jenkins-Smith.

Salmon, people, and place : a biologist’s search for salmon recovery / Jim Lichatowich.

Stokely : a life / by Peniel E. Joseph.

Story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD / Simon Schama.

Strength and conditioning for young athletes : science and application / edited by Rhodri S. Lloyd and Jon L. Oliver.

Supporting families experiencing homelessness : current practices and future directions / Mary E. Haskett, Staci Perlman, Beryl Ann Cowan, editors.

Temptations of power : Islamists and illiberal democracy in a new Middle East / by Shadi Hamid.

Toms River : a story of science and salvation / Dan Fagin.

Toni Morrison and literary tradition : the invention of an aesthetic / by Justine Baillie.

Trauma and substance abuse : causes, consequences, and treatment of comorbid disorders / edited by Paige Ouimette and Jennifer P. Read.

Virtual ascendance : video games and the remaking of reality / Devin C. Griffiths.

NEW! Noodle Tools App

Download NoodleTools Companion, our latest addition to the NoodleTools mobile platform! The iOS and Android apps are FREE for all NoodleTools subscribers.

Download the NoodleTools Companion for iPhoneDownload the NoodleTools Companion for Android

Efficiently scan a book’s ISBN or search by author/title to generate a perfectly-formatted citation. After adding an annotation (or notes), the citation can then be routed directly into your NoodleTools project of choice.

NoodleTools companion only works for books.  Articles and websites can be formatted in the full version of NoodleTools.

Access NoodleTools through the Cite Your Sources page: 

Questions about using NoodleTools? Contact a librarian:

Spring Book Sale – UPDATE


UPDATE: From 8 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, April 29th,

for the last day of the Book Sale,

all items marked down to .50 cents each. 

Lots of great titles still available! 


Due to some recent large donations of books, the staff of the Cofrin Library has been busy doing some spring cleaning in our store rooms…… and has decided it’s time for another Book Sale!

The Spring Book Sale will be held Monday, April 21 through Tuesday, April 29, during Library hours, on the Plaza level of the Library.

We will have popular reading, textbooks, and everything in between for sale. There is also a large selection of science fiction in this sale.

Everything is marked at $1.00 per item.

You don’t want to miss this chance to pick up some great reads before you leave campus for the summer.

For more information contact Leah Liebergen at 465-2382 or

Library systems and heartbleed bug

We’d like to reassure you that all the library’s systems have been checked for vulnerabilities to the “heartbleed” bug by our campus IT security officer, the network guys in the UW System, and our vendors.  Our systems are just fine.  You may want to check with other sites you log into to see if they have had issues or been updated, and you may want to change some of your passwords if the sites have been updated to plug the security hole.  If they have not been updated yet, it’s best to wait until they are.  (Otherwise your new password will just leak out anyway.)

New Books for April 2014

As you may have been relaxing over Spring Break and refueling for the second half of the semester, the Cofrin Library was hard at work picking out some great books to add to our collection.

We have really added some great new titles to the library shelves this month! To search for the call number and location, type the book title into the Search@UW box on the library homepage.


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Age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era / Craig Nelson.
Americana collection : poems of war and peace / by John Jiambalvo.
Andrew Jackson, southerner / Mark R. Cheathem.
Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War / Elizabeth R. Varon.
Armory Show at 100 : modernism and revolution / edited by Marilyn Satin Kushner and Kimberly Orcutt ; Casey Nelson Blake, Senior Historian.
Boy problem : educating boys in urban America, 1870-1970 / Julia Grant.
Britain’s industrial revolution : the making of a manufacturing people, 1700-1870 / Barrie Trinder.
Carthage : [a novel] / Joyce Carol Oates.
Congo / Thomas Turner.
Encounter on the Great Plains : Scandinavian settlers and the dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930 / Karen V. Hansen.
Europe (c. 1400-1458) / Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini ; translated by Robert Brown ; introduced and annotated by Nancy Bisaha.
Fast-changing Arctic : rethinking Arctic security for a warmer world / edited by Barry Scott Zellen.
Forgotten voices of Mao’s great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history / Zhou Xun.
Garden of marvels : how we discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, and other secrets of plants / Ruth Kassinger.
Guest workers or colonized labor? : Mexican labor migration to the United States / Gilbert G. Gonzalez.
How much is enough? : money and the good life / Robert Skidelsky & Edward Skidelsky.
In line behind a billion people : how scarcity will define China’s ascent in the next decade / by Damien Ma and William Adams.
Insuring children’s health : contentious politics and public policy / Alice Sardell.
It’s complicated : the social lives of networked teens / danah boyd.
Jim Crow Wisdom : Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940 / Jonathan Scott Holloway.
Naked future : what happens in a world that anticipates your every move? / Patrick Tucker.
Narratives of diaspora : representations of Asia in Chinese American literature / Walter S. H. Lim.
Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats / Dawn Day Biehler.
Practical Drucker : applying the wisdom of the world’s greatest management thinker / William A. Cohen.
Queen Anne : the politics of passion / Anne Somerset.
Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy : rebellious daughters, 1786-1826 / Orianne Smith, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Strategic decision-making in presidential nominations : when and why party elites decide to support a candidate / Kenny J. Whitby.
Strategy : a history / Lawrence Freedman.
Sustainable knowledge : a theory of interdisciplinarity / Robert Frodeman.
Too hot to touch : the problem of high-level nuclear waste / William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.
Tracks on a page : Louise Erdrich, her life and works / Frances Washburn.
What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans / Kenneth Prewitt.
Working people : a history of African American workers since emancipation / Steven A. Reich.
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong / David Edmonds.

Humanities E-Book Trial

The Cofrin Library currently has a trial to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book (HEB) online collection of 4,000 humanities titles.  These titles are offered by ACLS in collaboration with 30 learned societies, 100 contributing publishers and the Michigan Publishing Division of the University of Michigan Library.

 This trial ends April 30th, 2014.
We will be making this trial available to faculty staff and students.

To access HEB, please go to

–> Select Browse from top toolbar.

–> Click on any title. This will bring you to a screen with information about the book.
You will see directions to login: “For full access to this item, please log in” You will then see a drop down list that says “Select Your Institution.”

–> From the drop down list, please select the first item “UM Access

(Most Subscribers)” and enter the following:

Login Id:
April password:    wAt3rs5h3d

The searching and browsing functions are unrestricted, but to access the full text you will need to use the login id and password.