Check out our Winter displays!

Use your winter break to work and play outside the classroom!

 

See our virtual winter displays here: http://libguides.uwc.edu/brbdisplay

Check out some of the library’s fiction and graphic novels for reading over break. There are some options below, or you can search the library catalog, Search@UW. Want to watch a movie instead? Try SWANK, the library’s streaming video database. There are over 200 titles, including these:

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December is also traditionally a time for sharing our gifts with others in the community. Check out some of the library’s selections on volunteering, philanthropy, and altruism.

Welcome Jason Schulte!

You will see a new face around the library this semester. Jason Schulte has moved into the library as the CASE Associate, in addition to his role as UW-BSC Athletic Director. CASE stands for Center for Academic Success and Engagement.


Photo of Jason Schulte

As CASE Associate, Jason will conduct:

  • Basic IT support and troubleshooting
  • Scheduling of support services (tutoring, accessibility proctoring, library instruction and research help)
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Support with accessibility proctoring
  • Creation of Student/Staff/Faculty IDs
  • Directional support for campus services

Jason is a great resource for campus questions – stop in and say “hi” today!

The “New” Library

As many of you know, the library is one of the many support units on campus that has undergone a restructuring process during winter break. The transition is ongoing, however we wanted to stress that core library services haven’t changed.

We still look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff on:

  • Reference and research help
  • Assisting students with research questions, finding & evaluating sources, topic creation, citations
  • Information literacy instruction & aligning it with the curriculum
  • Creating electronic or print instructional materials to enhance learning face-to-face and in traditional or online classrooms
  • UW System borrowing and interlibrary loan
  • Growing & cultivating the library collection to meet curricular needs
  • Course reserves – for online or in-library use

As always, if you have any questions, stop by, email or call us.

Welcome to Jean Funcke!

Many of you may have noticed a new face in the library over the last couple of weeks – our interim Academic Librarian Jean Funcke!

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Jean will be providing research help in the library over the course of the fall semester.

Jean will be on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will be reachable other days by email at jean.funcke at uwc.edu.

Limit Search@UW Results to UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

You may have noticed that the old “Library Catalog” link on the library’s home page was disabled over winter break. The libraries are preparing for a transition to a new behind-the-scenes library system, so the previous library catalog has been officially retired.

One difference between Search@UW and the previous catalog is how to locate books and movies located here in the library at Baraboo. Here’s how:

  • From the library home page, click on the Search@UW link Search@UW Link
  • Use the drop-down box to change “Everything” to “UW Colleges Books & Media”. This will limit your search to items owned by at least one of the 13 UW Colleges. Additional copies may be owned by one or more of the 4-year campuses.SelectUWColleges
  • Type your search terms in the search box – in this case, “artificial intelligence” – and click the “Search” button. SearchTerms_ClickSearch
  • The next page will show your results with your search terms highlighted.SearchResults
  • From your results page, you can narrow the location to just UW-Baraboo/Sauk County using the side bar on the left. Scroll down until you see the section of limiters labelled “Campus”. Click on “Baraboo/Sauk County (BRB)” to limit your results to physical items (books, movies, CDs) that are owned by UW-BSC.CampusLimiter
  • If you’d like to include more than one location, click on “More options” and check the “Include” box next to the locations you want. This is especially helpful for including e-resources (like ebooks) that are available electronically to all UW Colleges students. To include those items, choose Baraboo and Colleges Online (COLS).MoreOptionsMultipleLocationSelect
  • You can also apply other limiters – like selecting a related topic, limiting to books, or narrowing the date range of the listed materials. For example, to limit to just books (both physical and electronic), click “Books” in the “Resource Type” section.SelectResourceType
  • Once you’ve found a title that looks interesting, click on the word “Locations” to see where that item is available. If the title is physically at the Baraboo library, the Locations tab will look like the one below. You can use the call number (here, Q335 .K88 1999) like an address to find the title in the UW-BSC library collection.BarabooLocation
  • If the title is an ebook, the Locations tab will look something like the example below. Once you’ve verified it’s an ebook you have access to on the Locations tab (it will say “Colleges users only”), click the “View Online” link to get to the ebook. In the example below, UW-Sheboygan has a physical copy of this book, and all UW Colleges students have access to the ebook version.EbookLocation
  • If the title is checked out, the Locations tab will look like the one below, with “Out of library” listed instead of “Available”. You can request a copy from another campus, and it will arrive typically 2-3 days later.CheckedOut

If you have any questions, or would like help determining where a specific title is found, don’t hesitate to contact the library staff. There’s even a little ContactUsbutton on the bottom right of every screen.

