News

Reduced Hours, February 15-16

Posted February 15, 2016

Due to weather, the University has delayed opening until 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 16.

Dimond Library will close early at midnight on Monday, February 15. All branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at their regularly scheduled times. All library locations will re-open at 9:30 am. See all library hours.

Of course, many library resources are always available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Reduced Hours, Monday February 8

Posted February 8, 2016

The University has curtailed operations beginning at noon on Monday, February 8. Dimond Library will remain open with limited services until 5:00 pm. All branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at 12:00 pm. We plan to be open regular semester hours on Tuesday, February 9.

Of course, many library resources are available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Multimedia Display: Election Movies

Posted February 3, 2016

We've pulled together a display of presidential election related movies in the UNH Library Multimedia Center in Dimond Library. The selection of movies highlight many aspects of elections over many years.

Through our online database American History in Video there are a number of newsreels, documentaries, and interviews available related to presidential elections as well.

Multimedia Display: Remembering Alan Rickman

Posted January 15, 2016

Beloved actor, Alan Rickman, died earlier this week.

We've pulled together a display in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library to share and celebrate Rickman's work.

Come check out some of the movies that Alan Rickman starred in over the years.

New Museum Exhibit Celebrates Traditional Dance in NH

Posted January 15, 2016

Exhibit runs from January 15 to March 11, 2016, in the University Museum.

Gents Bow - Ladies Know How: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015

The exhibit features the music, artifacts, and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region - from the days of the early settlers to the present.

Drawing on photographs, early records, stories, documents, and music, the exhibit will take the viewer on a journey from the community dances of the 18th century, kitchen dances of the 19th century, and the days of Ralph Page and his Orchestra in the 1940s.

Featured in the exhibit will be an audio compilation of music and text developed and curated by Randy Miller who wrote the authoritative book, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. A selection of materials from the UNH Library’s New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music and Dance will accompany the traveling exhibit.

The exhibit was created by the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, with support by a grant from the NH State Council for the Arts.

The opening at UNH corresponds with the Ralph Page Legacy Weekend, an annual celebration of New England dance traditions dating back to 1988. To mark the occasion the exhibit, along with an accompanying sale of dance related books, periodicals, and sound recordings, the exhibit will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 16th.

For information on hours or , visit our University Museum page. The University Museum is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library in Special Collections & Archives.

Multimedia on Display: David Bowie

Posted January 13, 2016

David Bowie had a profound effect on music and pop culture. However, few people know about his strong connection to books - particularly, the dictionary.

Time Magazine's article David Bowie and the Oxford Dictionary Had a Mutual Love Affair describes Bowie's love of the dictionary.

If you're looking for some reading inspiration from the beloved icon, check out the Los Angeles Times article Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books.

In honor of this artist who has made enormous contributions to the world, we've put together a small collection of David Bowie related items in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library. Come check them out!

We also have Bowie-related electronic resources:

New database trial: PsycTESTS

Posted January 11, 2016

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. Please note that not all tests are full-text.

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

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ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance

Posted January 7, 2016

On January 16, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall product reliability.

The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours. ProQuest products will not be available during this time.

Affected databases and services include (but are not limited to):

  • ProQuest Congressional
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Online Newspaper Archives
  • RefWorks
  • ebrary® e-books

See the ProQuest blog for a complete list of affected products.

If you need help accessing other databases, online journals, or e-books, you can report an access problem.

Digital collections currently unavailable

Posted December 24, 2015

Update: access to our digital collections has been restored.

Our digital collections are currently unavailable due to an unforeseen technical problem. We are currently working to restore access.

In the meantime, you can also access many of our digitized items via the Internet Archive.

This outage does not affect access to the library catalog or our databases.

Digital collections contains digital versions of books, letters, photographs, and other items from our collections. The focus of Digital Collections is the history of New Hampshire, its people, places, events, governance, and industries, including the history of UNH.

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