Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 5-5-2020

Guide and Tutorial for APA Citation Style Changes, Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons, "The Great Courses" Now Available Through 5/31

In this issue

  1. Guide and Tutorial for APA Citation Style Changes
  2. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
  3. “The Great Courses” Available through May 31, 2020

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1. Guide and Tutorial for APA Citation Style Changes 

Fogler Library’s Reference and Information Literacy Department has published a guide and video tutorial covering major changes outlined in the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The guide includes an overview of changes to APA citation and formatting along with associated examples and additional resources.

2. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine

Last month, DigitalCommons@UMaine had 78,000 full-text downloads and 465 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 62,132. University of Maine scholarship was read by 2,152 institutions across 191 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. Online Presence Growing for Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History

Twenty-two collections including more than 4600 files are now available as digital objects through the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History section of the library’s ArchivesSpace database. Recent additions include items on the Lumberman’s Life Series, Penobscot Bay and Penobscot River Commercial Fisheries Projects, and Maine Women During the Depression and World War II. A list of collections now available online has been added to the Guide to the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History.

Links are also being added to the URSUS catalog to facilitate streamlined discovery and access.

4. “The Great Courses” Available through May 31, 2020

The Great Courses on Kanopy streaming video is now available to UMaine patrons on a trial basis through May 31, 2020.

The Great Courses contains over 6,000 instructional and entertaining video courses taught by experts across many disciplines. To access the videos, please follow the instructions on the database trials page on our website.