Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Digital Media Commons webinar rescheduled to Monday March 19

This webinar has been rescheduled to Monday March 19: "Digital Media Commons (DMC) and Digital ACT Studio (DACTs)" by Armondo Collins, Head of Digital Media Commons and Vaughn Stewart, Director of Digital ACT Studio. 

The next webinar is still scheduled for Thursday, April 5th at 11am - "Online Teaching and Library Resources"

Please sign up to partipate.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Zotero Workshops

 Here is a list of upcoming Zotero workshops that will take place in Jackson Library.  Please feel free to sign up for one or all of them!

Introduction to Zotero
Zotero is a free and easy to use citation manager that allows you to collect, manage, and cite research sources. This workshop will provide tips on setting up and managing a Zotero account, including adding citations and bibliographies to Word documents.
Zotero: Integrating with Word
Learn how to use the Zotero inside Microsoft Word to add and edit in-text citations and bibliographies, along with other features of the Zotero add-on. This session is ideal for a user who has some familiarity with Zotero and/or has attended one of the Introduction to Zotero sessions.
Advanced Zotero Training (2 identical sessions)
This training session will cover a variety of topics relating to the advanced features of Zotero. This session is ideal for a user who has some familiarity with Zotero and/or has attended one of the Introduction to Zotero sessions. A poll will be sent out to registered users before the session to determine some of the topics covered.
Zotero Sandbox Session
Bring your own computer or use one of ours and have your Zotero questions answered by librarians! Learn more about some of the awesome features of Zotero!
Please contact Amy Harris Houk at a_harri2@uncg.edu if you have questions.

Friday, February 23, 2018

We've got CINAHL Complete

Our libraries have upgraded from CINAHL Complete with Full text to CINAHL Complete.

This is still the same CINAHL database of nursing and allied health literature useful for nursing, nutrition, communication sciences and disorders, and other disciplines.

But now it has more professional/trade publications such as

And more publications from outside the U.S. such as
  • AIMS JournalFrom the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS), UK and Northern Ireland

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

April 2 - UNCG Scholarly Communication Symposium

This symposium will explore the ways that promotion and tenure criteria are evolving in the 21st century to incorporate accomplishments in digital scholarship, interdisciplinary research, and alternative impact metrics.

Details: Lunch, breakfast will be included in the registration fees.  Registration costs for UNCG faculty and students are being sponsored by the library and other university organizations. Registration is $50 for external attendees.  The symposium will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the UNCG Elliot University Center.  The symposium will include four featured speakers plus several panels of faculty researchers, primarily from North Carolina institutions.

Please note that remaining attendee spots are limited; go to the Registration link soon if interested in attending.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Employees - Tues 3/6, find health information you can trust

Finding Health Information You Can Trust
Where do you get your health information...Facebook? Blogs? Great Aunt Betty? Learn how to search and evaluate trustworthy health information online. For UNCG employees. Snacks provided.

Tuesday March 6th, 11 am - 11:30 am
Jackson Library Lower Level, Ottoman Empire
RSVP through the UNCG Workshops calendar.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Books, Boxes, and Bangles: Building Research Collections in African American History and Culture - Thursday March 15

Please join us for this upcoming free presentation (open to the public as well):
UNCG Libraries Spring 2018 Diversity Lecture
When: 10 – 11 AM, Thursday, March 15, 2018
Where: Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro
Lecture: “Books, Boxes, and Bangles: Building Research Collections in African American History and Culture”
Presenter: Randall K. Burkett, Curator of African American Collections, Rose Library, Emory University
Bio: While a graduate student Randall Burkett started collecting books to support his research on Marcus Garvey and on African American religious history.  Over the years his collection expanded to include books, pamphlets, prints, newspapers, and ephemera related to African American life and culture.  He has exhibited selections from his personal collection at Harvard University’s Widener Library, the Grolier Club in New York City, and elsewhere.  Since 1997, Burkett has been responsible for building Emory University’s collection of African American rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and print ephemera, and he has raised nearly three quarters of a million dollars to endow acquisition and fellowship funds for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Undergraduate instructors and students - open call for University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award

University Libraries wants to recognize undergraduate student research skills! We are soliciting submissions for our Undergraduate Research Award, which is given in recognition of an outstanding original paper or project in any media. Successful submissions will demonstrate the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from scholarly resources. And, the winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries!

Students may be nominated by a UNCG teaching faculty member or submit his/her own project along with a letter from the supporting faculty member. 
  • Subissions are open to all undergraduate students. 
  • Any paper or project completed by an undergraduate in the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of 2017 is eligible. 
  • Applicants must be enrolled at UNCG in the Spring 2018 semester. 

If your students have turned in excellent research assignments, we urge you to nominate them for this award! Applications are due on March 23, 2018. Full details are available at: