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New Books for November

Looking for something to read?

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



David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants / Malcolm Gladwell.

Tie that bound us : the women of John Brown’s family and the legacy of radical abolitionism / Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz.

Rethinking the 1950s : how anticommunism and the Cold War made America liberal / Jennifer A. Delton, Skidmore College.

Falling sky : words of a Yanomami shaman / Davi Kopenawa, Bruce Albert ; translated by Nicholas Elliott and Alison Dundy.

Out on a limb : what black bears taught me about intelligence and intuition / Benjamin Kilham.

Fields of farmers : interning, mentoring, partnering, germinating / by Joel Salatin.

Securing water and wastewater systems : global experiences / Robert M. Clark, Simon Hakim, editors.

Refrigeration nation : a history of ice, appliances, and enterprise in America / Jonathan Rees.

Farm-fresh and fast : easy recipes and tips for making the most of fresh, seasonal foods.

American sniper : the autobiography of SEAL Chris Kyle, (USN 1999-2009), the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice ; foreword by Marcus Luttrell.

Animal cruelty : a multidisciplinary approach to understanding / edited by Mary P. Brewster, Cassandra L. Reyes.

Adoption : a brief social and cultural history / Peter Conn.

No votes for women : the New York state anti-suffrage movement / Susan Goodier.

Living the questions : a guide for teacher-researchers / Ruth Shagoury & Brenda Miller Power.

Word nerds : teaching all students to learn and love vocabulary / Brenda J. Overturf, Leslie H. Montgomery, Margot Holmes Smith.

I do and I don’t : a history of marriage in the movies / Jeanine Basinger.

Millennials, news, and social media : is news engagement a thing of the past? / Paula M. Poindexter.

C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet / Alister McGrath.

Roald Dahl / edited by Ann Alston & Catherine Butler.

American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath / Carl Rollyson.

Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt / Saul Friedländer.

Small steps, big changes : eight essential practices for transforming schools through mathematics / Chris Confer & Marco Ramirez ; foreword by Steven Leinwand.

Education of an anti-imperialist : Robert La Follette and U.S. expansion / Richard Drake.

Long reconstruction : the post-Civil War South in history, film, and memory / Frank J. Wetta and Martin A. Novelli.

Rebuilding the foodshed : how to create local, sustainable, and secure food systems / Philip Ackerman-Leist ; foreword by Deborah Madison.

Caring hearts & critical minds : literature, inquiry, and social responsibility / Steven Wolk.

Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap / Gilda L. Ochoa.

Philosophy of stem cell biology : knowledge in flesh and blood / Melinda Bonnie Fagan, Rice University, USA.

Michael Galinsky : malls across America / Michael Galinsky.

End of the Roman Republic, 146 to 44 BC : conquest and crisis / Catherine Steel.

Digital state : the story of Minnesota’s computing industry / Thomas J. Misa.

Harriman vs. Hill : Wall Street’s great railroad war / Larry Haeg.

Without their permission : how the 21st century will be made, not managed / Alexis Ohanian.

Exploration of effectiveness in the regulation of federal depository institutions, 1989-2008 : striving for balance / Mike Potter.

Do Muslim women need saving? / Lila Abu-Lughod.

What’s wrong with homosexuality? / John Corvino.

Society of equals / Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker / Gary Giddins.

Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast / Patrick McGilligan.

Year without pants : and the future of work / Scott Berkun.

Serving at-risk teens : proven strategies and programs for bridging the gap / Angela Craig, Chantell L. McDowell.

Remote : office not required / Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Servants : a downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times / Lucy Lethbridge.

Johnny Cash : the life / Robert Hilburn.

Hyperobjects : philosophy and ecology after the end of the world / Timothy Morton.

Infant mind : origins of the social brain / edited by Maria Legerstee, David W. Haley, Marc H. Bornstein.

Origins of the world’s mythologies / E.J. Michael Witzel.

Catholic Church : what everyone needs to know / John L. Allen Jr.

