It’s taken a while for our campus to embrace ebooks. But now that our ebrary titles are listed in Research@UWW, ebook usage is really taking off. Here are some of the ebook collections you’ll want to know more about.
ebrary Academic Complete Collections
The Library’s ebrary Academic Complete Collection gives users access to 130,000 academic and association press books in a wide range of subject areas. The ebooks are downloadable to devices or may be read online. The single sign-on feature means that whether you’re on-campus or off, you can access all your customizations within ebrary by signing in just once. To find ebrary (or any other) ebooks in Research@UWW, search for a topic, author or title. Then use the facets on the left to select Whitewater Online Resources and Books.
Evidence-Based Ebook Acquisitions
Most ebooks from other UW libraries cannot be borrowed via UW System Request as can print books. So the UW System has investigated ways to purchase ebooks jointly so they’re available to all UW users. This year, the UW System is conducting an evidence-based ebook acquisitions program for Project Muse and Taylor and Francis ebooks. All titles in these scholarly collections may be discovered via Research@UWW and may be viewed or downloaded. At the end of the year, we’ll review the usage across the UW System and make purchase decisions for individual titles. At that point, only the purchased titles will display in Research@UWW.
Other eBook Collections
- ABC-CLIO – this collection includes mainly history titles
- ACLS Humanities E-book – this collection includes mainly history titles
- Brill Ebook Collections – courtesy of UW-Madison, Brill’s collection includes Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linguistics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy, and Social Sciences.
- eBook Collection (EBSCO) – this ebook collection contains thousands of e-books including many reference titles
- Gale Directory Library – provides access to Gale’s authoritative directories inclduing Market Share Reporter and Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media are available in this platform
- Gale Virtual Reference Library – this resource has 150 reference books in areas like business, education, history, literature, medicine, sciences and social sciences
- Oxford Reference Online – more than 200 dictionaries, encyclopedias and guides provide short articles on art, business, history, law, literature, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, religion, science
- Sage eReference – this is a small collection of ereference titles in psychology, sociology, education, and science
- Salem Press – this is a small collection of ereference titles in history, literature, science, and careers
- Wiley Online Library – includes 4,000 scholarly titles, many of which are shared by all UW libraries
John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement: Justice as Unfairness
Edited by A. B. Bradley and G. Forster
JC251.R32 J634 2015 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor
Recent changes in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, the appointment of Justice Daniel Kelly, as with any justice appointment as of late, sparked conversation around the ability of a judge to set aside personal philosophies in his or her practice. Where is the line between personal philosophy and interpretation of the law? This is a question judges grapple with on a daily basis – and which those who question their judgments consistently ask. One article of Kelly’s, Rawls and Civil Society, is included in this collection which critiques the Rawlsian concept of “justice as fairness.” It is this article that was often referenced by journalists and bloggers in questioning the appointee’s political philosophy, yet often referring to the same quote or theme without fully providing the context of it. Did the commentators read the original article? Did the media consumers, thrilled or incensed by what they heard, seek context?
The place to begin is with the original source. Whether or not political philosophy is a reader’s usual fare, Kelly’s humor peppered throughout and analogies involving such things as infamous Green Bay Packer game outcomes, make this more than a palatable read.
Dig into the background. Who was John Rawls and what is his philosophy regarding fairness and justice? Search the library’s database, Reference Universe, to find a number of encyclopedias from philosophy to social theory for overview articles. Explore Rawls’ philosophy from his own point of view by using Research@UWW to find books and other articles authored by him.
Extend understanding by searching Philosopher’s Index to find other scholars’ discussions of fairness and justice, as well as critique of John Rawls, from other points of view.
Then be your own judge.
Welcome back to campus!
A new selection of books has been put out for the sale. They include a wide span of topics, such as communication, education, history, physical education/recreation, and the arts. Books are just $1 each. Come, peruse, purchase, and enjoy!
NOTE: Until ICIT can reinstall the correct printers on Andersen Library computers, use option #2 below to print from Library computers.
Tech Tips Thursday (T3) is happening all this first week of classes with tips that help you get set up and ready for the new school year.
There are two easy ways to print from your computers and personal devices to any General Access lab printer on campus. (Total attachment file size should be less than 25 MB.)
- Email the file as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use your uww.edu email address!
