News & Exhibits

News & Exhibits

Posted December 1, 2016

Friday, December 2, at 3:00 PM, the Library web site will be down for up to 15 minutes for a security update.

The downtime will not affect the catalog, meeting room booking system, or sites other than our main web site.

While the site is down, you can access some systems directly:

Posted November 30, 2016

UNH mascot holding good luck sign for students

Monday, December 12

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Art Therapy

10:30 am - 7:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Relax and become more focused with a creative coloring session.

Cookie & Coffee Break

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Level 4, Dimond and the Branches
Take a break with coffee, donated by UNH Dining, and home-baked cookies provided by library faculty and staff.

Guided Meditation

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Dimond Room 353
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wild-E Cat & Gnarlz

Various locations in Dimond Library
The UNH mascots will be around to visit you for some motivation!

Tuesday, December 13

YoNola Bar

10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Join us for a stress-busting snack of organic granola & yogurt donated by UNH Dining.

Power Napping

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Dimond Room 353
Manage stress and feel good mentally, and physically with a power nap offered by Health Services.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Feeling tense? Get a chair massage from a licensed massage therapist. Brought to you by Health Services.

Primal Scream

8:00 pm, Dimond Lobby
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Wednesday, December 14

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Fuel Your Brain

10:00 am - 11:00 am, Dimond Level 4
Make your own trail mix to snack on while studying. Brought to you by Health Services.

Holiday Card Crafting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Dimond Room 327
Clear your mind and create cards perfect for the holidays! Just bring your creativity, all else will be supplied by the LLC.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Unwind with a relaxing chair massage from a licensed professional, provided by Health Services.

Study Snacks

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Refuel your body with some healthy snacks from UNH Dining!

Posted November 22, 2016

Planned campus power outages will be happening around campus on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26. The Library buildings will be closed for break from November 24-26.

The power outages are scheduled to last approximately 1 hour each, and will occur in the morning (around 7:00 AM) and the evening (around 5:00 PM). During these times, the Library website will not be available.

While the site is down, you can access our catalogs directly:

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Posted November 17, 2016

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: DynaMed Plus.

DynaMed Plus is the clinical reference tool that clinicians go to for answers. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis.

As always, if this database is useful for your research, contact our electronic resources librarian.

Posted October 26, 2016

UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom

Sponsored by the UNH Library, in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire’s Celebrate 150, this series of six lectures will feature members of the University community – faculty, emeriti, and alums – who explore its rich heritage of fostering inquiry in the classroom and beyond. Presentations will explore this culture of learning across the curriculum and are intended to be thought provoking and engaging.

All ED Talks will take place from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. in the Milne Special Collections & Archives, Dimond Library, Level One.

Refreshments will be served.

Professor Erik Swartz (Kinesiology)

Football Tackle
When: September 29, 2016

“Reducing Head Impacts in American Football: The HuTT® Helmetless Tackling Training Technique”

Professor Meghan Howey (Anthropology)

Students at Dig Site
When: October 26, 2016

“Using Geospatial Technologies to Create Better Understanding of Ancient Sites”

Professor Emeritus Arthur Borror (Biology)

Students at Microscope
When: November 30, 2016

“Students Getting their Feet Wet and their Vision Widened”

Rebecca Rule (Writer/Humorist)

Donald Graves and Donald Murray
When: February 22, 2017

“Writing With the Dons: Donald Graves and Donald Murray, My Life as a Writer”

Professor Neil Niman (Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Paul College, Economics)

Pokemon Go
When: March 29, 2017

“Pokémon Go: A Harbinger for the Future of Higher Education?”

Professor Nancy Kinner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Ready Set Go
When: April 26, 2017

“Ready, Set, Go! Preparing Engineering Students for the Work Place”

Posted October 19, 2016

The Book Reconstruction Project is a new art display located at the Natural Sciences Resource Center (Dimond, level 2). The display was made by students in the Introduction to Sculpture class taught by Professor Sachiko Akiyama of the Art Department.

