This Year’s Top Titles at UC Clermont Library

Most checked out titles this school year, 2021-2022:

The Bluebook : a uniform system of citation / compiled by the editors of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal

From the Book’s Preface: The current edition of The Bluebook retains the same basic approach to legal citation established by its predecessors. The layout of the Bluebook has been updated to make the information easier to access. Some citation forms have been expanded, elaborated upon, or modified from previous editions to reflect the ever-expanding range of authorities used in legal writing and to respond to suggestions from the legal community.

Mutual aid : building solidarity during this crisis (and the next) / Dean Spade

Mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world. Around the globe, people are faced with a spiraling succession of crises, from the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change-induced fires, floods, and storms to the ongoing horrors of mass incarceration, racist policing, brutal immigration enforcement, endemic gender violence, and severe wealth inequality. As governments fail to respond to – or actively engineer – each crisis, ordinary people are finding bold and innovative ways to share resources and support the vulnerable. Survival work, when done alongside social movement demands for transformative change, is called mutual aid. This book is about mutual aid : why it is so important, what it looks like, and how to do it. It provides a grassroots theory of mutual aid, describes how mutual aid is a crucial part of powerful movements for social justice, and offers concrete tools for organizing, such as how to work in groups, how to foster a collective decision-making process, how to prevent and address conflict, and how to deal with burnout. Writing for those new to activism as well as those who have been in social movements for a long time, Dean Spade draws on years of organizing to offer a radical vision of community mobilization, social transformation, compassionate activism, and solidarity. Continue reading

Summer Semester at UC Clermont

Beginning May 2, the Clermont campus library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can also request an appointment online to visit the campus library outside of these hours.

The UC Clermont Library will be closed on the following dates: Monday, May 30; Monday, June 20; and Monday, July 4.

Don’t forget you can use online resources 24/7 at libraries.uc.edu/clermont

Upcoming changes to OhioLINK delivery provider

books on a shelfIn order to address ongoing delivery issues with OhioLINK materials, the University of Cincinnati Libraries, along with the other college, university and public libraries in Ohio, is changing the OhioLINK delivery provider.

There are three important points that impact OhioLINK borrowing immediately:

  • Between now and March 10, users should request any needed items from OhioLINK, SearchOhio and the SWORD/SW Depository as early as possible as delays are anticipated. University of Cincinnati librarians and staff are happy to discuss research needs and help locate alternate formats or other ways to secure materials such as using Interlibrary Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
  • From March 11 through the end of April, users will not be able to request materials through the OhioLINK Central Catalog, SearchOhio or SWORD/SW Depository. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition.
  • Currently checked-out materials can still be renewed and returned during this time.

Beginning April 18, we will return to working with the company that provided delivery prior to July 2021 and are confident that they will be able to deliver your library materials efficiently once again. As we transition from one company to another, however, there will be slower than usual delivery times.

We ask for patience as we implement this long-term solution.

Questions? (513) 556-1424 or https://libraries.uc.edu/about/contact.html. In addition, OhioLINK has created a FAQ.

Introducing the MLA Handbook Plus

This source features the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook Plus and is a great resource for students.  It provides detailed information works cited and in text citations with graphics to inform students of the necessary parts of a citation.  See example graphic below.

Handbook Plus also includes the mechanics of prose, inclusive language and how to avoid plagiarism. Please feel free to contact Clermont College Library with further questions.

I.D.E.A.S. at UC Clermont

I.D.E.A.S. with lightbulb

UC Clermont Library is excited to introduce a new pilot program at its library: I.D.E.A.S. or the Interdisciplinary Exchange of Art and Scholarship. We designed I.D.E.A.S. to provide college faculty an opportunity to exchange scholarly ideas, share new publications, or display new creative works. It is an opportunity for us to share our scholarly/creative thinking, receive feedback from friends, and find new collaborators.

This year we have six I.D.E.A.S. being presented across two days: February 14 and March 1. Both events will be held at 3 PM. More details about each event can be found on Campus Link.

Spring 2022 Online Pivot at UC Clermont

Beginning January 5, Clermont College Library will be by appointment only. You can request appointments to use library equipment and borrow library materials. To ease the use of library materials, we will offer drop-in hours Tuesdays from 9 AM to 11 AM and Wednesdays from 1 PM to 3 PM. Virtual support (chat, email, and online appointments) will remain available during business hours.

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New Resource: MLA Handbook Plus

UC Libraries is happy to provide access to the online version of the ninth edition of the  MLA Handbook Plus (Modern Language Association of America Handbook for Writers of Research Papers).

What is in the 9th edition

As stated in the introduction, this new edition “…expands and improves the explanation of how to use MLA style, including the MLA’s system of documentation; features new guidelines to answer common questions; restores and updates key sections from previous editions that readers told us they valued; and adds chapters and plentiful visual examples to support writers.”

Notable features of this online digital resource

  • It can be accessed anytime from anywhere on any browser or device.
  • It provides simultaneous access to an unlimited number of users.
  • It meets WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards.
  • The text is easy to search and navigate.
  • Users can set up a free personal account to save searches for quick access.
  • Cross-linking provides easy access to related content.

How to access MLA Handbook Plus online

To access the resource, type “MLA Handbook Plus” in the search box on the library home box under the “Books” or “Databases” tab.

Coming soon

In addition to annual updates, additional content will be available in 2022, including MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature and MLA Guide to Digital Literacy. There will also be a video course that will teach the principles of MLA documentation style through a series of short videos and quizzes.

Olga Hart

New Library Hours at UC Clermont

Earlier in the semester, UC Clermont ran a pilot for extended hours. As promised, we did some reflection on the use and attendance of these hours. It took us a little time to prepare the staff, but we are now ready to announce longer hours for the remainder of the semester.

Beginning November 1, UC Clermont Library will remain open until 6:30 PM on Mondays through Thursdays. Friday hours will remain the same with a 5 PM close. These hours will be in place until the semester ends on November 10.