Featured Resource: Citation help

It’s that time of the semester…final projects and papers are looming. And with that, many students stress about getting all the citation details right. After all, no one wants to plagiarize, right?

The library can help! If you prefer to learn from video tutorials, check out our playlist for all types of citations in APA Style:

We also have videos for the (less common but still used) Chicago style for history and Harvard Bluebook style for law.

Or, if you prefer to learn by seeing correctly-formatted examples and template docs to follow, visit our newly-designed Citation Style Guides page: http://libguides.uww.edu/cite. Linked from our homepage, it points you to all of our guides (printable or online) for APA, MLA, and Turabian style.

And as always, if you have more questions after viewing those, don’t hesitate to visit us in person or ask us online!

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T3: Create Template in Google Docs

In Google Docs you can force others to make a copy of a document, essentially creating a template. Go up to the address bar of a Google Doc and replace the edit portion of the URL with copy.
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Copy the new URL with copy at the end and share it in an e-mail or on a site. They’ll now be forced to make their own copy.

Screenshot of Google Prompt to Copy Document

Thanks to the Wisconsin Instructional Technology Resource Center (WITRC) and Jon Spike for the tip!

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 7, 2017

Printer's Error

Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History
by Rebecca & J.P. Romney, Read by J.P. Romney
Z4 .R665 2017
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Are you a bookaneer? A book sneak? A book weevil? A book bum? If you purchase used or cheaply bound books or if you liberally lend books, then you, yes, you are guilty of libricide – contributing to the impending demise of the United States publishing industry! Such is the message of the marketing campaign designed by Edward Bernays in 1930 on behalf of the Book Publishers Research Institute in order to combat such odious practices of thrifty readers.

This is one of the many curious episodes that authors Rebecca and J. P. Romney have selected for Printer’s Error, an entertaining history of print as told through some of the more absurd moments in the lives of authors, artists, publishers, and printers.

The Romneys muse over the irony presented by one of Gutenberg’s contemporaries, the Benedictine monk Trithemius’ who authored the work In Praise of Scribes – printed on the printing press, of which he was no fan. Then there was craftsman and artist Cobden Sanderson’s attempt to protect his beloved Doves typeface from the mechanized printing presses of London by dumping it in the Thames by dark of night. And where would the colonies have been without Benjamin Franklin’s forays into printing presses, paper mills, and delivery of news through the early postal service?

The Romneys’ conversational writing style is unexpected for nonfiction, but translates well to audio format. It is no surprise that author J. P. Romney performs his own lively, engaging narration, given his work on History channel’s Pawn Stars. Nonetheless, there are a few points at which literary choices are chafing enough to momentarily distract from the overall entertaining style and content. For example, they express their frustration with Gutenberg’s elusive connection to his printing press by saying, “All this could have been avoided if Gutenberg had just printed his motherfucking name on his motherfucking books!”

If a tamer presentation of the history of printing is preferred, search Printing–history in Research@UWW or search Books–history

If the story of the curious incident of the dumped typeface at midnight intrigues, try Type: The Secret History of Letters by Simon Loxley

Learn more about Edward Bernays’ publicity campaign for the Book Publishers Research Institute the Book History journal article, “Book Propaganda: Edward L. Bernays’s 1930 Campaign Against Dollar Books.


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New Stuff Tuesday – October 31, 2017


by Simon Garfield
QB213.G378 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Tick … Tock … How many times a day do you check the time? Once, twice, constantly? Yep, you’re obsessed! And that’s the point award-winning author Simon Garfield is making here. Somehow humans survived for millennia with nothing but the heavens and the seasons to mark the passage of time. But starting a few hundred years ago, we went a little nuts. And ever since we’ve been trying to manage, maximize, manipulate and otherwise make ourselves crazy over the clock.