Inspired by making art with found objects, each sculpture is a transformation of abandoned books by means of ripping, gluing, sawing, soaking, drilling, and folding. The books live on as works of art while still subtly hinting at their old identities.

The display will be available for the month of October, so drop by and check out the display next time you are at the library!

Posted October 14, 2016

Celebrate international Open Access Week with the Library!

Open Access means making research available online, free of charge, with as few restrictions as possible. Check out our series of 20-minute presentations on a variety of “open” topics. Drop in for one or two (or more!) during the last week of October.

All presentations will be held in Dimond Library, Studio 235.

Monday, October 24: Open Access Publishing

The Scholarly Publishing Crisis

Jennifer Carroll, Collection Management Librarian
12:10–12:30 PM

Learn about the recent global history of scholarly publishing and its affects on the UNH Libraries. Open Access publishing offers one possible solution to the budget pressures we face.

Practice Safe Publishing: Finding a Great OA Journal

Eleta Exline, Scholarly Communication Librarian
12:30–12:50 PM

Avoid publishing scams and learn how to find a high-quality Open Access journal for your next article.

Tuesday, October 25: Open Data

Open Access Geospatial Data

Hannah Hamalainen, Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian
12:40–1:00 PM

The landscape of open-access geospatial data is vastly growing with an abundance of open source software, websites, and datasets available to the public. How do we find and access these resources? Find out from the Geospatial Services Center.

Exploring U.S. Census Data

Wendy Jo Girven, Business Librarian
1:00–1:20 PM

The US Census provides us with demographic and economic data, but did you know you can also access infographics, working papers, maps, and more from the Census website?

Wednesday, October 26: Open Educational Resources

Open Education at UNH

UNH OER Ambassadors Support Team
11:30–11:50 AM

Last year UNH faculty helped save students nearly $150,000 by assigning Open Educational Resources in place of expensive textbooks. Find out more about this exciting project!

Thursday, October 27: Open Science

U.S. Federal Mandates & Open Access

Emily Poworoznek, Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian
12:40–1:00 PM

U.S. federal agencies with annual research & development expenditures over $100 million are now required to increase access to the results of funded research. We’ll look at what this means for researchers and their audiences.

Getting Starting with the Open Science Framework

Patti Condon, Research Data Services Librarian
1:00–1:20 PM

The Open Science Framework is a free, open source web application that helps researchers manage workflows and facilitates open collaboration.

Friday, October 28: Open Tools

Open Genes: Tools for Genealogy

Kathrine Aydelott, Instruction Librarian
12:10–12:30 PM

Not everything you need to trace your roots is online, but our resident genealogy enthusiast will help get your started--and then show you how to hook into the library resources to help you further!

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

Eugenia Liu, Health and Human Services Librarian
12:30–12:50 PM

WISER helps identifies hazardous substances based on their properties and side effects, offers advice on assisting those who have been exposed, and provides information on containing and suppressing those materials.

Posted October 12, 2016

Celebrate Halloween with a film from the Multimedia Center (Dimond, level 2) scary movie display during the month of October.

Choose from a variety of scary movies guaranteed to spook you to the bone!

…such a creepy assortment of films, eek!

Some less scary films are also included in the display,

For those looking for a Halloween film that won't leave you under the covers.

Make sure to stop by the Multimedia Center for all your Halloween movie needs.

Posted October 10, 2016

The Library has two new databases available:

Statista: The Statistics Portal
A statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform. Categorized into market sectors, Statista provides quantitative facts on agriculture, finance, politics, and additional areas of interest. Sources of information include market researchers, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
A comprehensive stock database that includes financial data on companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ®, and the American Stock Exchange; in-depth research reports on companies; data on mutual, closed-end, and exchange-traded funds; analysts' reports on funds; exclusive investment tools and engaging educational features, including interactive training on basic and advanced stock, fund, and portfolio techniques.

Posted September 29, 2016

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: World Religion Database.

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050.

As always, if this database is useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.