ProQuest Downtime July 29

Posted July 27, 2017

On Saturday, 29 July 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of ProQuest products.

The downtime scheduled for the United States (EDT) is: Saturday, 29 July, 3:00 p.m. through Saturday, 29 July, 11:59 p.m.

During this 9-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

Products That Will Be Temporarily Offline

Research Databases

  • ProQuest Platform (
  • ProQuest Congressional (
  • ProQuest Dialog (
  • ProQuest Trials
  • Chadwyck-Healey US databases
  • CultureGrams
  • eLibrary (all editions)
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • ProQuest Obituaries
  • ProQuest Research Companion
  • SIRS (all editions)
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Digital Sanborn maps

Dissertation Publishing

  • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference Management/Research Support Tools

  • RefWorks
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Pivot
  • Papers Invited

Bibliographic & Catalog Enrichment Resources

  • Books in Print®
  • LibraryThing for Libraries™
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Ex-Libris-Workflow Solutions

  • Intota Assessment

Inter-Library Loan Service Interruption 7/21

Posted July 18, 2017

On Friday, July 21, beginning at 8 a.m. we will be updating our inter-library loan software. During the update, there will be a brief interruption of service on our ILLiad web pages.

Service should be available again by 9 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Video Display to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

Posted June 6, 2017

Our June video display features a variety of films to help you celebrate Great Outdoors Month.

The display features films such as:

Our videos are available to borrow from our Multimedia Center. Come get your nature-inspired movie night pick today!

Frazzle Free Finals Spring 2017

Posted May 2, 2017

students doing yoga on Thompson Hall lawn
Join us for a series of stress relieving activities to help get you through your finals!

Tuesday, May 9th

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library and branch libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partner

YoNola Bar

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

Massage Therapy

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Dimond Room 352
Unwind with a relaxing chair massage from a licensed professional, provided by Health Services.

Guided Meditation

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Dimond Room 352
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with an hour long meditation session offered by Health Services.

Color Me Coping

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Dimond Room 327
Learn different coping strategies and draw out a map for surviving finals with the UNH Counseling Center.

Primal Scream

8:00 PM, Dimond Lobby
Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Wednesday, May 10th

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library and branch libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partner

Fuel Your Brain

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Dimond Level 4
Make your own trail mix to snack on while studying. Brought to you by Health Services.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Dimond 421
Manage stress and feel good mentally, and physically with a yoga session hosted by Health Services.

Fun Fitness Challenges

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Murkland Courtyard
Exercising is a great way to relieve unwanted tension. Eliminate stress and step up to some fun fitness challenges hosted by Campus Recreation!

Study Snacks

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Dimond Level 4 and Kingsbury branch library
Refuel your body with some healthy snacks from UNH dining!

Follow the fun on social media, and share your photos with us! #UNHfff

Earth Day Movie Display

Posted April 4, 2017

To celebrate Earth Day, the Library Multimedia Room (Dimond, level 2) is displaying an assortment of films about our planet for the month of April.

This display features:

Make sure to stop by, check out some films, and celebrate Earth.

New Research Guide: Fake News, Misleading Information, and Evaluating Sources

Posted March 7, 2017

Staying informed and making sound judgments are difficult when news stories fabricate facts or events. Help tell fact from fiction online with a new research guide from the library.

The ability to tell accurate news from fake is a skill you'll use for the rest of your life. Learn more about the problems created by fake news, how to fact-check and evaluate sources, and how fake news can influence real news outlets and the population.


Changes to Boston Library Consortium WorldCat

Posted January 18, 2017

The BLC WorldCat catalog is being updated. It will continue to display books and media owned by the UNH Library as well as over 10,000 libraries worldwide. However, it will no longer display results from individual Boston area libraries. Instead, books and media from Boston area libraries are now included under the worldwide level.

The request function is unchanged and as fast as ever. Items requested through Interlibrary Loan automatically go to the Boston Library Consortium for fulfillment – then, to libraries worldwide.


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.

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.