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Featured Libguide: “American Literature: A Guide to Resources”

Subject expertise from Cornell University Librarians is available 24 hours a day through Library Guides. These guides, which provided curated lists of resources on a variety of subjects, classes, and skills, can be found from the front page of the Cornell Library website.

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Today’s featured guide, American Literature: A Guide to Resources, was created by  Reference and Instruction Librarian, Fred Muratori.

If you still have questions, or prefer to contact us in person or via email, phone or chat: Ask a Librarian.

Book Talk: A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III’s England

The Olin Book Talks series is part of the Cornell University Library’s Chats in the Stacks program. Olin Book Talks feature the latest in Cornell humanities and social science scholarship, as Cornell faculty members read from their recent publications and answer questions from their audience.

Join us on October 22nd at 4:30 pm for a Chats in the Stacks book talk to hear more about A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III’s England (Yale University Press, January 2014), an important contribution to our understanding of politics and transitions in governments.

Rachel Judith Weil is professor of history and director of graduate studies at Cornell University and the author of Political Passions: Gender, the Family, and Political Argument in England, 1680-1714. She teaches courses in early modern English and British History (covering 1500-1800), early modern Europe, gender history, intellectual and cultural history, and the early modern Atlantic World.

This event is hosted by Olin Library. Buffalo Street Books will offer books for purchase and signing, and light refreshments served.

Working with Cornell’s Special Collections: An Introduction to Archival Research

Please join us on Friday, October 24th at 10:30 am  for a workshop that will provide an introduction to archival research and working with special collections at Cornell. The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Kroch Library is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials. The Division collects and preserves historically significant materials and makes them available for researchers.

More details and registration are available at this link.

Open Access Week Events (October 20th – 26th) at Olin, Mann and Uris Libraries

Open Access

Tuesday, Oct. 21. 4:30pm. Olin 106G

Workshop: Publishing in a Networked Era: Open Access & Open Data (please register in advance)

How does Open Access affect the research and publishing process? What are the pros and cons of Open Access? Join us for an informal discussion and Q&A session led by Oya Rieger, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services.

We’ll explore the current scholarly communication trends and emerging mandates for making the results of funded-research outcomes, such as peer reviewed papers and data, openly available to the public. This will be an informal opportunity to discuss nascent trends around open access, including the ethos of publishing, open knowledge, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Wednesday, Oct. 22. 1:30pm. Olin Library 702

Graduate Student Discussion Group: Digital Scholarship Coffee Hour.

In celebration of Open Access Week, drop by Olin 702 and talk about the principles, practices, philosophies, and considerations of Open Access as a model for sharing research and ideas.

Thursday, Oct. 23. 1:00pm. Mann Library Room 100

Workshop:Repositories, Authors’ Rights, and Open Access  (please register in advance)

Navigating the current tension that exists between between scholars’ need to disseminate their works widely and the restrictions traditional scholarly publication can place on such dissemination is no easy matter. Luckily, many resources exist at Cornell and beyond to help both librarians and faculty make the right decisions, and to help the former advise the latter.

This session will discuss not only the open access digital repositories available at Cornell, but also tools scholars can use to find and vet open access publishers, determine traditional publishers’ policies on open access repositories, and negotiate the retention of rights that otherwise might be signed away to those publishers. Successful scholars disseminate their works both within the traditional publishing sphere and beyond it; this workshop provides the resources to achieve that success.

Thursday, Oct. 23. 1:00pm. Olin 106G

Workshop: Wikipedia Editing (please register in advance)

Interested in becoming a Wikipedian and improving the open educational content of this online encyclopedia? The first thirty minutes of this class will be a short introduction to how Wikipedia works, why getting involved in it matters, and an overview of the basics of editing for new and beginning editors. The introduction will be followed by a hands-on editing session.

You don’t have to be an expert to contribute – just bring your questions and topics that you’re interested in working on to start.

Umbrellas are Available at Olin and Uris Circulation Desks

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Olin and Uris Circulation desks are now circulating a limited amount of umbrellas.  The loan period is three days.  Umbrellas can be returned to any library circulation desk on the Ithaca campus.

“Finding Images and Visual Media” Workshop October 17th

Join us on October 17th at 1 pm  for an introduction to finding and using images and visual media from Cornell’s digital image collections and other resources. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as the image collections and databases available on campus.  The session will take place in Uris Classroom B05.  Please register in advance.

” Introduction to Zotero for PDF and Citation Management” Workshop on October 16th

Join us on October 16th at 1pm  for a hands-on workshop that will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero (zotero.org). This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats.  The session will take place in Olin Room 106G.

If you’re already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending our Advanced Zotero workshop. Bring your own laptop to this session. Please download and install Zotero before the workshop.  Please register in advance.

Research Consultations are Available

Do you need help locating resources for your dissertation or thesis?  Do you have specific questions on how to tailor Zotero to your research needs?  Would you like to meet with your subject librarian?

Consider filling out a research consultation form: https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/consultation .

Whenever possible, requests will be responded to within two business days by librarians who will schedule an appointment with you. If you need assistance more quickly, Ask a Librarian.

Featured LibGuide: “Cornell University History: A Research Guide”

Subject expertise from Cornell University Librarians is available 24 hours a day through Library Guides. These guides, which provided curated lists of resources on a variety of subjects, classes, and skills, can be found from the front page of the Cornell Library website.

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Today’s featured guide, Cornell University History: A Research Guide, was created by Michael Engle, Reference and Instruction Librarian.

This guide is a great resource for those researching of Cornell’s rich history.  The guide provides information and links to resources available through Cornell University Library.

If you still have questions, or prefer to contact us in person or via email, phone or chat: Ask a Librarian.

Fall Break Hours at Olin and Uris Libraries

Fall Break Hours start on Friday, October 10th and run through Monday, October 13th. Regular operating hours begin again on Tuesday, October 14th.

Uris Library

Friday, October 10th                         closes at 5 pm
Saturday, October 11th                     10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 12th                       12 pm to 5 pm
Monday, October 13th                       8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, October 14th                     Opens at 8 am

Olin Library

Friday, October 10th                         closes at 6 pm
Saturday, October 11th                     10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 12th                       12 pm to 6 pm
Monday, October 13th                       8 am to 9 pm
Tuesday, October 14th                      8 am to 2 am

For more information on specific services please visit: http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/hours.

If you wish to access Cornell online materials over the fall break, use the library home page as your starting point. You will need to use your Net ID and password to authenticate your Cornell credentials.  You can download Passkey, a bookmarklet that allows you to access materials without going through the Cornell library website.

Our 24/7 chat service will be available over the break.  A link to the chat service is available on the Ask a Librarian page.

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