Database changes

The following database changes will be taking effect over the summer.

Agricola moving to NAL version in August 2014.
Contemporary Literary Criticism, no new content will be added starting 7/1/2014.
MLA Bibliography access discontinued as of 7/30/2014.
SciFinder access discontinued as of 7/1/2014

New Ebooks

The DSM-V, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis are being funding DoITs Office Teaching and Learning Technologies to support online courses, access begins 7/1/2014.

BioOne outage June 27, 2014

BioOne unavailable will be unavailable on Friday, June 27. The scheduled downtime will begin at 8:30 p.m.(CDS) and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on will be unavailable.

Resolved: Library Resources Down

UW-Madison has power again and all of UW-River Falls library systems have been restored.  If you notice any problems accessing library resources, please contact the Head of Library Systems at 715-425-3799 or

Most Library Resources Down Due to Madison Power Outage

Most services hosted by UW-Madison for UW campus schools are unavailable due to a power outage at Madison, including the following library services:

  •  Library Catalog
  • Course Reserves
  • Databases A-Z
  • Journals A-Z
  • Ability to sign in to Search@UW
  • Getting to full text articles from Search@UW

Library staff is monitoring the situation and will post updates when available.

Christy Boyer joins library staff

We are pleased to welcome Christy Boyer to the library as our new Head of Access Services. In this role Christy will supervise circulation, reserve, and resource sharing services and will also participate in our reference and instruction program. Christy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Science in Library and Information from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Christy most recently served as the Circulation Supervisor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Welcome, Christy!

D-Day, the Normandy Invasion, 6 – 25 June 1944

Resource found from Search@UW, limited to streaming video resources 
References from Proquest Congressional


United States Army  D-Day
  •Center of Army History Normandy

United States Navy Operation Overlord: Invasion of Normandy 

United States Department of Defense  70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library  World War II: D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy

Europeana  Normandy Invasion

Library of Congress
Bird’s-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy, France on D-Day
World War II Military Situation Maps




It’s MayDay! What Are You Doing to Preserve Your Treasures?

April 27—May 3 is national Preservation Week.

MayDay_Libraries_14-smDuring Preservation Week libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

During that week, MayDay (May 1st) is set aside to encourage emergency preparedness. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, many resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk. Do you know what you would do during an emergency? What would you do if your old family photographs got wet?  Learn more online about preserving your family treasures and what to do when disaster strikes. If you’re a teacher-in-training, there is also a page on preservation projects for kids.