WOU’s history is at your fingertips!

Valentines from WOU scrapbooksUniversity Archives (located in Hamersly) houses a treasure trove of WOU materials dating back to our founding in 1856. Some of these items are digitized and available online, such as past yearbooks and letters from early Monmouth settlers. Some are physical and can be accessed by contacting Archives staff, such as student scrapbooks from the 1920s.

So, whether you’re working on an assignment, looking for photos of a WOU-alum family member, or just hoping to satisfy your curiosity about WOU’s rich history, University Archives can help!

Hamersly is home to WOU’s new English Tutoring Center

Could you use some English language help? The new English Tutoring Center is here for you with free drop-in tutoring sessions. You don’t need an appointment, just come to room 228 in the library around 7pm, Monday-Thursday to sign up for a slot.

English Tutoring Center

Whether you need help to

  • understand your written assignment instructions and/or course readings,
  • comprehend the spoken English of lectures, class discussions, and small group interactions, or
  • speak fluently with good pronunciation.

Tutors are able to help individuals or groups of two or three improve their speaking, listening, and reading skills in both academic and informal/casual English. They can even give you a visit confirmation slip to ensure your professor knows you came to the Tutoring Center for help.

The English Tutoring Center is open 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Monday to Thursday in Hamersly Library, Room 228, Weeks 2 through Finals of each term.

Learn about other countries with ‘A to Z the World’

Thinking about studying abroad? Taking a class with an international focus? Just want to learn about another country? A to Z the World is the database for you.

A to Z the World
Covering 175 countries and territories, A to Z the World is a great resource to learn about social and cultural customs, important travel and business information, and much more. It has a snapshot for each country – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – if you just want some quick info, or you can go into more depth on a variety of topics related to each country.

APA? MLA? SOS! Your WOU librarians are here to help.

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Need help formatting your paper, citing your sources, or creating your Works Cited page/Reference page/Bibliography? We’ve created new style aids to guide you through using the most common citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA, and CSE. Check them out here.

If you need more help, please let us know! You can find us at the Reference desk in Hamersly or online via our Ask a Librarian live chat option:

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Brand new walk-up scanner: No login, no charge!

The library has a brand new walk-up scanner! It is located in the Copy Center on the first floor. It allows for immediate scanning (no log-in necessary) to PDF (including word-searchable PDF), JPG, PNG, rich text, and …audio file! Yes, it will take text and convert it to a computer-read mp3 file.

 

You can then output the scanned documents to:

  • an email address
  • Google Drive (Google Docs)
  • a USB drive
  • a QR Code to scan with your smartphone or tablet

All functions are accessed through a user-friendly touchscreen. The scanner also has these user-friendly features:BookEye Scanner

  • Face-up scanning
  • Oversized scanning, up to 17” x  24”
  • Adjustable platform, lays flat or cradles a book
  • SmartDock, for direct, wireless transfer to smartphone or tablet

Give it a try the next time you’re in the library! As always, let us know if you have any questions about using the new scanner and we would be happy to help you.

Use a scanner and your print credits as a “color copier.”

Use a scanner for getting color copiesWhile there is not a color photocopier in the library, you can get a color copy by using one of the several scanners we have.  Use the KIC or Epson flatbed scanners to capture the image, and make any adjustments to the image you want, including size, before saving it.  Then sent it to one of the color print queues (such as HLColorWest).  Voilá!

If you really do need a color photocopier, there is one in the WOU Print Shop, ITC 112.

Related post: Campus Printing 101.

Campus Printing 101

printerStudents have 225 pre-paid print credits attached to their network accounts each term that they are enrolled at WOU.

A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 credit.  A single color printout costs 5 credits.

You can check your print credit balance.  If you need to purchase additional credits, do so through WolfWeb under the Student Menu.  Credits are immediately available for use.

Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term–so if you have 83 remaining after Fall term, you’ll have 308 when Winter term begins.  However, accounts are wiped clean before Fall terms, and everyone starts again with 225.

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