The University of Cincinnati will observe reading days on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, November 8, 2022. On these days, the UC Clermont Library will offer non-academic break hours of operation: 9 AM to 4 PM.
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Not sure where to get ideas for a class paper on current issues? CQ Research is a great way to browse a variety of topics such as health, the arts and science. The short articles will give you a brief overview based on a particular question. Although not peer-reviewed, these fact checked articles are written by veteran journalists and are footnoted.
To find CQ Research from the Clermont College Library
1. Start at Clermont College Library
2. Below the Start Your Research section, click on Library Databases.
3. On the A-Z Database page, put CQ Researcher in the search box.
4. Click on CQ Researcher
5. Type in your subject in the search box or browse topics from the main page
UC Clermont Library – Fall 2022 Hours
The UC Clermont College Library will begin Fall semester hours on Monday, August 22.
UC Clermont Annual Report
UC Clermont Library had a busy 2021-2022 academic year with updates to our facility, new events, and instruction initiatives. Our faculty and staff had an exciting year as well. Read more about it in our Annual Report.
Brea McQueen Leaving UC Clermont Library
Brea McQueen has resigned from her position as the Operations Manager in the UC Clermont Library. Her last day will be on August 12, 2022. Brea joined UC Clermont in September 2021. In her short time here, she has helped move forward ideas for our 2nd floor renovation, organized our student workforce, and made changes to our technology lending program. She will be missed but has an amazing opportunity to join the faculty at Miami University – Hamilton as the Student Success Librarian. We wish her the best.
A search committee will commence immediately to refill her position. In the interim, questions that you may have sent to Brea can be sent to ClermontLibrary@uc.edu.
New Features in Summon!
At the start of summer, UC Libraries created a task force to review new features and user experience within its discovery tool, Summon. Throughout the summer, users may notice changes as the group continues its work. The task force implemented its first round of updates on Wednesday, June 15. These updates included the following:
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
In 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.