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Flaming Love: An exhibit on the sexual revolution

by ranger — last modified Oct 08, 2013 04:10 PM

  Door open! One foot on the floor! Such was the law f in the dormitories in the late 1960s whenever a member of the opposite sex visited. And just a few years before, such individuals were never allowed past the lobby.  If students ever found themselves some privacy, you can be sure t... read more...

Posted by:
ranger on September 18, 2013

Polk replaces Oxford Reference with Credo

by ranger — last modified Oct 01, 2013 02:31 PM

  In an effort to improve its on-line reference tools, Polk Library recently replaced its Oxford Reference subscription with Credo Reference. Credo provides quick access to hundreds of highly regarded encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and more, all from an easy-to-search interface. Of parti... read more...

Posted by:
ranger on October 01, 2013

Distance Ed. Orientation to Search@UW!

by mischake — last modified Aug 27, 2013 08:01 AM

Check out the Distance Education Orientation to Polk Library video tutorial for an overview of Search@UW! Distance education students and instructors can use Search@UW to easily find and request books and articles -- watch the tutorial to see how! The video is available on our Distance Education pa... read more...

Posted by:
mischake on August 27, 2013

Search@UW is live on the Library website!

by levinem — last modified Aug 21, 2013 11:30 AM

Polk Library is pleased to announce the launch of Search@UW -- our next-gen gateway to a universe of library resources. Search@UW features ... a powerful search interface (think ... Amazon) streamlined services -- like in-line Universal Borrowing! one-stop access to 16 mill... read more...

Posted by:
levinem on August 21, 2013

New and Returning Business Databases

by ranger — last modified Aug 15, 2013 12:55 PM

  Polk Library is happy to announce some new (and returning) business databases. Authenticated links can be found at: New Databases: Hoovers Online Much improved over our previous version of this resource, Hoovers Onli... read more...

Posted by:
ranger on August 15, 2013

U.S. Census Bureau releases 2012 Survey of Public Pensions: State Data .

by watkins — last modified Aug 08, 2013 01:35 PM

The U.S. Census Bureau released data on defined benefit pulbic pension programs Throughout the United State on August 1. read more...

Posted by:
watkins on August 08, 2013

Budget Bill signed by Governor Walker

by watkins — last modified Jul 02, 2013 08:30 AM

Governor Walker signed the Budget Bill into law on July 1. read more...

Posted by:
watkins on July 02, 2013

Spring 2013 Newsletter

by ranger — last modified May 02, 2013 03:07 PM

  The Spring 2013 Polk Library Newsletter is now available with stories on: · The Gamification of Quest Information Literacy Training · A new Gruenhagen Exhibit · Our Computer Availability Web App · Staff news and more.... read more...

Posted by:
ranger on May 02, 2013

New nursing tutorial - finding articles written by a nurse

by mischake — last modified Apr 19, 2013 10:45 AM

Students in our nursing programs are often required to use articles written by nurses for their evidence-based practice research papers. We have created a brief tutorial with tips for finding articles written by nurses in 3 popular nursing databases -- CINAHL, Medline, and Nursing Full Text Plus (O... read more...

Posted by:
mischake on April 19, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Copyright decision affects Libraries

by watkins — last modified Apr 04, 2013 02:15 PM

Supreme Court Decision affirms "first sale" doctrine

Posted by:
watkins on April 04, 2013

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