The library currently has two additional database trials.
EBSCO’s Architectural Digest Magazine Archive includes cover-to-cover full text to the interior design magazine Architectural Digest from 1926 to 2011. Each issue is presented in its entirety, including the front and back covers and high-quality photo spreads. All articles and advertisements have been indexed with subject terms to allow users to find relevant results quickly, as well as research and analyze trends in topics and advertising materials. The trial is active through March 22.
Film Industry Data provides rankings, box office sales, and unit sales for films in all formats (VHS, DVD, Blu Ray) going back to 1994. Searching is by keyword (contributor list including director, stars, producer, composer, camera, and lighting is available for each film) or date. The trial is active through March 22.
The Friends of University Libraries of Bowling Green State University have established the Undergraduate Research Award to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research and writing at Bowling Green State University. The award encourages scholarly and creative research and promotes the use of University Libraries’ collections, particularly the use of primary sources.
Submitted papers must represent work completed for a class or independent study in any field within the 18 months prior to the application deadline and while enrolled as an undergraduate student at Bowling Green State University.
Papers must include original research, which could include using primary sources from the University Libraries. Special Collections at the University Libraries with substantial primary sources include: the Curriculum Resource Center, the Music Library and Sound Recordings Library, the Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies, the Center for Archival Studies, or the Government Documents collection.
Submitted papers must be original manuscripts and must not have been published or submitted elsewhere.
Papers with more than one author will be accepted, but all authors must have been undergraduate students when the paper was written.
Papers must be at least 5 but no more than 30 pages in length, including footnotes or end notes.
The selected author(s) will receive an award of $250. If there are co-authors, the award will be evenly divided among the authors. Each winner will receive a certificate. All winning papers will be added to ScholarWorks, the University Libraries digital institutional repository.
For more detailed information about the Undergraduate Research Award, click on the link below.
Spread some love and make a card for your special friend! Visit the Wm. T. Jerome Library on Tuesday, February 9 from 1-3 pm and make a unique Valentine’s Day card. We’ll have everything you need including paper, supplies, and die cuts provided by the Curriculum Resource Center. All participants will get a special sweet treat too. This event will take place in the lobby of the Wm. T. Jerome Library.
BGSU Libraries has added a number of new databases:
We are also running trials to a few databases:
Women’s Magazine Archive and more!
We have purchased the Women’s Magazine Archive! Still in development, when complete (expected by summer 2016), this database will contain the full text of six 20th-century popular magazines targeting women readers and consumers: Better Homes & Gardens (1922-2005), Chatelaine (1928-2005), Good Housekeeping (1885-2005), Ladies’ Home Journal (1883-2005), Parents (1926-2005) and Redbook (1903-2005).
Our purchase allowed us to add three more databases at heavily discounted prices, so we chose to add two historical newspapers through 1922: the Cincinnati Enquirer (1872-1922) and the Detroit Free Press (1831-1922). We also added the full text for Congressional hearings from 2004-2010, which can be found in our subscription to ProQuest Congressional.
A new database for statistics!
This month we also began a subscription to Statista, a database that aggregates statistics from more than 10,000 sources, including market and opinion research institutions and the government, and presents them in downloadable infographics and tables.
A new platform for Standard & Poor’s!
The business resource S & P NetAdvantage is transitioning to the new platform for S & P Capital IQ. The new platform includes our NetAdvantage content (industry surveys, reports, directories, etc.) plus expanded company data and executive directories (including compensation information). Both platforms are currently available through the library’s catalog.
More database trials!
We have three more trials going on now. Please let us know what you think about the possibility of adding these resources:
- HAPI, the Hispanic American Periodicals Index, is an index to scholarly journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean. The index is published by UCLA’s Latin American Institute. The trial is available until February 15.
- Meludia is a tool that uses online games to teach users aspects of music theory. It is beautifully designed and fun to use! Meludia is on trial until February 12.
- PolicyMap is a data and mapping tool and analytics platform that includes thousands of US data indicators; use it to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis. Available through March 26.
University Libraries is offering free 3D printing in the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) to all current BGSU students, faculty, and staff. 3D printing provides an opportunity for patrons to take an idea from their imagination, design it, and create a physical model. Novices and the curious are welcome!
Who can print?
The 3D printer is available for use by all BGSU students, faculty, and staff on a first-come first-served basis during our hours of operation. Patrons are encouraged to call (419-372-9277) or visit the STAC to schedule a printing time.
What can I print?
The 3D printers are intended to spark curiosity, experimentation and learning. The University Libraries reserve the right to decline a print request.
Where is the 3D printer?
The 3D printers are located in the STAC (122 Jerome Library). Visit our website for current hours (http://www.bgsu.edu/library/stac.html).
How do I design my object?
Designing a 3D object to print is done using 3D modeling software. You will need to export your 3D model into an .STL (STereoLithography) format in order to print it. The 3D printers have the capability to create objects up to 4 cubic inches.
How do I print my object?
Users must bring their design to the STAC during our hours of operation. The print object must be an .STL file on a standard USB flash drive. A STAC technician will be available to assist you with production and provide a printing time estimate.
What colors can I print in?
Your printed object will be printed in one solid color. How long will my object take to be printed? The time it takes to print an object can vary widely. If you have more than one object and there is high demand for the 3D printers, the STAC may choose to schedule only one printed object per person/per day.
How will I know when my printed object is done?
The STAC will contact you via e-mail when your object is completed.
Each year, The Friends of the University Libraries recognizes members of the University community for their scholarly publications and artistic achievements. This year, honorees will be selected for accomplishments that occurred from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. We will honor them at a Reception on April 13, 2016.
We are asking you to nominate individual(s) from within your department or area by completing the nomination form, which is available on the Friends web page. Self-nominations are acceptable.
To ensure that all nominations receive full consideration, nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2.
Thank you for participating with The Friends in this important project.
Bowling Green State University will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wm. T. Jerome Library will have the following hours for the holiday:
Friday, January 15 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 16, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 18, 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Meludia is a beautifully designed and executed online tool to condition your musical ear.
Meludia teaches music theory through emotion. It allows users to play through a series of games that introduce and develop multiple aspects of music theory, like chord, rhythm and tone recognition. There are four levels of difficulty, and new users can choose to test in to the one that best suits their current skills. Meludia is both fun and compelling to use.
The trial to Meludia will be active through February 12.
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The Center for Archival Collections will host the Region 1 Ohio History Day on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and Olscamp Hall. An affiliate of National History Day (http://nhd.org/), Ohio History Day is a statewide tradition that encourages students in grades 6 – 12 to engage with history. Each year, students create original projects that follow a theme intended to foster research and critical thinking skills. Separated into Junior and Senior divisions, the project categories include documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website. Volunteers are needed to help judge contest entries and/or to assist with morning registration. The time commitment is no more than a few hours; volunteers should plan to be available from 8am – 2pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. To volunteer as a judge, please register through the Ohio History Day registration portal: http://oh.nhd.org/ud/templates/registerLinks.php?cid=24. To volunteer for morning registration only, or to obtain additional information, please contact Becky Denes at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for volunteer registration is February 1, 2016.