Information geared toward graduate students on topics like:
- Upcoming workshops on tools like citation managers, publishing and copyright questions, and subject-specific databases.
- Information about grants and funding resources and workshops.
- Information about reference and other research assistance, subject specialists, and writing help.
Earlier this summer, The New York Review of Books featured a post on their blog by historian Natalie Zemon Davis entitled “How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books.” In the story, Zemon Davis shares her experience with challenging the constitutionality of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950’s and the [...]
Monday, August 19th marked a “momentous day” for the Libraries, as Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert remarked. After almost twenty years of discussing plans for a new library shelving facility, the golden shovels and hard hats were finally put to use in Monday’s ground breaking ceremony. The new Verona Shelving Facility will be located at [...]
With a library system as big as UW’s, many librarians work behind the scenes to make sure the best resources are available for students, faculty, and community members. The Little Magazine Collection at Memorial Library–which is one of the largest of its kind and provides an important key to understanding modern literature– requires the work of many librarians [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway last week. The results are in, and the winner of the $25 UW Bookstore gift card is… John Shutske! Congratulations, John, and thanks for the great book suggestion. John recommended The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard, calling it [...]
Last week a book was returned to Memorial Library that was long past its due date— and not just a few weeks or months overdue. The title has been missing from the library for more than 75 years! Selected Papers on Philosophy by William James is part of the Everyman’s Library series edited by Ernest [...]
Libraries are at an important and challenging intersection: The research library concept is evolving to meet the changing research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, staff, students, and the community at large. New technologies, new theories of teaching and learning, and new electronic communication modes have already changed campus libraries for the better; world class [...]
It has been a busy couple of years for 97-year-old Professor Emeritus Alfred Kadushin, one of the most well-known and beloved faculty members in the history of UW—Madison’s School of Social Work. Professor Kadushin has not one but two books coming out this year. Co-authored with his daughter, Goldie Kadushin, Professor of Social Work at [...]
Carrie Roy, coordinator of the Humanities Research Bridge, is currently collaborating with graduate students Catherine DeRose (Dept. of English) and Fred Boehm (Dept. of Statistics) to create “Victorian Eyes,” an art exhibit that will explore statistical approaches to analyzing Victorian Literature. The project is being launched as a result of the team winning the UW—Madison [...]
American Film Scripts Online is among the newest database offerings at the libraries this month. Librarian Susan Barribeau summarizes this resource’s rich offerings: “This resource contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information which provides the ability to search by character, scene, race, nationality, age, subject, year of writing, and other elements. [...]
The UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting and Crocheting group has migrated to a new location for the warmer months—the Terrace! Join organizer Ellen Jacks (Grants and Reference Librarian) and the group for a little fun in the sun as you knit or crochet for a cause. The group’s main project this summer will be making a variety [...]