A variety of computer labs for teaching and researching are available to members of the UWP community throughout the Elton S. Karrmann Library. Because the library is open nearly 100 hours each week, these computers are readily available to students—in the research environment of their library.
Instructors can schedule classes in several of these labs, and students are typically welcome to use the computers when classes are not being held.
Main Floor Near Reference Desk
Main Floor General Computer Access Lab on East End
B-14 Lab on Lower Level
B-6 Library Learning Lab
Please remember that your library offers you exclusive access to information — access that is denied just anyone surfing the web! When you are logged in to the UWP server and you enter through the Karrmann Library’s web pages, you are authorized to access thousands of journal articles and much more.
Examples of databases:
ABI/Inform (business), Applied Science Full Text, Biographies Full Text Illustrated, Education Full Text, GEOREF, IEEE Xplore, MLA International Bibliography, Oxford Music Online, Social Sciences Full Text, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Visit the library’s database gateway site.
When you visit http://science.gov you can search over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites accessing 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government research and developments in the field of science. Examples of topics and links are: biotechnology research, patent and trademark database, maps of the oceans, water quality information, aids for teaching science to children, health care, energy conservation, and of course much more.
Take advantage of the offerings of the world’s largest publisher — your federal government!
Picturing America by National Endowment for the Humanities
Reviewed by Ingebritsen, Government Publications
Picturing America is a printed federal government publication containing a set of 40 works of art with accompanying essays that represent the capstone initiative of the "We the People" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The book features significant American artwork to define what American art is, to explore America’s rich heritage, and to strengthen understanding of the founding principles upon which the country was built. An in-depth study and appreciation of American art goes beyond the essential facts of history and provides insights into the nation’s character, ideals and aspirations.
A gateway for delving more deeply into America’s history, philosophy, religion, architecture, politics and literature in a more intellectual way, Picturing America is an attempt to understand the American experience.
The book is shelved on the library’s third floor with the federal government publications and the shelving number NF 3.2:AM 3/8. There is a companion website which further expands the exploration of America’s culture and history through its art.
Kay Young, Editor