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Update for VPN Users

July 23, 2014

The old VPN sites, vpn.unh.edu and ecgvpn.unh.edu, have been retired by campus IT. VPN users now use connect.vpn.unh.edu and an application called Junos Pulse.

If you are a VPN user and access library resources from off-campus, you will need to use the alternate "all traffic" Junos Pulse configuration. This option sends all traffic ((not just UNH traffic) through the VPN. When configuring your Junos client, the Server URL or URL field should be set to https://connect.vpn.unh.edu/all_traffic.

If you do not use the UNH VPN, off-campus access to library resources remains the same. The VPN is not needed for remote access to these resources, but does add a level of security for the user.

If you have any questions about or problems with the UNH VPN, please contact the UNH IT Service Desk at 603-862-4242, Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm or visit them online.

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Featured Resource: Pan Inuit Trails Atlas

July 23, 2014

Government Information presents its newest featured resource: Pan Inuit Trails Atlas.

Viewers of this atlas can explore the source maps to better understand Inuit mobility patterns and the cultural importance of their trails and place names.

Place names and trails are integral parts of Inuit culture and heritage. Inuit have used place names to describe different features of the land, water, and ice since time immemorial. Place names are often (but not always) descriptive of the features they are associated with, including lakes, hills, rocks, caribou passes, ice ridges, bays, islands, etc. The names are linked to places of significance, often denoting important fishing and hunting areas and camps. They are also used to describe routes of travel, and in that sense many of them are connected to well-established trails and routes.

Summer Movies at the UNH Library

July 22, 2014

The UNH Library has pulled together a selection of movies for your viewing entertainment this summer. Movies from many genres are in the display including action, romance, horror, thrillers, and even educational documentaries. For the days you can't get to the beach, come borrow one of these movies.

They are available for circulation from the UNH Library Multimedia Center.

American Hustle
Blue Planet
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
Bourne Ultimatum
Brave Little Toaster
Dog Day Afternoon
Endless Summer
EuroTrip
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Jaws
Jurassic Park
King Kong
Oceans
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Stand By Me
Wet Hot American Summer

Free Books in Dimond Library

June 30, 2014

Dimond Library is offering up free books! Books will be on display under the stairwell in the main entrance of Dimond Library on Level 3. Each Monday, new books will be added to the shelves, and they will remain there (free for the taking) until the following Monday.

Different books will be on these shelves each week, so check back often!

Additional Databases Available July 1st

June 30, 2014

Starting on July 1st, UNH will have access to several additional databases.

These databases include:

  • Academic Search COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier)
  • Business Source COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier)
  • ERIC
  • Medline
  • Health Source NA
  • Green File
  • Masterfile Premier
  • Military and Govt.
  • Newspaper Source
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Environment Complete (new)
  • Education Source (new)
  • Library Lit and Info Science Full text (new)

If you have any questions, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll.

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Dimond Library Level 2 closing temporarily starting June 23

June 11, 2014

The Biological Sciences collection will move to its new home in Dimond Library this summer to serve as the foundation for the Natural Sciences Resource Center on Level 2. Beginning June 23, bound periodicals will be shifted to make space for the collection moving from Kendall Hall. While this transition is taking place (anticipated to be through July 16th), library users will not be able to access the collections in this area. Items can be requested through the library catalog and will be paged at 9am and 1pm Monday through Friday.

The Library's multimedia collection will be open and available during this time and the Parker Media Lab has on call hours; both can only be accessed from the West elevator (with library staff escort) or staircase. The former Current Periodicals Room and new Natural Sciences Resource Center will be available, as will the microforms collections in both Rooms 210 and 225. Public rest rooms will also be open on Level 2. For safety reasons, the stacks will be closed and library users needing print materials from the stacks on Level 2 should visit the circulation desk.

Questions can be directed to Val Harper, Project Manager.

Featured resource: mobile apps from the Library of Congress

June 6, 2014

Government Information presents its newest featured resource: Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress has been working on crafting a series of mobile apps for the past few years and this site represents the fruit of their labors. On this site, interested parties can look over five different apps, including the Congressional Record, Virtual Tour, and Aesop for Children.

This first app provides iPhone or iPad users with the daily edition of the Congressional Record, complete with a search engine and the ability to share documents with others. Virtual Tour allows visitors to wander through a selection of exhibits from this august repository, along with links to fact sheets about the Library's holdings. Finally, the Aesop for Children app is a great illustrated and interactive book for children of all ages.

40 Years of Academy Award Winning Films

May 20, 2014

The UNH Library film collection includes just about every Academy Award, Best Picture winner since 1970 plus some from earlier years. For your summer movie entertainment you will find them all in the display area of the Multimedia Center.

The newest addition to the Best Picture collection arrived just recently. Twelve Years a Slave, the 2014 Oscar winner, is available to borrow from Multimedia Room on Level 2 in Dimond Library. Browse the display and bring home a film guaranteed to please.

Featured Resource: Preliminary Flood Hazard Data

April 29, 2014

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, Preliminary Flood Hazard Data.

Access all of your preliminary flood hazard data in one place. This resource provides Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases that show the projected risk of flood hazards in your community.

Preliminary data includes new or revised FIRMs, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases:

  • A FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) is the official map that shows Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) and the risk premium zones applicable to a community. Risk zones indicated on FIRMs provide a basis for establishing flood insurance coverage premium rates offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • FIS reports provide background information on the analysis performed and more precise data on the flood elevations in a community.
  • A FIRM Database is a collection of the digital data that are used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications for creating new FIRMs. These datasets cover a county or a community.

Biological sciences library moving to Dimond Library

April 10, 2014

This summer, the Biological Sciences Library will relocate from Kendall Hall to Dimond Library.

The library in Kendall Hall will close May 30. Materials will be moved to Dimond Library during June and July by a professional company experienced in relocating libraries. During that five-to-six week period, a page system will be used at Dimond to retrieve books for patrons.

The project involves culling resources from both libraries to make room for the combined materials.

There will be a shifting of books currently located on Levels 4 and 5. Additionally, bound periodicals will be integrated with other materials on Levels 4 and 5; journals and magazines that used to be on a separate floor will now be together with the other resources.

Level 2 will house the natural sciences resource center, and include the biological science library and the science materials already located in Dimond Library. The center will have a librarian dedicated to the area, with other services added once that position has been filled. The center will be located in the site of the current periodical room, where a service desk, computers, seating and desks will be added, as will a faculty office.

The entire project is expected to be finished by August, 15th.

Read more about this move in the Campus Journal.

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