Milne Room Renovations

Posted June 1, 2015

The Milne Room (New Book Room) in Dimond Library will be closed for renovation from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, June 19. During the renovation, all materials will be available.

  • New Books will be located in the alcove next to the North Elevator on Level 3
  • Magazines and Newspapers will be located in the Addison Room on Level 3

Be sure to ask a staff person if you need help finding anything.

Book Reconstruction Project

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!

Celebrate Open Access Week, October 24-28

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.

Halloween Scary Movie Display

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!

New Databases: Statista and Morningstar

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.


UNH Welcomes Five New Librarians

Posted September 26, 2016

We are pleased to welcome five new faculty librarians to the UNH Library: Megan Bresnahan, Wendy Jo Girven, Hannah Hamalainen, Eugenia Liu, and Benjamin Peck.

Megan Bresnahan

Megan comes to us from the Tisch Library at Tufts University where she coordinated library support for research, teaching, and learning for departments in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering. Prior to Tufts, Megan worked at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was the Head of the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics, and she started her career as a Medical Librarian at Boston University.

Her research focuses on emerging services for scholarly communication and research data management in libraries and developing practical learning opportunities to help subject librarians provide support in these areas. She is the co-director of the DataQ Project and a member of the New England E-Science Program Advisory Board.

Visit Megan's profile for contact information.

Wendy Jo Girven

Wendy Jo recently joined the Library as the Business and Data Reference Librarian. She serves as the subject librarian for the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, providing reference services for business disciplines and for social and health sciences data.

Prior to joining UNH, Wendy Jo was the Director of Library Services at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME. Wendy Jo holds an MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an MS in International Logistics Management from Maine Maritime Academy. She received her undergraduate degrees from Penn State University.

Visit Wendy Jo's profile for contact information.

Hannah Hamalainen

Hannah recently joined the Library as our Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian. With a background in both geology and the humanities, Hannah joins UNH from Stanford University where she was the Earth Sciences Librarian.

Previous to that she worked at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the RTP Environmental Protection Agency Library and was a rural newspaper reporter in North Carolina. She is currently the VP/Pres-Elect of the Geoscience Information Society. Originally from southern Maine—after 15 years away—she is glad to be back home!

Visit Hannah's profile for contact information.

Eugenia Liu

With experience at the Health Sciences Library at SUNY Buffalo and the College of Pharmacy at Western New England University, Eugenia is eager to bring her dedication to collaboration and evidence-based practice into her role as Health and Human Services Librarian. Eugenia earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Georgia State University and a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY Buffalo.

Visit Eugenia's profile for contact information.

Benjamin Peck

Ben has joined the faculty as our First Year Instruction Librarian. He will lead initiatives focused on teaching foundation level information literacy and research skills to first-year students and assist subject librarians in delivering instruction for other first-year undergraduate courses and programs across the university. As an instruction librarian he brings a passion for information literacy and experience with innovative lesson planning to the UNH Library.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in Music from Bates College and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Indiana University.

Visit Ben's profile for contact information.



Multimedia Display: Music for Studying

Posted September 21, 2016

To highlight our large music collection, the Library Multimedia Room presents Music for Studying. This display features mostly classical and instrumental music that provide a calm study environment.

The display includes:

and many more from Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Pachelbel, and others.

UNH professors gave their own recommendations for what students might listen to while studying:

Our student workers also contributed their favorite CDs for studying, which adds some modern music to the collection.

Also check out the online classical music database, the Classical Music Library, or one of the many more music databases available to UNH students, faculty, and staff!

This display will be open until mid-October, so make sure to stop by when studying for classes!

Celebrate 150 Years: Library Events and Exhibits

Posted September 9, 2016

UNH 150: 1866-2016 Throughout the anniversary year the Library will host exhibits and programs that will highlight this special occasion. Please join us!

Who Knew? Fun Facts You May Not Know About UNH

Who Knew? Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: September 29, 2016 – November 18, 2016

What do an alien abduction, a popular cereal brand, and Disney’s Olaf have to do with UNH? Come to the University Museum and find out about these and other UNH fun facts. You’ll be asking yourself, “Who knew?”

A Campus Built Twice

A Campus Built Twice Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016

The exhibit is a brief history of UNH’s beginnings in Hanover, NH in 1866 and the move to Durham in 1893. A period model of the proposed 1920s landscape and building campaign is featured.

Celebrating the Student

Celebrating the Student Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017

A selection of full-sized photo images of students from several eras will mingle in the foyer and invite “selfies.”

Ben Thompson’s Vision

Ben Thompson Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017

This year long series examines the evolution of benefactor Thompson’s vision for the College.

