Islamic Art Spots: Film & Discussion at Toledo Museum of Art

Carolyn Putney, Chief Curator, Toledo Museum of ArtOn Friday, September 27th, the University Libraries and the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) are hosting a discussion around Islamic Art at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater at the TMA.  We will be showing Islamic Art Spots, a series of short films about art from Muslim societies, as highlighted in the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books and films that presents diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. After the film spots, join a discussion with Carolyn Putney, curator of Asian art, about works from TMA’s own collection that fit into the stories of Muslim Journeys.

This talk is free and open to the public (paid parking is available at the museum).  It is not necessary, but you can RSVP on Facebook.  For more information about this and other upcoming events related to the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, please see our LibGuide.

Film Screening: Miss Representation (Thursday evening, 9/12)

The University Libraries is proud to partner with the The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women to bring  you a screening of the film Miss Representation on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Nitschke Auditorium, College of Engineering. The film explores how the media’s portrayal of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. There will be a panel discussion following the film led by the UT Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Light refreshments will be provided; this event is free and open to the public.

New Hours for Fall Semester

We’re back from break and back to our new, extended semester hours! The first floor of Carlson Library is open overnight five days a week… just use your Rocket Card to swipe into the library after midnight.  Upper floors and the basement level close at 12 midnight on nights we’re open late.

First Floor is open:

  • Sunday 9 a.m. – Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other floors are open:

  • Monday – Thursday  7:30 a.m. – 12 midnight
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. – 12 midnight

See our University Libraries hours page for a full list of hours for individual services, as well as our holiday exceptions for Fall semester.

LibGuides now available in Blackboard classes

The UT Libraries are making access to high quality research materials easier for students. Every Blackboard classroom now has a link in its menu to subject-specific LibGuides (library guides), providing students with an introduction to finding articles, e-Books, internet sources, textbooks, and more. LibGuides are available 24/7 from smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Instructors are invited to collaborate with a UT librarian to develop a LibGuide specifically for their class needs, otherwise students will be directed to a general subject guide, or to the University of Toledo LibGuides website. Contact a subject librarian to discuss possibilities.


Connect @ UT Libraries!

Updated Find It! Button Connects You to Full Text Faster

We’ve been making some changes behind the scenes to our Find It button, which you may have seen in many of our article databases.  If you see new Find It at UT button in your search results, you can click on it to see if we have full text access to articles or to link to our library catalog and interlibrary loan request forms.

Some of the improvements we’ve made are:

  • The Find It! button will take you directly to our ‘best bet’ for full text from any of our resources.  (see Figure 1)
  • If for some reason our ‘best bet’ doesn’t bring up full text (or if you’re asked to pay), just click on the link in the upper right to go to a full list of all possible sources for full text. (see Figures 1 & 2)
  • Additional options from the full list include searching for the title in our library catalog, submitting an ILLiad interlibrary loan request, exporting the citation to EndNote, or searching for the title words in Google Scholar.  (See Figure 2)

We plan to include the updated Find It! button in all of our databases before the Fall semester begins, but you may see some of the old style links in some databases until we work with each database vendor to make the change.

Screenshot of Full Text Found

Figure 1: Best Bet for Full Text found

Screenshot of Full Listing of Options

Figure 2: Full Listing of Options


Updated features in Web of Knowledge

The Web of Knowledge platform (which supports BIOSIS biology database, the multidisciplinary Web of Science citation indexes, and other databases) has been updated!  New features include:

  • spelling suggestions for search terms
  • automatic fill-in as you enter journal names
  • easier logging in to  your account, and easier output of results to e-mail, EndNote, etc.
  • more coverage of open access journals.

Full details can be found in this PDF or in this guided slideshow with audio.

This is a great source for doing research in a wide variety of subject areas, as well as investigating where authors’ work has been cited in other journal articles.  Check it out today!

Library Professors Author New Book for Grief Bibliotherapy

Book CoverDeath – the final mystery of life. During our lifetime, each one of us will experience the loss of a loved one. Developing coping skills that enable us to accept the grief process and survive bereavement is most important during our formative years. Each one of us needs to develop a personal mechanism for coping with the death of a family member, a friend or neighbor, and even a beloved pet.

Identifying literature that educators and caregivers can use to assist children and young adults in developing coping skills to understand and accept the death of a loved one was the motivating factor for the book, Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12. The 613 resources represent books, media, and Internet sites that students in kindergarten through high school can use to help them cope with their loss.

Alice Crosetto, Associate Professor, University Libraries, and Rajinder Garcha, Professor Emeritus, University Libraries, hope that this resource will help children and young adults, as well as their caregivers and teachers, with this final mystery.

UPDATE: Student Research to be presented at Carlson Library

On Tuesday April 30th from 4-6 p.m., the University Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research will host a reception and poster session featuring undergraduate students’ research.  The research posters were previously exhibited at the 6th Annual Posters at the Capitol event on April 9th, where students from northwest Ohio were able to explain their research to state legislators and others at the Ohio Statehouse.  Other posters were presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Please stop by the Carlson Library concourse to see the posters, meet the researchers, and learn about what is being investigated at the undergraduate level at UT.  Light refreshments will be served.