Student Resources

Semester Textbooks

Please visit the University & More to find information about the required and recommended textbooks for your courses. If you have questions about purchasing textbooks’ previous editions or syllabi, please consult the course instructor. 

E-Reserves, D2L and Borrowing Materials

  • To find if the instructor has articles and other documents posted for the semester, please visit Polk Library’s e-reserves. (see Accessing Polk Library Tutorial).
  • Helpful library tutorials.
  • You can also easily locate instructor’s e-reserved materials on the right side of your D2L Course Home Page.
    • D2L is used for Internet courses ONLY. In the MPA program, instructors may also use it to supplement classroom courses.
    • Please visit Online D2L FAQ Site for: tutorials, instruction, and examples.
  • Check Using Universal Borrowing tutorial if you need to borrow materials for your research papers through Polk Library.

Course E-Resources

Government E-Resources
Online Journals on Public Administration and Related Fields
U.S. Government Information Websites
Health Care E-Sources
Law & Ethics

The Writing Center

The mission of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Writing Center is to help all students become better writers. Please, visit their website for more information: The Writing Center at UWO .

Since March 2010, the Writing Center has offered e-mailed tutoring for online and distance ed students. For more information about asynchronous tutoring procedures and how the consultant will work with you, please watch the following two online videos that explain more specifically how our e-mail tutoring works.


Helpful Resources for Your Projects

The following writing resources provide helpful tips to write exceptional written assignments:

UWO Academic Computing

  • Each year, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Academic Computing outlines the technology requirements for students. To see those requirements, as well as to get general information about campus computer labs, services, software and hardware, and news, please visit Academic Computing.
  • Should you need to upgrade your computer software, the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog enables eligible students throughout the University of Wisconsin System to purchase software packages at substantial discounts. Take some time to access the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC).
  • If you have a problem logging in, setting up an account or cannot remember your password, call Academic Computing at (920) 424-3020


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838 High Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901 



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