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Category Archive: Research

New Research Guides: Earth Day, Water Resources

We’ve published two new research guides related to the environment:

Earth Day and the Environment – April 22 marks Earth Day around the world. This research guide features links to books, articles, government information, environmental data, videos, and news sources. You can even estimate your environmental footprint using a calculator.

Water Resources – This guide is a gateway to all things water: articles, books, government data, videos, etc. Information ranges from drinking water to waste water, rivers and streams, to oceans and seas.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin

Image source: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin. Publc domain photo from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Digital Library.


Women’s History Research Guide

March is Women’s History Month. Check out the library’s Women’s History Month Research Guide. It includes links to websites and information on finding books, articles, and primary sources. You can even test your knowledge by taking a quiz!

Women's History Month Research Guide

Women's History Month Research Guide

Occupy Movement Research Guide

Cofrin Library has created a research guide on the Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Movement protests. The guide will direct you to the movement’s activities, underlying themes, news and media sources, books, articles, and primary sources. Check it out!

Occupy Wall Street poster

Occupy Wall Street poster


Current Events Guide: Sustainable Food & Agriculture

Check out our new guide on sustainable food and agriculture.  Read up on organic farming, find a local farmers market, or browse Wisconsin’s organic farm and business directory- it’s all here: 

Current Events Guide: Osama bin Laden

The library has created a current events guide on Osama bin Laden. The guide features links to news reports and videos, and also directs you to books and articles available from the library. Check it out!

From time to time, the library will create other current events guides for major national or international events. If you have any suggestions, let us know.