T3: Note-Taking Apps

EvernoteMultimedia note-taking apps can help you organize and capture information in your studies, work, and daily life. These apps allow you to store information in various digital forms that you gather from your physical or online life. These apps use the concept of notebooks and notes to manage your files and information. You can set up different notebooks for your courses or projects and put almost anything into a notebook. OneNoteYou can view your notebooks and add notes on our own computer, on campus computers through the app websites, and on mobile devices. Everything is synced automatically across your computers to your account. With note-taking apps you can:

  1. Capture (almost) everything
    • Notes you type directly
    • Microsoft Word documents
    • Microsoft PowerPoint documents
    • PDFs and scanned files
    • Photos of handwritten notes or documents you take with your smartphone or other mobile device
    • Photos or screenshots
    • Audio recordings (You can record lectures with your smartphone or mobile device.)
    • Websites
  2. Organize your stuff and find it fast
    • You can separate your notes into different notebooks, but you can also tag notes with labels that you create.
    • These apps have powerful search features.
    • You can share your notebooks with other app users or email notes to anyone.

Free Apps

  • Evernote, the most popular web-based app, has the most elegant interface and best features on the free account. The free account should meet your needs—if you pay for a Premium account, you just get a few more features and more space.
  • Onenote, a Microsoft product, is available to UW-Whitewater students, faculty, and staff for free as part of the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus package.

Can’t Decide?
Lifehacker has a post breaking down the pros and cons of each system: Lifehacker Faceoff: OneNote vs. Evernote.

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 6, 2015

What happens on campus stays on YouTube

What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube
by Erik Qualman.
HM851 .Q35 2015
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

(From the cover) Privacy is dead. The NEW rules for your reputation on campus, online, and beyond.

Erik Qualman, author of What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube and Socialnomics, brings his advice to college students. He describes manageable ways for students to be the creators of their digital reputations. And never fear; technology avoidance and deleting every social media account are not in his playbook.

The 36 rules he describes are rules as in “rules of thumb” rather than commandments, for example:

Rule 15: Words: Measure Twice, Post Once
Rule 20: It’s Not the Crime, But the Cover-up
Rule 22: Face-2-Face Cannot be Replaced

Written with the busy student in mind, Qualman illustrates each rule with a few points and provides brief examples found in the news and on social media sites. While some are cautionary (see  NCAA formally charges Jim Tressel with lies, coverup of OSU violations), many are inspirational (see Teen creates viral campaign to stop cyberbullies).

Academic counselors and educators will also find this book timely and useful.


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Religion and Environmental Studies Intersect

It’s hard to miss the interest in sustainability, the environment, and climate change discussions around campus. On Monday, October 5th, at 7:00PM, in the Summers Auditorium, a number of faith-based student organizations, the UWW Sustainability Office, S.A.G.E., and P.E.A.C.E. are sponsoring a presentation and discussion around faith perspectives on climate change: Faith and Climate Change.

While most recently the Catholic Pope Francis has ignited conversation worldwide with his encyclical letter, “On Care for Our Common Home,” Andersen Library has many resources which provide background to the intersection of religion and environmental interests. A simple search in Research@UWW results in print and electronic titles from the Religion and Sustainability : Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment to Making Nature Sacred : Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present.

Take a deeper dive into the science, politics and religious issues using the following databases:

Environment Complete database provides access to scholarly research articles in agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, urban planning, and more.

GreenFILE focuses on aspects of human impact to the environment. This is for the researcher looking for individual response to environmental issues, such as solar or wind power options; on corporate response such as alternative energies used in the business sector; or on local or government impact such as environmental laws and studies.

ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics including religion in social issues.

Finally, hear what speakers from a variety of perspectives have to say, and participate in the discussion. The UWW Diversity Forum offers a variety of opportunities, through presentations and film screenings during Fall semester:

Dr. Antwi Akom, From Urgency to Action: Ecojustice, Tech Innovation, and Community Revitalization

Dr. Patty Loew, Robert Mann, and Matt Dannenberg, Seventh Generation Earth Ethics

Student Poster Presentations and
C. Holly Denning and Maggie Alario, Katrina @ 10: Resilience and Restoration in Gulf Coast Communities

Brown Bag Lunch for UW-W Faculty and Staff with Dr. Joni Seager, What Does Gender Have To Do With It?: Making Feminist Sense of Climate Change

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T3: Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

office_365Like free stuff? Get free Microsoft Office 365 software for use while you are a member of the UW-Whitewater community.  Students, faculty, and staff now have free access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus.

  • Includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, and OneDrive.
  • Enrolled students, faculty, and staff can download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to five personal devices.
  • The software is available for PCs (Windows 7 & 8), Macs, and mobile devices (iOS & Android).
  • The subscriptions enable access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Online, along with the downloadable version offline use.
  • Devices must be able to connect to the internet at least once every 30 days to retain their activation for Office.

Start downloading here. Any questions? See the FAQs.



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Victories and challenges in Black representation

Dr. Joseph Flynn, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations Dept. at Northern Illinois University, will talk about “Victories and challenges in Black representations” from 3:30-4:30pm on Thurs., Oct. 1 in UC275A. It’s part of the African American Heritage Lecture Series!

Dr. Flynn, author of published articles such as “Afterthought: Who leads this dance: Reflecting on the influence of African Americans on popular culture” (Black History Bulletin, 2011, vol.74:no.1, pp.32-33) and “A century of celebration: Disrupting stereotypes and portrayals of African Americans in the media” (Black History Bulletin, 2014, vol.77:no.2, pp.28-33 – available in Andersen Library’s 1st-floor Bound Periodicals), has taught courses at Northern Illinois University including Portrayal of Teachers in Film and Racism in America.

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 29, 2015

Letters to an Atheist

Letters to an Atheist:
Wrestling With Faith
by Peter Kreeft
BR128 .A8 K74 2014
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

College is an exciting time for students. It’s a time to experience the world beyond the narrower boundaries of childhood and it’s a place to develop intellectually, culturally, socially — and spiritually. One area many students struggle with during college is their most deeply-held beliefs. Students coming from a religious background may experience challenges to their faith they have not considered before. Students coming from a secular background may also be confronted with faith issues that are new to them.

Peter Kreeft is a philosophy professor at Boston College and he presents a friendly debate between atheists and theists, trying to help them understand each other’s points-of-view and what it means to believe — or not believe — in God. In his book Kreeft explores many arguments for and against the existence of God. He is writing from a faith perspective, though his book is intended as a helpful exploration for atheists, believers, and those on the fence.

The Library has many books, articles and other resources to help students who are interested in exploring issues of religion, philosophy and belief. Research@UWW is a great place to begin your search.

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Friday Fun: Astronomy Picture of the Day

Here’s some fun you can have not only on Friday, but every day: Astronomy Picture of the Day. “Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.” You also can visit the pictures of previous days (aka the archive). Thank you, NASA!

screenshot of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day web page

FDLP logo Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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T3: Printing in WINS

Printing items from WINS is one of the most frequent topics students ask about at the Reference Desk this time of year. The Registrar’s Office has put together instructions on their website and provided tutorials on YouTube that demonstrate how to print different documents from WINS.

Academic Advising Report (AAR):

  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section select Advisement Report from the drop down menu
  • Click the “GO” arrow
  • To print your AAR (Academic Advisement Report), click on “view report as pdf” in green
  • TIPS:
    • Make sure that you allow popups. If the browser has a popup blocker, it will block the PDF from showing in a popup. Allow popups in your browser, re-click “view report as a pdf” and try again.
    • Use Firefox or Chrome for best results
  • Instructions | Video tutorial


  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section click on My Class Schedule
  • Select the Term you wish to view and click “Continue”
  • To view a Weekly Schedule click Weekly Calendar View
  • This is a Weekly schedule. It will default to the first week of enrollment if you are enrolled in classes. Use the “Previous Week” and “Next Week” buttons to view other weeks. If you are enrolled in 8 week sessions you will need to navigate to the appropriate week to view those courses.
  • You will need to copy and paste your weekly schedule into a Word document in order to print it out.
    *This will not be a perfect copy and paste–the formatting WILL change*
  • Instructions | Video tutorial

Unofficial Transcript:

