Library Hosts “Wilson Web” Workshop

The library offers weekly workshops all semester on resources that lend an academic edge and save time. Workshops take place at 1 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Library 244. Each workshop is offered twice to accommodate class schedules.

The third workshop, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, repeated Wednesday, Feb. 16, will address important changes to the H. W. Wilson databases.

Long considered the breadbasket of the General Education curriculum, these databases are migrating from FirstSearch to the WilsonWeb platform.

Wilson Web is a new, easy-to-use way of searching across the library’s Wilson databases that cover business, education, humanities, biological and agricultural sciences, and more using a single search. Searches link you to full-text publications and allow refinements, including “peer reviewed only.” The workshop will demonstrate this new user interface with enhancements, including text-to-speech.

This spring’s workshops will focus on resume building, material science resources, managing citations and many more. The library welcomes feedback and ideas for future workshops. Email them at

Published in Tech Today.