Student activism and civil rights in Mississippi : protest politics and the struggle for racial justice, 1960-1965 / James P. Marshall ; with a foreword by Staughton Lynd.

Center holds : Obama and his enemies / Jonathan Alter.

After the music stopped : the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead / Alan S. Blinder.

Kosher : private regulation in the age of industrial food / Timothy D. Lytton.

Homeless : poverty and place in urban America / Ella Howard.

American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research / David Schultz.

Opening minds : using language to change lives / Peter H. Johnston.

Making sense of phonics : the hows and whys / Isabel L. Beck, Mark E. Beck.

Teaching with the common core standards for English language arts, grades 3-5 / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Karen K. Wixson, Timothy Shanahan ; foreword by Susan B. Neuman.

Teaching with the common core standards for English language arts, preK-2 / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Timothy Shanahan, Karen K. Wixson ; foreword by Susan B. Neuman.

What every middle school teacher needs to know about reading tests (from someone who has written them) / Charles Fuhrken.

Teaching academic vocabulary K-8 : effective practices across the curriculum / Camille Blachowicz, Peter Fisher, Donna Ogle, Susan Watts Taffe.

Cambrian explosion : the construction of animal biodiversity / Douglas H. Erwin, Department of

Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, James W. Valentine

Erasmus Darwin : sex, science, and serendipity / Patricia Fara.

Bioluminescence : living lights, lights for living / Therese Wilson, J. Woodland Hastings.

Always the fat kid : the truth about the enduring effects of childhood obesity / Jacob C. Warren, PhD, K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD.

Know soil, know life / David L. Lindbo, Deb A. Kozlowski, and Clay Robinson, editors.

Renewable energy : sustainable concepts for the energy change / edited by Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas Bührke.

On becoming God : late medieval mysticism and the modern Western self / Ben Morgan.

Coup : 1953, the CIA, and the roots of modern U.S.-Iranian relations / Ervand Abrahamian.

George Washington : the crossing / written and designed by Jack E. Levin ; preface by Mark R. Levin.

Escape from New York : the New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem / Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, editors ; foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley.

Politics and civics of national service : lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vista, and AmeriCorps / Melissa Bass.

Transport beyond oil : policy choices for a multimodal future / edited by John L. Renne and Billy Fields.

Coming home to New Orleans : neighborhood rebuilding after Katrina / Karl F. Seidman.

Children’s chances : how countries can move from surviving to thriving / Jody Heymann, with Kristen McNeill.

From Gutenberg to the internet : free speech, advancing technology, and the implications for democracy / Russell L. Weaver.

Reading with meaning : teaching comprehension in the primary grades / Debbie Miller.

Many texts, many voices : teaching literacy and social justice to young learners in the digital age / Penny Silvers & Mary C. Shorey ; foreword by Linda K. Crafton.

Nonfiction notebooks : strategies for informational writing / Aimee Buckner.

When writing with technology matters / Carol Bedard & Charles Fuhrken.

Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation / Eric Deggans.

Spitting blood : the history of tuberculosis / Helen Bynum.

Librarian’s nitty-gritty guide to social media / Laura Solomon.

Library marketing toolkit / Ned Potter.

When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop / Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.

Day the crayons quit / by Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers.

Don’t say a word, mamá = No digas nada, mamá / by Joe Hayes ; illustrations by Esau Andrade Valencia.

What teachers need to know about social and emotional development / Ros Leyden and Erin Shale.

Theology of Augustine : an introductory guide to his most important works / Matthew Levering.

Inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America / Thomas King.

Who owns the future? / Jaron Lanier.

Conserving contemporary art : issues, methods, materials, and research / preface by Francesco Poli ; with a contribution by Valeria Dell’Aquila, Massimo Ferronato, Luca Lampo, and Alessandro Mininno.

On poetry / Glyn Maxwell.

Becoming John Updike : critical reception, 1958-2010 / Laurence W. Mazzeno.

