Library Lowdown


A Newsletter for UO Students from the UO Libraries


Welcome to Library Lowdown, an e-newsletter that offers the inside track about the UO Libraries for University of Oregon students. Library Lowdown keeps you informed of new and improved library services, resources, programs, and events that further the university's mission of teaching, research, and service.

 

 

 

 


 

 


Spring 2009

Table of Contents

  1. Avoid Finals Fatigue; Come to the Library Study Break Party on March 15
  2. Need a Place to Study? Knight Library Open Around the Clock March 14-15
  3. UO Libraries to Hold Book Sale March 10-12
  4. ARTstor Adds 80,000 Photos from Magnum Collection to Its Database
  5. Knight Library Exhibit Captures Beauty of  UO Science Research
  6. UO and OSU Release Joint Collection of Scanned Maps
  7. Ten Library IT Resources to Make Your Life Easier
  8. Think Links

 

1. Avoid Finals Fatigue; Come to the Library Study Break Party on March 15

Stop by Knight Library from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, for the Library Study Break Party and enjoy pizza, cookies, and refreshments courtesy of the UO Libraries. Get full details here.

 

2. Need a Place to Study? Knight Library Open Around the Clock March 14-15

If you need a place to work on a project or do some last-minute studying the weekend before finals, Knight Library will be open around the clock starting on Friday evening, March 13. The library will remain open around the clock Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15. More information is available here.


3. UO Libraries to Hold Book Sale March 10-12

Take advantage of great deals on books and music at the UO Libraries annual book sale March 10-12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room. To hear more about the sale, click here.


4. ARTstor Adds 80,000 Photos from Magnum Collection to Its Database

The ARTstor Digital Collection, a database of digital images of artwork available to UO students, faculty, and staff, is pleased to announce the addition of more than 80,000 images from the Magnum Photos collection to its online collection. More information about this valuable resource is available here.


5. Knight Library Exhibit Captures Beauty of  UO Science Research

A new exhibit at Knight Library, "Scientia venustior" ("Charming Knowledge"), showcases the beauty and wonder of scientific imagery generated by researchers from science departments and labs at the UO. For more information click here.
 

6. UO and OSU Release Joint Collection of Scanned Maps

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Oregon's statehood, the University of Oregon Libraries and the Oregon State University Libraries have jointly released Oregon Maps, a digital collection of 191 scanned maps illustrating many characteristics of the state's history and physical makeup. Click here to learn more about this collection.
 

7. Ten Library IT Resources to Make Your Life Easier

UO students have access to many IT resources through the UO Libraries. Here is a small sampling.

I. UO Libraries Website

Your first and best stop for all your research and study needs. Here's where you'll find the best resources for any topic you're tackling.


II. The Learning Commons

Need a room where you can collaborate or study with other students? A place to practice group presentations? Access to high-powered multimedia software, scanners, and other technologies? The Learning Commons in Knight Library is your ticket to success.


III. Blackboard

If you haven't already encountered Blackboard in one of your classes, you soon will. It's the university's online course management system, brought to you by the UO Libraries.


IV. Summit Catalog

How does easy access to 28 million items housed at 34 university and college libraries in the Pacific Northwest sound? Summit gives you that and more. You can search Summit through the library's website.


V. Online Library Account

Using your online library account is as easy as checking your e-mail. Keep track of all things library with your personalized account.


VI. Instant Messaging Help

Get your reference question answered from your dorm, apartment, home, or even on the road. IM a reference librarian and stay put. (You can also get reference help by phone or e-mail.)


VII. Laptop Checkout

Get portable. Borrow a laptop from the UO Libraries. They're loaded with Microsoft Office and Adobe's Creative Suite, and configured for full Internet connectivity.


VIII. Undergraduate Research Awards

Turn your research skills into scholarship dollars. Enter the Undergraduate Research Awards competition.

IX. Library News RSS Feed

Get an RSS feed from the Library News web page, and you'll get immediate notification when a new library service or resource comes on line. You can access Library Lowdown, our electronic newsletter especially for students, from the News page, too.


X. Everything Else

We've only scratched the surface. You'll find hundreds of other useful services and resources by browsing the library's website or by talking to our friendly librarians.


8. Think Links

Your library has a number of services and resources designed to help you study and conduct research. Here are some useful links: