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Holiday Hours

The University Libraries – Main, Science & Engineering, Fine Arts and Special Collections – are closed the following days during the holiday season: Saturday, December 21: closed Sunday, December 22: closed Tuesday, December 24: closed Wednesday, December 25: closed Wednesday, January 1: closed We are open reduced hours over winter break (December 21, 2013 – January 14, 2014). More...

Finals Survival Week: Relax & De-stress @ the Main Library

Free Coffee
Brought to you by the Arizona Student Unions & the University Libraries
From 12/12/13 - 12/20/13 at the Main Library Starbucks only, 6 pm - 5 am, CatCard holders can enjoy a small drip coffee. The Main Library Starbucks will be open 24 hours a day. Game Nights & Therapy Dogs
Xbox and board games available for students to play in groups or solo. More...

"2013 Student Research Symposium: A Visual History of the University of Arizona" (event)

Does a picture tell a thousand words? If so, the historical images identified by students in the research-intensive course History 498, "A Visual History of the University of Arizona," offer countless words, and stories, to be shared. The students have spent the semester sifting through the UA Photograph Collection with a researcher’s eye toward identifying the most compelling images, understanding and interpreting the historical context, and developing a professional presentation based on their research. The results of their intensive study will be shared at the 2013 Student Research Symposium hosted by Special Collections and the UA Department of History on Thursday, Dec. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to:

-Apply for a library card
-Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD
-Return items checked out from any public library branch
-Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile

FALL 2013 DATES
-September 3
-October 1
-December 3

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Thanksgiving Hours

The University Libraries – Main, Science & Engineering, Fine Arts and Special Collections – are closed the following hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday: Wednesday, November 27: close at 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 28: closed
Friday, November 29: closed Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 30. For more information, please visit http://www.library.arizona.edu/applications/hours More...

Trial Database: EV GeoCloud

EV GeoCloud portal and geospatial data sets from East View Geospatial. This portal will replace the current interface for the Mexico 1:50,000 scale Vector Data Viewer (Sonora, Baja California Norte, and Chihuahua). Access this database trial through December 31, 2013. More...

“40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself: Folklife and Culture”

Join us for the final lecture accompanying Special Collections' current exhibition, "40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself." Maribel Alvarez, research professor for the UA Southwest Center and Tucson Meet Yourself program director, will share stories of Tucson's folklife and culture during the evening discussion. Watch our 90-second exhibition video! More...

“Not Forgotten: Over 20 Years of Afghan History Rescued, Restored and Now Globally Accessible” (lecture)

<p><em>Atifa Rawan, Librarian Emeritus</em></p>Since 2007, in partnership with Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, the University Libraries have worked to preserve, digitize, and make globally accessible the literature of Afghanistan. Through multi-year, collaborative effort unique Afghan records are now searchable online through a website housing the complete digital records: www.afghandata.org. Covering a time of war and social upheaval in Afghanistan, the one-of-a-kind materials document 21 years of history, culture, and development during the Jihad period – documents that might otherwise have been lost in the rubble of war. Through this initiative, the University of Arizona Libraries have made this extensive collection available to citizens, scholars, and researchers. More...

New Service: Self-Publishing & Book Printing

Attention writers! Have you written a book? Do you want printed copies of your book? We can help. The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is a print-on-demand machine that can generate a paperback book in minutes. The University Libraries has one of the only two machines in the state of Arizona. More...

RefWorks Workshop

Save time and get organized with a RefWorks Workshop! RefWorks allows you to easily organize your references, and instantly create formatted bibliographies. This workshop will cover downloading references from different databases, editing your references, creating lists of references in different styles, Write and Cite, and collaborating with others. Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time: 3:00- 4:30 PM
Where: Information Commons (IC Classroom), IC 112
Equipment: Bring your laptop or use our desktop computers. Need more info? More...

Home Movie Day 2013 (event)

Join the University of Arizona Special Collections and Department of English to mark Tucson’s participation in the international event “Home Movie Day,” on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur filmmaking held annually at dozens of local venues worldwide, providing the opportunity for individuals and families to discover how best to care for their films and get a rare chance to view examples of home movies. The Tucson community is invited to bring original 8mm, S8mm and 16mm films for consideration, inspection by experts, and screening on Home Movie Day alongside a community audience. More...

