Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jackson Library CLOSED on Labor Day

Jackson Library will be closed on Labor Day and closing during the evenings on Friday, Sat, and Sun before then.  Library Hours:

Please continue to take advantage of the great online sources through the library website.

And have a great holiday weekend!

Researchers - see NIH policy on genomic data sharing

To promote sharing of human and non-human genomic data and to provide appropriate protections for research involving human data, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued the Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy on August 27, 2014, in the NIH Guide Grants and Contracts (available at, and in the Federal Register (available at on August 28, 2014. 

Highlights from news release:
  • "Investigators are encouraged to seek the broadest possible sharing permissions from participants for future research use of their data."
  • "In general, investigators should make non-human genomic data publicly available no later than the date of initial publication"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Faculty - Share your works in NC DOCKS, increase your visibility

Dear Faculty,

NC DOCKS is UNCG’s open access institutional repository, which archives journal articles and other scholarly works and makes them available to researchers worldwide. In the last year, there were more than three million downloads of UNCG NC DOCKS items. Your participation will enhance readership of your own works, as well as showcasing the breadth and the value of scholarship created by UNCG faculty members.

If you have updates to your profile or publications list, please send them to Tiffany Henry, the NC DOCKS Assistant Coordinator at Jackson Library ( She can work from individual creative works (such as articles in PDF or Word form, or PowerPoint slides) or from a publications list (such as a CV).

When you send materials or a CV, Tiffany will check each article or other work to verify the copyright policies of the associated publisher, and we will archive what we can (many publishers allow archiving, but some do not).

If you do not yet have a profile but would like to start one, please contact Tiffany and let her know. Your profile can contain a picture, short bio, and any contact information that you would like made available.

NC DOCKS is also accepts works from UNCG students. To be included in the database, student works must come with a recommendation from one or more faculty members.

In addition to sharing and archiving scholarly works, NC DOCKS also offers the option to archive and share research data sets, through a partnership with the Odum Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. See our online guide for more information:

If you have any questions about faculty publications (or anything else) regarding NC DOCKS, our staff will be happy to help:
 Thank you for your support of NC DOCKS and open access scholarship!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Visit the library, you could win a prize!

Know Your Libraries
Wednesday, August 27, 2-5pm, Jackson Library Reading Room

Interested in learning more about how to access and use the many resources available at the University Libraries? Come to this drop-in session to learn about amazing spaces, services, and resources, and enter to win a prize!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Register to vote & get free pizza! EUC Maple Room, 9/10/2014 at noon


Wednesday, Sept. 10 • Noon - 1 pm


Learn about new voting laws and how they affect you.
Learn how to find reliable information on issues and candidates.
Register to vote!

For more information, contact Kristin Moretto, Office of Leadership and Service Learning at 336-256-0538 or

This activity was made possible through funds provided by the Campus Election Engagement Project - NC

Grad students & faculty - 5:30 pm meet n greet w/ free beer and pizza on 9/10

Please join the Office of Innovation Commercialization and North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center for free beer & pizza Weds September 10, 2014, 5:30 pm in room 5301 faculty lounge in the MHRA building.

M E E T  C R E AT I V E  P E E R S

S H A R E  I D E A S


Learn more about funding opportunities for you your ideas and inventions.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Instructors - One of your students could win the Undergraduate Research Award!

The Undergraduate Research Award is a $500 prize for an "undergraduate research project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from scholarly resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project."

Heads up to instructors! Keep an eye out this fall for undergraduate projects that incorporate authoritative and scholarly information sources. 

You could nominate your students for this award in the spring!  Information from last year is on this page:

Show Me the Money! Grant searching workshops

Go to UNCG Workshops to register for Show Me the Money and other grant searching workshops!

The Office of Sponsored Programs is offering lots of workshops in August, Sept, and Oct!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Links from PubMed to UNCG articles fixed

Just be sure that you're going into PubMed from a link on the library site!
For instance, UNCG University Libraries --> Databases --> PubMed
The PubMed records you see will now have UNCG logos that lead you to a page with
  • View full text link - IF we have this article online
  • Check library catalog - see if we have this journal in print (not guaranteed)
  • Interlibrary Loan button - in case we don't own this article

PubMed links to UNCG full text are not working

Normally if you click into a PubMed link on our library site, you should be able to click into PubMed results and see a UNCG logo that leads to our subscription (or an Interlibrary Loan button in case we don't own that item).

During our link resolver upgrade, these links have stopped working!

If you use PubMed, here are some workarounds.

A) Type the journal title into the Journal A to Z list. If we own the year that you need, follow links to the article


B)  Shortcut - paste the article title inside quotation marks in the red search box like this
"Serving size guidance for consumers: is it effective?"

Usually you'll see an article record.  Click "view now" to get into full text, or click into the title to see a call number or an Interlibrary Loan link in case we don't own this article.

MORE online videos for instructors! Kanopy collection includes Medcom health care films

We have over 6,000 online videos through the Kanopy database.  

Including 90 nursing and health care training films from Medcom!

Instructors - if you'd like to provide a secure, UNCG iSpartan password protected link for your students to watch one of these films -
1) Enter the Kanopy database
2) Click into the film you'd like to provide to your students
3) Click the embed button to get code that will create a box that leads to the video.

Want a simple link to use?  Look inside the embed code for the web address (it will be inside a quotation mark and begin with https://). 

Find other online film collections on this guide:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Self checkout for DVDs! Longer loans! No book fines! (but yes a missing item processing fee if returned way late)

Campus Weekly just summarized a pile of great library news. Read all about it!

About fines 
  • there are still late fees for books & other items on Reserve, also for DVDs, Tech Lending and AV Equipment
  • there is a $20 lost item processing fee for anything returned very late: 8 days for Reserves, DVDs, Tech Lending and AV Equipment; 40 days for Stacks, Current Literature, Audiobook and Paperback books PLUS the cost of replacing that item
 DVD self checkout
 If you use the machine to check DVDs out to yourself, don't forget to UNLOCK them!  Slide the DVDs through one of the small black boxy things that look like this

There are a couple just inside the ramp leading up to the EUC, and a couple just inside the door leading out to College Avenue.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Free talk by Doug Elliott, woodsman & storyteller, Monday 9/8 in the EUC

I invite you, your colleagues and friends, to join the University Libraries at UNCG for our annual Children's Book Author and & Storyteller program, which features woodsman Doug Elliott.  Doug's visit, which is free and open to the public,  is coming up on Monday, September 8 in the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the UNCG campus.  You can catch a feature story about him by the Our State TV program here.

Doug Elliott has been described as "extremely knowledgeable...entertaining...appeal(s) to adults as well as young people."  See a blog post about him here.

Designing research assignments that include information gathering?

 Instructors!  Kathy Crowe would like to remind you that there is a "Research Assignment Toolkit" with
  • advice on designing assignments
  • services that librarians can provide for you

Jackson Library Display Cases

Kathy Crowe would like to remind UNCG groups outside the library that you can reserve library display cases:

Jackson Library has several display cases that student and campus organizations and offices may reserve to display information about your group or specific events.  Over 1 million people walk through the Library each year so it's a great place to advertise!

Click here for more information and to reserve a case.