Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection

Need a book while the library’s closed? Or for that paper due tomorrow? Try an ebook!

This year, the whole UW System is conducting an ebook pilot project. Instead of each campus library buying ebooks individually, the whole System is purchasing ebooks together so they can be shared between institutions. During the pilot project, you have access to over 13,000 ebooks from Wiley Online Library.

That means you can find books on almost any topic and access them immediately from your computer. The database covers topics ranging from the sciences to philosophy, from nursing to business. Watch the (silent) video below for a sample search (Psst! Clicking on the teeny rectangle in the lower right corner of the video will enlarge it to full screen).

Ready to get started? There are two ways to access the ebooks: Continue reading

Interested in Geoscience? Try out the GeoRef database!

Update: edited Dec.12th to reflect the end of the trial period.

The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library (along with the other UW Colleges libraries) ran a trial of GeoRef through the end of November. GeoRef is a geosciences database developed by the American Geosciences Institute which indexes articles from over 3,500 journals. It covers the following topics:

  • Economic Geology
  • Environmental and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Palentology
  • Petrology
  • Marine Geology and Oceanography
  • Mineralogy

Once we know the results of the trial, we will post more information here!

NaNoWriMo

What the heck does NaNoWriMo mean?

It’s the shortened version of National Novel Writing Month, which happens to fall in November. NaNoWriMo is a literary event designed to get aspiring writers (and even those who’ve only thought fleetingly about writing a novel) off the couch and onto the page. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30.

Not up for a 50,000 word tome?

Here at the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library, we have our own programs designed to spark literary genius. In partnership with the Baraboo Public Library, we’re continuing with the Palm of the Hand memoir writing workshops – including one tomorrow, Nov. 5th. Newbies and experienced memoir writers are welcome to attend. It’ll be held here in the campus library at 6:30 p.m. Who knows – maybe it’ll be the start of your NaNoWriMo novel!

Can’t join us tomorrow?

Don’t fret! We’ll also be hosting a Palm of the Hand memoir writing workshop next month. Like November’s session, it’ll be in the campus library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.