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New Database: Gale Researcher

Gale Researcher can help you find high-quality sources like streaming videos, images, topic summaries, and original content written by experts.  Topics covered include: American Literature, Economics, Psychology, Western Civilization, British Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, World History, Criminal Justice, Political Science, and U.S. History.

You can find Gale Researcher on the Databases A-Z list.
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Breakthrough Studio Grand Opening January 26th


The Breakthrough Studio is ready for the spring semester! Join us for the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting, Thursday, January 26 from 2-4pm. Brief program will be held at 2:30.

Learn more about this new collaborative space here

Turning Account Replaces Clickers

The Cofrin Library is no longer checking out clickers, and they are being replaced by a new licensed program you can access on a mobile phone or other device.

If you need a clicker, head to The Phoenix Bookstore to purchase a license, or visit Turning Account Instructions for Students for more information.

Identifying False & Misleading News

Fake, hoax,snopes-fake-news-sites satire, or just plain misleading, how can you tell if a news story is accurate?  The ability to critically evaluate the news and information you come into contact with everyday is an essential skill to learn to be an informed citizen.  With help from our friends at Indiana University East, the Cofrin Library has gathered tips and techniques for spotting misleading or outright fake news into our Evaluating News guide.


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Use ILLiad to Request Items Jan. 10 & 11

We are making some staff-side improvements to UW Resource Sharing on Tuesday and Wednesday (January 10 & 11) this week. During that time, “UW Request” will be unavailable, but you may use ILL/ILLiad to obtain materials from other libraries. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Please visit our Research Help page if you need assistance.

Winter Break Hours

The Library will be open the follow hours over Winter Break:


December 22-January 2

Thursday-Friday, Dec 22-23                                         10:00AM-3:00PM

Saturday-Monday, Dec 24-26                                       CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday, Dec 27-30                                           10:00AM-3:00PM

Saturday-Monday, Dec 31-Jan 2                                 CLOSED


January 3-January 22

Monday-Friday                                                                 9:00AM-4:00PM

Saturday & Sunday                                                         CLOSED

Monday, Jan 16 (Martin Luther King Day)                  CLOSED


Our electronic resources are available 24/7  Databases A-Z, Search@UW


Outreach Dogs- December 15th!

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 15th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Come on up to the 4th floor of the Cofrin Library, the dogs will be waiting for you!


Accessing Library Resources on Guest Wifi

We’ve received a number of reports of issues accessing library resources while on the Guest wireless. Please switch and sign in to eduroam when using campus wifi – afterwards, you should be able to access library resources. If you need help signing on to the eduroam wifi, contact CIT. If you are still having problems accessing resources, contact the research help desk.

Trial Databases- December

The Cofrin Library has many trial databases during the month of December, please note the closing date of each trial.  Send feedback on these databases to

SPORTDiscus, a database covering sports medicine and physical education. Covers sports and sports medicine full text journals. Subjects include clinical specialties such as orthopedics, coaching & education, consumer health, exercise science & fitness, health education, nutrition, and more. **Trial runs through 12/16/16.** Feedback can be reported to

Statista offers data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Categorized into 21 market sectors, it provides users with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a variety of other areas of interest. **Trial ends Dec. 9th, please provide feedback to **

RefUSA, a resource that offers searchable database modules containing detailed information on more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, new U.S. businesses, and new U.S. homeowners and movers. **Trial runs through 12/31/16. Please provide feedback to **

IBISWorld, a database that provides a comprehensive collection of industry market research and industry risk rankings. IBISWorld offers insight into 700+ industries and is a valuable tool for all business students. Also includes industry reports, risk summaries, risk scores, and environment profiles. **Trial runs through 12/31/16. Please provide feedback to **




ebooks from Taylor & Francis and Project Muse

searchatuwThe UW System has acquired two ebook packages through Taylor & Francis and Project Muse. You can now access over 37,000 titles from these packages through Search@UW. These resources are great for those in the Humanities and Social Sciences departments and include new and historic material. Final ebook purchase decisions will be made in the Spring based on title usage, so check out these ebooks while you can!