Land use and the carbon cycle : advances in integrated science, management, and policy / edited by Daniel G. Brown … [et al.].

Medieval medicine : the art of healing, from head to toe / Luke Demaitre.

Space Study

Have you noticed library staff roaming the stacks making mysterious notations in three-ring binders?  Don’t worry, we’re not stalking you.  In fact, we’re trying to make the library an even better place to do homework, find research materials,  meet with a group, and use a computer. For most of November, the library is conducting a space study to find out how you use our spaces and what we can do to enhance that experience.  So next time you see a library employee making notes in a binder, relax- nothing creepy going on here at all!  And if you have a suggestion for how to improve our spaces go ahead and tell her, she’ll mark it down in the binder.

Student Employment: Now Accepting Applications

The Cofrin Library is currently accepting applications for student employment.  Please see our employment page for application directions and position descriptions: 


New Graphic Novels

Check out these new graphic novels just added to the Cofrin Library collection! Click on the book cover for more information and the call number.











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.

Win a first day registration!

Complete a library bootcamp session and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a first day registration for spring semester- complements of Academic Advising. Library bootcamp will show you how to:

  • Get the most out of library spaces and collections.
  • Find the research you need to support your projects.
  • Use library resources to format citations.

No registration is needed, just drop by one of the sessions on Wednesday October 30th, sessions will be held from:


3-4 PM

4:30-5:30 PM

All sessions start on the 3rd floor of the Cofrin Library in room CL304.  Questions? Contact Renee Ettigner at .

Shutdown Over: Federal Government Sites Available

The federal government shutdown, which began on October 1, is over. Yesterday, the House and Senate passed the Continuing Appropriation Act, 2014 which was signed into law by President Obama. This legislation funds the government through January 15, 2014 and extends the debt limit to February 7, 2014.

With the federal government re-opened, all government websites should now be available. This includes popular sites used by students and faculty, such as the Census Bureau, USA Trade Online,, and many more.


New Books for October

Looking for something to read?

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

Religion without god / Ronald Dworkin.

Furies : war in Europe, 1450-1700 / Lauro Martines.

Fall of tsarism : untold stories of the February 1917 Revolution / Semion Lyandres.

United States and China : a history from the eighteenth century to the present / Dong Wang.

Geomorphic analysis of river systems : an approach to reading the landscape / Kirstie A. Fryirs, Gary J. Brierley.

Returns : becoming indigenous in the twenty-first century / James Clifford.

Energy policy analysis : a conceptual framework / by Michael S. Hamilton.

Mommyblogs and the changing face of motherhood / May Friedman.

Hospice social work / Dona J. Reese.

Political emotions : why love matters for justice / Martha C. Nussbaum.

Originalism and the good constitution / John O. McGinnis, Michael B. Rappaport.

Assessment in perspective : focusing on the reader behind the numbers / Clare Landrigan & Tammy Mulligan ; foreword by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser,

Electronic and computer music / Peter Manning.

Oxford handbook of children’s musical cultures / edited by Patricia Shehan Campbell and Trevor Wiggins.

What are you looking at? : the surprising, shocking, and sometimes strange story of 150 years of modern art / Will Gompertz.

Contemporary art : 1989 to the present / edited by Alexander Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson.

Virtues of poetry / James Longenbach.

Triumph of reality tv : the revolution in American television / Leigh H. Edwards.

Spike Lee’s America / David Sterritt.

Marvel Comics : the untold story / Sean Howe.

Reading Paradise lost / David Hopkins.

Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald : a secret boyhood diary / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; Dave Page, editor.

Understanding microbes : an introduction to a small world / Jeremy W. Dale, University of Surrey, UK.

Multiethnic Books for the Middle-School Curriculum / Cherri Jones and J.B. Petty.

Breakthrough branding : positioning your library to survive and thrive / Suzanne Walters and Kent Jackson.

Short history of the Spanish Civil War / Julián Casanova.

