Welcome back to our Returning Employees! We hope you enjoyed your summer months!
This page is intended to highlight NEW things. However, as some adjunct instructors and community users may only visit the library occasionally, we have included some major changes from the past year for you to be aware of.
Are there additional changes in your area of the library? Please contact Linda Kopecky (firstname.lastname@example.org) with additional content for this section.
The “Ask a Librarian” service moved last August (2014) to the main desk located in the Learning Commons (on the 1st floor in the west wing). You’ll find us between Circulation and the UITS Help Desk - look for the Research Help; Ask a Librarian sign or the tall lamp.
This central location will give us increased visibility, allow us to coordinate services with our colleagues, and is designed to serve customers better.
There are many things not changing with the move:
Did you come to campus without pens, markers, USB devices, ear buds, or similar item? Check out the office supplies vending machine in the Learning Commons!
Last year, the UWM Libraries transitioned the electronic "E-Reserve" service to one in which course readings are now posted directly in D2L by the course instructor. As of the end of Spring 2014 we no longer host E-Reserve materials on library-created web pages. For more detailed information, please see the Library Director’s letter and a detailed FAQ about this process on our Electronic Reserve and D2L Library Guide.
Search@UW is a service now implemented across the UW System. It provides an integrated search and discovery experience across a wide range of print and e-resources, including UW System and UW Milwaukee print collections, digital images, institutional repositories, and huge collections of academic literature. Searching these resources traditionally required multiple searches at multiple sites.
Try Search@UW when you need a quick search and full-text articles (default). Search@UW is recommended as undergraduate research starting point, easy for novice users who are accustomed to a Google-like interface.
Search@UW defaults to UW-Milwaukee holdings but can be expanded to identify holdings for all other UW libraries. (This does NOT guarantee full-text access to items held only by another library.)
Graduate Researchers, note: The "native database" and traditional "PantherCat interfaces" have not gone away. Advanced searchers will be better off using PantherCat and subject databases.
Please share feedback (your own, or what you hear from your students) via the feedback form, located at the bottom of all PantherCat and Search@UW pages. Many Search@UW settings are UW-wide but we want to compile as many customizations/bugs/improvements as we can.
See the detailed Search@UW library guide for more information and tips.
Looking for Power? Recharge your smart phone in the library! No-fee charging stations are located in the Learning Commons and in the Media & Reserve Library, both courtesy of the UWM School of Information Studies.
Try out the water bottle refilling station, near the Learning Commons' restrooms.