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:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Instructors - open education mini-grants

The Office of the Provost and the University Libraries are joining together to support faculty interested in providing their students with a less expensive yet educationally rewarding alternative to expensive commercial textbooks.
The high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is a major concern for both students and their parents.  The Open Education “Mini-Grants” Initiative, encourages instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves.
Fifteen $1000 “mini-grants” will be available this spring. These modest yet significant sums are meant to offer an incentive for the time it will take you to identify new resources, adjust syllabi, and modify assignments and can also be used to cover any actual expenses you incur.
We invite you to engage in this transition through a competitive grant process.
If you are interested in applying for this initiative, please attend one of the Open Education Initiative information sessions to be held Feb 13st or 14nd from noon to 1 pm in Jackson Library, Room 216.  Please RSVP prior to the workshop or any questions you have to Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu
The deadline to apply for the “mini-grants” is March 9th.  You can apply at https://goo.gl/forms/Mgci6vdiAm6e7VUO2.
Thank you for your interest in pursuing non-traditional educational resources as an alternative to the traditional high-cost textbook.

Feature Films for Education (20th Century Fox)

Our libraries have just gained access to Feature Films for Education

Current and classic films from 20th Century Fox that faculty and students can watch streaming from their computer or link to or embed in their Canvas class. 

This is the first time these films have been available to libraries streaming. 

Faculty and students can go to the above website, browse films by subject or search for a specific film and then hit play.  Most films have closed captioning available in English.

There are many collections of online films available through the UNCG Libraries.  To learn more, see our library guide to streaming films.