Did you know UHD librarians visit our distance sites? We come to teach library instruction courses, provide research help, and meet with faculty and students. You’ll see this sign when a UHD librarian is at the UHD-NW computer lab. Stop by to say hello!
If you would like to request a library instruction session for your class, fill out this form and specify your distance site location. Visit our Distance and Online Education Library Guide for more information on library services to UHD’s distance sites!
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, is now available on trial through the UHD Library until June 8. It contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to the present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.
While you’re on the Trials of Library Databases page, explore the other databases currently available to test out, like Henry Stewart Talks — Marketing and Management Collection and PsycEXTRA. If you would like to express an opinion about whether we should subscribe to these resources, please fill out the survey on the trials page. We need your feedback!
40,000 Windows Cafe is now closed until the start of Summer Session I, June 3. It will be open then 10am to 3pm. Right now, the plans are to close after the end of Summer I (early July). We’d still like you to come visit us, but we don’t want you to walk too far for nothing!
UHD’s May term starts on Monday, May 13, and ends May 30. May term students, the Library is here for you! Although hours of opening are shorter, the Library is still available during weekdays. See the May Term guide for more information.
And remember, you can always Ask a Librarian! Even though the Library won’t be open, librarians will answer questions submitted via Ask a Librarian on nights and weekends. Ask a Librarian also features a database of previously answered questions you can search for yourself. Good luck in your class, May students!
The UHD Library switched to its Intersession Hours schedule as of Sunday, May 12. Through Sunday, June 2, our hours will be:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
We will switch to our Summer Hours schedule starting on Monday, June 3. Please visit the Hours page on the library’s web site for full details, including any holiday closures.
Did you know that our library has a sizable collection of audiobooks you can access? Not only do we have books on CD (in our A/V collection on the 5th floor, near the DVDs) that you can check out, we also have over 3000 digital audiobooks available for download through EBSCOhost on a variety of topics.
To search or browse our collection, or learn how to use the EBSCOhost audiobooks, visit our Audiobooks in the Library research guide. There you’ll find a custom search box that will search through just our audiobooks as well as a link to the instructions, specific to your device, on how to download and listen to the EBSCOhost audiobooks.
I’m sure many students are busy writing papers this time of the term. With paper writing comes the citation and works cited pages at the end of those papers. The library has tools and resources to help you with those citations on our Citing Sources page.
Paper-writing involves much more than doing citations, so although that popular section is worth a visit the citing & writing section also includes Research and Writing Tips. Librarians try to link UHD students to valuable, high-quality web resources on these topics.
The library also has several research guides on citing and writing topics such as plagiarism, legal citations, grammar and more. In addition, we have guides on two of the more common used citations styles: APA and MLA. The guides have citation examples by material type, sample References/Works Cited pages, and other helpful information. Need more citation help? Ask a librarian! We’ll point you in the right direction.
Your professor wants you to write a paper using sources from scholarly journals. What does that mean? Why does it matter? And how do you find such things?
Scholarly journals are specialized publications that feature original research or analysis written by experts. Most scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed – that means every article is reviewed by a panel of experts before it is accepted for publication. Your professor wants you to use scholarly journals because they are considered the most accurate and reliable sources for university-level work.
How do you find scholarly journals? Start with the Databases & Articles section of the library website. When choosing a database, read the description to find out if the database covers journals. Once you choose a database, look for a “scholarly journals” option on the search page. Most databases have this option. Choose the “scholarly journals” option to limit your search to these sources.
To find out more about scholarly or peer-reviewed journals and how they differ from popular magazines or trade journals, check out the Peer-Review or Scholarly Journals page.
When writing a research paper, you will need to incorporate other people’s statements and ideas into your writing, in order to provide expert support for your ideas. When you do this, you will need to make it clear to a reader where you found these statements and ideas, whether in a book, an article, on the internet, in a film, by talking to someone personally, or through any other means. This shows a reader that you did your research, and also allows her to find that same information if it interests her.
Plagiarism is when you use the work or ideas of someone else in your own work without giving credit to the original source. Sometimes people intentionally cheat by trying to pass a paper as their own work, but, very often, plagiarism happens by accident.
Regardless of the intention, plagiarism can have serious consequences. The UHD Student Handbook includes an Academic Honesty Policy (PS 03.A.19) with a definition of plagiarism and procedures for faculty to follow when they suspect a student may have plagiarized or cheated on a paper. Penalties for plagiarism can include a failing grade (F) for a course.
The UHD library has a research guide all about plagiarism, understanding it and avoiding it. Take a look at it for more information or help. You can also take a look at the Academic Honesty web page.
UHD library users have instant access to over 5000 streaming educational videos with Films on Demand: Digital Educational Video.
This web-based video delivery system provides a wide range of streaming video titles in four collections: Business and Economics; Health; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science, from companies such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Shopware, Meridian Education, and several major television networks. New films are added periodically.
With Films on Demand, you can:
- View videos from any computer with a high-speed Internet connection
- Search for videos by keyword, subject, producer, territory, textbook or K-12 standards
- Create a customized playlist with a static URL for easy sharing
- Incorporate film segments into presentations, lesson plans, Blackboard, etc.
Any UHD student, faculty or staff member can access Films on Demand, along with other streaming media resources, on our Audio & Video page.
In addition, faculty can embed links to specific films or film segments in Blackboard Vista.