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What a Life! New Biographies at Polk

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 21, 2014 09:41 AM

Get up close and personal to a few of pop culture’s groundbreaking icons with Polk Library’s newest biographies. Jump into the lives of funny-man Richard Pryor, American author William Burroughs and singer Harry Nilsson and learn how they helped to shape American culture throughout ... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 21, 2014

New Collections Get Graphic

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 07, 2014 03:50 PM

Polk Library is getting graphic with the acquisition of Russ Kick’s The Graphic Canon, a three-volume collection of classic literature as told through comics and illustrations. Each volume contains vivid and original portrayals of stories ranging fr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 07, 2014

Polk replaces Oxford Reference with Credo

by Ranger, Joshua P — 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, Joshua P on October 01, 2013

Judge Rules Library Digitization Rules

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 29, 2012 01:14 PM

Another big win for libraries involved in digitization Two weeks ago, the Honorable Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. Southern District Court of New York ruled in favor of the Hathi Trust stating that typical library digitization of copyrighted works is within the boundaries of fair use.  Judge B... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 29, 2012

Polk Library's Fall 2012 Newsletter

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 03, 2012 11:25 AM

Polk is Golden!  Read all about it in the library's Fall newsletter: http://www.uwosh.edu/library/newsletter/fall-2012 read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 03, 2012

Polk Library goes YouTube’n

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Aug 01, 2012 03:45 PM

    Tired of “Charlie bit my finger” and Annoying Orange videos?  Kahn Institute not specific enough for you? Well, good news: Polk Library has started a YouTube channel as a convenient way to access instructional and informational videos regarding library resources.   Polk Libr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on August 01, 2012

Titan-Made Children's Books on Display

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:20 PM

English class writes and illustrates kids' picture books. read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 20, 2012
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Spring 2012 Polk Library Newsletter Now Available

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified May 04, 2012 10:50 AM

Check out the latest issue of the Polk Library Newsletter... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on April 26, 2012

Films on Demand adds TED Talk videos to streaming video service.

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 19, 2012 09:10 AM

Polk Library's licensed Films on Demand service now has TEDTalks! You'll find more than 200 new TEDTalks this month, with hundreds more added by the end of the year. read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 19, 2012

New Databases Added to Polk's Web Site

by librarynews — last modified Feb 17, 2012 12:25 PM

By: Kimberly Parsons, Library Communications Assistant Over interim, three new databases were added to the already abundant list that Polk Library has to offer. The newly added ARTstor, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses and Ovid Nursing databases all serve different purposes, but are useful rese... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on February 17, 2012

GroupFinder

by librarynews — last modified Feb 17, 2012 12:20 PM

by: Kimberly Parsons, Library Communications Assistant   Setting up a group study time with classmates can sometimes require a lot of awkward moments including phone number exchanges and Facebook friend requests. Polk Library has made things stress-free and professional thanks to a new ... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on February 17, 2012

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