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.

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Featured Resource: Pomological Watercolor Collection

Posted August 31, 2016

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection.

These pomological paintings were created in response to the rise of fruit breeding and production by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the mid 1800's. The site includes over 7,000 paintings that document fruits and their variety. These paintings were used in bulletins and yearbooks which were distributed to farmers and growers.

These paintings are now preserved in the National Agricultural Library and used for research. The digitized versions are available in high definition and are free to view and download.

Readers can learn more about the history of this collection, the artists, and find paintings of specific fruits using their common or scientific name.

Visit our Government Information page to learn more about our collections, services, and more.

Magna Carta exhibit comes to the UNH Law Library

Posted April 6, 2016

An exhibition about the Magna Carta is coming to the UNH School of Law in Concord from April 11 to April 22.

Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 is a traveling exhibit created by the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress. It is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Groups larger than 10 interested in viewing the exhibit should contact Sue Zago, Law Library Director, for an appointment. There is no admission fee.

The exhibit includes up to 16 large banners with images of objects from the Library of Congress collections, an interpretive video, and other artifacts highlighting the impact of the Magna Carta on modern democracy.

In celebration of the visit, the law school’s chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will be hosting a symposium, open to the public on Tuesday, April 12. The evening will begin with a reception with refreshments at 5:15 pm in the Intellectual Property Library on the 3rd Floor of the UNH Law Library in Concord. Lectures at 6:00 pm in Room 204 will follow. The exhibit will be installed in Intellectual Property Library for the event. RSVPs to Sue Zago are much appreciated.

Further details about the Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 traveling exhibit are available from the American Bar Association online. The exhibit is sponsored by the American Bar Association, Library of Congress, and Law Library of Congress.

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Library Contributes to Humanities in the Digital Age

Posted April 6, 2016

Library faculty Bill Ross and Eleta Exline are just a couple of the dozens of UNH faculty exploring digital humanities projects and potential.

Digital humanities (often abbreviated as DH) looks at traditional disciplines like philosophy, linguistics, language, history, and others, through the lens of computing, digital materials, and other scientific areas. Digital humanities is unique and exciting because it requires more than just thinking outside the box - it requires collaboration and expertise across multiple disciplines.

Collaboration between faculty members working in digital humanities is already taking place. The Digital Scholarship Working Group, co-chaired by Ross and associate professor and scholarly communications coordinator Eleta Exline, began meeting last year. The group is “focused on trying to figure out what the Library’s role might be in providing digital scholarship support,” Exline says.

Support from the Library might take different forms, according to Exline, from connecting faculty to different resources, maintaining digital exhibits and databases, or helping to train the next generation of researchers in the digital humanities.

Read more about "Humanities in the Digital Age" in the The College Letter, news from the College of Liberal Arts.

The Granite Yearbooks Available Online

Posted March 30, 2016

All of the Granite yearbooks are now available to read or download online.

Digital Collections has scanned all 106 volumes of the Granite to the UNH Library website. You can view any UNH yearbook from 1909 to 2015 — that's about 30,000 pages!

You can start viewing the Granite now.

The OER Ambassadors Project

Posted March 30, 2016

UNH is working to cut costs on educational material by introducing the Open Educational Resources (OER) Ambassador Project. This project encourages instructors to use open resources rather than having students pay for material, such as using a free online textbook rather than requiring students to purchase one.

This project just finished its pilot year which began in spring 2015, with the help of the UNH Library, Academic Technology, and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Nine ambassadors were chosen to use OER in their courses and share their experiences. Each ambassador received a grant of $3,000 and a support team to assist with course design, copyright issues, locating OER, and implementing the plan. Students and faculty attitudes about the project have been positive and test scores are comparable to scores from previous years.

The OER Pilot is evaluates its success by making sure this criteria is met:

  • Students are saving money.
  • Students are learning as much or more than in previous courses.
  • Faculty are able to find and incorporate OER materials.
  • Faculty are satisfied with support and services.
  • Student are satisfied with course materials.

The OER Ambassadors Project is continuing this year. UNH has accepted 15 faculty OER Ambassadors, 11 projects in total, to participate. These Ambassadors will receive $2000 summer grant to support the OER implementation, attend a three day workshop, and will have a support team to help put it all together.

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Kevin Gardner and Eleta Exline discuss Elements research tool

Posted March 28, 2016

UNH IT's newsletter Signals sat down with Kevin Gardner and Eleta Exline to discuss a software called Elements, a research information system. In this interview, Kevin and Eleta talk about the problem of getting researcher information, like publications or grants. Elements is a software that can help solve this problem by creating Researcher Profiles which will organize all of this information in one place, allowing easier access for the public as well as for the researchers themselves. Many other universities are beginning to use this software and it saves researchers time by searching databases for their publications, allowing them to build their profile easily, and keeps all of their research in one place.

You can listen to or read the entire interview.

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Access Tons of Articles with BrowZine!

The Library has access to BrowZine, an iOS and Android app that allows you to access articles on the go. You can also search and access articles from browzine.com. With this service you can share articles, save favorite journals on your virtual bookshelf, and more.

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