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Books & Media @ UWGB - Cofrin Library Catalog

From Cofrin Library, you have access to around 200,000 books, media & other materials. Search here to find books & media owned by Cofrin Library. Remember that there may not be books & media on all specific topics.

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When searching for books of images in the Cofrin Library catalog, the following search terms may be useful:

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Books & Media @ Other UW Libraries - Search@UW

UW LibrariesYou can visit any UW campus library and check out materials from there with your UWGB ID card. When you are finished, you can return materials back to its home library or at UWGB and we will send them back for you. You can also search for books and library materials in the entire UW library system:


  1. Type your keywords into the search box for UW Libraries books, media, & more.
  2. Find the item/s you would like to request and select the Request tab.
  3. Sign in with your UWGB user name and password.
  4. Be sure to select UWGB as the pick up location.

For students that cannot visit individual UW campuses, it is best to search for library materials in WorldCat (see above).


Books & Media from Other Libraries - WorldCat

WorldCatWorldCat is a library catalog that lists over 1.5 billion books, media and other materials from over 70,000 libraries worldwide.

Many of these items you can have sent to you here at UWGB for free.

As you search, click on the red Find It button and sign in to request the book/library item. We will e-mail you when your item(s) get delivered to UWGB for pick-up. 


From Our Bookshelves

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Photos That Changed the World: The 20th Century - edited by Peter Stepan
Call Number: TR820 .P56 2000x (Stacks, 5th floor)
ISBN: 3791323954
From the first flight of the Wright brothers to the Normandy landing to Woodstock to the Gulf War, certain photos symbolize whole epochs and have become part of the universal visual memory in a way that few works of paintings have managed to do. Some 90 of the most significant photos of the past 100 years have been selected for this volume to signify events that literally changed the world.

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Don McCullin
Call Number: TR820.5 .M38 2001X (Stacks, 5th floor)
ISBN: 022406133X
Don McCullin is one of the greatest photographers of conflict in our time. The book begins and ends in the Somerset landscape that surrounds McCullin's home, but the whole sequence of more than two hundred photographs encompasses a ravaged northern England, war in Cyprus, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, Beirut and riots in Derry. The climax of the book is among the cannibals and tribespeople deep in the jungles of Irian Jaya, where McCullin focuses on humanity in an almost Stone Age condition.

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Harry Benson: Fifty Years in Pictures
Call Number: TR820 .B423 2001 (Stacks, 5th floor)
ISBN: 0810941716
Over a glittering 50-year career, award-winning photojournalist Harry Benson has covered the central events and personalities of our time. With a range that is unequaled -- from the Beatles to Bosnia, from world leaders to thousands of the most glamorous celebrities -- Benson's unforgettable images have found their way onto the pages (and often the covers) of such major magazines as Life, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and People.

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The Burden of Visual Truth: the Role of Photojournalism in Mediating Reality - Julianne H. Newton
Call Number: TR820 .N44 2001 (Stacks, 5th floor)
ISBN: 0805833757
As the visual component of contemporary media has overtaken the verbal, visual reportage has established a unique and extremely significant role in 21st-century culture. Julianne Newton has prepared this comprehensive analysis of the development of the role of visual reportage as a critical player in the evolution of our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world. The Burden of Visual Truth offers a first assessment of the role of visual journalism within the context of the complex, cross-disciplinary pool of literature and ideas required for synthesis.

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Entering Germany: 1944-1949 - Tony Vaccaro
Call Number: DD257.2 .V33 2001
ISBN: 3822859087
Vaccaro, an Italian-American GI and photojournalist, took more than 10,000 photos while in Germany from 1944-1949. The selection reproduced here, in good-quality plates, is grouped into the four themes of liberation, occupation, reconstruction, and life in peace. Vaccaro provides an introduction, commentary, captions, and a short biography (each in English, German and French).


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