Trial Database: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL), offering a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. The EHLL features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. More...

"In Defense of the Book: The Future of the Scholarly Monograph" (panel)

During Open Access Week, taking place this year from Oct. 21 – 27, 2013, academic institutions around the globe explore the ideal of free, full‐text, immediate, online access to peer‐reviewed scholarship so new ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone.

The University Libraries will continue its series of Scholarly Publishing Conversations with the goal of raising awareness about the challenges, opportunities, and scholarly and academic resources available through Open Access initiatives. The panel discussion "In Defense of the Book: The Future of the Scholarly Monograph," will consider why the scholarly monograph is valued in academia, what aspects of these books are most important, and will explore other ways to achieve those valuable aspects. Featured UA panelists will lead the conversation: -Kristen Buckles, Acquiring Editor, University of Arizona Press
-Jerry Hogle, Professor, English Department and University Distinguished Professor
-Katherine Morrissey, Associate Professor, History Department The panel discussion is free and open to the public. More...

Want more from your University Libraries? Tell us what you think!

If you use any of the University Libraries we want your opinion. In just a couple of minutes you will inform decisions, improve library services, and make your voice heard. Go ahead, tell us what you think! The survey will be available for only a short time, from October 21 - 27. Survey:http://bit.ly/ua-library-survey More...

Win $500 in the Library Video Contest!

Grab your video camera, get creative, and help us promote the library!

Create a video that introduces students to the library. The winning video will be used both on the library website and in orientations. Secure your claim to fame! The 1st place winnerreceives $500 to the UA BookStores. More...

Trial Database: Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior.
The Global Road Warrior database covers 175 countries and addresses 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. More...

Trial Database: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL), a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature. The EAGLL offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of Ancient Greek, comprising detailed descriptions of the language from Proto-Greek to koine. More...

Trial Database: CQ Voting and Elections Collection

CQ Voting and Elections Collection. It includes historical and modern data, analyses of elections and voting behavior, explanations of electoral process and reforms, census and district demographics, key events and issues, and much more. Categories include Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, Gubernatorial Elections, Campaigns and Elections, Political Parties, and Voters and Demographics. More...

Trial Database: PolicyMap

PolicyMap, an online mapping tool and analytics platform with thousands of US data indicators to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood up to a national level, as well as create custom regions. PolicyMap's data indicators are related to demographics, neighborhood conditions, real estate markets, federal programs, money and income, jobs and economy, education, crime, health, and more. More...

Trial Database: BrowZine

BrowZine, which provides access to a few hundred Open Access journals from key publishers BioMed Central and PLoS. It also provides access to many scholarly journals such as ACS, Elsevier, Emerald, IEEE, NEJM, JAMA, Nature, Oxford, Sage, Science, and Wiley. Note that BrowZine is only for mobile devices. More...

"Teatro Libertad: Reflection & Discussion" (event)

Join us on October 1 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Special Collections for an evening of reflection and discussion with members of Teatro Libertad, a local street theatre company from the 1970s. A viewing of select scenes from La Vida Del Cobre (The Life of Copper), one of the group’s plays, accompanies the talk. Teatro Libertad is featured in a new exhibit on display from Sept. More...

Mark your calendars!

Interested in what's going on at the University Libraries? View our Fall 2013 event brochure (PDF) for a complete list of exhibits and public programs at Special Collections and the Main & Science-Engineering libraries. Also included in the brochure are local author events and new publications from the University of Arizona Press. Want to learn more about library events, exhibits and news? More...

"Una Noche de Corridos: Ballads of Passion, Pride and Politics" (event)

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at UA Special Collections as local musicians, including UA students, perform ballads of passion, pride and politics – corridos. Throughout the oral history and tradition of Mexico, the corrido has been a source of information, education and celebration about events, people, or places. The corrido was particularly important during the Mexican War of Independence and the Mexican Revolution when news of events, heroes, and tragedies were shared through the genre. Often times sung by a single performer playing a guitar, corridos vary in length, style, and rhythm. More...

