Checking Out the Neil Armstrong Website

websiteHave you visited the Neil Armstrong Website? The site pays tribute to Armstrong’s professional life from his early career as a test pilot to his monumental first steps on the moon and concluding with his time as a professor and researcher at the University of Cincinnati?

Check out what others are saying about it:

From CHOICE Reviews Online

Anyone curious about the career of the first man to walk on the moon should begin with this site.  The rich content exposes users to highlights as well as little-known but important, interesting aspects of Neil Armstrong’s life.

From Air@Space Smithsonian

The University [of Cincinnati] has a nice online archive commemorating Armstrong’s time on the faculty.  The collection includes some items from the astronaut’s early life, like his pilot’s log book from the Navy, but mostly it covers in pictures and documents his career in academia.

BCC Research: Market Forecasting

bccresearch Are you looking for market research reports? BCC’s market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations.  Industry analysis and market forecasts for advanced materials, high-tech systems and components, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are at the forefront of the company’s expertise.

BCC Research provides the ability to download the report’s table of contents, a product brochure with short descriptions on what the report covers or the entire report. (Saving reports works better than opening in browsers).

Features include:

  • Just Released: see the most recently published reports by categories
  • Upcoming Reports: explore upcoming reports yet to be published and their target publish dates
  • Most Popular: review the most downloaded BCC Research Reports

Bookmark BCC Research or access it via the Health Sciences Library website on the HSL Library Databases page.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or edith.starbuck@uc.edu

 

ClinicalKey Tour Video Available

If you missed the ClinicalKey visit last Friday November 21st, ClinicalKey has provided a 26 minute video tour showing you how to search, create a personal account, save content, move images into PowerPoint slides and more.  Click here to download a WebEx player and view the video.

A few key points to know about ClinicalKey: 

ClinicalKey is available off campus via the VPN only for UC faculty, staff, and students. 

  • If you have not installed the VPN Junos Pulse on your laptop, home computer or device, here are step-by-step instructions.
  • If you need help, please call UCit at 556-4357 or stop by the Health Sciences Library (HSL) computer lab for assistance.
  • Once installed, open the Junos Pulse client, click “Connect” and log in with your UC central log in.  Then go to ClinicalKey.

 Create a personal account or login using your Scopus personal account login to access ClinicalKey ebook content and other features.

  • Click on “Register” in the upper right corner, fill in the form, and submit.
  • Other personal account features include CME, using the presentation maker, save content to your account and more.

ClinicalKey is linked with UC’s full text journal articles.

  • Look for the UC Article Linker button when ClinicalKey does not provide the PDF full text.

Click here to download a WebEx player and view the video.

If you have any questions please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or edith.starbuck@uc.edu

 

 

“Bitter Bierce”?

By:  Michael Tipton, Archives & Rare Books Library intern

 Ambrose Bierce headshot     Shortly after the conclusion of World War II in 1945, a Mr. Myles Walsh of Oradell, New Jersey traveled to Cincinnati for the purpose of visiting his daughter, who at the time worked in the city.  While on an extended stay, Mr. Walsh decided to take some coursework in the Classics Department at the University of Cincinnati.  So impressed was Mr. Walsh with the courses and the campus of the university that he decided to donate to UC some very rare and unique letters personally written and addressed to him from noted American author and journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?).

Though they were consulted once or twice by scholars over the past half-century, the fifty-nine donated letters have never been generally accessible for research and teaching.  In 2011, the letters were digitized and now, with the development of a Bierce presence on ARB’s website, they have assumed their rightful place on the internet for all to study and enjoy. Continue reading “Bitter Bierce”?

UC Forward Course Takes Hands-on Approach to Teaching and Learning about a Fashion Icon

By Jennifer Krivickas

ucforward1First offered in the fall of 2013 and then again in spring 2014, “Documenting a Fashion Icon: The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection” is a ‘test kitchen,’ hands-­on course that incorporates trans-disciplinary inquiry and discourse, student crowd sourcing power, and Millennials’ innate love for technology, social media and images, to investigate, interpret, digitize and widely disseminate authoritative information about an important collection of garments (from the DAAP Historical Garments Collection) designed by Bonnie Cashin.

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New Health Sciences Distance Learners Guide

Below today’s hours and the enhanced location maps on tLinks to the Distance Learners guide, UCL Workshops, and UC eJournalshe left-side of the redesigned Health Sciences Library website are three images that link to a new guide for health sciences distance learners, a list of workshops offered by UC Libraries, and a list of UC eJournals. The list of workshops and eJournals are familiar features of the HSL website but the Health Sciences Distance Learners guide is new with the website redesign. Continue reading New Health Sciences Distance Learners Guide

Historic Cincinnati Subway and Street Images Available on New Website

b53_f25_p001The University of Cincinnati Libraries have created a website and digital archive that provides access to the historic Cincinnati subway and street images, a collection of over 8,000 photographic negatives and prints taken as part of a failed subway development project in the 1920s, and photographs documenting various street projects from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Available at http://digital.libraries.uc.edu/subway/, the “Cincinnati Subway and Street Improvements, 1916-1955” website includes construction images as well as both interior and exterior shots of private residences and city scenes. In addition to providing access to the historic prints and photographs, the website also documents the story of the failed subway project and includes a construction map with linked images.

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