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ProQuest Database Downtime

All of our ProQuest databases will be unavailable on Saturday July 29th from 2:00pm to 11:00pm for schedule maintenance and security upgrades.  Popular ProQuest databases include:  ABI/INFORM, HeritageQuest, PsycINFO, and Historical Newspapers.  (full list of UWGB ProQuest databases)

Please use Search@UW or one of the library’s other subject databases during the outage.

If you need research assistance please contact the Research Desk.

 

New Search@UW Interface!

Search@UW got a makeover over the last few months to connect you to the resources you rely on and make searching easier. Here are the top 10 things to know about the New Search@UW:

  1. Cleaner, more intuitive interface.
  2. Get help – Ask a Librarian button (lower right) – opens a chat with library staff during chat hours, and switches to Help Options when chat is not available.
  3. My Account – Information at-a-glance, live-tile style.
  4. New resource type graphics, and “multiple versions” graphic is animated.
  5. Pin to save the record to your list (instead of the star).
  6. Save your search button right above the results list (it’s a pin, too).
  7. Item details – no more tabs!  Less clicking!
  8. Get it from other institutions – you can now see who else has the thing you want, but our system can pick the school it comes from (we have techno-magic that takes care of that).
  9. Advanced search – can add more lines for terms as you need them, and the options are more streamlined.
  10. Search history button (like a clock) – near the sign-in button, lets you repeat a recent search.

Have questions or concerns? Contact the Research Help Desk!

Summer Hours

sunHeading to the library?  Check our summer hours first:

May 22nd – August 20th
Monday – Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM
Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Research Help is available Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM.

Search@UW and our other electronic resources are available 24/7.

The Times of London

NEW!  The library recently acquired digital access to the The Times, an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785-2009.

Also newly acquired is the Times Literary Supplement which includes more than 300,000 reviews, letters, poems and articles dating from 1902-2009.

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APA Style Central

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The library currently has a long-term trial of APA Style Central, a resource that provides guidance on formatting and composing research papers and citations.  It includes tutorials, paper templates, style manuals, and journal publication information. The trial runs through 12/20/2017.  Please provide feedback to refdesk@uwgb.edu.

Schneider Foundation Library Research Lab Grand Opening

Please join us at UW-Green Bay as we celebrate the David A. Cofrin Library’s new laboratory space for students, the Schneider Foundation Library Research Lab.

Date:  Wednesday, May 31

Time:  1 – 2 p.m.,  1:30 p.m. Program

Location:  Schneider Foundation Library Research Lab

3rd Floor, Cofrin Library

UW-Green Bay

RSVP:  by May 26 to Paula Ganyard ganyardp@uwgb.edu

A brief program and ribbon cutting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cake will be served.

Artstor Updates

artstorThe Artstor digital library will undergo some changes this summer, according to Artstor:

  • We will be pausing the upload and metadata entry functions for Personal Collections between June 1st and early September this year. During this time you will be able to share, download, and save your existing images to groups as usual. However, you will not be able to add new images to your Personal Collection or edit any of the text associated with your existing images.
  • Uploading of OIV presentations into Personal Collections will be retired. If you need to share OIV presentations with students, please convert them to PDFs. An enhanced option for exporting your OIV presentations to other formats is being explored and will be available soon.
  • Personal notes and instructor notes are being retired. If you need any information saved in your personal or instructor notes, we recommend copying and pasting this information into your image group descriptions by June 1st.
  • The citation generator and saved citations will be temporarily removed and added back into the Digital Library after the new release. If you have saved citations that you need, please download them before June 1st.
  • Saved searches are being retired.
  • The date filter for search results will be temporarily removed in late May (prior to the release of the new site). It will return, with improvements, as part of the updated site this summer.

Please contact the Cofrin Library Research Desk with any questions or concerns.

Extended Hours

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Starting May 1st the library will have extended hours to get you through finals.  Hours are:

Monday-Thursday, May 1-4 8:00AM-12:00AM
Friday, May 5 8:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday, May 6 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday, May 7 12:00PM-12:00AM
Monday-Wednesday, May 8-10 8:00AM-12:00AM
Thursday, May 11 8:00AM-9:00PM

 

New Crossref DOI Display Guidelines

Effective March 2017 Crossref, a major DOI registration organization, recommends changing the way DOIs are displayed in manuscripts and other publications.  DOIs, or Digital Object Identifiers, are unique alphanumeric links used to identify specific content.  Most contemporary peer-reviewed journal articles have a DOI.  DOIs are also used in many citation styles, like Chicago and APA.  The recommended changes include dropping the “dx” from the domain name portion of DOI links and switching to https.  Here is an example:

Old recommended prefix: http://dx.doi.org/

New recommended prefix: https://doi.org/

More information can be found in this article from Crossref: Display guidelines for Crossref DOIs – effective March 2017

APA has adopted the change: DOI Display Guidelines Update (March 2017)

Not sure which display format to use?  Check with your professor for her preference, both the old and new DOI links will be functional indefinitely.

It’s Back- Journals A-Z!

Functionality has been restored to the library’s Journals A-Z list!  Formerly a favorite resource, Journals A-Z allows you to look up known journal titles to check the library holdings.  Our user guide on how to manually look up journals in Search@UW still exists and will be maintained as a back-up to the journals A-Z listing. Journals A-Z is listed on the library website directly underneath the Search@UW search box or you can always find it on the top menu bar in Search@UW.

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