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New Hours: Express Document Center

Hours for the Express Document Center recently changed. The Express Document Center is now open Monday-Friday from 8 am - 7 pm. Closed on weekends. More...

Finals Survival Week @ the University Libraries

We know you've got a lot going on around finals time. Take a break, fuel up and de-stress at one of the many events being held by the University Libraries! Free Coffee!
Brought to you by the Arizona Student Unions & the University Libraries From 5/7/15 – 5/14/15 at the Main Library Starbucks only, 6 pm - 5 am, CatCard holders can enjoy a small drip coffee. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile to: -Apply for a library card
-Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD
-Return items checked out from any public library branch
-Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile For more information visit www.library.pima.gov More...

UA Stressbusters @ Main Library

We know you’ve a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful! That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety. For the spring semester, Stressbusters visits are scheduled on: Monday, January 26 Monday, February 9 Monday, February 23 Monday, March 9 Monday, March 23 Monday, April 6 Monday, April 20 Monday, May 4 All visits run from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. More...

UA Selected as Arizona Host Site for 2016 First Folio Exhibition

Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today. Next year, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the United States. The University of Arizona has been selected as the Arizona host site through an application coordinated by the Libraries and the Arizona State Museum, and in collaboration with numerous other campus and statewide partners. More...

Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey (performance)

Who are you when you’re from everywhere and nowhere? “Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey” is a funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East and New England. Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. More...

Help us improve the library – win an iPad!

Share your ideas on how we can make our physical library spaces a better place to learn, teach, and conduct research. More power outlets? A technology sandbox? More quiet study rooms? Something else entirely? Let us know! Complete the survey by May 7 and enter your name in a raffle to win an iPad! More...

UA Stressbusters @ Main Library

We know you’ve a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful! That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety. For the spring semester, Stressbusters visits are scheduled on: Monday, January 26 Monday, February 9 Monday, February 23 Monday, March 9 Monday, March 23 Monday, April 6 Monday, April 20 Monday, May 4 All visits run from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "Protestant Print Propaganda"

"Protestant Print Propaganda" with Albrecht Classen, Professor, Department of German Studies The Protestant Reformation was as successful as it was because they were able to utilize the latest communication technology, the printing press. Not only did they disseminate the newly translated bible (Luther) all over Germany, they also launched powerful propaganda attacks against their Catholic enemies. While the Protestant Reformation must certainly be viewed from a theological perspective, we can also comprehend it in light of the massive campaign to utilize broadsheets for their political purposes. More...

Alumnus and Ex-Governor Raúl Castro Has Died

By University Relations - Communications
Graduate of UA law school overcame obstacles to reach the highest levels of government in Arizona and as a U.S. ambassador to three countries. University of Arizona alumnus Raúl Héctor Castro, who overcame hardship and discrimination to become Arizona's only Mexican-American governor and a U.S. More...

Trial Database: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

SAGE Research Methods Datasets, acollection of datasets that support the teaching of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods in the social sciences.These are datasets from larger national and international data sources that have been reduced in size and complexity for teaching and self-study purposes.
Access this trial database through June 5, 2015. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "The Paper Roads"

"The Paper Roads: Typology of Paper in Early Manuscripts from Central Asia" with Agnieszka Helman-Wazny, Research Associate, Dendrochronology, Tree Ring Laboratory This talk explores the early history of paper in Central Asia based on systematic, codicological, and microscopic studies of collections found in Dunhuang, Turfan, and other places along the Silk Roads. The objects in this study, a total of 350 Chinese, Tibetan and other manuscripts, are drawn from the Stein Collection kept at the British Library in London, UK, the Turfan collection in the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) and the Berlin State Library (BSL), Germany; the Pelliot collection in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris; and the Oldenburg collection in the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in St. More...

"Celebrating Excellence: A.E. Douglass and Tree Ring Research"

This exhibit in the Science-Engineering Library will offer a broad overview of the career of A.E. Douglass and basic information about the Laboratory for Tree Ring Research. A.E. Douglass was an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona who headed the Stewart Observatory and established the science of dendrochronology, or the study of tree rings, which can be used to determine how old various archeological sites are. More...

Grad Slam: Final Round

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New Director of Special Collections

If you were among the standing room only crowds in Special Collections at the recent Tucson Festival of Books you may have noticed Steve Hussman, the new director of Special Collections at the University of Arizona. A sign of his all-hands-on-deck philosophy, Hussman was busy chatting with guests, answering questions about the archives, directing people to exhibitor tents – even scouring his new office for the last few chairs to bring into the Reading Room. One panel in particular – ‘Eureka! More...