Trial Database: BizMiner

BizMiner. BizMiner produces granular industry statistical financial reports and offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. These market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. More...

Deadline Extended! UA Students: Win $1,000 in the Willock Library Research Award!

NOTE: The deadline to apply for the Willock Library Research Award has been extended to Monday, October, 21, 2013! The Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes University of Arizona students who have made extensive and innovative use of the UA Libraries’ information resources and services in support of their coursework. Six awards of $1000 each will be awarded. Who's eligible to apply? UA undergraduate and graduate students who are participating in the GPSC Student Showcase are eligible. The Willock Library Research Awards will be presented at the end of the GPSC Student Showcase held on Nov. More...

Grand Opening: Starbucks @ the Main Library

Celebrate the grand opening of Starbucks at the Main Library with food, fun & freebies! From 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. UA students can enter to win the coveted “Keep Calm & Study On” shirt one of two ways:
• Explore the library with the SCVNGR app
• Create your own MadLibraries board The official grand opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting, cake and plenty of coffee. Can't get enough of the espresso? More...

“Marie Tharp’s Ocean Floor: How One Woman Revolutionized the Earth Sciences”

<p>World Ocean Floor Panorama by Bruce C. Heezen and Marie Tharp, &copy;1977, U.S. Navy through the Office of Naval Research</p>Most of us know what the ocean floor looks like from detailed maps we’ve seen, but before 1957 very little was known about the ocean floor. Did you know there are amazing mountains, ridges, canyons, and rifts that make up the ocean floor?

This exhibit highlights the work of Marie Tharp (1920-1986), geologist and oceanographic cartographer. More...

“40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself: An Evening with Big Jim Griffith”

Join us for the opening lecture of Special Collections newest exhibition, "40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself." The evening includes a discussion about the early days of Tucson Meet Yourself featuring Dr. Jim Griffith, retired UA professor, former director of the Southwest Center & founder and former director of Tucson Meet Yourself. A panel of notable festival volunteers and friends – Dan Madden, Loma Griffith, Debbie Friesen, Fred Klein, Richard Morales and Gary Tenen – will also share stories and reminiscences of Tucson Meet Yourself from its earliest days and how it evolved into the largest folklife festival in the Southwest. Watch our 90 second exhibition preview video! More...

“40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself” (exhibit)

Tucson Meet Yourself, the largest free, three-day folklife festival in Arizona-Sonora, holds its 40th annual event this October. In celebration of this milestone, a new exhibition at UA Special Collections offers a retrospective review of the origins, traditions and celebrations that define the festival. “40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself” is on display from Sept. More...

Trial Database: Knovel

Knovel, web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel is comprised of authoritative science and technology references used by academics, professional engineers, and engineering students around the world. More...

“Teatro Libertad and Chicano Theatre in Tucson” (exhibit)

A local street theatre company from the 1970s, Teatro Libertad, is featured in a new exhibit on display from Sept. 3, 2013 - Feb. 20, 2014 at the UA Main Library. A special event on Tuesday, Oct. 1 will reunite many of Teatro Libertad’s members in an evening of reflection, discussion about the community impact of their performances, and viewing of select scenes from La Vida Del Cobre (The Life of Copper), one of the group’s plays. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to:

-Apply for a library card
-Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD
-Return items checked out from any public library branch
-Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile

FALL 2013 DATES
-September 3
-October 1
-December 3

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Library Videos: Just Released!

Interested in what's going on at the Libraries? View all videos created or presented by the library including our guest lectures, “how to,” collection highlights, and student-created videos. Just released videos include: An overview of the library-developed, award-winning, open-source program for creating interactive web tutorials - Guide on the Side Learning the Archive: Knowledge River Graduate Assistants in Special Collections An introduction to the library's new self-publishing and book printing service with the Espresso Book Machine A profile of the Libraries' Willock Graduate Assistantship Program More...

Trial Database: LGBT Thought and Culture

LGBT Thought and Culture. This database includes key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.More...

