T3: Library Mobile Apps


As announced in yesterday’s Royal Purple, UW-Whitewater will have access to a WINS app starting Monday, 2 November. You can get instructions on how to download and use it from the Registrar’s website. There are many apps to help you take advantage of Library resources on your mobile devices as well.

If you ever use any any EBSCOhost databases, like Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, or Communication & Mass Media Complete, you can download an app for iOS or Android devices that makes access to these from on or off campus a snap. While your mobile device will automatically take you to the mobile site when you click on an EBSCOhost database from the Library’s webpages, the iOS or Android apps will allow you to remain authenticated with your UW-W Net ID and password for 9 months. No more typing in your credentials on a tiny screen each time!

Get started:

  • Access any EBSCOhost database from the Library’s website (such as Academic Search Complete) on any computer or device. Make sure you are on campus or have logged in to access the Library’s resources if you are off campus.
  • Make sure you are on the full website, NOT the mobile site of the database.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the landing page of the database and click on iPhone and Android apps.
  • Fill in your UW-W email address and click Send.
  • On your mobile device, check your email and open the email from ephost@epnet.com.
  • Select either the iTunes Store (for iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (for Android devices) to download the app.
  • Once the app has downloaded, return to your email and click on the Authentication Key link.
  • Your authentication through UW-Whitewater will last for 9 months.

Once inside the app:

  • Click on Settings to choose which database(s) to search.
  • You can also check off Peer Reviewed at the bottom of the Settings menu.
  • Click Search to start searching.
  • Once you have a list of results, click on Refine at the upper left to narrow your search results.
  • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and the truncation symbol (*) all work in the app.
  • You can read PDFs from within the EBSCOhost app or you can email the citation (and PDFs) to yourself.
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Ghoulish Goings-on in the Library: Oct. 30, 2015

Be spooked and inspired by the UW-W English Language Academy students as they present their readers theater adaptation of The Headless Horseman Rides Again, this Friday at 11:30AM in the Library.

Headless HorsemanTo continue in the Halloween spirit, light a candle (a flameless LED if in your dorm room, of course!), turn out the lights, and listen to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow audiobook which is available in the Browsing Audiobooks collection. More eerie reads are lurking in the library shelves. Search for “ghost stories” in Research@UWW/Books, Media, and More and host your own readers theater this weekend!


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From Urgency to Action: Ecojustice, Tech Innovation, & Community Revitalization

Antwi Akom will talk about “From Urgency to Action: Ecojustice, Tech Innovation, and Community Revitalization” on Mon., Nov. 2, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. It’s the first Fall 2015 Contemporary Issues Lecture and the Campus Diversity Forum Keynote Lecture!

Akom is Executive Director and Co-Founder of I-SEEED (Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design) and Associate Professor of Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, at San Francisco State University, as well as affiliated faculty with Educational Leadership. His biography at SFSU.edu says that

His research focuses on the links between race, space, place, and waste in cities and schools; the role of the green economy in facilitating pathways out of poverty for vulnerable populations and green innovation in creating smart, sustainable, and shareable cities for all; and the role of local knowledge, participatory technology, and community engaged design in making our cities more resilient, democratic, and just so that everyday people have a voice in transforming the structures that impact their daily lives.

Dr. Akom’s research and practice work to build partnerships between local residents, schools and universities, environmental and educational experts, community based organizations, labor unions, green businesses, and city planners to generate policy, planning, and community engaged design solutions that promote practices of green urbanism, environmental health, and economic mobility.

cover of UNEP report Towards a green economyAndersen Library has related resources for learning more! Search article databases for articles such as “New urbanism and the city: Potential applications and implications for distressed inner‐city neighborhoods” (Housing Policy Debate, 2000, vol.11:no.4, pp.761-801), “Public participation and New Urbanism: A conflicting agenda?” (Planning Theory and Practice, 2007, vol.8:no.4, pp.449-472), “Equitable planning through territories of exception: The contours of Medellin’s urban development projects” (International Development Planning Review, 2015, vol.37:no.4, pp.373-397), and “Urban regeneration and democratization of information access: CitiStat experience in Baltimore” (Journal of Environmental Management, 2009, vol.90:no.6, pp.2012-2019). You also can read Akom’s article “Turning adversity into opportunity: Ghettos and slums and hotbeds of green innovation” (USGBC+, March-April 2015). See also the United Nations Environment Pogramme document Towards a green economy: Pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication: A synthesis for policy makers (online).

Please ask a librarian (choose email or chat, phone 262.472.1032 or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding additional materials.

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Want to learn a new language?

Hola! Tungjatjeta! Dobar dan! Hallo! Bonjour! Privet! こんにちは Sous-dey! 你好 Kóyo! 

There are countless ways to learn a new language.  You could take a class, buy or borrow a book, use language learning software, immerse yourself with native speakers, and more.  Do you know what is available to you for free at Andersen Library?

Available @ Andersen Library

Borrow Audio Books – Cantonese, Eastern Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Materials on the World’s Most Popular Languages:

  1. Mandarin
  2. Spanish
  3. English
  4. Arabic
  5. Portuguese

Or just information about how people learn languages? 

Downloadable Apps
There are many free apps available to help you learn a new language:

Duolingo – FREE

  • “We believe everyone should have access to education of the highest quality – for free.” https://www.duolingo.com
  • Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Swedish, Danish, Turkish, Norwegian, Esperanto, Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, Hindi, Polish, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Romanian, Klingon.
  • Available in both iOS and Android

Memrise Learn Languages – Offers In-App purchases

  • “We make learning languages and vocab so full of joy and life, you’ll laugh out loud.” https://www.memrise.com
  • More than 200 languages
  • Available in both iOS and Android

More apps that are available!  Most are free to download, but offer language packs that cost money.

