The Karrmann Library is providing access to more than 43,000 e-books published by SpringerLink! These e-books are fully indexed and searchable to the chapter level, and you can access the content of the e-books on almost any platform.
Access the full text of the e-books by first logging in to the UW-Platteville server and visiting the library homepage.
Click "Articles, full text and more..." and then "Springer E-book Collection".
Note: Those titles marked with a green box are the only ones available through our subscription at this time.
Examples of titles:
The Karrmann Library has contracted with the Wisconsin Ohio Reference Evaluation Program (WOREP) for forms to assess in-person reference desk transactions. Used by dozens of academic and public libraries for more than two decades, the WOREP assessment tool allows researchers and the librarians serving them to comment on how the research process proceeded.
One form is filled out by the library user and another form by the librarian. These two forms, though anonymous, will be tied together with a number so that perceptions by the researcher and by the librarian can be compared. Questions asked on the WOREP form are, for example, in what subject area was the requested information, what kinds and number of resources were consulted, and how satisfied was the patron with the retrieved information.
The largest publisher in the world, the U.S. Government Printing Office, offers many online resources for statistical information.
Fedstats — statistical data by topic, maps with stats, stats by geographic location, links to statistical agencies, full text of statistical resources such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States, and the budget of the U.S.
NTIS — National Technical Information Service is the nation’s resource for government reports and information.
SBA.gov — Official small business link to the U.S. Government.
The United Nations and other organizations also are good resources for online statistical information.
FAOSTAT — The Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for 200 countries.
Eurostat — From the statistical office of the European Union, providing comparisons in data (economics, population, industry, trade, transportation, energy, and much more) between countries and regions.
Contact the library’s Reference Desk for more portals to statistics.
Click "Ask a Librarian" from the library’s homepage.
A Public Service Announcement from the American Library Association
Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent (Third floor with the call number PS3570.U754 P7), speaks out in support of libraries in these tough economic times.
Turow says, "Like many Americans, due to the economic downturn, libraries are forced to do more with less. As shrinking budgets demand a lot of hard choices, we all should think about how many of us turn to libraries for job searches, free Internet access, health care information, and for free resources for education and career development.
Libraries need our support.
Get involved. Visit your library."
For ways to support your Elton S. Karrmann Library, contact Director Zora Sampson or your division librarian.
Kay Young, Editor