Just in time for fall classes: New library services & resources!

More hours
The Main Library is now open until 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday during the semester. We're also open early - at 9:00 a.m. - on Sunday. That’s 152 hours a week!

More equipment
New cameras, camcorders and camera accessories and more iPad and iPad minis - all for UA students to check out for up to 72 hours. More...

New in the Campus Repository: Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest

<p>Arizona Nevada Academy of Sciences&nbsp;</p>The complete set of Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest (1971-2012) is now available online in the UA Campus Repository. These conference proceedings are a publication of the Hydrology section of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.

The proceedings, previously available only in hard copy, were digitized and made available through a collaboration between the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University Libraries.More...

Karen Williams Appointed Dean of the University Libraries

Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been named Dean of University Libraries at University of Arizona, effective August 5, 2013. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in 2004, Williams spent more than twenty years at the University of Arizona working in a variety of leadership roles in the University Libraries. More...

Closed for Independence Day

The University Libraries – Main, Science & Engineering, Fine Arts and Special Collections – are closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We’ll resume regular summer hours on Friday, July 5. More...

University Libraries Select Serials Solutions’ Summon Discovery Service

Library delivers value to students and researchers with enhanced discovery experience The University of Arizona Libraries recently selected the Summon discovery service from Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business. In support of the University Libraries’ vision to provide unlimited access to information in a customer-centric environment, the Summon service will enable increased usage of the libraries’ vast collection and provide an enhanced user experience.More...

University Libraries Win "Best of Show" Award

The University Libraries will be awarded “Best of Show” for library publicity materials at the upcoming American Library Association Annual Conference. Nearly 250 entries from over 90 libraries were submitted in the “Best of Show” competition held by the American Library Association’s Public Relations and Marketing Section. Entries were appraised by a jury of three marketing professionals on the quality of content, format, design, creativity, and originality. “Best of Show” went to our Fall 2012 Event Listing (see the recent edition), a single brochure produced each fall and spring listing all public programs, exhibitions, and special events hosted by the Libraries. More...

Book Sale: Friends of the University Libraries

The Friends of the University Libraries Summer Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Friends Book House, 1535 E. 8th Street (NW corner of Cherry & 8th Street). FOL members with a current membership card are invited to the private access sale from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. More...

Joyce L. Ogburn: Campus Presentation, Candidate for Dean of the University Libraries

The campus community is invited to attend the open presentations in which finalists for the position of Dean of the University Libraries are asked to speak about their vision for the future of academic libraries. Joyce L. Ogburn, Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah
-Campus presentation: Wednesday, May 22, 9:30-11am, ILC 140 More...

Carolyn Henderson Allen: Campus Presentation, Candidate for Dean of the University Libraries

The campus community is invited to attend the open presentations in which finalists for the position of Dean of the University Libraries are asked to speak about their vision for the future of academic libraries. Carolyn Henderson Allen, Dean of Libraries, University of Arkansas
-Campus presentation: Monday, May 20, 9:30-11am, ILC 150 More...

Karen Williams: Campus Presentation, Candidate for Dean of the University Libraries

The campus community is invited to attend the open presentations in which finalists for the position of Dean of the University Libraries are asked to speak about their vision for the future of academic libraries. Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota Libraries
-Campus presentation: Wednesday, May 15, 9:30-11am, ILC 140 More...

Campus Presentations: Candidates for Dean of the University Libraries

Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota Libraries
-Campus presentation: Wednesday, May 15, 9:30-11am, ILC 140 Carolyn Henderson Allen, Dean of Libraries, University of Arkansas
-Campus presentation: Monday, May 20, 9:30-11am, ILC 150 Joyce L. More...

Library Video Contest: Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a video for the Library Video Contest! Thanks also to everyone who voted! Voting closed May 1, 2013. Winners 1st Place: Avin Shah for UA Library Video 2nd Place: Dylan Kearney and Symeon Platts for the University of Arizona Library Related Coverage
UANews | UA Libraries Student Video Winner Named More...

