Be inspired, be creative. Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Just in time for National Poetry Month – find open access poetry journals all in one place in a new, custom e-collection at the University Libraries!

Fountain Pen, by Antonio Litterio is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 US / lightened from original

From Abalone Moon to Valparaiso Poetry Review, you can now enjoy over sixty (60) open access poetry journals anyplace, anytime.  Open access (OA) means that no paid subscription is required and typically no login restriction is imposed.  While there may be no subscription cost, please be assured that these journals are part of EBSCO’s database of thousands of OA journals not only because of their commitment to the OA sharing model of publication but also because they operate under the same rigors of research and scholarship as other academic journals.

While these journals were previously available in our EBSCOhost database of OA journals, they were not easy to locate by subject until our cataloging department worked with our e-journal management vendor (EBSCO) to make this easy, custom collection of poetry titles possible.  Alternatively, you can also find OA poetry journals by doing this search in our catalog.

Take some time out from studying today to enjoy browsing these journals!  You may even find an opportunity to submit a work of your own.

For more on poetry, please visit our English Literature LibGuide.


Carlson Library Bound Journal Duplicates

During the moving of the older bound journals, numerous titles were identified as duplicate copies,  that is,  journals that are already at the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository and journals available electronically from the UT Libraries catalog.

These duplicate journals were removed from the shelves, withdrawn from our catalog, and placed on separate shelving on the 3rd floor at the end of the Government Documents. Please note that signs are posted identifying the items.

We are inviting departments and faculty to review these duplicate journals. If you are interested in any of the journal volumes on the list for your personal or departmental collection, please take the item(s) from the 3rd floor to the circulation desk.

These volumes will be available for your perusal and removal until Thursday, September 15th.  Any remaining items will be removed.  Items will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Millions more articles available through ScienceDirect

UT students and researchers will now have access to more than 3.4 million additional articles from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect database, a highly regarded publisher in the fields of science and engineering.  The journal titles available include The Lancet, Thin Solid Films, The Journal of Operations Management, and 2,700 more.

Though we’ve had access to Elsevier journals previously in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC), this additional collection includes historic backfiles, with articles from 1995 back until the start of each journal.  The new articles are currently available on the ScienceDirect website, and the content will be added to the EJC in the coming year.  Look for the green key or green page icons to see what you have access to on the ScienceDirect site.

The addition of these files was made possible by funds from both the Ohio Board of Regents and contributions from all OhioLINK member institutions, including University of Toledo Libraries.

In Focus: SPIE Digital Library

Go to SPIE Digital LibraryThe University of Toledo has access to the SPIE Digital Library, an interdisciplinary science database useful to many fields at UT that deal with light or optics in any configuration.  At this time, access is available for on-campus use only.  Update 3/28/2011: Off-campus access now available.

The Digital Library includes:

  • Over 275,000 articles from 1990 to the present
  • 6,000 volumes of SPIE Proceedings
  • The following SPIE Journals:
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging
  • Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3)
  • Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Optical Engineering
  • SPIE Reviews (open access)
  • SPIE Letters Virtual Journal (open access)
  • Journal of Photonics for Energy (open access) 

For more information about the SPIE Digital Library, see this Quick Start Guide.

About SPIE

SPIE is a not-for-profit international optics and photonics scholarly society advancing light-based research.  SPIE acts as a catalyst for collaboration among technical disciplines for information exchange, continuing education, publishing opportunities, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.  SPIE focuses on:

  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Communications
  • Defense and Security
  • Imaging
  • Lighting and Energy
  • Micro/Nanophotonics
  • Sensor Technologies

We intend to feature other electronic resources like this occasionally to alert our students, faculty, and researchers to what is available from your University Libraries.

Faculty & Staff: Library Seminars just for you!

The University  Libraries is pleased to announce a new series of library informational sessions  for UT faculty and staff entitled Connection Sessions!

These 30 minute sessions will run from September through December at both the Carlson Library on Main Campus and the Mulford Library on the Health Science Campus.  All sessions will be taught by faculty in the College of University Libraries and Academic Support.  All sessions are offered from 12-12:30pm on the following dates.  Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack!

Designing Effective Library Assignments:  Get tips on creating great assignments for your students that incorporate the use of library resources.
9/1 – Carlson, room 1009
9/2 – Mulford, room 420

Accessing Full-Text Articles: Download articles from library research databases and online journal collections with the click of your mouse!
10/6 – Carlson, room 1009
10/7 – Mulford, room 520

Using OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan:  Request items from other libraries in the state, across the country or around the world.
11/3 – Carlson, room 1009
11/4 – Mulford, room 520

Using EndNote:  Save yourself time and frustration by formatting your manuscripts with EndNote, a bibliographic management software program available to you as a free download via myUT.
12/1 – Carlson, room 1027
12/2 – Mulford, room 520

For more information, ask a librarian!

UT Authors & Artist Exhibit: March 29 – April 30

The 2010 University of Toledo Authors and Artists Exhibit will be displayed March 29 through April 30 in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Carlson Library.

The exhibit will feature the works of nearly 200 UT faculty who have published books, journal articles or conference papers or have produced creative works in the past two years.   Begun in the 1950s, this annual exhibit allows the community a chance to see a large portion of the scholarly and creative output of our university faculty in one place.

photo courtesy of UTNews