Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-11-2020
Hot Topics: Elections Guide, Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine, Useful Resources for Tax Season
In this issue
- Hot Topics: Elections Guide
- Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
- Useful Resources for Tax Season
Featured Resource: National Agricultural Library Digital Repository
The National Agricultural Library Digital Repository is a searchable database of primarily historical agricultural documents. Documents include Economic Research Service publications, bulletins, reports, books, handbooks, yearbooks, and leaflets. Searching is by keyword with full use of Boolean operators and, or, and not. Searches can be limited by year and by particular publication.
1. Hot Topics: Elections Guide
Published by the Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library, the Hot Topics: Elections Guide provides useful information on voting in the United States. The guide includes background information on voting and voting trends as well as practical information about voting or registering to vote in the upcoming election.
The guide also features helpful resources about local, state, and federal elections, including the Presidential Primary and Special State Referendum Election on March 3, 2020.
2. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
Last month, DigitalCommons@UMaine had 95,437 full-text downloads and 424 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 60,812. University of Maine scholarship was read by 3,179 institutions across 180 countries.
Fogler Library offers an online guide to DigitalCommons@UMaine, complete with video and step-by-step tutorials for creating an account and self-archiving in our institutional repository. Contact your Fogler Library subject specialist to learn more.
3. Useful Resources for Tax Season
If you’re preparing to file your taxes, this guide collects a number of resources that may be helpful. The guide provides links to both federal and state tax information, as well as a collection of links for people filing taxes in states other than Maine.