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Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

November 25th, 2015 · No Comments · General, News

Thanksgiving hours begin on Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 – 8AM-6PM
  • Thursday – Friday, Nov. 26-27 – CLOSED
  • Saturday, Nov. 28 – 1-5PM
  • Sunday, Nov. 29– 5PM-2AM

We hope you have an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving!


New database trial: International Studies Online

November 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

Through December 13 we will have access to International Studies Online, a comprehensive reference work of international studies and international relations.

International Studies Online includes over 400 peer reviewed essays of up to 10,000 words published in association with the International Studies Association (ISA). Aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners, the essays are designed to allow readers to be brought quickly up-to-date on the nature of the questions asked, past attempts at formulating responses, and the current state of debates.

Topics covered include civil wars, migration, human trafficking, land reform, terrorism, gender issues in international studies, and more.

Rotator photo “Linked” by Cali4beach.


New database trial: African American Communities

November 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

From the publishers of Rock & Roll, Counterculture, Peace & Protest comes another digital archive of primary source material, African American Communities.

African American Communities uses digitized pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories to present multiple aspects of over 200 years of African American history, culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera.

Key themes covered include:

  • Desegregation
  • Urban renewal and housing problems
  • Civil rights activities and protests
  • Race relations and community integration
  • African American culture

The archive focuses particularly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina, pulling sources from archival collections such as the Atlanta History Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, and Chicago’s Newberry Library.

The trial is active through December 1.



New database trial: Women’s Magazine Archive

November 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

ProQuest recently released the new database Women’s Magazine Archive – 123 years of popular media targeting women readers and consumers. The titles included are:

  • Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005)
  • Chatelaine (1928 to 2005)
  • Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005)
  • Ladies’ Home Journal (1883 to 2005)
  • Parents (1926 to 2005)
  • Redbook (1903 to 2005)

In combination, the publications here cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more. While the library already owns long runs of many of these titles in print, most issues are held off-site, and lack of indexing can make it difficult to find information on specific topics. This online archive makes these titles full-text searchable, and obtaining individual articles and images is as easy as downloading files.

The archive includes full cover-to-cover scans of each issue in high-resolution, ensuring that the original print artifacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Detailed article-level indexing, with document feature flags, enables efficient searching and navigation of this content.

The trial will be active through December 5, 2015.


U.S. Government Launches Database of Public Art

October 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

The U.S. General Services Administration owns one of the oldest and largest collections of publicly owned art. Their collection is spread throughout the United States, housed in or near federal facilities or in non-federal facilities. This collection includes famous pieces, such as Alexander Calder’s “The Flamingo,” which sits outside the Federal Building in Chicago, or the “San Diego Mural,” by Belle Goldschlager Baranceanu. It also includes numerous pieces produced during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal.
The GSA Fine Arts Collection, is an interactive web site of these art works. The database includes records of more than 26,000 paintings, sculptures, prints and other art works. The database is searchable by artist, location, and keyword.
The database is available at:


University Libraries Offers Research Appointments

October 19th, 2015 · No Comments · News, Resources

The University Libraries once again offer Individual Research Appointments (IRAs) to students. IRAs provide students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a librarian on a specific research assignment. Students will develop search strategies, identify various print and electronic resources and discover services available in the University Libraries.

IRAs are designed for undergraduate students. (The Libraries offer a similar service for graduate students. Call 2-6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk for more information.) Students must sign up for appointments by midnight of the day before the requested appointment date to allow for preparation. Students must also have a specific assignment or project and will be asked to state their topic when setting up their appointment.

IRAs are offered Monday-Friday, from now through November 16. To schedule an appointment, call 2-6943, or stop by the Research & Information Desk on the first floor of the Jerome Library.


University Libraries Fall Break Hours

October 9th, 2015 · No Comments · News

University Libraries will have special operating hours during fall break.

Friday, October 9 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 12 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Hours are also available on the library website at


Attend Library Workshops this Semester!

September 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · General, Resources

 Attend library workshops @Jerome Library this semester! Sessions are scheduled so the BGSU community can grow in their research skills and learn about tools for positive academic and work outcomes!

 Sessions include: Locating Primary Sources; RefWorks; Library Basics for International Students; Making the Most of the Library; Scientific Databases & Resources; Searching Databases in Languages Other than English; Library Resources for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Government Documents; Using Online Historical Newspapers; and Finding Primary Sources Online.

 To find out more about the sessions and to register, visit:



BrowZine: now for Android & on the web!

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Resources

BGSU Libraries has subscribed to BrowZine for iPhone and iPad for several years. This year we added support for Android devices, and an interface is now also available to use BrowZine through regular web browsers.

BrowZine is a free tool that works with the BGSU Libraries’ ejournal subscriptions and allows you to log on and easily browse and read full-text scholarly journals from your phone or tablet. You can find our current subscriptions by title or subject and never miss a new issue! BrowZine also integrates with Zotero, Dropbox, and now RefWorks so you can easily export, annotate or save the articles you find.

Visit our BrowZine LibGuide to learn more about downloading and using BrowZine on ALL your web-accessible devices.


EJC problems Wednesday 9/2

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Service Alert

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center has been experiencing problems since early Wednesday morning, 9/2/15. Articles will not display and the site may display an error message. OhioLINK is aware of the problem and working to fix it.