Library Research Guides: Digital Literacy

Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.

This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.

All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.

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Image source: Digital Literacy Forum.

Library Services for UC East Students

Clermont College Library has services for UC East students.UC_Clermont_East

If you need help finding or choosing library resources for your projects; remember we are all UC.  This means you have the same access to the online library resources that the Clermont College Library has access to including:

  • The library catalog and OhioLINK (books and other media)
  • Databases to find those articles you are looking for (newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals)
  • Reference Librarian, Kathleen Epperson, will make an appointment to Skype with you, or make an appointment to meet you in person at the UC East Campus

P.S. Keep in touch by regularly visiting our UC Clermont College webpage.

Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

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.

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Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

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

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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.