Research Guides in the Library

You’ve started a paper or a project, and gathered a couple of great resources on your topic, but now you need more information. One of Clermont College Library’s excellent resources is the research guide.

Research Guides are easy to find. From the Library’s home page, look to the left side of the screen and choose, “Research Guides.” You will be directed to a list of guides.  By clicking on one of the topics, you will find tabs that direct you to the type of resource you need.  For example, if you were looking for scholarly articles on biology, choose the Biology at Clermont Guide, then click on the Articles tab.


Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

Second Floor Selfies

Did you know Clermont College Library has the only quiet study space on campus? It’s true!  Here are the basics.Second Floor Selfie - Bauer

Where’s the quiet?
The second floor.

How do I get there?
Take the elevator or the stairs.

What else is awesome about the second floor?
Study rooms, circulating books, and a laptop bar.

In order to raise awareness of the second floor, the library is sponsoring a second floor selfie contest.  Participate and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card!


How to enter our contest:

  • Visit to the library’s second floor between October 5-29
  • Snap a selfie
  • Email your lovely face to

Seriously, it’s that easy! We’ll post the selfies on Facebook and Twitter and randomly choose a winner on Oct. 30.

Visit, snap, and send – your second floor selfie!

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Wireless displays for collaboration @ Chem-Bio Library

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Chem-Bio Library wireless display monitors

The Chemistry-Biology Library, 503 Rieveschl Hall, now has two large display screens available for wireless projection and group collaboration.  These are on the upper level of the library, near the historic electron microscope.

Using a touch panel on the wall, choose from two options to project from your personal device:

  • Apple TV – MAC, iOS devices
  • AirMedia – PC, Android, MAC, iOS devices (does notsupport streaming video)

Controversy to Concurrence: The Modern and Current UC Health Holmes Hospital

By: Nathan Hood

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Christian R. Holmes Hospital,
opened May of 1929.
This photo serves as a link to the Winkler Center blog, “The Origin and Evolution of The Christian R. Holmes Hospital.”

The Christian R. Holmes Hospital opened in May of 1929, but it wasn’t until the University of Cincinnati’s proposal process for a new Holmes Hospital Auxiliary building that any serious controversy arose over the Holmes Hospital’s modern function. As has been enumerated before, from the time of its opening the Holmes Hospital was intended to function as a private institution exclusively utilized by the College of Medicine faculty. The Hospital has long since been converted to an extension of the University Hospital; but its history, even still contentious today, is definitely worth understanding because of its pivotal role in sculpting the University medical institution Cincinnati knows today.

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Data Management Planning Workshops

Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for a series of workshops on data management planning! The workshops will address universal data management best practices for health sciences, science and engineering students and professionals. While much of the focus is on STEM fields, this course will be useful for anyone interested in learning more about data management practices and principles. Each workshop will include a teaching portion and hands on activities. We recommend that registrants attend all three workshops if possible. Workshops will be held in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Electronic Classroom G005G.

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Workshops and Dates:

  • October 13th, 12 – 1:30p – Data Generation and Collection (Data Management Workshop 1)

This hands-on workshop will cover topics such as:  types and formats of data, file naming conventions, Readme files, data templates, metadata, and roles and responsibilities with data.

  • October 20th, 12 – 1:30p – Working with Data (Data Management Workshop 2)

A hands-on workshop that covers topics such as data versioning, data backup, and UC’s new Box system

  • October 27th, 12 – 1:30p – Data Preservation and Sharing (Data Management Workshop 3)

This hands-on, interactive workshop covers important aspects of data at UC and beyond including policies at the University and national levels,  copyright and data, and how UC’s systems (Scholar@UC, Research Directory)  integrate and use data.

For more information, contact Kristen Burgess, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics, Health Sciences Library, 513-558-3071

Oesper News: 3 New Museum Booklets are Now Available

Dr. William B. Jensen has added three new Museum Booklets to the series on the history of chemical apparatus.   These new titles are:

  • Classic Voltaic Cells
  • Electrolysis Cells
  • Classical Molecular Weight Determinations

Each booklet contains several photos and illustrations of the chemical instruments and people involved in these aspects of chemistry history. You can access all the booklets by clicking here.


After the Silence-Jewish History Display

Please stop by the display case in the Peters-Jones building, near the Clermont College Library, during October to see featured materials on Jewish history. The display focuses on the in-depth history of the Jewish faith and development of Jewish culture. The collection has many informative works presenting the major geographical, cultural, and political forces that have determined the course of Jewish history while introducing the many individuals, who have shaped the character, mindset, and prospects of the Jewish people. Jewish display

Most items are available for check out. Give your request to the library staff and they will pull the book for you! Thank you to Professor Frederic Krome for use of his materials on lend from his personal collection.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Dean’s Corner: Building Connections

As the dean of UC Libraries, I serve as an ambassador for the university and the Libraries on a global scale.  My travel takes me across the United States and around the world for conferences and site visits from San Francisco, California to Zhejiang, China.  It is equally important, however, for me to foster my relationships on a local and regional level with the universities and library systems across the state.

This summer, Ohio University hosted a two-week Institute for Chinese Academic Leaders.  Scott Seaman, the university’s dean of libraries, invited me to Athens to participate in a panel about “Current Trends & Changes in U.S. Research Libraries.”  This gave me the opportunity to spend time with the OU library leadership, support their international partnerships, and to reinforce the ties between our two libraries.


From left to right: Liu Wanguo, director and research librarian and Huang Ying, head of Research and Development at Northeast Normal University with Scott Seaman, dean of Libraries at Ohio University

Upon their arrival at Ohio University, the visitors presented dean Seaman and OU’s dean emeritus Dr. Hwai-Wei Lee with handmade scrolls decorated with Chinese calligraphy commemorating the visit.


From left to right: Huang Ying and Liu Wanguo with Ohio University’s dean emeritus Dr. Hwai-Wei Lee

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You’re Probably More Like a Groundling Than You Think

By:  Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern

Globe TheatreI’m pretty sure that during a quiz my freshman year of high school I couldn’t remember the term for the people who stood in the pit of the Globe Theatre to save my life. I sat in my honors English course feeling very stupid, and eventually turning in my quiz knowing I had failed to comprehend even the simplest term surrounding Shakespeare.

Now I’m aware, as I’m sure you are as well, that those smelly folks who couldn’t afford more than a penny to see a show were called groundlings. A penny may seem like nothing to us now, but back then it was the equivalent to 10% of one day’s wage (Globe Theatre Groundlings, n.d.). The majority of groundlings were London apprentices who were shirking their trades to see a show. This led to disgruntled employers as well as some rowdy activity in the crowds, due to the age of most groundlings. The players were not entirely happy either. As Shakespeare’s Hamlet speaks of the groundlings in Act 3, Scene 2:

“O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise.”

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