Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Library Tours, Welcome Week 2005

The Welcome Week Tours schedule is now available. For additional information regarding tours and library instruction, see:

BioMed Central

BioMed Central provides free access to original research as published in its collection of online journals. Visit the UW Madison BioMed Central Gateway to see the list of journals.

The institutional membership for UW-Madison was initiated by Campus Administration and the Campus Libraries in an effort to encourage established authors to support new models of scholarly communication.

For more information, see the UW Madison BioMed Central page.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

The Council of Wisconsin Libraries and UW System's Office of Learning and Information Technology established the digital collections repository in 2001 to provide digital access to significant resources from its academic libraries. A menu of these digital collections is available at:

The currently featured resource, History of Wisconsin Agriculture and Rural Life, highlights a selection of documents from 1870 through 1945. Digital content for this collection is informed by the bibliography, Wisconsin Agriculture and Rural Life: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Material Published through 1945, that was generated to satisfy the Wisconsin portion of the National Preservation Project for Agricultural Literature, a program of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN).

Friday, July 15, 2005

Course Reserves for Fall 2005

To ensure that your course reserve materials are available by the first day of class, submit your course reserve materials to Steenbock Library's Reserves Office by: August 10th, 2005.

You may contact Steenbock Reserves staff by email,, phone 263-8331 or in person (2nd Floor, Circulation/Reserves Desk).

For information regarding policies and procedures, see:

Liaison Library Services

A Steenbock Information Services Librarian works as liaison to each of the departments we serve. Liaison librarians are available to answer any questions you may have regarding library collections and services.

Additionally, liaisons can provide customized instruction for your students and staff and consult on individual research needs by recommending resources and enabling current awareness services.

In order to consult with your library liaison, see:

Virtual Tour of Steenbock Library

Research Intern, Nikki Busch, has created a Virtual Tour of Steenbock Library. Explore the library by floor or view a slideshow of images.

Access the Tour at: