When you are searching a database and find a journal article appropriate for your research, you simply want to read the article! That may sound simplistic, but we all know that getting your hands on the full text of an article has not always been easy. Enter SFX, an acronym that brings the words "special effects" to mind.
Early this year the UW System contracted to purchase the combined MetaLib/SFX information portal/context-sensitive linking solution for all 26 UW System campuses.
With SFX and a handy "Find It!" link you will more easily be able to link to the full text, check the Library Catalog for the journal, or submit an electronic interlibrary loan request.
Please ask for more information by stopping by or calling the Reference Desk, 342-1668 or click "Ask a Librarian" from the library's web page.
Designed to take no more than three minutes of your time, the library will be asking for feedback on the quality of library services in a new web-based survey. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has developed a set of twenty questions, the results of which will help library staffs better understand user needs and perceptions of library services. The Karrmann Library will join with more than 200 libraries worldwide to offer users an opportunity to respond. When the survey is available, we will notify you, the UW-Platteville community. Please participate, and we will try even harder to deliver the services and resources you need.
Click "Articles, Full Text and More" from www.uwplatt.edu/library
That "granddaddy" of English dictionaries, the Oxford English Dictionary is available in 20 printed volumes in the Reference Collection on the main floor and also full text online. Besides offering the typical spelling and pronunciation information, the OED also gives the history of the use of words, along with dated quotes from literature over the centuries. Online you can even search by definition!
National Library Workers Day, the Elton S. Karrmann Library staff say, "Your university library works because we do!"
In 2003, library staff formally instructed 3,655 students in 144 sessions about how to access information, answered 11,630 questions, processed 3,782 new titles, 9,520 government publications, and 2,982 electronic book records, checked out 26,822 titles to patrons, loaned to other libraries 2,865 books and journal articles, maintained more than 180 web pages, and provided access to more than 130 subscription databases (which offer full text of the articles in thousands of journals, newspapers, electronic books - and much more).
Way to go, Karrmann Library workers!
Please Note: Due to budget constraints, the Karrmann Library will no longer be purchasing paper copies of many area telephone directories.
Please note that the vending machine which dispensed plastic cards for paying for photocopying is outdated and will soon be retired. At the end of this semester the copy cards (called Vendamat Cards) will no longer be valid, and any balance of money represented on a card will be lost.
If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact John Krogman, 342-1421.
Reviewed by John Berg, Reference
New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions & Answers
Ref SB453 .N468 2003
Leslie Land is the gardening editor for the New York Times and author of the popular column called "Gardener's Q & A". This accessible and engaging 700-page gardening encyclopedia will answer every gardener's need for practical information. Land receives questions from concerned gardeners across the country and then provides helpful answers in the column.
Many of her insights have been re-edited in this new plant resource. Arranged in five sections: Flowers, Plants, Landscaping, Edible Plants, Container Gardening, and Maintenance, this book is the perfect remedy for cold days.
Kay Young, Editor