FDR and the Jews / Richard Breitman, Allan J. Lichtman.

Metamorphoses of the city : on the Western dynamic / Pierre Manent ; translated by Marc Lepain.

American children in chronic poverty : complex risks, benefit-cost analyses, and untangling the knot / Cynthia E. Lamy.

Dispatches from the Arab spring : understanding the new Middle East / Paul Amar and Vijay Prashad, Editors.

Wetland environments : a global perspective / James Sandusky Aber, Firooza Pavri, Susan Ward Aber.

Invasive plant ecology / edited by Shibu Jose, Harminder Pal Singh, Daizy Rani Batish, Ravinder Kumar Kohli.

Fukushima : impacts and implications / David Elliott.

Silent star : the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy / by Bill Wise ; pictures by Adam Gustavson.

I see the rhythm / paintings by Michele Wood ; text by Toyomi Igus.

Baby Flo : Florence Mills lights up the stage / by Alan Schroeder ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu.

Beautiful oops! / Barney Saltzberg.

Stories from Jonestown / Leigh Fondakowski.

Short history of the twentieth century / John Lukacs.

Understanding and teaching the Vietnam War / edited by John Day Tully, Matthew Masur, Brad Austin.

Algerian chronicles / Albert Camus ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; with an introduction by Alice Kaplan.

Life of learning : wandering among fields : Charles Homer Haskins prize lecture for 2013 / Robert Alter.

Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science / Kim TallBear.

Bark River chronicles : stories from a Wisconsin watershed / Milton J. Bates.

Return to Wake Robin : one cabin in the heyday of Northwoods Resorts / Marnie O. Mamminga.

Future of social movement research : dynamics, mechanisms, and processes / Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, and Bert Klandermans, editors.

Slumbering masses : sleep, medicine, and modern American life / Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer.

Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America / Amy F. Ogata.

Fragmented politics of urban preservation : Beijing, Chicago, and Paris / Yue Zhang.

Manson : the life and times of Charles Manson / Jeff Guinn.

Worse than the devil : anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror / Dean A. Strang.

Corporate sovereignty : law and government under capitalism / Joshua Barkan.

Penumbra : the premier stage for African American drama / Macelle Mahala ; foreword by Lou Bellamy.

Isabel Allende : a literary companion / Mary Ellen Snodgrass.

Sense and sensibility : an annotated edition / edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks.

Doctor Sleep : a novel / Stephen King.

Dreamland : adventures in the strange science of sleep / David K. Randall.

Bioethics : an introduction / Marianne Talbot.

Original intentions : essays on production, reproduction, and interpretation in the arts of China / edited by Nick Pearce and Jason Steuber.

Bugging Out: The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (photo from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity)

It’s that time of year in Wisconsin. We’ve been hearing from students and visitors to the library: What’s up with all those ladybugs hanging out at the library?

So what are they?
“Those” ladybugs are called multicolored Asian lady beetles, otherwise known as Harmonia axyridis. They’re slightly different than the cute red ones we often see, but they belong to the same family of small beetles (Coccinellidae). The multicolored Asian lady beetles are more orange colored: appropriate for their appearance around Halloween. Some people say they bite. Most find them annoying.

In autumn, they often congregate in warm, sunny places near buildings (like the library) as they prepare for hibernation during winter.

How did they get here?
Some researchers state the bugs inadvertently made their way to the United States from Asia via ocean-going vessels and then spread throughout the country. Other researchers point to their repeated use as a biological agent in some parts of the U.S. to help control the aphid population. Multicolored Asian lady beetles have only been reported in large numbers in Wisconsin since the mid 1990s.

Want to find our more? Check these links below:


Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

University of Wisconsin Garden Facts: Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle – University of Wisconsin Extension

Multi-colored Asian Ladybeetle – The Wisconsin Gardener

The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle, Harmonia axyridis: A Review of Its Biology, Uses in Biological Control, and Non-Target ImpactsJournal of Insect Science