Library Research Guides: A Makeover

research guidesThe Libraries’ research guides underwent a makeover this summer with a new look and feel, responsive design and enhanced browsing functionality, resulting in a user friendly interface.

With over 450 guides, there is something for everyone. Users may  browse the guides by:

  • Library
  • Subject
  • Type: Course, Research Help, Subject Guide, and Special Topic
  • Owner

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Discovering Your Roots: Langsam Connect Event Feb. 25th

langsamconnectDiscovering Your Roots

Wednesday, February 25th

3 pm @ the Triceracopter, 4th floor Langsam Library.

Have you always wanted to trace your family history? Come learn how to use Ancestry.com, available through UC Libraries, and also enjoy interesting and in-depth dialogue about the link between African History and Black Culture.

Hosts:        Dr. Karen Cudjoe, Instructor of Africana Studies & Nick Wantsala, President of African Student Association

What:        Fun, Soul Food, and Library Finds

When:      Wednesday, February 25th, 3:00 p.m.

Where:    Langsam Library @ the Triceracopter

Who:         UC students

?s                Pamela.bach@uc.edu, (513) 556-1580

UC Libraries Launch Source Online

Newsletter, first published in 2002, contains the latest news and happenings from UC Libraries.

sourceUC Libraries is transforming  technology, people, space and information resources to “become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university – positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus.”

It is in this spirit of transformation that we are changing the way in which we deliver Source to our readers. The online newsletter will still contain the latest information about the organization, people, places and happenings in UC Libraries, but will no longer be produced in print. By moving Source online, we are able to reach a greater number of readers on various devices – computers, phones, tablets and more.

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Business Library Rated 8th in Top 30 List

businesswebUC’s Internet Business and Economics Library was ranked 8th amongst “the 30 most impressive university business school libraries” according to Business Research Guide, a public website that provides expert reviews and insight into technologies, products and services, and career and education options.

The site selected the library for recognition because of its “top collections for business research comprised of traditional print resources, government publication materials, e-books, journals and databases. In addition to providing library patrons with research assistance and study space, the library also offers a number of resources for off-campus researchers and distance learners.”

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UC Libraries Welcomes New Bearcats

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Orientation participants learn about how to print while in the library

This summer, Langsam Library is a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the Libraries. While here, they engage in activities designed to be both entertaining and informative about the various research resources, assistance and library services they can utilize when they begin classes in the fall.

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Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

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On May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

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Service Note: Key UC Web Services Down December 28 & 29

UC’s Data Center will be down for two days December 28 & 29 in order to receive a much-needed boost to its backup power supplies. Several major systems including “uc.edu” websites, Blackboard, and VPN access will be unavailable during this temporary outage. The UC Libraries Website, Library Catalog and access to off-campus resources via the proxy server will still be available.

For more on this outage, read the UCIT news release online.

Student Project Shows Value of Libraries

Librarians are used to getting any kind of questions and requests at the InfoCommons. However we were pleasantly surprised when one day student Ashley Kraus approached us with a question about UC Libraries. She wanted to get all kinds of facts and numbers about libraries. Ashley explained that she needed to do a visual project for a class assignment. We were delighted that with any topic in the world to choose from, Ashley chose to demonstrate the value of libraries. Following is more about her work. Continue reading Student Project Shows Value of Libraries

UC Libraries Receive Grant to Digitize Historic Cincinnati Subway and Street Project Photographs

The University of Cincinnati Libraries were awarded a $60,669 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the State Library of Ohio to digitize and make freely available on the Web the photographic collection of Cincinnati’s subway and street changes archive. Continue reading UC Libraries Receive Grant to Digitize Historic Cincinnati Subway and Street Project Photographs