Students Study for Finals in the Library; Free Coffee and Tea Available

With final exams in full swing, students are studying in the Chalmer Davee Library. Library staff is offering free coffee and tea to those who are studying, but ask that you provide your own cup.

Photo by Kathy Helgeson

Photo by Kathy Helgeson

The University Archives and Area Research Center (Room 170, Lower Level) is also available if you want a super-quiet study space. The Archives is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo leads discussion of “To Live” for Year of China Book Discussion series

Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. in the Library Breezeway for a Year of China book discussion. Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity, will lead a discussion of Yu Hua’s To Live: a To livenovel. An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant. (Description from Amazon)


Change in Search@UW behavior

On October 13, 2014 all UW libraries made a change to the behavior of the
View Online or Find It tabs in Search@UW. Results will now open in a new window. This change is because many users experience difficulties when opening data in the View Online frame.



Alex Hatheway leads discussion of Han Han’s This Generation

Alex Hatheway, Instructor in the English Language Transition Program and liaison to the students from the Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU), will lead a discussion of Han Han’s This Generation:  Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver) on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The discussion, which is open to all interested students, faculty, and community members, will be held in the Library Breezeway on the upper level of the library.  It is the first discussion held as part of the library’s Year of China Book Discussion Series.

Han HanFor those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come—an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture.   This Generation gathers his essays and blogs dating from 2006 to the present, telling the story of modern China through Han Han’s unique perspective.  (Amazon)


Journal of Animal Science full text links from the Web of Science are failing for articles published in 2014

The full text linking between the Web of Science and the Journal of Animal Science is failing again.

Here is an example of the problem, Influence of Miles City Line 1 on the United States Hereford population,  the View Online tab in Search@UW and the FindIt@UWRF tab in the Web of Science will return “Not Found“.

The current workaround is to go directly to the Journal of Animal Science  and then input the article name. The full text will display.

References from Medline  or other databases behave as expected.

This problem seems limited to articles published in 2014.  Library staff has notified Thomson Reuters, the publisher, of the Web of Science.

10/8/2014 Update

Thomson Reuters responded:  The data change(s) that you have identified have been updated in our database. Please note while most data changes should be updated in the product within two to three weeks, some may take longer due to the type of data change requested and/or product update schedules.

Warren Commission Report

President Johnson receiving the Warren Report.

President Johnson receiving the Warren Report.

The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly known as the Warren Commission, was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination. The Commission presented their findings in a report to President Johnson on September 24, 1964. The Commission also released 26 hearing volumes on November 23, 1964 comprised of testimonies from 550 witnesses and evidence.

Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Warren Commission Report)   PDF (81118 KB, 920 pp.)
ZIP file

Volume I PDF (33.3 MB, 524 pp.)
Volume II PDF (36.9 MB, 536 pp.)
Volume III PDF (31.3 MB, 532 pp.)
Volume IV PDF (32.5 MB, 492 pp.)
Volume V PDF (44.9 MB, 640 pp.)
Volume VI PDF (30.0 MB, 488 pp.)
Volume VII PDF (35.7 MB, 612 pp.)
Volume VIII PDF (31.4 MB, 488 pp.)
Volume IX PDF (31.3 MB, 490 pp.)
Volume X PDF (28.3 MB, 444 pp.)
Volume XI PDF (32.7 MB, 500 pp.)
Volume XII PDF (29.6 MB, 468 pp.)
Volume XIII PDF (32.0 MB, 524 pp.)
Volume XIV PDF (41.3 MB, 672 pp.)
Volume XV PDF (57.3 MB, 844 pp.)

Volumes XVI—XXVI
These volumes contain reproductions of exhibits received into evidence by the Commission. The exhibits received in connection with testimony before the Commission are printed first, arranged in numerical order from 1 to 1053.

Next are printed exhibits received in connection with depositions or affidavits, arranged alphabetically by name of witness, and then numerically— e.g., Adams Exhibits Nos. 1-, Baker Exhibits Nos. 1-22.

Finally are printed other materials relied upon by the Commission, consisting principally of investigative reports by law enforcement agencies, arranged in numerical order beginning with 1054. Each volume begins with a table of contents—a descriptive listing of the exhibits in the volume and the page or pages on which each exhibit is printed.

Volume XVI PDF (56.9 MB, 1024 pp.) Exhibits 1 to 391
Volume XVII PDF (47.4 MB, 936 pp.) Exhibits 329 to 884
Volume XVIII PDF (87.8 MB, 960 pp.) Exhibits 885 to 1053
Volume XIX PDF (44.4 MB, 800 pp.) Exhibits Allen to Fuqua
Volume XX PDF (48.1 MB, 828 pp.) Exhibits Gallagher to Oliver
Volume XXI PDF (48.4 MB, 816 pp.) Exhibits Paine to Yarborough
Volume XXII PDF (53.9 MB, 972 pp.) Exhibits 1054 to 1512
Volume XXIII PDF (54.5 MB, 984 pp.) Exhibits 1513 to 1975
Volume XXIV PDF (48.3 MB, 940 pp.) Exhibits 1976 to 2189
Volume XXV PDF (51.0 MB, 968 pp.) Exhibits 2190 to 2651
Volume XXVI PDF (52.4 MB, 980 pp.) Exhibits 2652 to 3154

Eleanor Roosevelt at WSC-River Falls

Are you watching The Roosevelts on PBS? Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt was the first speaker in the then-brand new Karges Center in 1960? The April 11, 1960, Student Voice announced:

New Athletic Building Will Be Scene of Speech by Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, May 3, 1960 (from the UWRF Archives)

Eleanor Roosevelt, May 3, 1960 (from the UWRF Archives)

Eleanor Roosevelt will speak at Wisconsin State College at River Falls Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education building. The wife of Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and niece of Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, her appearance will be co-sponsored by the college and the River Falls chapter of the American Association of University Women. The title of her speech will be “Is America Facing World Leadership?”