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Polk Library Books Sale Coming Soon

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 27, 2013 02:25 PM

The Polk Library Annual Book Sale will be held April 16 & 17. The annual event attracts book-hungry shoppers from around the area. Polk Library deaccessions and books donated especially for the sale will cost a dollar each. Additional specially-priced items will be on sale as well. Be sure to ma... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 27, 2013

Kindergarten article highlights archives, university history

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 15, 2013 04:41 PM

  Polk Library congratulates Dr. Wendy Strauch-Nelson, associate professor of art education, for her article in the Spring 2013 issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.  The article details a fascinating chapter in the history of UW Oshkosh: the creation of the first kindergarten at a... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 15, 2013

New Psych Lit Trials

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 26, 2013 03:59 PM

  This week, Polk Library activated two new databases as trials that go beyond  typical psychology literature. PsycCRITIQUES® is a full-text database with of book and film reviews from 1956 to present written from a psychological perspective. PsycEXTRA® is a unique database of professi... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 26, 2013

Assembly Bill 40--Wisconsin Budget Bill

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Feb 21, 2013 08:20 AM

On February 20 Governor Walker released the Budget Bill (Assembly Bill 40) for the forthcoming biennium. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on February 21, 2013

2013 Caldecott Awards

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 20, 2013 09:16 AM

  Creepy Carrots! , illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds. Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett. Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo. Sleep Like a ... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 20, 2013

Newbery Awards Announced

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 18, 2013 01:10 PM

The information about the Newbery winners comes from the American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 18, 2013

White House releases Gun Violence Prevention Plan

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Jan 18, 2013 10:45 AM

The Obama administration posted the outline of his recent gun control proposals read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on January 18, 2013

Kent State Gives Old Photographs

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 17, 2013 10:55 AM

The University Archives recently received a small, but wonderful, gift from Kent State University:  three board mounted photographs of Oshkosh Normal School basketball and football teams from 1910 and 1911. While the Kent State Archives did not have records on the provenance of the histor... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on January 17, 2013

RefWorks is Here

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Dec 13, 2012 01:50 PM

Never the favorite part of any student’s research project, creating accurate and correctly formatted citations is still a critical part of scholarly communications and ethics.   Fortunately, to make the process less painful, Polk Library, with funds from the Student Technology Fee  program, pur... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 10, 2012

Winter 2012 Newsletter

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Dec 13, 2012 01:00 PM

The latest edition of the Polk Library newsletter is here. An introduction to Search@UW, Polk Library's new "discovery layer" The Area Research Center turns 50 years old RefWorks Citation Tool is Here Polk's Golden Birthday Party Photos or more... . read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 13, 2012

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