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Library System Transition: Dates & Deadlines

logoOn May 20th, 2015, all UW System Libraries will be transitioning to a new library management system. This change will mainly impact library staff, there should only be minimal changes in how you discover and access library materials. In fact, the new system will make it easier for you to access a wide variety of resources.  Library staff are working hard to make the transition to the new system as seamless as possible for our users. Updates, deadlines, and information about the transition can be found here:  http://libguides.uwgb.edu/newsystem

Contact information for questions about the new system can be found on the transition updates page: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/newsystem

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
Email: robbj@uwgb.edu

 

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

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?

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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
GenderWatch
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: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/ResearchHelp

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.

 

UPDATE: NoodleTools Maintenance

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

 

The NoodleTools citation product will be offline for scheduled maintenance and updates this Friday (October 31st) and Saturday (November 1st) from approximately 11PM to 3AM each night.  Please check the NoodleTools blog for status updates: http://www.noodletools.com/blog/

Want to know more about NoodleTools?  Check out our guide: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/noodle-tools 

JSTOR Daily

JSTOR Daily is an online newsletter connecting current news with historical articles in the JSTOR database. Some recent topics include “Housework, Gender Roles, and Sex: It’s Complicated”; “Homes of the River Gods: The History of American Mansions”; and “Keeping up with the Carnivores” Go to daily.jstor.org to check it out or subscribe.

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