Friday, December 2, 2016

Database Announcement

On December 21 & 22, the vendor for the University Libraries’ catalog is upgrading its operating system. On campus, we will continue to provide critical access to most resources and services through the Libraries website: Access to the catalog, electronic resources, and databases will be limited when doing research off campus. 
We will check-out materials using a manual system. We encourage faculty and students to plan ahead to access resources from on-campus on those days or to do research before or after the site maintenance.  
Contact the ASKus Service desk with questions by calling 402-472-9568 or using our text/chat service at

Friday, October 7, 2016

RefWorks: Updated & New Features

RefWorks: Updated & New Features

RefWorks has been updated with a dynamic new platform available now to all students, staff and faculty.  RefWorks is a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. The best features is that it automatically formats your citations or references in MLA, APA and other styles.

The drag and drop capability along with our smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library. You can also capture research from websites with the click of a button.

Visit to start an account. RefWorks has also provided a helpful guide
and training videos

From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quick Tips Research Workshop Series
Witt Room. Love Library South. Rm. 224

Workshops are available to all UNL Students. No registration necessary. All workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early- spaces fill up quickly.


Reading Long Articles
Having trouble reading long scholarly articles for your assignments?  Come and get some tips on how to read long scholarly articles in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
Tuesday- October 4th   2:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday October 5th   3:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday-October 12th   2:00pm-3:00pm

Finding Reputable Sources I - Quick tips to using the Library Databases
Just received your first research paper and don’t know where to start? Need more information and don’t know where to find it? Come and find out how to use library resources and database to find the information you need to finish your research paper on time.
Tuesday- October 4th   3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday October 5th   2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday-October 12th   3:00pm - 4:00pm

Avoiding Plagiarism I –Quick Tips on Citing Your Sources
What do you know about plagiarism?  Come and find out what it is, how you can avoid making these mistakes, and gather some tips that will help you cite and reference your sources correctly. 
Tuesday October 18th 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday October 19th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday October 26th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday, September 9, 2016

Academic Integrity Week 2016 - Sept. 19-23

Academic Integrity Week (AIW) 2016!
Sept. 19-23

This year’s Academic Integrity Week features drop-in sessions, presentations, and discussions on various topics from citation management tools, online tools for academic honesty, publishing, creative common licenses, and plagiarism. All sessions are open to students, staff, and faculty. Academic Integrity Week 2016 is sponsored by the UNL Libraries. Sessions are also listed on the website:

Organizing your Articles—Citation Management Tools:   RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote

Drop-In sessions
Location: 221 Love Library South (Peterson Room)
Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Need help managing your research? Start the semester off right and explore some tools that will help you organize your articles, and format the in-text citations and bibliography for your papers. Bring your laptop and drop-in anytime during the two-hour session.  Our experts will provide an overview of the tools and also help you set-up your account in the tool that you prefer to use-  RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote.

Avoiding Accidental Plagiarism—Online tools for Students

Drop-in sessions
Location: Adele Hall Learning Commons
Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Concerned about citing sources and avoiding accidental plagiarism? Drop-in and talk to a librarian about using SafeAssign and Turnitin to check your papers. Consultation area across from the ASKus desk, in the Adele Hall Learning Commons.

Safe Assign, Turnitin, Vericite:  Online Tools for Academic Honesty

Location: Nebraska Union, Regency A
Wednesday, September 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn
Maintaining academic integrity is a vital skill that students of all levels should understand and the UNL Libraries are here to help both students and faculty in the pursuit of maintaining academic honesty. Associate Professor Signe Boudreau and Research Specialist Anna Wigtil will provide an introduction to SafeAssign, Turnitin and Vericite, three online tools that help students learn the importance of original writing, how to prevent plagiarism and how to properly cite sources.

Publishing: What Authors Ought to Know

Location:  224 Love Library (Witt Room)
Wednesday, September 21, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Witt Rm.)
Months or years of research, long nights of writing and revising, weeks of waiting for a decision – you just want to sign whatever and get it over with! But down the road, what will that mean? Have you just signed away all your rights for the rest of your life, or are there alternatives? Come, listen, and discuss. The panelists are: Paul Royster, Sue Gardner, Linnea Fredrickson

Using Creative Commons: Licenses to Share Knowledge 

Location: 221 Love Library South (Peterson Room)
Thursday, September 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Creative Commons-licensed resources, including Open Educational Resources (OERs), are increasing in popularity among faculty and students. Please join Paul Royster, the UNL Libraries’ coordinator of scholarly communications and Andrew Cano, the virtual learning librarian to learn more about the different types of Creative Commons licenses and how to correctly incorporate them in your work. Teaching faculty and graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Narrating Academic Integrity: A Reading and Conversation with Author Jennine Capó Crucet

Location: Nebraska Union, Centennial Room 226
Thursday, September 22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Make Your Home Among Strangers is the story of Lizet, the daughter of Cuban immigrants in Miami and a first-generation college student. Author and UNL Professor of English and Ethnic Studies Jennine Capó Crucet will read selections from her debut novel that focus on Lizet's challenges in navigating her first year of college, including her experiences as a student charged with plagiarism--when she's not even entirely sure what that means. Following the reading, Crucet will participate in a conversation about the novel and expanding the types of conversations we have on campus around plagiarism and academic integrity.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Demos & Donuts

Explore the services UNL Libraries has to offer while enjoying a delicious Dunkin’ Donut. Throughout the Fall semester Love Library will be offering monthly “how-to” demonstrations highlighting library services; everything from finding library resources to avoiding plagiarism. The free, half-hour demos are offered the first Tuesday & Wednesday of every month.

Delivery Services
Don’t have time to go to the library and photocopy your articles? Can’t find the book you are looking for? Tell us what you need, we will find it and get it for you.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7-7:30 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 2-2:30 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link
Services covered: ILL and UBorrow

Get better results with Google: Google Scholar & Google Search Strategies
Do you Google? We do too! Learn simple tricks to make your searching more effective and get better results.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7-7:30 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 2-2:30 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link

Citation Management Tools 
Need help organizing your research? UNL Libraries have a variety of tools to help you organize your research an build better bibliographies whether you have 5 sources or 40!
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link
Services covered: RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote

Avoiding Plagiarism 
Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Learn about services that will check your paper for plagiarism.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link
Services covered: SafeAssign VeriCite

Monday, August 8, 2016

Genealogy over Lunch: Crowd-Sourcing a Family Mystery

Genealogy over Lunch: Crowd-Sourcing a Family Mystery

Every now and then we all need a little help solving a mystery. One of our Genealogy over Lunch regulars has shared a part of his family tree asking other members to help him fill in the blanks. Join us at Genealogy over Lunch on Thursday, August 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Love Library, Room 318, (Dean’s Conference Room) to share your results. If you wish to help Roger with his family mystery, contact Tom McFarland ( for the details. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in the discussion. You are welcome to bring your lunch.