This is an exciting time for those retrieving information, but it can also be a confusing time. With more and more subscription journals being delivered full text online, researchers need to know where and how to access the articles. And with cuts in budgets and subscriptions to printed journals, the library staff is working even harder to provide researchers what they need, quickly and seamlessly.
Probably the most important thing for people in the UWP community to remember is that there are a number of ways to get their hands on journal articles these days. Another important thing to remember is that trained personnel are available at the library's Reference Desk on the main floor nearly 100 hours a week to help with just this sort of question.
Beyond that, here are some useful links:
Resources by Academic Discipline web pages list available databases by subject.
Access the Library Catalog to determine which printed or microfilmed journals the library subscribes to. Click on "Library Catalog", then "Simple Search", highlight "Journal/Magazine/Newspaper Title", and enter the title, omitting initial articles - a, an, or the.
Direct your request to borrow materials from another library to the Interlibrary Loan Department via electronic Interlibrary Loan Request Forms.Top
A new computer workstation has been set up and configured for access by people with disabilities and is now available on the library's main floor in room 207. Having the standard program array of other campus workstations, this workstation also has been configured to accommodate students with special computing needs. Students can access Dragon Naturally Speaking (voice recognition software), Jaws (a screen reader), Jawbone (integrated middle-ware), Kurzweil (an assistive program for reading and writing skills), and Inspiration (a toolset for visualization).Top
New books in the library, just added to the collection, are on display on the countertop at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Come and browse the new titles! New food vending machines in the library, in the Table of Contents Café, are located near the north entrance and the Circulation Desk on the main floor. New workstations and white board have been added to the resources found in the library's Learning Lab, the classroom and lab on the lower level, room B-6.
The BioOne database offers access to full text of the articles in more than 40 peer-reviewed, high-impact bioscience research journals.
Focusing on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences, BioOne is a collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe, and thecommercial sector. BioOne not only provides full text of the articles in these interrelated journals, but also Boolean searching capabilities.
Access BioOne through the library's homepage. Click on "Articles, Full Text and more".Top
Please remind students that the library offers a quiet study environment on the third (top) floor. Study rooms are also available throughout the building.
Materials that instructors have placed on reserve, those printed journal articles, practice exams, and so on, have been scanned and are available electronically in pdf format. Searchable by instructor and class, E-Reserves can now be accessed by clicking on "Library Catalog" from the library's homepage.
Kay Young, Editor