Revamped UC Libraries Article Linker

UC Libraries Article Linker has been updated with a cleaner interface to provide more streamlined access to full text articles. Users will also be presented with additional options for locating articles that are not available in full text via UC Libraries. View the video to learn more.

Tutorial created by Kellie Tilton, UCBA Library

UCBA Fun Facts: What’s on your Christmas List?

Question: What books are on your Christmas list?


Heather Maloney, Library Director: Giada De Laurentis’, Happy Cooking. I like to go to the bookstore during Xmas break and find a reading book more serendipitously.



Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Looking forward to reading Sara Addison Allen’s latest book, First Frost. She’s one of my favorite authors. 



KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell; Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling; Hawkeye Omnibus by Matt Fraction and David Aja



LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianI’ve got quite a few eBooks that I’m waiting on from the public library!  A few that I’m looking forward to are Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Michel Bussi’s After the Crash, and David Mitchell’s Slade House.



RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I don’t have any books on my Christmas list.




julierobinsonJulie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Patricia Briggs, Fire Touched, Maria V. Snyder, Night Study, and Karen Marie Moning, Feverborn



pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes and Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides



UCBA Library Winter Break Hours & Exceptions


​The UCBA College Library will have the following hours during winter break:

Monday, December 14-Thursday, December 17: 12p-5

Friday, December 18: 12p-4p


Saturday, December 19-Sunday, January 3: CLOSED


Monday, January 4-Thursday, January 7: 12p-5p

Friday, January 8: 12p-4p

Saturday, January 9-Sunday, January 10: CLOSED

Regular semester hours resume Monday, January 11

-by Julie Robinson

UCBA Fun Facts: Least Favorite Genres

Question: What genres do you rarely read?


Heather Maloney, Library Director: Biographies. Weird because they interest me, I just don’t pick them up often.



Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Horror, Hard Core Sci Fi



KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Mystery. I don’t have the patience to wait to the big reveal at the end.



LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: Romance and western.  These just aren’t my thing so I don’t ever read them.



RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Books….LOL!.




julierobinson Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Western, Oprah’s Book Club (it should be a genre!), Self-Help



pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Sci Fi, and horror

Food for Fines at UCBA Library

Food Drive

Support the UCBA Holiday Food Drive and Reduce Your Library Fines!

Now through December 18th, donate food items for the Freestore Foodbank and reduce your library fine up to $5!

One good deed deserves another…

For each non-perishable food item brought to the UCBA LIbrary, $1 will be subtracted from library fines (up to $5).

The details:

  • The maximum fine reduction per person is $5.00.
  • Food items cannot be homemade, dented or expired.
  • Everyone may donate food even if they don’t have fines.
  • Fines will not be deducted immediately, but all adjustments within 2 business days.​


Lap Desks @ the UCBA Library

by Julie Robinson


The UCBA Library is happy to announce we have lap desks available for checkout at the Information Desk. Traditional desk seating can be at a premium during certain points in the day and it’s not always comfortable to work in one of the chairs or benches in the alcoves! Lap desks may be checked out for a two hour period.

National Chemistry Week Books on Display at UCBA Library

by Erin Barger, UCBA Library Student Assistant

Erin Barger created a display in honor of National Chemistry Week being held October 18th-24th.

In honor of National Chemistry Week (NCW), October 18-24, 2015, a collection of chemistry books will be on display and available for browsing and borrowing.  This year’s theme is “Chemistry Colors Our World” focusing on the chemistry of food colors, dyes, pigments, fireworks, etc. There are live demos going on all over the Cincinnati area at libraries and the Cincinnati Museum Center. According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), “NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.” Visit the ACS website at to learn more. 

Erin Barger is a Student Assistant for the UCBA Library and also serves as the Vice President of the UCBA Chemistry Club. The UCBA Chemistry Club will be helping with a demo at Deer Park Library on Friday, October 23rd from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Volunteers are welcome.

UC Blue Ash College Resource Fair

by Lauren Wahman

Beginning of fall semester, a lot of new students on campus…it’s time for the Resource Fair!  The UCBA Library is an annual participant in this college-wide event that showcases the variety of support services and resources available to students.  This year, library faculty members Heather Maloney, Michelle McKinney, and Lauren Wahman shared cool things about the Library in addition to giving away candy and info geek buttons.  And, we were lucky to have one of our student assistants, Stacey Marshall, join us at the table this year!

Library Director Heather Maloney and Student Assistant Stacey Marshall
Library Director Heather Maloney and Student Assistant Stacey Marshall


Just a few of the items on display