In delightfully quirky style, the author takes readers around the world and across time to share tales of eccentrics, geniuses and pop culture phenomena that point up our preoccupation with Father Time. There’s the Englishman who returned from India but insisted on living on Calcutta time for the rest of his life, taking afternoon tea at midnight and the like. Do you know why TED talks are exactly 18 minutes? Garfield explains why. From the “proper” timing of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile to Toyota’s just-in-time inventory (JIT) and Baselworld (World Watch and Jewellery Show), Garfield entertains as he elucidates the grip which time holds on modern humans.

To learn more, here’s an article from The Guardian about Simon Garfield’s thoughts on time. Check Research@UWW for more books by the author at Andersen Library and other UW libraries.

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Homecoming Story Time for Fledgling Warhawks: Friday, Nov. 3

Warhawk children ages 0-5, their siblings and caregivers are invited to a special Homecoming story time at Andersen Library. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft that is perfect for a parade and for making noise at a football game. Brings smiles for an optional photo opportunity with Willie!

When: Friday, Nov. 3, 4:00-4:30 stories, songs and movement; 4:30-5:00PM crafts and a special visit from Willie Warhawk.

Please sign up here: www.goo.gl/c3X4xS 

Questions? Accommodations required? Contact the Education Librarian.

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Bridging the Civil-Military Divide

Emily Núñez Cavness will talk about “Bridging the Civil-Military Divide” on Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 at 7 pm in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s part of the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences!

“Emily Núñez Cavness is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sword & Plough, a veteran-owned, socially conscious company that repurposes military surplus, works with U.S. manufacturers that are owned or partially operated by veterans, and donates 10% of profits to veteran initiatives. Cavness graduated from Airborne School, served in the 4th Engineer Battalion, deployed to Afghanistan, was the first female intelligence officer to serve in 10th Special Forces Group, and was one of the first 100 women to try out for the U.S. Army’s Ranger Training Assessment course. Business Insider named Sword & Plough one of the Top 20 Most Inspiring Companies of 2014 and Cavness was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Fellow and White House Champion of Change.” (from the lecture series web page)

cover of book Life After the MilitaryYou may be able to learn more about related topics with Andersen Library resources! Possibilities include book or report titles such as Faith-based organizations and veteran reintegration: Enriching the web of support (online via JSTOR or the Rand Corporation), Life after the military: A handbook for transitioning veterans (3rd-floor Main Collection, UB357 .H55 2011; preview text at Google Books), Our army: Soldiers, politics, and American civil-military relations (online via Project MUSE; preview text at Google Books), The citizen-soldier: Moral risk and the modern military (online via Project MUSE or the Brookings Institution); government information including Congressional committee hearings Best practices in veteran hiring (online) and Is transition assistance on track? (online); and the video Service: When women come marching home (2nd-floor Academic DVDs, UB418.W65 S47 2012). Also available are articles such as “Bridging the military—civilian divide” (Yale Review, 2010, vol.98:no.2, pp.1-21) and “Exploring the civilian-military divide and how my role as displaced graduate student turned into a search for self” (Pedagogy, 2016, vol.16:no.3, pp.526-532).

Learn more about the Dept. of Defense (DoD) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) from the DoD online.

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal depository library with federal 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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New Stuff Tuesday – October 24, 2017

The Vietnam War film cover

The Vietnam War
A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
DS557.7 .V54 20167 v. 1-2
New DVD Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Ken Burns latest documentary explores the most contemporary topic of the many documentaries he has comprised. A project that took the better part of ten years for filmmakers Burns and Novick. The result is perhaps the most comprehensive to date with a 10-part, 18 hours of film. This documentary is made for primarily an American audience, but spends as much time telling the American perspective (both civilian and military) as it does the Vietnam side (both North and Southern). The film features interviews with close to 80 different people who were both affected and involved with war in different ways. As is par for the course, Burns and Novick leave no stone unturned walking us through the full picture that was the Vietnam War. What starts out as a small advisory role for the United States in the region after France left post-WWII, the conflict begins as a slow burn that builds to breaking point by 1970. The stories told almost 50 years later show with ease where many American efforts went wrong. For other parts the contradictions exposed make the tag line “there is no single truth in war” all the more appropriate for this film. Not to mention it has a great 60s nostalgic soundtrack to boot.

