Monday, September 29, 2014

OneSource/Reference USA Workshop at C.Y. Thompson, East Campus, Oct. 9

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is sponsoring training in using ReferenceUSA and OneSource in the afternoon of October 9 at the C.Y. Thompson Library. Rick White from Infogroup will be the presenter. 

ReferenceUSA Introduction

      Thursday, October 9, 2:00 pm in Room 12, C.Y. Thompson Library

ReferenceUSA is an online resource that provides information about businesses and organizations and consumers in the United States including precise geographical information. Through this workshop, learn about the various applications of Reference USA including entrepreneurship, career placement, and mapping.  

One/Source Introduction

      Thursday, October 9, 3:00 pm in Room 12, C.Y. Thompson Library

Learn to use our most recent database, the OneSource Global Business Browser.  OneSource is a versatile resource for business research needs.  It is compiled by culling data available from over 50 different vendors and provides users with in-depth information on over 7.7 million companies and over 18.6 million executives worldwide. 

This training is made possible by the participation of the Infogroup in Omaha. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

'Quick Tips' Research Series: Save Time and Organize!

Need help keeping track of your readings, articles and your citations?  Come and learn about some free and subscription citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your articles and citations, give you access to your documents 24/7, and format your bibliography and in-text citations for your papers.

Love Library, Room 111

October 1st   4:10pm- 5:00pm
October 15th   3:10pm-4:00pm

No registration necessary, workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

'Quick Tips' Research Series: Finding the ‘good stuff’ on the Web

Can’t find the information you need on the Internet?  Did Google give you too many hits?  Come and learn how to use the Internet to find resources from open access journals and databases, Google books and Google scholar, and other free scholarly sources that you can use in your paper.

Love Library, Room 111

October 1st   3:10pm-4:00pm
October 15th 4:10pm- 5:00pm

 No registration necessary, workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, September 22, 2014

'Quick Tips' Research Series: Reading Those Long Articles

Having trouble reading and digesting those long scholarly articles for your assignments?  Come and get some tips on how to read a scholarly article in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
September 24th   4:10pm-500pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

No registration necessary, workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

'Quick Tips' Research Series: Find it Fast and Finish the Paper on Time

Just received your first research paper assignment and don’t know where to start? Need more information and don’t know where to find it? Come and find out how to devise a research strategy that will get you on track to completing that research paper.
September 24th   3:10pm - 4:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

No registration necessary, workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reserve Love Library Study Rooms in Advance

Students studying in one of the study rooms that can be reserved.
Four study rooms with technology can now be reserved, in advance, by phone or in-person.  LN 207A-D on the second floor of Love Library North can be reserved up to a month in advance. Call 402-472-9568 or visit the Love Library South service desks on the first floor.

Open House for Visual Arts Collection (Love Library): 9/25

You are invited to the Visual Arts Collection Open House in Love Library’s Link on Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 pm. Art Librarians will be on hand to discuss the new area. Tours will be given and refreshments served.

The Love Library Link is the new home to the Visual Arts Collection, which includes heavily-used and classic materials in the Fine Arts (Ns) and Photography (TRs). The Visual Arts Collection has wide aisles between book stacks for easy access, large tables where faculty and students can lay out materials, scanners, and a light table. Lighting has also been improved. Computers are dispersed throughout this area, and the Libraries’ expert help service, ASKUS, is located next to the collection.

Combining the TRs and the Ns and adding all of the features listed above to the collection allow art students in any medium to gather in one location and work for an extended period of time in a comfortable space. Over the coming months, the Libraries will continue to furnish this space to better meet the needs of Art and Art History faculty and students.

Additional, lesser-used materials in the Fine Arts and Photography are located in Love North Lower Level and can be easily requested through a Delivery/Interlibrary Loan account or by asking at the main help desk in the Love South Lobby. Books will be delivered directly to Woods Halls. 
Researchers will have access to this area with permission.

We consider your input vital and we will make continuous improvements based on your feedback.

If you are unable to join us for the Open House event on 9/25 at 4:00 pm, we would be happy to give individual tours at other times.  Contact either Richie Graham (472-5410 or or Kay Logan-Peters (472-1195 or to set up an appointment.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Beyond Whistler's Mother: 9/25

Learn about Whistler's life and painting.
Come join us for a presentation by Stuart P. Embury, MD. 
Love Library, Room 110.
RSVP by contacting Joanie Barnes,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In Depth Reference USA Training

Learn about the entrepreneurship applications, career services applications, and mapping applications that is provided in the online resource: ReferenceUSA .  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is sponsoring a series of in-depth training sessions that address each application on Sept. 18, 25, and Oct. 2.  Dave Campbell and Rick White from Infogroup will be the presenters         

Entrepreneurship Applications of ReferenceUSA, Thursday, September 18, 3:00 pm in Room 111 Love Library.  Tap the vast business database and information about 15 million businesses and over 260 million consumers.

Career Services Applications of ReferenceUSA, Thursday, September 25, 3:00 pm in Room 110 Love Library.  An ideal resource for campus career centers--whether it’s a student looking for their first job or a staff member trying to plan a career fair, ReferenceUSA contains valuable contact information and executive names & titles to about 15 million businesses. Users can narrow down businesses by industry, geography, business size and a number of other variables to create the perfect custom list

Mapping Applications (aka: “Map-lications”) of ReferenceUSA, Thursday, October 2, 3:00 pm in Room 111 Love Library.  Harness the same accurate, geo-coded data found in Google Maps and the majority of GPS systems. The actual latitude and longitude coordinates are available for download directly from the product and can be exported into ESRI and other mapping platforms with ease. 
Please contact Bob Bolin, or (402) 472-4418, to reserve a seat. 

This training is possible by the participation of the Infogroup in Omaha.    

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Genealogy over Lunch: Discovering Ancestors “Across the Pond”

At the next Genealogy over Lunch we will facilitate a discussion among the entire group about discovering immigrant relatives in their countries of origin.  We will share how we approached this part of the research and what resources were used. Be ready to share and discuss your experiences.

Please join us on Thursday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 110, Love Library South. We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to bring your own lunch!

Monday, September 8, 2014

C.Y. Thompson Library to Hold Open House

C.Y. Thompson Library on East Campus invites you to an open house on Tuesday, September 16th.  The open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside and outside of the building.  Activities will include refreshments, information about Libraries’ services, information resources, study spaces and prize drawings.  All are welcome, hope to see you there!

Carpet Installation (2nd floor Love South)

Facilities will be installing carpet inserts in the entrances of the Mezzanine Room (LLS201) and LLS218 tomorrow.   Students can still enter both areas using the southernmost doors to both rooms.
We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Learn about the Learning Commons, 9/9, 2 pm

Wondering what will happen to the open space of Love North 1st floor?
Come into Love Library North, Tuesday, Sept. 9, anytime between 2:00-4:00 pm and find out more about the future Learning Commons. Drop in to see detailed plans, pick up a stress ball & enjoy some popcorn.  Event located in Love North 1st floor.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3D Time Travel Experience

For one afternoon only, visitors to the first floor of Love Library North will be able to travel back in time, in 3D.

On Wednesday, September 10, from 2-4:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to walk through a 3D Mayan temple and a colonial fort, look through a variety of video demos on HD monitors, eat free popcorn and explore motion sensing devices. 

This event is free and sponsored by the University Libraries and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.  All are welcome.