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  • World Cinema streaming videos on trial through Mar 23

    This database is on trial through March 25, 2015. World Cinema Video Collection from Films on Demand offers almost 400 streaming videos of movies from around the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Please provide feedback on this database.

    Feb 25, 2015
  • NLI workshop: Online collaboration tools to engage students offered Thu Mar 5

    Thursday, March 5, 2015
    1:15pm - 2:30pm
    1100 Torgersen
    Led by Monena Hall
    Register online

    In this session we will cover 15-20 online collaboration tools and how they can be used to enhance active learning in the classroom. Standard tools such as Google Apps, Dropbox, and CloudOn will be discussed as well as mind mapping tools, virtual collaboration tools, and chat/ video conferencing tools. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the tool and how it can be used to enhance teaching and student engagement.

    Feb 24, 2015
  • NLI workshop: Summon discovery for student assignments and faculty research offered Wed Mar 4

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (rescheduled)
    11:00am - 11:50am
    207A Newman Library
    Led by Annette Bailey and Robert Sebek
    Register (also online session)

    Summon is the library's new discovery database. It includes a wealth of content, including items from the library catalog, numerous journal publishers, ebooks, and much more. This enormous database can be a great resource for student research assignments or your personal research because it contains so much material, but can also prove difficult when too many results are returned. This session will discuss what is and is not contained in the Summon database and how to leverage that content for background research for brief papers to in-depth literature reviews for research proposals.

    Feb 22, 2015
  • NLI workshop: Data management plan (NSF-focused) offered on Tue Mar 4

    Tuesday, March 4, 2015
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3080 Torgersen
    Led by Andi Ogier and Natsuko Nicholls
    Register online

    Overview and basics of data management planning for grant applications.

    Feb 22, 2015
  • NLI workshop: How to create a data management plan offered Wed Mar 4

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    3080 Torgersen
    Led by Andi Ogier and Natsuko Nicholls
    Register online

    With many funding agencies requiring that data management plans be submitted with research grant proposals, researchers are expected to make their data more accessible to and useable for others. This workshop explains data management best practices and help researchers understand what is required to write management plans for funding applications, particularly NSF grant proposals.

    Feb 22, 2015
  • Suggested book recommendation service in Addison upgraded

    The suggested books from LibraryThing service in Addison, the library catalog, has been upgraded to offer many more suggestions, helpfully categorized to make finding additional readings easier.

    LibraryThing is a social book service where users list their collections and discuss, review, and tag books. We leverage this vast collection of data about books to display enhancements in the catalog.

    The LibraryThing book recommender has long listed related books to the one you are viewing in Addison, showing a mix of books by the same author, books in the same genre, books with similar user-supplied tags, and other connected books using user-driven data. Now these recommendations have been categorized and display with book covers. We hope these new feature lead you to some interesting reads.

    Feb 10, 2015
  • Gilded Age database of primary sources on trial through April 6, 2015

    This database is on trial through April 6, 2015. Gilded Age from Alexander Street Press database provides digitized primary documents from the late 19th century, including sheet music, letters, photos, cartoons, and government documents. It is enhanced with video interviews with scholars and essays covering issues of the period. Please provide feedback on this database.

    Feb 09, 2015
  • Events scheduled for Open Education Week, Feb 23-27, 2015

    The University Libraries will celebrate Open Education Week 2015 with a week of events from February 23-27, 2015. Scheduled events include workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussions. All events will be held in Newman Library's multipurpose room on the first floor unless otherwise noted.
    Feb 08, 2015
  • Summon database passes 2 billion records

      Summon , the library's discovery database, now includes 2.1 billion records representing over 90 different kinds of content. Over 348 million new records were added in 2014.

    Feb 07, 2015
  • ShipIndex database on trial through Feb 28, 2015

    ShipIndex.org indexes references to ships that have appeared in books, magazines, and electronic sources. These references are linked to WorldCat, which will tell you if we have local access to the source.

    Feb 02, 2015
  • New materials for January 2015 posted

    New materials lists for items cataloged in January 2015, have been posted.

    Feb 01, 2015
  • Ancestry Library Edition now available

    Ancestry Library Edition is an academic version of ancestry.com. It provides genealogical records from the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia, and other areas of the world.

    Jan 30, 2015



 

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