Your library for many years has provided access to the subscription database LexisNexis (L/N), known primarily for providing legal information and news. L/N also provides a wealth of business and industry information, and recently has added even more, with the inclusion of Industry Dossier and Executive Dossier.
Housed inside the current Company Dossier interface in L/N, the two new databases will appear as separate tabs with separate search forms. When searching, however, all Dossier content is integrated seamlessly to provide you company, industry, and executive information all at once.
For example, when UWP users access L/N through library web pages, they will now also have access to:
Access the Lexis/Nexis Database (and over 100 others) through the library’s web page. Click "Articles, full text and more..."
Another database the library offers through their web pages is entitled Project MUSE. A leading provider since 1995 of digital humanities and social sciences content, Project MUSE’s electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic and other libraries worldwide.
Project MUSE books and journals are from leading university presses and scholarly societies, and now, with a new platform rollout on January 1, the books and journals are fully integrated, making research even smoother!
You are invited to offer library staff members your suggestions for ways we can better serve you and your students. There is a suggestion box and also a bulletin board on the library’s main floor by the Reference Collection of books, near the Check Out and Reference Desks.
We value your input!
Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services: Reallocating Resources to Achieve Strategic Balance by Robert C. Dickeson
General 3rd Floor Collection LB2341 .D523 2010
Reviewed by Kay Young, Senior Instructional Specialist in the Library
In the third week of January members of UW-Platteville’s Academic Planning Council (APC) invited author Robert C. Dickeson to lead campus planners in a two-day workshop based on the ideas and proposals outlined in his recently revised and updated book. The timing of the Dickeson workshop was purposefully aligned with the campus strategic planning also being done at this time.
Emphasizing the need to reallocate funds (as the subtitle notes), Dr. Dickeson guided APC members (and any interested faculty or academic staff members) in the process of selecting appropriate criteria for measuring and analyzing, acknowledging the necessity of being data-driven throughout the process, anticipating process issues, reaffirming the institutional mission, achieving strategic balance, and setting a timeline for action.
A bestseller, this book is based on the author’s extensive consulting experience at hundreds of four-year colleges and serves as a proven step-by-step approach to reallocating resources and addressing current economic concerns affecting universities today.
A copy of this book may be found on the library’s third floor with the call number listed above, and also by contacting any member of the Academic Planning Council.
Kay Young, Editor