ED Talks: UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom

Where: Dunleavy Reading Room, Special Collections, Dimond Library, Level One
When: Fall and Spring Semesters

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. ED Talks will be held in in the Dunleavy Reading Room of Special Collections on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month, with the exception of the first, which will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Refreshments will be served. Each is scheduled from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

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”

Arts 651 - Alternative Photographic Arts Student Exhibition

Photographic Arts Student Exhibit Where: Reference Area, Dimond Library, Level Three
When: Fall and Spring Semesters

The combination of modern photographic digital technologies with historical processes will be featured in this year’s revolving and evolving library exhibition. The student work on display will reveal the course’s conceptual current topics and historical photographic methods in use today, which requires the mixing of light sensitive emulsions and coating paper by hand.

Celebrate 150 Mural

Mural Where: Dimond Library, NSRC Room, Level Two
When: Fall Semester

Professor Jennifer Moses (Art & Art History) will teach a Fall 2016 undergraduate class in mural making and design. The class will research, design, and paint a mural whose theme will celebrate UNH’s 150th anniversary. The project, supported by UNH Celebrate 150 and the UNH Library, will be unveiled early Spring semester, 2017.

Equine Sesquicentennial: Riding Through the Years

Students with Horse Where: University Museum, Dimond LIbrary, Level One
When: November 28, 2016 – December 16, 2016

The students of Equine class ANSC 795 will curate a special exhibit for the University Museum. This exhibit will be underwritten by UNH Celebrate 150.

Pop-up Collections

Pop Up Collection Where: Dimond Library foyer, Kingsbury Library, Chemistry Library & Physics Library
When: Fall and Spring Semesters

Ever-changing “pop-up” displays will feature examples from collections in the University Museum, University Archives, and Special Collections.

150 Years of Technology at UNH

150 Years of Technology Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: January 24, 2017 – March 10, 2017

Explore examples of technology used at UNH such as 1910s Ediphone, a 1980s laptop, and Virtual Reality!

UNH Dept. of Art & Art History Faculty Show

Faculty Art Exhibit Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: March 20, 2017 – May 12, 2017

Professors of the Art & Art History department will display some of their impressive works.

Librarian Bob Morin Gifts $4 Million to UNH

Posted September 2, 2016

Robert Morin was a cataloger in Dimond Library for almost 50 years. A campus icon, everyone recognized him in Murkland courtyard smoking his pipe.

When he died last year, he left a generous $4 million gift to UNH and $100,000 to the Library specifically. Here in the Library, this money will provide scholarships to our student employees, staff members who continue their studies, and help renovate one of our multimedia rooms.

Bob's demonstrated commitment to UNH through his philanthropy is tremendously inspiring. His generous gift allows us to address a number of university priorities.
President Mark Huddleston

UNH is using $2.5 million to launch and expand a career center for use by students and alumni. They will also be using $1 million to help fund the video scoreboard for the new football stadium. UNH is grateful for the money and is putting it to use on their highest priorities.

Morin was a voracious reader, which might be expected as a librarian. Extraordinarily, he read every book published in America from 1930 to 1940 — besides children's books, textbooks, cook books, and books about technology — which amounted to 1,938 books!

For more, read the article in the Washington Post.


New Databases Added Over the Summer

Posted August 31, 2016

We've added new databases over the summer! See what's new:

Thomson Databases

Biosis Citation Index
Unique BIOSIS content that is critical to life sciences research with powerful citation indexing.

Data Citation Index
Connects digital research to powerful new discovery tools, giving researchers the ability to quickly and easily identify and access the most relevant digital research.

Derwent Innovation Index
Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index.

Book Citation Index (Science Edition)
Access the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research. This index allows you to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.

Zoological Record Current and Archive
The world's leading taxonomic reference and oldest continuing database of animal biology.

Current Chemical Reactions
Current Chemical Reactions delivers the latest synthetic methods reported in over 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams,critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

Index Chemicus
Covering more than 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals, Index Chemicus is text- and substructure-searchable, and offers full graphical summaries, important reaction diagrams, and complete bibliographic information.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index Science
Access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide in the sciences.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index Social Science & Humanities Edn.
Access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide in the social sciences and humanities.

Additional Databases

Kanopy Streaming Service
12,473 streaming titles are available. Partners with some of the world’s most creative filmmakers and respected distributors, offering tertiary institutions access to an ever-growing library of videos across diverse content areas like architecture, teacher education, health and safety, culture and politics in media, health studies and more.

Colonial America Modules 1-5
Consists of all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series of Colonial Office files held at The National Archives in London, plus all extracted documents associated with them. This unique collection of largely manuscript material from the archives of the British government is an invaluable one for students and researchers of all aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history and the early-modern Atlantic world.

Colonial America will be released in five modules, organized thematically:

  • Module 1: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries (2015)
  • Module 2: Towards Revolution (2016)
  • Module 3: The American Revolution (scheduled 2017)
  • Module 4: Legislation and Politics in the Colonies (scheduled 2018)
  • Module 5: Growth, Trade and Development (scheduled 2019)

Shakespeare in Performance
Showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theaters throughout Great Britain, the United States, and internationally between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.

Springer Journal Archive Online
Access to all Springer journal backfiles from their first issue to 1996.