- Use this method from your mobile devices
- Upload the file(s) to labprint.uww.edu/MyPrintCenter
- Log in to My Print Center with your NetID and password
- Upload your document(s) or file(s)
- This method allows you to adjust the print settings
Visit iCIT’s website for detailed instructions and more information: www.uww.edu/icit/services/printing-students.
Welcome to a new school year! We have many new computers in our spaces this year and new operating systems on the PCs. Most public PCs on campus have been updated to Windows10 and the process to logout has changed a bit.
- Click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Click on your NAME or the USER NAME.
- Select Sign Out under your name.
Have a great year!
Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos
by Priyamvada Natarajan
QB981 .N337 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor
On Friday nights you’ll often find me in Upham Hall, attending the Observatory Lectures Series sponsored by the Physics Department (and not just because there’s nothing else going on in WW on Friday nights)! So it’s not surprising that a book on cosmology would be right up my alley. Award-winning Yale Astronomy and Physics professor Priyamvada Natarajan is an expert in dark matter, dark energy and black holes. She takes readers through a quick round-up of the history of cosmology and then lays out the latest scientific discoveries about the universe. She’s involved in the ambitious Hubble Frontier Fields Initiative which uses the Hubble Telescope photographs to create a map of the universe, including dark matter.
If you’re interested in all things astronomy, our very own Prof. Robert Benjamin uses the Hubble Space Telescope for his research as well. And if the stars align, there will be a new installment of the UWW Observatory Lectures again this year!
For more books on cosmology (the origin and development of the physical universe), Research@UWW will help you find them.
Sometimes people like to hide things, like Easter Eggs for other people to find. This practice has entered the virtual world and you will find “Easter Eggs” in movies, television shows, books, the internet, and more. These are often nerdy in nature, e.g., random watermelons, but they don’t have to be.
The folks at Google love to plant these eggs for people to find when using their search engine. Want to locate some without a whole lot of effort? Check out this PC Magazine article titled The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs.
How Would You Like To Pay?:
How Technology is Changing the Future of Money
by Bill Maurer
HG 1710 .M38 2015
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor
In Bill Maurer’s latest work, he explores the emerging and rapidly growing of online and mobile banking options. The book begins with a brief history of money in its physical forms over the centuries. While the growth of mobile banking provides flexibility and convenience to many in the first world, it is a transformative process for others. Anyone with a mobile device is capable of doing online banking allowing millions of people to enter the banking system for the first time. With any great change in a societal norm, this book also addresses many of the creative new ways people are using movie and addresses accessibility issues to using these new methods. Maurer’s book serves as a general overview of this topic and contains many images of “money in action.” It can be covered in one sitting if a reader is diligent.
Bill Maurer has written other books on money and banking. Other titles available through Andersen Library include Mutual Life, limited Islamic banking, alternative currencies lateral reasons.
Summer Session ends on Friday, August 19!
Andersen Library’s hours during Summer Break (August 20-September 6) will be:
- Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Sat.-Sun.: Closed
- Mon. Sept. 5 (Labor Day): Closed
- Tues. Sept. 6: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Andersen Library’s hours for the first two days of Fall semester classes have earlier closing times than usual:
- Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 7-8: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Regular Fall Semester Andersen Library hours begin on Friday, September 9:
- Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
- Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sat.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sun.: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Of course, even when the Library is closed, online access to databases including online full-text articles, library holdings listed in Books, media and more (UW Whitewater) including ebooks, and Ask a Librarian online assistance via chat will be available.
The Whitewater Arts Alliance is hosting an exhibit of fiber art by the Whitewater Fiber Guild and art quilts by Kent Williams, Madison, at the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main St, Whitewater) until August 28. The gallery is open from noon-5pm Thursday-Sunday. Viewing the exhibit is free, although donations are welcome. A public reception will be held on Sunday, August 28, from 1-3pm, at which the artists will be present.
You can learn more, and Andersen Library can help! Search Books, media and more in Research@UWW to find titles such as Quilts: Their story and how to make them (3rd-floor Main Collection, NK9104 .W4 1948), The natural history of the traditional quilt (3rd-floor Main Collection, NK9104 .F67 1995), Art quilts of the Midwest (ebook via Project MUSE, preview via Google Books), Deana Harragarra Waters: Art quilts (2nd-floor Federal (U.S.) Documents, I 1.84:H 37x), Creative knitting; a new art form (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, TT820 .P44; preview of newer ed. at Google Books), and Sheila Hicks: Weaving as metaphor (3rd-floor Main Collection, NK3012.A3 H52 2006; preview via Google Books).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional materials.