Reading journal articles - even ones found in journals that the Karrmann Library doesn't subscribe to - is getting easier and easier. In these times of budget constraints and inflation of journal subscription costs, libraries in the UW System are implementing programs to share resources - as seamlessly as possible for you.
Even though the Karrmann Library subscribes to thousands of journals, either printed or online, you may sometimes identify an article which you will need to borrow from another library. By simply logging on with your 16-digit UW-P Passport or I.D. number, you can request a journal article. Almost magically, the article will be scanned and delivered to you in pdf format.
This process, called document delivery, is the Odyssey facet of the new ILLiad interlibrary loan system.
When you request a journal article through Odyssey from the library's interlibrary loan pages, the article will be delivered electronically to your desktop. Please note that some requested journal articles (ones not available to us from any library in the UW System) will still be photocopied and delivered to you through the mail instead.
Please direct any questions about using this new service to the library's Interlibrary Loan department 342-1648 or to the Reference Desk 342-1668. For e-mail service, click "Ask a Librarian" from the library's web homepage.
Regional Business News
Incorporating 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, this database offers full text of the news articles. Regional Business News is updated daily and covers all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
This database from the American Mathematical Society indexes and abstracts over 3,100 periodicals and 7,500 books, conference proceedings and technical reports from the society. With multilingual interfaces, extensive linking, and intuitive searching MathSciNet is the premier online math resource.
Please remember that librarians welcome the opportunity to teach your students how to find and evaluate resources when they are writing papers or speeches.
Though winding through the maze of many electronic and printed library resources can seem daunting at first, information specialists are constantly organizing resources and web pages to make research easier - even fun!
To schedule classes, please contact John Berg, 342-1355, or your division librarian.
Please schedule classes in the library early in the semester!
The Karrmann Library is a federal map depository, giving you access to more than 18,000 maps - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of the universe - even Mars!
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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River
Shutter Island is a crime story unlike most others. What makes it so unusual is that the reader is left to wonder if a crime was ever actually committed!
The novel begins as a "missing person" case, but evolves into a story where everyone and everything is questionable, including the detectives brought to the island to find the missing woman.
Reality is not what it first appears to be, and this book will keep the reader guessing right through to the end!
Kay Young, Editor