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.
October 11th, 2013
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 .
October 3rd, 2013
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:
http://libguides.gtc.edu/content.php?pid=119203&sid=4291888 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!”
September 6th, 2013
July 26th, 2013
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.
April 30th, 2013
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 – email@example.com 262-741-8320
Kenosha : Sheri Eisch – firstname.lastname@example.org 262-564-2720
Racine: Kevin McCray – email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-564-2640.
April 16th, 2013
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
December 18th, 2012
Do you have an assignment that requires you to read a book about or by a person that has suffered from mental illness? The Gateway libraries have pulled together a list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, that would satisfy this requirement. Or perhaps you’re just interested in true biographies written by people telling their storied of struggle and success. This list will be continually updated as the libraries continue to buy books in this area. Please contact your local Gateway campus library if you have questions about gaining access to these books.
The list can be found here.