Ch-ch-changes!

**UPDATE JAN. 13: The planned upgrade has been delayed until further notice. You can search and request as you’ve been accustomed to! These instructions will come in handy later this semester.***

It may be freezing outside, but activity in the library is heating up! As you may already know, the UW System libraries (including yours truly at Boo-U) are transitioning to a new back-end system. While many librarians have worked hard to make this change as seamless as possible, you may notice a couple of things working differently over the next month or so.

1. The Library Catalog: The old library catalog (a.k.a. Voyager or “the legacy catalog”) is gone, and has been replaced by Search@UW. If you click on the library catalog link on the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County library’s home page, you may find yourself looking at this screen:

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We’re working away to remove all links to this now-defunct system, but if you come across one, please let us know! If you had this catalog bookmarked, you should update your bookmark to the Search@UW one: http://uw-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=COL

 

2. Requests from Other Campuses: From Jan. 8th until go-live (Feb. 16), the way you request items from other campuses will work differently. When you go to make a request, it will go through Find It, the way if would if you were requesting a copy of a journal article. Don’t worry, it should work just about the same for you for – you’ll get your items in a similar amount of time, and will receive an email when your item arrives! Here’s how:

Find the item you're looking for

Find the item you’re looking for

Click on the "Find It" link

Click on the “Find It” link

A new window will open. Click on "Request this item via the Interlibrary Loan Office"

A new window will open. Click on “Request this item via the Interlibrary Loan Office”

Students, faculty and staff should click on "Colleges Newtwork Username"

Students, faculty and staff should click on “Colleges Newtwork Username” and go ahead and login with username and password

You will be taken to a request screen. Thi information about the item should already be filled in.

You will be taken to a request screen. Information about the item should already be filled in

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen and click "Submit Request"

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen and click “Submit Request”

Your request will now transfer to an "Outstanding Request"

Your request will now transfer to an “Outstanding Request”

If you would like to check on the status of your requests, or see what you currently have checked out to you during this transition, please check both your library account AND your Interlibrary Loan (Find It) account.

For more information on this transition, see the UW Colleges Libraries’ (funny!) explanation of the changes. As always, feel free to contact us with questions or for assistance at brblibrarystaff@uwc.edu, 608-355-5251, over chat, or during our open hours.

UW Colleges Grants Resources

Are you planning on spending a part of your holiday break looking for grants to fund your studies, research, or to help support an organization you’re involved with?

As a UW Colleges community member, you have access to some grants research databases, including COS Pivot and Wisconsin Foundations. In addition, you can search several free federal databases, such as Grants.gov and Foundation Center. Check out all of the resources listed on the UWC Libraries’ grants resources page.

Screencapture of Grants Website

If you’re a UW Colleges faculty or staff member, and are getting ready to submit a grant, make sure to also check out the UW Colleges Grants page.

Student Access to Microsoft Office

Did you know that all BooU students have FREE access to Microsoft Office software like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on any computer*?

Here’s how:

1. Go to your campus email

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LoginWindow2. Once you are logged in, the page will automatically open to your email (Outlook). Click on the OneDrive link in the top right of the screen.

OneDriveBar3. OneDrive is a cloud-based drive where all your Office365 documents will automatically be saved. You can save other documents to this storage area as well.

OneDrive4. Click on the + symbol to select which kind of new file you want: a Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, etc.

CreateDoc5. Voila!

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*Note: Office 365 is only available over the web. There is no offline version, but as long as you can get on the Internet you will have access to your Office365 suite.

For FAQs, go here: http://cits.uwex.uwc.edu/sites/default/files/PDF/Office_365_Student_FAQ.pdf

Cambridge Companions Online Trial

The UW Colleges Libraries are conducting a trial of a new resources – Cambridge Companions Online (UW Colleges users only)

Cambridge Companions Online is an online database of the Cambridge Companions series of guides on topics in the humanities, which are each written by experts in their respective fields. The database “covers literature, philosophy, religion, classics, cultural studies, and music.” The database includes over 500 titles, and is updated as new Cambridge Companions are added to the collection.

There are three collections included:

To try it out, click on the link above or check out these selected titles:

Once you’ve tried it, let the Libraries know what you think – there’s a form here or you can email us at brblibrarystaff@uwc.edu.

Happy reading!