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  • March 25, 2014

    Randall Library recently added access to Credo Reference which is an online full-text library that covers all major subjects. It includes general reference resources such as dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to zoology. It offers easy keyword searching across the database of resources so you don’t need to know the title of a specific reference book to get started. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

    You can access Credo Reference via our Database A-Z list under "C" or by Type under "General Reference."

     

     

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  • March 21, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our VHS collection is being relocated to the second floor. The move started today, Friday March 21, and will continue early next week.

    Please reference the map(s) to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Remember, this move is IN PROCESS. 

    Thank you for your patience.

     

     

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  • March 21, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our Audio Book collection has been relocated.

    The collection didn't move far!

    Please reference the map to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • March 19, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our DVD collection will be relocated starting Wednesday morning March 19.

    The DVDs are not moving far!

    Please reference the map to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • March 18, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our Featured New Book Collection will be relocated on Wednesday morning March 19.

    The books are not moving far! Please reference the map to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • March 12, 2014

    NOTE: The system update is complete; please begin to update your library links as described below.

    If you have links to the library catalog, library books, ejournals, databases or articles that you are using in Blackboard Learn, your webpages, on syllabi or that you have bookmarked, you may be affected by the library system update scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014. Randall Library will be updating links in the library catalog and on library websites, and therefore if you have been linking directly to library resources you will have to update the links you have been using.

    To help ease the transition, we have created a Link Translator Tool available at: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator. You can simply paste in your current links to books, articles, ejournals, databases – anything library related – and if your link needs updating the tool will create the new link for you. 

    How do I know if my links need updating?

    If you have copied and pasted links from the library catalog or from a library database and the link has “uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu” somewhere in it, it will need to be updated. Links that contain “library.uncw.edu” will NOT have to be updated. If you are unsure, use the Link Translator Tool:  http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator

    How do I get the new link?

    Visit the Link Translator Tool available at: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator. Paste in your current links to books, articles, ejournals, databases – anything library related – and if your link needs updating, the tool will create the new link for you.  If it doesn’t need updating, it will tell you that too.

    When will I need the new links?

    The new links will go into effect after the system update is completed on Thursday, March 6th.

    When will the current links stop working?

    The old links will continue to work for several weeks after the update, but will not reflect updated information. To make sure you are able to accurately access library resources you will want to update your links as soon as possible after Thursday, March 6th.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us via email, phone or chat at http://library.uncw.edu/ask.

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  • March 12, 2014

    Randall Library has a new image resource, ARTstor, with over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Learn how it can help you!

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  • March 10, 2014

    NOTE: As of 3/10/2014 this update has been completed! Please update your library links as described below.

    On Tuesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 6th Randall Library will be updating the library system. On these dates, some online library services will experience downtime. These include:

    • The library catalog (which includes the searching options “Books & More” and “Videos”)
    • Online access to “My Library Account” including renewals of books and videos
    • Any “proxied”* links to ejournals, databases and articles
    • Fine & fee payments, placing holds and purchasing borrower cards at the Circulation Desk

    During this downtime, you will still be able to check out and return items at the Circulation Desk.

    There are some workarounds that you can employ to continue to access ejournals, databases and articles.

    1. Access library resources from an on-campus computer.

    Once the upgrade is complete on March 6th, this change will have major impacts on links to the library catalog, books, ejournals, databases and articles that you may have been using in Blackboard Learn, in your webpages or on syllabi. To learn more about those changes and how to prepare, please visit: http://library.uncw.edu/news/update_links_march2014.

    *”Proxied” links contain “libcat.uncw.edu”  somewhere in the url.

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  • March 06, 2014

    Randall Library welcomes Chair and Professor of the UNCG Department of Library & Information Studies, Dr. Clara Chu.

    Dr. Chu will share trends and efforts in adapting library and information education, and preparing the next generation of librarians. She will also describe the online or face to face MLIS program at UNCG, which is preparing new librarians with the mindset and skills to provide information services to their diverse communities in 21st century libraries. 

    Light Refreshments will be served.

    Tuesday, March 11, Noon - 1 pm, Randall Library RM 1045

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  • March 06, 2014

    March is Women's History Month and the Women’s Studies and Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is proud to host the 2014 SEWSA (Southeastern Women's Studies Association) conference on the UNCW campus March 27-29.

    In keeping with this year's conference theme, The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism, a new display at Randall Library, Women Writers and Appalachia, celebrates the diverse writing that comes out of or is inspired by the Appalachian region of North America, and especially honors this year's conference Keynote Speaker, Nikky Finney.

    Finney is the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, and, along with numerous collections of poetry, has authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

    Alongside Finney's work in the display you will find books of fiction and poetry from other women writers of Appalachia that should be read. The exhibit also includes library materials like maps, narratives, videos and more, that tie to the Appalachian Community of the Carolinas and beyond.

    Women Writers and Appalachia will be on display in our Government Documents Area on the 2nd fl. through April.

    For more information on SEWSA, including a list of conference events, click here.

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