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Boos & Brews

Christ Christon, brewmaster and operations manager at Second Salem Brewery Company, will share his knowledge about Whitewater’s local brews and the legends for which they are named, at “Boos & Brews” on Thurs., Oct. 26, from 6-7p.m. at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W Center St, Whitewater). The event takes place in the Library’s community room. Please note: Since samples of his brews will be available, this event is open only to those 21 years and older, and you must have valid ID to attend.

cover of bookYou can learn more about brewing with Andersen Library’s help! Check out books such as Beer: Tap into the art and science of brewing (3rd-floor Main Collection, TP577 .B34 2003 or online via EBSCOhost’s eBook Collection) and Handbook of brewing processes, technology, markets (online via Wiley), videos such as The love of beer (2nd-floor Browsing Academic DVDs, HD6073.L62 N77 2012), and even an audiobook, Proof: The science of booze (2nd-floor Browsing Audiobooks, TP505 .R64 2014; preview via Google Books).

Travel Wisconsin.com offers suggested stops to “Tour Wisconsin’s Craft Breweries,” a searchable directory to plan your own brewery tour, and a page of “Sconnie Brews: 5 Beers with Wisconsin-Inspired Names” (which includes Second Salem in Whitewater).

Please enjoy responsibly.

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars (or where do heavy elements like gold come from)

Professor Bob Benjamin, Physics Dept., will talk about “The First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars: When an Irresistable Force Meets an Unmovable Object” at 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 20, in Upham Hall 140. Come to hear about how astronomers came to discover neutron stars, to predict that such mergers should happen, their unsolved mysteries, and what we have learned recently.

You can learn more about related topics with Andersen Library! See, for example, “Gravitational waves: Whispers of neutron stars and the big bang” in the book Secrets of the universe: How we discovered the cosmos (3rd-floor Main Collection, QB982 .M87 2009; summary at Google Books), articles such as “Wolf–Rayet stars, black holes and the first detected gravitational wave source” (New Astronomy, 2018, vol.58, 33-46, http://www.elsevier.com/locate/newast), and news sources announcing the recent observation of colliding neutron stars a few days ago, such as the audio and transcript from “Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars,” heard on NPR’s All Things Considered on Oct. 16, 2017.

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 17, 2017

Post Grad Audiobook cover

Post Grad:

Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

by Caroline Kitchener
read by Amanda Dolan
HD6053.6.U5 K58 2017
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Post Grad is an account of the trials and tribulations of five Millennial Generation women. Kitchener tells about herself and also follows four of her female classmates over the course of the year following their graduation from Princeton. Their careers include: writer, documentarian, singer, programmer, and aspiring doctor. Kitchener writes of their challenges, setbacks, and successes in their independence, relationships (both of the familial and romantic kind), mental illness, finances, and more in this nonfiction book. She also takes a look at the broader sociological context of their post-college graduation year.

If you enjoy this book and also like novels, you may also appreciate:

  • Mary McCarthy’s 1963 novel The Group about four Vassar students during the 30 years after their graduation (Main Collection PS3525 .A1435 G7 1963)
  • Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus’ 2004 novel Citizen Girl about a young woman who enters the business world post graduation and struggles to earn her dream job in spite of a host of co-workers who refuse to acknowledge her abilities (use UW Request to borrow)
  • Mei Ng’s 1998 novel Eating Chinese Food Naked about a young woman returning to her family’s home in Queens after graduating from Columbia University who confronts her emotions, parents, and sexual maturation as she comes to grips with post-college life (use UW Request to borrow)
  • J. Courtney Sullivan’s 2009 novel Commencement about four women who meet as college freshmen and over a period of six years experience both happiness and disappointment as they to find fulfilling relationships, deal with family change, and pursue successful careers (use UW Request to borrow)

Post Grad is an MP3 CD that you can download onto your device or play in your CD player.

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