Friday, November 21, 2014

UNL Libraries offers access to Chronicle of Higher Education

The University Libraries have purchased a site license to the online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education and its archives from 1989 to the present. UNL faculty, administrators, students, and staff can access articles through the website by creating a free account using their email address. Once on the Chronicle’s website, click on the Log In link at the upper right corner and follow the process to a free account. The free account grants you complete access to the Chronicle from anywhere in the world.  Go to & Click Log In to start viewing articles today!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Measuring the Impact of your Research: Nov. 19

We invite UNL graduate students and faculty to register for our last special workshop focused on research.

Learn how to document the citation of your research using various metrics, and evaluate which metrics best describe the impact of your work.
Nov. 19, 3pm, Love Library, Room 111: Measuring the Impact of your Research

Genealogy over Lunch: Nov. 20

Genealogy over Lunch is revisiting your brick walls at our next meeting.  If you’ve hit a brick wall in your genealogical research or just have a question that has stumped you, Genealogy over Lunch will help you brainstorm how to move on in your research.

Please join us on Thursday, November 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 110, Love Library South. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Publishing, Copyright, Data Management & Measuring Impact Workshops

Publishing, Copyright, Data Management & Measuring Impact Workshops

We invite UNL graduate students and faculty to register for our special workshops focused on research and publishing topics.  Sessions are being held at both Love Library on City Campus and the C.Y. Thompson Library on East Campus. To see the complete schedule, workshop descriptions, and to register visit:

Nov. 12, 12pm, CYT, Room 12: Measuring the Impact of your Research
Nov. 12, 3pm, Love Library, Room 111: Data Management for Grant Seekers

Nov. 19, 3pm, Love Library, Room 111: Measuring the Impact of your Research

Monday, October 20, 2014

Advanced Google for Researchers - Oct 22

A "Learn at the Library" workshop on how to use advanced Google, Google Scholar and Google Books to improve search results is 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in Love Library, Room 111. Registration is required:

Friday, October 17, 2014

“Grantseeking Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”

 “Grantseeking Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”
Love Library at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, October 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Love Library, Room 110.  The sessions will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center (  Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Love Library, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

Grantseeking Basics
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.  Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?  New to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?  Learn how to become a better grantseeker! We will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

Introduction to Finding Funders
This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

Save a Place for Yourself
Please come if you can and bring friends and associates.
To guarantee a seat, please contact Bob Bolin at the UNL Libraries at:
(402) 489-4926 or


Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network Services Specialist since 2005.    Prior to that he served as the Center’s online librarian for several years.   He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library.   He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Open Access Week 2014 -- October 20-26, 2014

UNL Libraries support Open Access

Open Access Vouchers
Since 2013 UNL Libraries have enabled the open access publication of 15 articles by three UNL professors through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Gold for Gold program which provides vouchers on an annual basis which can be used for open access article fees. The number of vouchers available is based on UNL’s subscription to RSC journals. Vouchers are freely available on a first come first serve basis to all individuals affiliated with UNL who are publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. To request a voucher please email Kiyomi Deards at no later December 22nd.

Digital Commons
UNL’s institutional repository has been offering open access to the research done by UNL’s faculty and staff since 2005.  Content from the Digital Commons is searchable by Google and averages more than six (6) million downloads per year from readers around the world.  The Digital Commons contains more than 60,000 articles, papers, e-books, documents, presentations, creative activities, master's theses, and open-access dissertations. It also contains Peer-Reviewed Journals and Series and UNL Dissertations from ProQuest-UMI featuring more than 13,000 Ph.D. dissertations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Content from the Digital Commons is searchable by Google and averages more than six (6) million downloads per year from readers around the world.  Bibliometric studies indicate a 25% to 400% citation advantage for articles published under open access licenses. See B. Wagner, "Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography," Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 60 (2010);

For assistance in depositing documents or for more information regarding the Digital Commons, contact Paul Royster, 306 Love Library, tel. 402 472-3628, email, or Sue Ann Gardner, 302 Love Library, tel. 402 472-8566, email