It’s paper writing time!

April 2nd, 2014

Now comes the crunch for paper-writing and the Library wants to remind everyone about the MLA and APA paper templates we have available on our website to help students set up their papers in the first place.

All the formatting is done for you (margins, font, typesize, automatic page numbering, and more).  You just need to fill in your info instead of the place holders.

Follow these instructions to find the templates:

1. From the library homepage (, click on the Citation Help tab



2. Click on APA or MLA

3. For APA, click on APA Template for use with Microsoft Word




4. For MLA, click on MLA Template for use with Microsoft Word


5. Depending on the browser you are in, you might have to click on something to get the document to open up in Word.

6. Now you can begin to modify the template.  Double-click at the top of the paper to replace the heading with your title, and then double-click again to access the body of the paper to change the generic title page text with your specific information.

7. Make sure you save this updated document to your flashdrive or your pc.  Documents saved to a library computer will be erased.

If you have any questions about these templates, please contact any of the three Gateway libraries at


March 4th, 2014

              Do you know that Learning Express, the database with practice tests, tutorials, and ebooks has been updated?  It now includes a new look, video tutorials on all Microsoft Office products at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, and video tutorials about computer and internet basics.

Learning Express also contains basic skills reviews for math, vocabulary, reading, writing, spelling; GED and HSED prep materials and many occupation and entrance exams.  The practice tests, tutorials, videos and ebooks can be saved in a “portfolio” once you register.

Click here for a direct link to Learning Express. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your 7-digit ID number and Blackboard.

Rachel, the Racine campus librarian, reminds us that the libraries have resources about professional academic topics such as student retention, how our brains work when we learn, and other subjects that improve our teaching.

She has put together a short list of “Professional Reading” materials available at the Racine Campus library that might be of interest to you. If you ever come across a book you think would be beneficial to your fellow colleagues, please send the publication info to your campus librarian and we will consider adding it to our collections.

Would  you like to schedule an instruction session for your class?  What kinds of equipment can be checked out by faculty in the libraries? Did you know that you have online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education?  To find out more about these topics and others, visit the library’s web page created just for faculty .

Rachel, the Racine campus librarian says, “I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of the Racine Campus is having the culinary program here (especially the new bakery!) I like trying out the food the students prepare, but I also like the excuse to buy a wide variety of cookbooks for the library for student (and staff) use.  I have listed some of the newest cookbook additions to the library at the following website:  If you find something that interests you, come on down to the Racine Campus library. You will find these cookbooks on the “New Books” bookshelves. If you have difficulty in locating anything, please ask library staff for help. I look forward to seeing you in the library and showing off our awesome cookbook collection, another reason why RACINE ROCKS!”

Group Study Rooms in the Library

September 6th, 2013

Group Study Rooms are available at all three Gateway Libraries.  Drop in or reserve space for your team work and study groups.  The rooms are equipped with white boards and markers, pcs, dvd/vhs players, and wi-fi.  For more information, contact your campus library at  Do you have suggestions or questions about library services?  Let us know by completing this form: .


 Are you studying English at Gateway?  Is English your second or third language?  Would you like to develop your English vocabulary and pronunciation skills?

If so, then Gateway libraries have collections of books for the non-native speaker to develop vocabulary, pronunciation, and encourage an appreciation of reading for leisure.  Some of books include cd audio recordings to listen to while reading. Others include activities such as questions and worksheets to assist in comprehension and understanding.  Click here to see the collection of Oxford Bookworms,  Penguin Active Reading (includes audio cds), and Penguin Readers. A selection from each of these collections is available at each Gateway library.  Stop by for assistance.

Dear Students,

As the spring 2013 semester comes to an end, please remember to utilize Gateway’s job board – Wisconsin TechConnect
Current program students and graduates can look for employment on this website as well as POST THEIR RESUMES for employers to view.

If you have any questions about TECHCONNECT, please call or email Gateway Career Services Counselors at:

Elkhorn/Burlington: Ginger Buehner – 262-741-8320
Kenosha : Sheri Eisch – 262-564-2720
Racine: Kevin McCray – 262-619-6534

Stop in the Gateway campus libraries for books, websites, and MS Word Templates about building resumes, preparing for job interviews and job search strategies.

Survey Results Are In

April 29th, 2013

Thank you, Gateway students, for taking time from your end-of-term assignments to fill out the Library Survey we offered last month during National Library Week.  We are thrilled to have your input about how you use and value the library and appreciate your suggestions for improvement.  You identified the top three uses of the library as Quiet Study Area, Finding Resources, and Computer Use.  You suggested changes in equipment, hours, staffing, and resources to support your study needs.  We will review the results and address the suggested changes that we may have the resources to meet. More thoughts about the Gateway libraries?  Contact your campus library staff directly or talk to Gary Flynn, District Library Manager, at or 262-564-2640.

Celebrate at the Gateway Libraries – Sunday, April 14 – Saturday, April 20, 2013

GATEWAY STUDENTS:  Please fill out a brief library survey and enter a drawing to win a prize. The survey is at the Library Circulation Desk.

Winners will be drawn & notified on Monday, April 22, 2013.

PTSD & Veterans

February 26th, 2013

The human services, psychology, and healthcare professions are publishing new research about causes, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment for PTSD.  The Gateway Libraries have many resources on these topics.  The books listed here can be transferred to the campus library of your choice and the videos can be viewed online.  Follow the links for more descriptive information about the items and to watch the videos online.

A nurse’s guide to women’s mental health / Davidson, Michele R. Elkhorn General Collection RC 451.4W6 D3.8 2012

At war with PTSD:  battling post-traumatic stress disorder with virtual reality / McLay, Robert N. Elkhorn General Collection RC 552P6.7 M3.5 2012

Combat-related traumatic brain injury and PTSD: a resource and recovery guide / Lawhorne, Cheryl, Kenosha & Racine General Collection RC 550L3.7 2010

Do veterans receive adequate health care? / Racine General Collection  UB 369D6 2008

Flashback : posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide, and the lessons of war / Coleman, Penny. Elkhorn General Collection RC 552 P6.7 C6.52 2006

Homelessness: a documentary and reference guide / Kenosha General Collection  HV 4504S5.8 2012

Life after the military: a handbook for transitioning veterans / Hill, Janelle. Kenosha General Collection UB 357H5.5 2011

Many faces of PTSD / Stocker, Susan. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 S7.6 2010

Once a warrior, always a warrior: navigating the transition from combat to home–including combat stress, PTSD, and mTBI /  Hoge, Charles W. Kenosha General Collection RC 550H6.4 2010

PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder / Information Television Network. Linked Resources:  Click to watch this video online (25 minutes, streaming video, login using your Webadvisor/Blackboard password for off-campus viewing)

Soldier’s heart: close-up today with PTSD in Vietnam veterans / Schroder, William. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 S3.4 2007

The Soldier’s Heart / PBS Frontline Television News. Click here and follow link to watch this video online (60 minutes, streaming video, login using your Webadvisor/Blackboard password for off-campus viewing)

The girls come marching home:  stories of women warriors returning from the war in Iraq / Holmstedt, Kirsten A.  Elkhorn General Collection DS 79.76H6.53 2009

The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook :a guide to healing, recovery, and growth / Schiraldi,  lenn R. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 S3.26 2009

The wounded warrior handbook :a resource guide for returning veterans / Hill, Janelle. Kenosha General Collection UB 363P5.5 2012

When the war never ends:  the voices of military members with PTSD and their families / Wizelman, Leah. Kenosha General Collection RC 552P6.7 W5.913 2011