The Instructional Materials Laboratory, or the IML, as it is usually called, is UW-Platteville's curriculum library, and is designed to support the School of Education. The collections in the IML make readily available for inspection, evaluation, and utilization educational materials of the highest quality for use with children from preschool age through high school.
From puppets to textbooks, videos to a picture book collection, the IML also offers Internet access, Dreamweaver software, and a photocopier.
Located in Doudna Hall, the IML provides patrons with selective materials related to the teaching profession.
First observed in 1970, Earth Day has more than 200 million participants in 142 countries who promote the transition to renewable energy worldwide.
Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise Third Floor General Collection GE195 .N45 2002
Every Day Is Earth Day Doudna Hall IML 628.5 P742e
First observed in Nebraska in 1872, Arbor Day celebrates trees and promotes the planting of them.
Arbor Day (video) Doudna Hall IML Nonfiction AV 394.26 A666
Planting Nature: Trees and the Manipulation of Environmental Stewardship in America (New book, still on order, no call number yet)
Please remind students that before and during exam time the library and its computer labs are open even more than the typical 97 hours a week.
When searching one of the library's subscription databases such as General Science Full Text or Education Full Text you may see a "Find It!" button. This service will allow you more easily to link to the full text of the article (in another database), check the Library Catalog for the journal, or submit an electronic interlibrary loan request!
For more info, contact the Reference Desk, 342-1668, or click "Ask a Librarian" from the library's homepage.
Reviewed by John Leonard Berg
Encyclopedia of Chicago Edited by James R. Grossman
Main Floor, Reference Collection, Call Number: Ref F548.3 E53 2004
This wonderful reference book covers every aspect of historic and modern Chicago.
Under the auspices of the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society, 600 noted contributors authored some 1,400 informational entries. This one-volume history is alphabetically arranged with articles of varying length and depth. It also functions as a biographical dictionary for thousands of Chicagoans.
Succinct business histories are provided for nearly 200 companies.
The scholarship is impeccable, as are the photographs and maps.
The encyclopedia is heavily cross-referenced and supported with comprehensive bibliographies.
Kay Young, Editor