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Cofrin Library News

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!

9/11 – Walk the Stairs Event

The UWGB Wellness Committee and the UWGB Vets4Vets are sponsoring a 9/11 “Walk the Stairs” Remembrance Event at Cofrin Library on Wednesday, September 11 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Join us!

Details: http://blog.uwgb.edu/hr/2013/09/911-remembrance-walk-the-stairs-event/

Bash in the Stacks – September 12

It’s a rodeo … in the library … ’nuff said!

This year’s Bash in the Stacks welcome back party for students is sure to be a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Get out your cowboy hats and boots, because we’re having a rodeo!

Thursday, September 12 from 7-11pm at Cofrin Library

We’ll have Nerf Tag, an obstacle course, line dancing, and an old time photo booth! Test your knowledge at our trivia contest to win tickets to the General Store. Food and beverage for the night is provided by the Chancellor’s Office. So bring a friend and come on down to the Cofrin! This event is brought to you by FOCUS, Student Life, and Cofrin Library.

For more information check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/447074178724731/.

New Interlibrary Loan Partnership

Cofrin Library recently extended the quality and reach of its resource sharing capabilities by agreeing to join in a reciprocal partnership with Minitex. Minitex operates at the University of Minnesota and is a clearing house for a publically supported network of academic, public, state, government and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Minitex is a leader in the field of resource sharing and in 2012 filled nearly 270,636 loan and article requests from libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

This is a great addition to Cofrin Library’s resource sharing network and grants UW-Green Bay ILL free access to the collections of over 491 libraries, which includes all thirteen libraries within the University of Minnesota library network. Minitex is also a part of the South Central Library System Delivery Service, which delivers library materials throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Being a part of this network means that materials filled by Minitex should arrive within the 1-3 business days. If you have any questions or comments about this new partnership, please contact Mitchell Scott, Resource Sharing Librarian, at scottm@uwgb.edu.

Faculty & Staff Open House

Faculty and staff are invited to Cofrin Library’s Open House on Thursday, August 29 from Noon to 1:30pm on the 4th floor of the library!

We have a new website, a powerful new search tool – Search@UW – and new services and resources to show off. Come and meet with library staff from different department areas to get tips and advice for using the library’s resources in your classes, or for your own research.

Snacks will be provided and attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.

New Books for August

Take a look at our new books for August. Go to the library website and search for the book title using the Search@UW box. Then you can get the book’s call number and location.

Life on the brink : environmentalists confront overpopulation / edited by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist.

Alcohol and illicit drug use in the workforce and workplace / Michael R. Frone.

Twitter : social communication in the Twitter age / Dhiraj Murthy.

Sex education debates / Nancy Kendall.

Action research / Ernest T. Stringer, Curtin University of Technology.

Nightmare alley : film noir and the American dream / Mark Osteen.

Hawthorne’s habitations : a literary life / Robert Milder.

Every love story is a ghost story : a life of David Foster Wallace / D.T. Max.

Alone in America : the stories that matter / Robert A. Ferguson.

Flame of Miletus : the birth of science in ancient Greece (and how it changed the world) / John Freely.

Turtles, tortoises and terrapins : a natural history / Ronald Orenstein.

American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms / Chris Kyle with William Doyle ; and editorial contributions by Jim Defelice ; foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.

 

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 Books for July

Escape the summer heat with a good book! Take a look at our new books for July. Search our library catalog for the book title where you can get the call number and location of the book.

Saturday boy / David Fleming.

Dual language instruction from A to Z : practical guidance for teachers and administrators / Else Hamayan, Fred Genesee, Nancy Cloud ; foreword by Kathryn Lindholm-Leary.

Drift : the unmooring of American military power / Rachel Maddow.

Things come apart : a teardown manual for modern living / Todd McLellan.

Percentage of population receiving FoodShare benefits, monthly average, 2007 and 2012 / prepared by Christopher Siciliano.

Case study research : design and methods / Robert K. Yin.

Supply chain transformation : practical roadmap to best practice results / Richard J. Sherman.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of food rights : the escalating battle over who decides what we eat / David E. Gumpert ;

Culture as comfort : many things you know about culture (but might not realize) / Sarah J. Mahler.

Culture, values and ethics in social work : embracing diversity / Richard Hugman.

Social work and social welfare : an invitation / Marla Berg-Weger.

Crafting digital writing : composing texts across media and genres / Troy Hicks.

Raising dough : the complete guide to financing a socially responsible food business / Elizabeth Ü ; foreword by Michael Shuman.

College drinking : reframing a social problem/changing the culture / by George W. Dowdall.

Growing food in a hotter, drier land : lessons from desert farmers on adapting to climate uncertainty / Gary Paul Nabhan ; foreword by Bill McKibben.