Where can you find reliable information about your local community and the United States? Discover this and more at the Population and Economic Data Workshop taking place at the library tomorrow, October 18, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The event features presenters from the Alaska Department of Labor, the United States Census Bureau, and the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs. We will have a full day of workshop sessions, and you can attend just one or all of them. Spots are still available; view the schedule and sign up here: register to reserve seats.
Can’t attend? Try exploring the data and statistics sources listed on the Government Information research guide: http://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/government_information.
This is the time of year that the Nobel Prizes are handed out to individuals that have made important contributions within Medicine (or Physiology,) Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace and Economics. On Thursday, October 13th, the recipient for the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced. The Nobel Prize originates from Alfred Nobel, a Swedish businessman, inventor, engineer and chemist, who in 1895 decided to leave the bulk of his fortune in trust to establish a set of prizes. The prize in Economics was established in 1968 by the Swedish Central Bank (Sveriges Riksbank) in memory of Alfred Nobel. To find out more about the Nobel Prize, please take a closer look at the Nobel website. You can find out about the history of the prize and learn about current and past recipients at Nobelprize.org.
“So, what does an archivist do?” It’s a question I hear a lot from pretty much everyone, from researchers and other faculty members, to people I meet in my everyday life. I generally give them the short answer, which is … Continue reading
When and where: Saturday, October 15, 11 am – 4 pm. Archives, Consortium Library Room 305. Parking is Free! If you can’t make it on this day, contact us: we’ll see what we can do to accommodate you. firstname.lastname@example.org Are … Continue reading
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zoological Record, the world’s oldest continuing database of animal biology. The online database contains records back to 1864. The broad scope of coverage ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences, and, as the world’s leading taxonomic reference, it also acts as the world’s unofficial register of animal names.
Find Zoological Record under Z in the list of Databases, or select it from the list of all databases in the Web of Science.
Wednesday, October 5, is #AskAnArchivist Day over on Twitter. This is a national thing–October is Archives Month–so archivists all over the country will be watching extra hard on Twitter for any questions you might have. Several Alaskan archivists will be … Continue reading
Do you have photographs of your time at UAA/ACC/all the other initials that you want to have digitized? Are you looking for an opportunity to share those photos with the world (or at the very least, other UA types)? Would you like … Continue reading
As an archivist I am often asked “what does someone use an archive for?” The question may seem easy to answer—many assume that most users of archives are scholars or historians. But researcher questions vary with each researcher who walks … Continue reading
Fall semester is almost upon us and if you are looking to acquire textbooks for your classes, remember that the library does not purchase textbooks. Luckily, there are some alternatives for you to consider:
1) Stop by the circulation desk to see if the book has been put on reserve by your professor for your class. Make sure you provide the people at the desk the instructor last name and the title of the item. Or you can check yourself by going to Course Reserves and looking for the course by instructor name, course ID or title.
2) Rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.
For additional options: check out our Textbook guide .
SAGE Research Methods has relaunched on a new and improved platform. Some of the key features of the new site are:
- A unified platform for text and video content, providing users with a multimedia research experience
- A fully responsive site that will work well with all mobile phones and tablet devices
- Improved discoverability of content, both from within the platform and from external sources
- The Methods Map has been improved, allowing users to explore method concepts with greater ease. The browse options have been enhanced to align with user needs – allowing browse by discipline, content type, and method topic.