Mango Language Software

Become a patron of Whitewater Public Library and use Mango language software for free!  Learn more than 60 languages.  Already a patron? Log in here.

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 27, 2015

Milwaukee Mayhem

Milwaukee Mayhem:
Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century
by Matthew J. Prigge
HV6534.M65 P75 2015
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Just in time for Halloween is this true crime book by Prigge. Full of fascinating real life events drawn from news articles of the era, this book presents tales of murder, accidents, vice, and secrets from our own Milwaukee, WI. Starting at the “Bridges War” between Milwaukee and Milwaukie and heading on towards the mid-20th century, this book contains interesting stories of the seedier side of the city. These might not have made it into other history books, but these “orphans of history” are the kind many people like to to read and they are conveniently gathered together here for our enjoyment. Most of the stories are quite short and engaging. You’ll meet Mamie Shea, who didn’t survive her first visit to her mom’s job, and Christopher Columbus, whose trip up the Milwaukee river was a disaster. You’ll learn the evils of water, the dangers of being a child in Milwaukee, and the reasons why guns are not play things.

If you’re interested in more things Milwaukee, you may also like:

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Area Research Center Open House Oct 25

October is Archives and Family History Month!

Every year the Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board chooses a theme highlighting the work of Wisconsin’s museums and archives. For 2015, the theme is Local History. To celebrate, the Area Research Center (ARC) in Andersen Library, responsible for the materials of Rock, Jefferson, and Walworth Counties, has put together a display on resources for local history research and is holding an Open House on Sunday, October 25, 2015. To see the display, come by Special Collections on the lower level of the library. To tour the ARC and enjoy munchies, come on the 25th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Area Research Center Open House
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1-4 pm
Room L1230, Andersen Library

Have questions or need special accommodations? Please contact Karen Weston at archives@uww.edu or 262.472.5520

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New Stuff Tuesday — October 20, 2015

Dear Committee Members

Dear Committee Members
by Julie Schumacher
PS3569.C5548 D34 2014
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Dear Blog Readers,

I write to highly recommend this novel, Dear Committee Members, for inclusion in your Fall 2015 program entitled “Books to Read.” This brilliant satire of the modern university is the funniest book I have read in recent memory and would clearly make an outstanding addition to your nightstand, coffee table, or favorite comfy chair. The novel’s unconventional form (it consists entirely of letters of recommendation from a crusty, tenured professor of Creative Writing) ensures that it will bring diversity to your reading life and broaden your horizons. It is one of the best academic satires I have had the pleasure to read and reveals many all too humorous truths about the state of the humanities, campus life, and academic politics.

In closing, I am sure that Dear Committee Members will brighten your day and it is my pleasure to be able to recommend it to you.

Diana Shull
Reference & Instructional Technology Librarian
Andersen Library

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Looking for something to do on Sunday that is not required for a class? Something that might speak to your creative side, perhaps? Come to a pottery demonstration by UWW Art and Design professor and sculptural artist Jarod Janovec in the Whitewater Historical Society’s Depot Museum from 1-3 pm on Sunday, October 18th. You can view the “Whitewater Pottery: 1840s-1880s” exhibit too. Both are free and open to the public.

And you can learn more, or see more, about pottery using Andersen Library resources! Search Research@UWW for “Books, media and more” at UWW to find books like Ten thousand years of pottery (3rd-floor Main Collection, NK3780 .C66 2000), American art pottery (3rd-floor Main Collection, NK4007 .R34 1997), or Pottery making techniques: A pottery making illustrated handbook (online).

Please ask a librarian (chat or email, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk) for help with finding materials.

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New Stuff Tuesday — October 13, 2015

The Film Encyclopedia

The Film Encyclopedia:
The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry
by Ephraim Katz with Ronald Dean Nolen
PN1993.45 .K34 2012
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Are you a film buff? Want to learn more about your favorite actors, specific cinematographers, or various motion picture studios? Then the 7th edition of The Film Encyclopedia is a great resource for you! While a lot of the information contained in this book can be found online (via Wikipedia or IMDB), sometimes it can be nice to look something up in print. You might even stumble across something or someone you were previously unfamiliar with. The Film Encyclopedia contains over 7,500 entries on topics including (from the back cover):

  • directors, producers, actors, screenwriters and cinematographers;
  • styles, genres and schools of filmmaking;
  • motion picture studios and film centers;
  • film-related organizations and events;
  • industry jargon and technical terms;
  • and inventions, inventors and equipment.

So stop by the library and check out this encyclopedia to learn more about everyone from Popeye,


to Audrey Hepburn,

Audrey Hepburn

to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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T3: Wireless Printing Update


Tech Tips Thursday is a little early this week with the exciting news that wireless printing is back and now includes access from mobile devices! There are now two easy ways to print from your computers and personal devices to any General Access lab printer on campus.

  1. Email the file as an attachment to print@uww.edu
    • Use your uww.edu email address!
    • Total attachment file size should be less than 25 MB
    • Use this method from your mobile devices
  2. Upload the file(s) to labprint.uww.edu/MyPrintCenter
    • Log in to My Print Center with your NetID and password
    • Each file should be less than 50 MB

Visit iCIT’s website for detailed instructions and more information: www.uww.edu/icit/services/printing-students.

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