In 1955 scientist Eugene Garfield, PhD revolutionized scientific research with his concept of citation indexing and searching. In 2002 technology caught up with his concept with the launching of the Web of Science database, now called the Web of Knowledge.
Content of the database includes data from journals, patents, proceedings, and peer reviewed web content in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Today more and 3,550 institutions from 90 countries use the Web of Knowledge, with much full text content and many backfiles reaching into the 1800s.
This extensive resource is provided to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville community through a library subscription. Access the Web of Knowledge by visiting the library’s homepage and clicking "Articles, full text and more..."
Entrez — The Life Sciences Search Engine
From the National Center for Biotechnical Information, Entrez allows cross-database searching of journals and books in the National Library of Medicine.
Health On the Net Foundation (HON)
Non-governmental, non-profit website which promotes reliable online health information designed for the general public and health professionals.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
This venerable website has recently been updated to include "share" features allowing users to send information via social bookmarking and networking.
Library materials that UW-Platteville researchers borrow from other UW System libraries (through the streamlined and Library-Catalog-based system called Universal Borrowing (UB) ) are now kept for pickup at the Periodicals/Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Desk on the library’s first floor. Researchers are notified when the items arrive—often within just days of being requested through UB!
Access to the UB system is through the library’s web homepage. Click "Library Catalog" and search for materials, typically books. When the Karrmann Library does not hold a title, click a button to search all UW System libraries for the title. Use the barcode number found on your UW-Platteville I.D. card to request the item be sent to your library.
The UB system is just one way that libraries across the state save money by sharing resources in these tough fiscal times.
Remind Students and Colleagues of This Service
UW-Platteville Chancellor Shields announced the implementation of the Safe Walk service as a commitment to the safety of students and employees.
The Safe Walk program is a free service which provides an escort anywhere on campus or within an approximate two block distance off-campus between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and midnight from Sunday through Thursday evenings.
Anyone wanting to use the service can call 608-342-1491 or come to the Info Desk of the Markee Pioneer Student Center. Escorts will be trained, will have passed a criminal background check, will have a cell phone, and will be identifiable by an official nametag and vest.
The Karrmann Library is providing full text access to more than 21,000 e-books published by Springer—the Language of Science. The e-books are fully indexed and searchable to the chapter level, and access to them is either through the library’s database pages (click "Articles, full text and more" from the library’s homepage) OR find the e-books on your topic when searching the Library Catalog.
For example, if you are searching in the Library Catalog (to books and other materials) for information on forensic science, you would find access to an e-book entitled Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results. Click the link provided, and you are directed to the full text of the book by A. Dasgupta and published by Springerlink.
For more information on accessing e-books, please contact the library’s Reference Desk.
My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture by Susan D. Blum
Third Floor Circulating Collection PN167 .B48 2010
Reviewed by by Kay Young, Senior Instructional Specialist in the Karrmann Library
A professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, Blum wrote what several reviewers are calling a "sensitive" book on a topic that many consider difficult to address. Blum offers a history of the concept of intellectual property, defines plagiarism, presents cheating within a current social context, offers remedies, and includes many student interviews.
While opinions vary on the usefulness of the book — as widely perhaps as the varying ideas of how to help students avoid plagiarizing — it does seem evident that the author truly is interested in understanding students and in helping them be successful without cheating.
Note: Visit the Karrmann Library’s Plagiarism Prevention web page for tips on how to help students avoid plagiarism.
Kay Young, Editor