“’Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online
access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use
those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and
scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for
academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to... ...increase
the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct
research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of
scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and
scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are
supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.”
“The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text
scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.
Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network
includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters,
dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original
UR’s InSPIRe is a part of the Digital
“The Digital Public Library of America brings together the
riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely
available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human
expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of
America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.”
Armacost Library is honored to be the recipient of the David
Nuffer Hemingway Collection. Please join us for a first viewing of this
collection on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 10:00-11:30am at the
Armacost Library, 2nd floor lobby. Light refreshments will be served.
David Nuffer (’54) was well known as a Hemingway aficionado.
His research, which included travel to both France and Cuba, led to a pair of
self-published books and an opportunity to present at the Hemingway Society
conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.
When David passed away in 2011, Mary (’56) and the family
wanted to find a proper home for his beloved collection of first editions and
other Hemingway works. Armacost Library was a good choice.We want to thank them and show off the
collection at this event scheduled during Homecoming Weekend.Please RSVP to Debbie
Alban, 909-748-8092 or Debbie_Alban@redlands.edu
Welcome new and returning students! Have you taken full advantage of the librarians and Library website? Consider the following whether you're a novice or an ol' research pro.
Cultivate your research & critical thinking skills
Use the "Ask Us" bulldog to meet or speak with, chat or email a member of the library faculty. Contact us when you're developing ideas for a research topic, deciding to use or forego a source, identifying useful search terms, or any other activity that makes use of information sources.
Use Research Guides (by subject and course)
Library faculty have crafted these guides to help you learn about research strategies, habits of mind, and anything else that can develop your scholarship, including recommended resources.
Get quick answers to questions with "How Do I?"
Use "How Do I?" when you want to know, "How do I renew my books? How do I read scholarly articles? How many items may I borrow at a time?"
Read a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper
Sometimes your professor will recommend a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper. To see if the library has it, go to Article Databases & Online Resources and click the "Find a journal, magazine, or newspaper" button to search.
Look up a specific article
When all you have is a citation and you want full text, if the item being cited is an article go to Article Databases & Online Resources and click the "Look up a specific article" button to search.
Find a book
To locate a book or a book chapter, print or online, use the Library Catalog. To access online books, click on the hyperlink provided in the record, to find print books look at the book's location, call number, and availability. Click on the location (e.g. Reference, Periodicals, etc.) to view a map.
Find more books & media in Link+
When searching the Library Catalog, extend your search by clicking "Find in Link+" near the top of your screen. Link+ is like a quicker version of interlibrary loan for books and media only.
Save it to a list
When you search the Library Catalog and find a book, music score, CD, or DVD but don't have time for just yet, save it to a list. Select the item, click on "Save," and select the list to which you'll save it.
Request, Recall, or Place a Hold
Ever search for something in the Library Catalog and find it's not available? Request, recall, or place a hold by selecting the item, then click on "Request" and follow the directions provided.
Receive Alerts When the Library Acquires Something You Like
If you've made a purchase suggestion or if you simply want to know when Armacost Library acquires the latest book from your favorite author log into your Library account, run a search, then click "Save this search." To receive an email when a new title matching your search arrives, view your record, click on "Saved Searches," and select the "Mark for Email" box.
Do you have a favorite learning tool? Let me know by adding a comment below.
Physical Sciences Librarian and Web Experiences Librarian