Finals Study Break

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries during the weekend before finals! Enjoy a variety of home-baked goodies, store-bought treats and beverages.Therapy dogs from Therapy Animals of Southern Arizonawill also be on hand to help students de-stress. Location: Main Library, 2nd floor lobby More...

Free Coffee @ Main Library!

Fuel up! Free coffee @ the Main Library! May 1st–8th, 6pm–8am Second Floor Lobby–East side {Brought to you by UA Student Unions & UA Libraries} More...

You Asked...We Listened!

You asked...we listened! We've added extra hours for you. The Main Library will be open 24 hours a day for finals: Friday, April 26 through Friday, May 10, closing at 6pm. After 9pm, a valid CatCard is needed for building access and use. More...

“50 Years: Tucson’s Mexican American Community” (lecture)

In the final program of the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series, Lupe Castillo, Professor, Pima Community College and Margo Cowan, Public Defender, Pima County, will lead a discussion exploring Tucson's Mexican American community.

Held in conjunction with Special Collections current exhibition “50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today,” the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series explores how the fight for civil rights has impacted local Tucson communities. More...

Digital Debut: Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press Collection (event)

On Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Special Collections, the public is invited to celebrate the debut of a new digital collection that makes accessible more than 150 years of news coverage documenting the voice of the Mexican and Mexican American community: the Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection. Curated, researched, and digitized by librarians and archivists, in consultation with University of Arizona professors, the collection features 20 significant Mexican and Mexican American publications, many in Spanish, published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. In addition to a preview of the collection, the debut event will also feature a panel of distinguished speakers sharing the stories and significance of these historic publications: -Juan Manuel Calderón Jaimes, Consul of Mexico;
-Alberto Elías, owner of Old Pueblo Printers and grandson of the owner, publisher and editor of El Tucsonense;
-Arturo “Arte” Moreno, owner of the Los Angeles Angels and grandson of the owner, publisher and editor of El Tucsonense;
-Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, UA Department of Mexican American Studies, former journalist, publisher and editor of Americas 2001 and El Corazon de Aztlan;
-Celeste González de Bustamante, Assistant Professor, UA School of Journalism; and
-Lupe Castillo, co-editor of ¡Coraje! and recipient of the 2011 YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award. The Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection is publicly available to encourage discovery and scholarship by students, researchers, and community members. More...

5,000 Theses & Dissertations Added to the UA Campus Repository

UA Campus Repository as part of the Theses and Dissertations Retrospective Digitization Project. When the project is completed, more than 25,000 titles will be freely available - including the very first UA thesis from 1895, and the first UA dissertation, published in 1924 - J.V. More...

Vote for the best video!

Help us choose the best video submitted in the library video contest! Only students can vote. Winners will be announced on May 2, 2013. http://www.library.arizona.edu/applications/voting More...

Early Books Lecture Series - “The Map of Cuauhtinchan No. 2"

<p>Along the road from Chicomoztoc to Cholula appears aseries of scenes describing transformation. (Detail) <em>The Mapade Cuauhtinchan No. 2</em> (obverse),16th C., Cuauhtinchan, Puebla. Polychrome painting on amatl (bark paper).</p>The Map of Cuauhtinchan No. 2: A Claim for Territorial Rights in 16th Century Mexico’s New World Order” with Jaime Fatás, Director, Spanish Translation and Interpretation Program, UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Special Collections owns copies of a recent bilingual edition of Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest: An Interpretive Journey Through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. More...

Early Books Lecture Series - “The Golden Bull: Medieval Politics of the Highest Caliber in a Manuscript”

<p style="padding-left: 210px;">(Detail) from <em>The Golden Bull of 1356.</em></p>The Golden Bull: Medieval Politics of the Highest Caliber in a Manuscript” with Albrecht Classen, Professor, UA Department of German Studies In 1356 the German emperor and the prince electors all agreed on a new treatise that regulated the relationship between the head of the country and the princes in a new way, paving the way for the future territorialization of the Holy Roman Empire. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to: -Apply for a library card
-Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD
-Return items checked out from any public library branch
-Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile SPRING 2013 DATES
-February 5
-April 2
-May 7
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 9 & 10) Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Early Books Lecture Series - “Golden Boughs: De luxe Early Virgil Manuscripts”

