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Library programs and services for advanced computer users.
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This page lists library programs and services for advanced computer users. For more information about these tools, contact John Hubbard or Ask a Librarian.

You can also keep up with services and envents by following Library News on a variety of social media platforms.

Advanced users may also benefit from reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions and the Find It! Help page.

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Browser Add-On

A LibX toolbar is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer users. This provides access to library shortcuts and the ability to search the catalog from your browser toolbar.


DOI Searching

To search for an article with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), use Citation Linker. Only the DOI needs to be entered.

You can also set a cookie on your browser to have DOI links on the web go to the Citation Linker.


EndNote & RefWorks Information


EndNote is a bibliographic citation manager program. We do not provide access or support to EndNote, other than the information below. The UWM Libraries does not support searching library databases with EndNote.

To take advantage of a database's full search features it is best to use its native web interface, save the results to a local file and then import the results into EndNote by using the appropriate Import Filter. However, an EBSCOhost Connection File is available if you wish to try searching on your own. You will need to change the database name to connect to a title other than Academic Search.

To enable OpenURL links from a recent version of EndNote, under Edit > Preferences > OpenURL, check the "Enable OpenURL" box and enter for the OpenURL path. Please note that unless your EndNote library items contain an ISSN, ISBN, or DOI, links will not work properly.

The Bibliographic Database Management Software guides at the UW-Madison Library Website provide some tips for using these programs. For further assistance using bibliographic citation manager software, contact the software maker.


RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic citation manager tool, is available from the list of library databases. Refer to the quick start guide for more information.


Google Scholar Settings

"Institutional Access" via the Google Scholar Preferences is available for UW-Milwaukee.


Wireless Internet Access

Access is available in most areas of the library building. You must configure your computer with your ePanther ID and password to gain full access. For more information, see UWM WiFi.


Off-Campus URL Generator

Use the Off-Campus URL Generator to create login links to online subscriptions.


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