Monthly Archives: December 2015

Looking for a good read over winter break?

Ever wanted to be part of a book club? We will be hosting the first of this spring’s Year of Mexico Book Series discussion on February 17; check out “The Conquest of New Spain” by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo and come share what you think on the 17th!


The Conquest of New Spain


Coming this Thursday…

sustain brain

Looking for a computer to use…

Looking for more computers to use for final prep? Check out the Library and grab a cup of Joe while you are here! The Department of Technology Services has also opened up their computer labs in the basement of the library for student use this week from 7:45 am -10:00 pm.



Just For You:


Coming your way for finals week! 

Library Databases and Journals off campus access restored.


DoTS staff has resolved the off campus access issue.


[Resolved] Library Databases and Journals Unavailable Off-campus
Last Updated 8:57AM 12/10/2015

From our checking, it appears all providers likely to be in use by students or employees at UWRF have picked up on this morning’s fix and the service is widely available again. If you continue to have problems after 10am Thursday morning, please contact DoTS for individual assistance with your situation. Thank you for your patience during this service interruption and we wish you best of luck with finals (whether taking them or giving them)!


We have received and confirmed reports that many journals and databases available through the UWRF Library website are unavailable off-campus. People attempting to access these resources may be presented with an error in their web browser that the server is not found, or a similar message. DoTS staff are working to resolve this and will post updates at These resources are available to on-campus connections, including wireless users.

Simmons OneView added to online resources

Simmons OneView provides access to U.S. adult consumer data on product and brand usage, spending behavior, media habits, and more. It can be used to create customized reports analyzing the demographic and psychographic characteristics of product users and their media behavior. This product replaces GfK MRI Mediamark Reporter (still accessible until Dec. 31, 2015). Please note that the data in the academic version of Simmons OneView is two years old.

ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

ScienceDirect  is following Microsoft’s directive which focuses support on newer IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates.