Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 8-25-2021
Newspapers.com Now Available, Information Literacy Instruction, Special Collections Resources in Digital Commons, Graduate Students Tips & Tricks
- Newspapers.com Now Available
- Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses
- Access Special Collections Resources through Digital Commons
- Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide
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1. Newspapers.com Now Available
University of Maine students, staff, and faculty can now access Newspapers.com, a new library subscription supported by The Hazel P. and Louis J. Ibbotson Library Fund. The Newspapers.com World Collection provides online access to more than 10,000 U.S. and worldwide historical newspapers in full or partial runs from the 1600s to the 2010s.
2. Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses
As you prepare your classes, you may want to include information literacy skill building into your curriculum, as appropriate for your discipline. Fogler Reference Librarians are able to assist with identifying concepts and designing assignments, as well as provide instruction in this area either face-to-face or through Zoom. Contact your subject librarian if you would like to discuss this.
3. Access Special Collections Resources through Digital Commons
UMaine’s institutional repository, Digital Commons at UMaine, provides a range of primary materials on subjects such as Maine Women’s History; Social Justice: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; COVID-19; and UMaine History. These collections feature both born-digital content and digitized primary sources curated by Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department.
4. Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide
Fogler Library’s Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide is a helpful introduction to the resources and research support services available to graduate students at UMaine. The guide outlines services and resources related to scholarly publishing, accessing resources, teaching, literature reviews, and more.