  • Click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Under the Academics section select Transcript: View Unofficial from the drop down menu
  • Click the “GO” arrow
  • Select Univ of Wisconsin-Whitewater for Academic Institution
  • Select Unofficial Transcript for Report Type
  • Click “Go”
  • You will need to copy and paste the transcript information from the main frame of the webpage into a Word document in order to print it out. If you do not copy and paste the page you will only see as much of your transcript as appears in the window of your browser without scrolling.
  • Instructions | Video tutorial
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Religious origins of effigy mounds

Michael P. Gueno, UWW Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, will talk about the religious origins of effigy mounds. What was the religious identity of the cultures and peoples who first settled in the Whitewater area? How does the construction of the geometric and effigy mounds at the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve express that identity? The program will start at 1pm on Sun., Sept. 27, at the Depot Museum (301 W. Whitewater St, Whitewater). This event, co-sponsored by the Whitewater Historical Society and the Friends of the Mounds Preserve, is free and open to the public! Following the talk, volunteers will lead a walking tour of the Mounds Preserve located on Indian Mounds Parkway (far west edge of Whitewater). Touring the Preserve involves walking along trails for at least 30 minutes.

If you can’t attend this event, you can learn more with other resources! A Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve brochure that contains a trail map of the site is online. There also is a YouTube video “Explore the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve” narrated by ecologist Heather Patti, PWS, of R.A. Smith National, that was recorded in 2012.YouTube Preview Image

A search of Library databases will find books such as Indian mounds of Wisconsin and articles including “Monuments and mysteries: Social geography of the effigy builders” (Wisconsin Archeologist, 2014, vol.95:no.1, pp.5-28–available in the 1st-floor Periodicals Collection).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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Standing the Test of Time

Graphic for Standing the Test of Time lecture seriesStanding the Test of Time is the theme of the Fall 2015 Fairhaven Lecture Series, offered on Mondays at 3pm in Fellowship Hall (Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 W Starin Rd, Whitewater). These lectures are free and open to the public! But if you can’t attend in person, videos of lectures are posted online.

Change is all around us, affecting everything we do. But each of these lectures will highlight something that has endured over time.

Andersen Library can help if you’d like to learn more about these topics! Search Library databases for articles and books, such as these three books: Goodbye Father: The celibate male priesthood and the future of the Catholic Church (2004, online via ebrary), Eloquence in an electronic age: The transformation of political speechmaking (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN4121 .J327 1988 or online via ebrary), and If trees could talk: Stories about Wisconsin trees (UWW students and staff may borrow from other UW campus libraries by using the free UW Request service). Please ask a librarian (email, chat, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding additional materials.

Fairhaven Lecture Series schedule:

  • Sept. 14: The timelessness of Spring Training and the minor leagues (Ryan Callahan, Director, UWW Continuing Education Services)
  • Sept. 21: Why are Catholic priests still celibate? The Medieval priesthood as a modern institution (Jennifer Thibodeaux, Associate Professor, UWW History Dept.)
  • Sept. 28: Stories matter: The art and enduring value of stories (Ann Garvin, Professor, UWW Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching Dept.)
  • Oct. 5: What’s “Classic” about classical music? (Jane Ferencz, Associate Professor, UWW Music Dept.)
  • Oct. 12: Holding tight and letting go among the Amish and Mennonites (Evie Yoder Miller, Lecturer Emerita, UWW Languages and Literatures Dept.)
  • Oct. 19: Public speaking: An American political tradition (Dick Haven, Professor Emeritus, UWW Communication Dept.)
  • Oct. 26: Household names: Case studies of strong, enduring brands (Rob Boostrom, Assistant Professor, UWW Marketing Dept.)
  • Nov. 2: The wisdom of ancient trees (R. Bruce Allison, Arborist and author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press)
  • Nov. 9: Quinceañeras: Rites of passage, nostalgia and Wisconsin Latino families (Pilar Melero, Associate Professor, UWW Languages and Literatures Dept.)
  • Nov. 16: Wisconsin From the Air: A new view on our state (Laurie Gorman, Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Television)
  • Nov. 23: Ceramics from the ancient past and into the future (Teri Frame, Assistant Professor, UWW Art and Design Dept.)
  • Nov. 30: The timeless value of the works of Willa Cather (Guy Reynolds, Director, The Cather Project, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
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