<p style="padding-left: 180px;">From <em>The Vergilius Romanus</em>, Folio 74v</p>Golden Boughs: De luxe Early Virgil Manuscripts” with Cynthia White, Professor, UA Department of Classics Special Collections houses two exceptional manuscript facsimiles of the works of Virgil, the ancient Roman poet who wrote the Bucolics, Georgics and Aeneid: the Vatican Virgil (Vat. lat. 3225), the oldest and one of the most glorious extant examples of an illustrated book of classical literature, and the Augustan Virgil (Vat. More...

Two Library Personnel Awarded for Creating Innovative & Cutting-Edge Software

<p>Leslie Sult, Instructional Services Librarian &amp; Mike Hagedon, Senior Applications Systems Analyst/Developer</p>Guide on the Side software, developed at the University of Arizona Libraries by Mike Hagedon, senior applications systems analyst/developer, and Leslie Sult, instructional services librarian, is an easily accessible, Web-based, open-source software that interactively guides users through search strategies for online resources.

Although created to help students learn how to use library databases, Guide on the Side software can just as easily be adapted by any organization – education, government, or non-profit – to help users navigate complex websites. More...

Annual Luncheon: Friends of the University Libraries

Friends of the University Libraries Annual Luncheon
Monday, March 11, 11:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch served at noon
Arizona Inn The Friends of the University Libraries will hold their annual luncheon at the Arizona Inn featuring two keynote speakers, authors Penelope Niven and her daugher Jennifer Niven. All in the Family: Mother-daughter authors Penelope and Jennifer Niven will discuss how and why they wrote their new books and share some of their adventures along the way, including glimpses of how the family relationship affects their work. Penelope Niven will discuss her most recent book, Thornton Wilder: A Life, and share stories of Wilder's visits to Tucson and the University of Arizona Libraries. More...

Women Writing Mystery Lecture Series: A Conversation with Margaret Coel, Interviewed by J.A. Jance

Special Collections holds its third annual Women Writing Mystery Lecture Series program at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books featuring Margaret Coel, New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation and the Catherine McLeod novels. This exciting lecture program, held each year at the Tucson Festival of Books, highlights the Women Mystery Writers Collection housed in Special Collections. More...

“50 Years: Tucson’s LGBTQ Community” (lecture)

In the third program of the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series, UA scholars and researchers will lead a discussion exploring Tucson's LGBTQ community. The panelists include Adela Licona, Associate Professor, UA Department of English; Stephen Russell, Director, Frances McClelland Institute, UA Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences; and Jamie Lee, Doctoral Student, UA School of Information Resources and Library Science. Held in conjunction with Special Collections newest exhibition “50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today,” the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series explores how the fight for civil rights has impacted local Tucson communities. More...

Trial database: Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (1947-71), Part I and Part II

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (1947-71), Part I and Part II. Part III (1972-80) of this database is already available. This collection covers the years from 1947 to 1980, encompassing files on all the countries of South Asia: principally India and Pakistan, but also Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and the Maldives. The collection is split into three, chronologically based parts: Section I: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-64 Section II: South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-71 Section III: Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-80 Access More...

Trial Database: Data Citation Index

Data Citation Index.

The Data Citation Index is designed to be the first single source of data discovery for the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

It fully indexes a significant number of the world's leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets.More...

"Open Science: Accelerating the Pace of Scientific Discovery" (lecture)

Scholar, researcher and author Michael Nielsen will be at the University of Arizona on Thursday, February 28, 2013 to deliver a talk titled “Open Science: Accelerating the Pace of Scientific Discovery.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Kiva Room at the Student Union Memorial Center.More...

Special Collections Launches Redesigned Website

In February, Special Collections unveiled a newly designed website offering improved visual and navigation elements as well as enhanced functionality. Users can now browse nearly 1,000 collections by broad subject area (such asHistory of ScienceorPerforming Arts) or use thewebsite searchto begin exploring. The new site uses responsive design, a technology that allows users to experience the full functionality of our website no matter what device you use, including tablets and smart phones. We hope the new website makes it easier to conduct research and explore the unique collections held in Special Collections. More...

