Break & Winterim Library Hours

Library hours during the break (Dec. 23-28) are:

  • Tues Dec 23: 8am-4:30pm
  • CLOSED Wed-Thurs Dec 24-25
  • Fri Dec 26: 8am-4:30pm
  • CLOSED Sat-Sun Dec 27-28

Winterim (Mon Dec 29-Fri Jan 16) Library hours are:
Mon-Wed: 7:30am-6pm, Thurs-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm, Sat: CLOSED, Sun: noon-8pm
However, because of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, there are some adjustments:

  • Mon-Tues Dec 29-30: 7:30am-6pm
  • CLOSED Wed-Thurs Dec 31-Jan 1
  • Fri Jan 2: 7:30am-4:30pm

The Food for Thought Café is closed until Spring Semester, so pack a sandwich or plan other dining options.

Please plan ahead! Remember that even when the physical Library is closed, you can:

  • Search the article databases (login when prompted with your campus Net-ID, same as for your campus email or D2L),
  • Search for Andersen Library’s holdings of Books, Media and more (UW Whitewater) and use links to online titles, including ereserves for classes,
  • Renew checked-out books, DVDs, etc. (once) through your Account,
  • Consult online guides for help, including citation guides for APA, MLA, and Turabian format, and course assignment guides, and
  • Ask a librarian for help using email or chat (UWW librarians respond to the emails when the Library is open, but chat is covered 24/7 by non-UWW staff).
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Book Sale for the New Year!

As a bit of a prequel for the new year we’ve changed out the $2 gift-worthy books for a more run-of-the-mill assortment of $1 books for your personal collections. These are primarily literary and health related. The remaining media, mostly VHS tapes but also some books on cassette, are still out on the carts for $.25 each.

Get’em while the gettin’s good!

And thank you for a wonderful year!!!

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New Stuff Tuesday- December 16, 2014

Oxford Illustrated

The Oxford illustrated history of the first World War
edited by Hew Strachan
D521 .W64 2014
New Arrivals, 2nd Floor

2014 officially marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. To mark this anniversary, the library is coordinating several events to mark such an occasion. One of these is a rotation book display in the lobby covering various themes related to the war.

For readers interested in brushing up on their World War 1 history, Oxford’s illustrated history is a great place to start. Hew Strachan has assembled an all-star list of historians to contribute to explaining the complexities of the first great world conflict. The contents of this book are well-balanced with both descriptive text and a large number of visual representations from the time of the war. Visual images range from propaganda posters, letters, photographs, and more from the period.

This book is a fantastic read that both historians and the casual reader will enjoy thoroughly.

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T3: Streaming Music for the Season

Naxos Music Library

Want to listen to some holiday music to help you study for finals (or distract you from studying)? The Library’s streaming music database, Naxos Music Library, has a new holiday-themed playlist available this month.  The database also has dozens of albums of traditional and classical holiday music. Click over to the database to explore new music anytime.

Naxos Music Library is also available as an app for iOS and Android. Download the app from either the iTunes Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). See this post for more information on setting up the mobile app.

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 9, 2014

Sisterhood in Sports

Sisterhood in Sports:
How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete
by Joan Steidinger
GV709 .S74 2014
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Anyone who has competed in sports knows that teammates develop strong bonds — and often strong rivalries.

This book explores the particular ways in which female athletes develop relationships with their teammates and rivals — and how that differs from their male counterparts. Sports psychologist and athlete, Joan Steidinger, takes a close look at relationships, body image, coaching, and competition among women athletes. She also explores the history of Title IX and the pioneering athletes who paved the way for U.S. girls and women to fully engage in sports.

This book is intended to help athletes, coaches and parents understand and work with women’s unique social interactions with their peers on and off the playing field.

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Money Mondays: Wrap Up

This semester we’ve discussed a number of topics related to economics, including supply and demand, competition, unemployment, and the GDP. Hopefully when you listen to the Economy stories on NPR now, you’ll feel like this:

Emma Watson

Rather than like this:


If you want to delve further into some of these topics, check out these books available at Andersen Library:

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty; translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Call number: HB501 .P43613 2014, Main Collection (3rd floor)
  • A Concise History of Economic Thought: From Mercantilism to Monetarism, by Gianni Vaggi and Peter Groenewegen. Call number: HB75 .V32 2003, Main Collection (3rd floor)
  • A History of the Federal Reserve, by Allan H. Meltzer. Call number: HG2563 .M383 2003, Main Collection (3rd floor)

And don’t forget about all of the great free resources available through the Federal Reserve:

  • FRASER: The Federal Reserve Archive, known as FRASER, is a great place to find historical information about the economy.
  • FRED: FRED is home to the Federal Reserve’s economic data.
  • Econ Lowdown: Econ Lowdown contains educational resources related to economics topics.
  • Research Resources: If you think you already know the basics of economics, you might want to check out some of the Federal Reserve’s publications, including the Regional Economist and Economic Synopses. You can also read articles and working papers from professors and other scholars at’s IDEAS site.
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Friday Fun: Live Reindeer Cam

Oh my goodness, thanks to Brenda in Circulation, here’s some Friday fun that can last and last all the way to the holidays. It’s live ReindeerCam! And you can get your name on the nice list to ensure your holiday will be a good one. Watch Santa feed the reindeer daily (weekdays at 10am, 5pm, & 8pm Central Time, and weekends at 5pm Central Time)! Santa and the reindeer have embraced newer technologies, too. You can get the apps or go to Facebook.

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Featured Resource: Mobile Device Charging Station


With the advent of always having your mobile device on you, comes the need to constantly keep them powered.
If you are tired of carrying your charging cord at all times or have left yours at home, then stop by the library to get a boost.

The library has recently obtained two mobile device charging stations. These stations come equipped with a variety of different attachments that connect to most devices. Both charging stations are located on the second floor of the library. One is near the computers in the alcove across from the Reference Desk. The other is located in the group study room area of the second floor.

These stations were graciously provided to the library through funds from the Office Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs. The library is not responsible for unattended devices left charging at the station.

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 2, 2014

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
Narrated by Kevin Kenerly
QB981 .T96 2014
New Arrivals, Audio, 2nd floor

If you can’t make it to one of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s two talks at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater on December 10th or 11th, view his Nova ScienceNow episodes online or check out this new audiobook. Take a tour of the cosmos with coauthors Tyson and Goldsmith, following the path of Spirit rover’s visit to Mars, to the Gallileo spacecraft’s mission to Jupiter’s Europa, beyond our solar system, and back to North Dakota’s Death Valley where we learn how elements of biology, geology, and astrophysics inform current scientific understanding of the cosmos.

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Deck the Wishing Tree! Fa la la…

treeAre there books, graphic novels, audio books, videos, video games, CDs, etc., that you wish Andersen Library would consider acquiring? Let us know by hanging your wish(es) on the tree!

The tree is located near the Circulation Desk and the Food for Thought Café. Paper “ornaments” on which you can write your wishes are provided.

Thanks! May all your wishes come true…

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