Library Tools in D2L

USE YOUR LIBRARY! D2L LIBRARY TOOLS are customized for your courses. Material is specifically geared toward your courses: Find articles Search the catalog Research & Writing Tools Chat with a librarian More...

“50 Years: Tucson’s Native American Community” (lecture)

In the second program of the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series, Robert A. Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies, UA Rogers College of Law, will lead a discussion about Indian law cases, Arizona, and the Supreme Court during the Civil Rights Era. Held in conjunction with Special Collections newest exhibition“50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today,” the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series explores how the fight for civil rights has impacted local Tucson communities. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to: -Apply for a library card
-Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD
-Return items checked out from any public library branch
-Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile SPRING 2013 DATES
-February 5
-April 2
-May 7
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 9 & 10) Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Win $500 in the Library Video Contest!

Grab your video camera, get creative, and help us promote the library!

Create a video that introduces students to the library. The winning video will be used both on the library website and in orientations. Secure your claim to fame! The 1st place winnerreceives $500 to the UA BookStores. More...

Photo Friday: Interiors

Interiors: This investigation of enclosed spaces, objects, people, light and shadow offers a range of images from the intimate to the psychologically charged. It includes work by Jeff Wall, Sonya Noskowiak, Minor White, Max Yavno, Lee Friedlander, Jack Welpott, James Welling, Imogen Cunningham, Danny Lyon, and Jo Ann Callis. Photo Friday offers an exclusive themed selection from the Center’s renowned collection of photographs—unframed for close inspection in the second floor viewing room—every month. More...

“The Thieving, Bloody Thirteenth Legislature” (lecture)

“The Thieving, Bloody Thirteenth Legislature,” a program tracing the tumultuous founding of the University of Arizona, will be presented from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd. In the presentation, Christopher Carroll, Ph.D., and Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona, will describe events which led to the creation of the University of Arizona in 1885. More...

Trial Database: L'Année philologique

L'Année philologique, a great bibliographic source of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

This database includes more than 810,000 records, with over 15,000 new records added every year, and indexes more than 1,000 journals -- making it essential for providing comprehensive coverage of classical scholarship throughout the world. More...

University Libraries 'Guide on the Side' Honored as Cutting-Edge Technology

University of Arizona Libraries Honored for Cutting-edge Services by American Library Association The American Library Association (ALA) has selected five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring libraries in Boston, New York City, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla., and Le Roy, N.Y. The ALA honored the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries for serving its community using novel and innovative methods.More...

Dean of Libraries Announces Return to Faculty

Libraries Dean Carla Stoffle Stepping Down, Returning to Faculty
By University Communications Carla J. Stoffle, dean of University Libraries and the Center for Creative Photography, has announced that she will return to the faculty on July 1. Stoffle came to the University of Arizona to become dean in 1991. More...

“50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today” (exhibit)

New Exhibition Reflects on 50 Years of Civil Rights in Tucson Communities

On August 28, 1963 thousands were drawn to the National Mall to be part of what would become a historic event: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On a national level, the march spurred the passing of important civil rights legislation. More...

“50 Years: Tucson’s African American Community” (lecture)

The Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series opens on Tuesday, January 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. with “50 Years: Tucson’s African American Community.” A screening of the documentary film “In Their Own Words: The 1960s civil rights movement in Tucson” will be followed by a panel discussion with Charles Ford, Ph.D., More...

Photo Friday: Suburbia

Suburbia: to some a utopia of homogeneity and manicured lawns; to others a nightmare of boring uniformity and residential sprawl.

January's Photo Friday presents works by eight photographers of suburbia and suburban living. The photographs of Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal, William Larson, Bill Owens, Mickey Pallas, Andrew Phelps, Arthur Taussig, and Garry Winogrand document various aspects of suburbia from the marketing and building of suburban developments to the realities of living in these communities. Photo Friday offers an exclusive themed selection from the Center’s renowned collection of photographs—unframed for close inspection in the second floor viewing room—every month. More...