"Celebrating Excellence: Women in UA Anthropology" (talk)

Join us for the second talk accompanying two concurrent exhibitions: “Celebrating Excellence: Women in Anthropology,” on display in the Main Library, and "Celebrating Excellence: 100 Years of UA Anthropology," on display in Special Collections. In this panel discussion, four distinguished female faculty members from the UA School of Anthropology share their perspectives on the impact of their research and their professional experiences in the field of anthropology. Panel Speakers Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Associate Professor, Anthropology Stacey Tecot, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Marcela Vásquez-León, Associate Professor, Anthropology & Associate Research Anthropologist, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) Mary Voyatzis, Professor, Anthropology RSVP to attend this event Related Coverage
UA News | School of Anthropology Celebrates Centennial More...

Grad Slam: Semifinal Rounds

UA Office of Research and Discovery. Open to the public, the semifinal rounds are Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 from 1 – 2 p.m. More...

Trial Database: Alexander Street Press New World Cinema

Alexander Street Press New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present. This database is an online streaming video collection of 250 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and the Global Films Initiative, along with some fifty award-winning shorts. Access this trial database through April 22, 2015. More...

Arizona Migrahack (event)

Arizona Migrahack, a community wide social justice hackathon, is scheduled from March 20-22, 2015, on the University of Arizona campus at the Science-Engineering Library. The project, organized by theCenter for Border and Global JournalismandInstitute for Justice and Journalism, brings together computer programmers, web designers, journalists, and non-profit groups into the same room for three days to work on web-based projects, with the goal of improving public understanding about migration. The first day of the event includesfreedata visualization training sessions for participants on a variety of web-based and online technologies (e.g. More...

University Libraries Annual Luncheon

Join us at the University Libraries Annual Luncheon as author Ken Lamberton shares stories and experiences from his most recent book, Chasing Arizona: One Man's Yearlong Obsession with the Grand Canyon State. It seemed like a simple plan—visit fifty-two places in fifty-two weeks. But for author Ken Lamberton, a forty-five-year veteran of life in the Sonoran Desert, the entertaining results were anything but easy. More...

Trial Database: Digitalia Film Library

Digitalia Film Library, a film on stream service for libraries with a wide range of quality cinema and documentary collections. Access this trial database through April 16, 2015. More...

Trial Database: Dictionary of American Regional English

Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE). DARE is different from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another. Access this trial database through May 1, 2015. More...

Women Writing Mystery Lecture Series: J.A. Jance, A Storytelling Life

Special Collections holds its fifth annual Women Writing Mystery Lecture Series program at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books featuring J.A. Jance, in conversation with Margaret Coel, to celebrate Jance's fiftieth book. This exciting lecture program, held each year at the Tucson Festival of Books, highlights the Women Mystery Writers Collection housed in Special Collections. More...

Tucson Festival of Books: University Libraries Hosts Panels, Talks & Tech Demos

The University Libraries and University of Arizona Press are proud sponsors of the Tucson Festival of Books. Enjoy author panels in Special Collections, technology demonstrations in the Main Library, UA Press author talks and signings, and family fun, prizes, and Skeletoni kits from the Arizona Health Sciences Library in the Science City tent. AUTHOR PANELS IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Saturday 3/14
10-11 a.m.
Gravestones, Epitaphs, and Art
Panelist: Jane Eppinga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 More...

Tucson Festival of Books: Tech Demos at the Main Library

Tech Demos: See book printing & 3D printing in action!
Sign up in the Main Library lobby during the Tucson Festival of Books
Book Printing
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Once an hour, on the hour: 10, 11, 12, 1, 2 Watch book printing in action! More...

Tucson Festival of Books: Author Panels in Special Collections

Mark your Tucson Festival of Books calendar to attend author panels in Special Collections! Saturday, March 14
10-11 a.m.
Gravestones, Epitaphs, and Art
Panelist: Jane Eppinga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Change with Purpose Leads to Opportunities
Panelists: Deborah Bright, Brad Edmondson, Chris Farrell 1-2 p.m.
Arizona Politicians
Panelists: David Berman, C. More...

Trial Database: U.S. Intelligence on Europe

U.S. Intelligence on Europe, a collection of over 4,000 formerly classified U.S. government documents that provides a comprehensive survey of the U.S. intelligence community’s activities in Europe, including Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Cyprus, covering the time period from the end of World War II to the fall of the Iron Curtain and beyond. Access this trial database through April 13, 2015. More...

"Shushing the Librarian Stereotype" (talk)

Hosted by the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, part of the Show & Tell Lecture Series More...

"Celebrating Excellence: Women in Anthropology" (exhibit)

A new exhibit at the Main Library celebrates two great occasions – the centennial anniversary of the UA School of Anthropology and Women’s History Month – by exploring the seminal work, impact, and achievements of women in the field of anthropology. Through biographical profiles, photographs, studies, and monographs covering gender, race, and feminism in anthropology, “Celebrating Excellence: Women in Anthropology” highlights the contributions of seven influential American female anthropologists. More...

UA Stressbusters @ Main Library

We know you’ve a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful! That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety. For the spring semester, Stressbusters visits are scheduled on: Monday, January 26 Monday, February 9 Monday, February 23 Monday, March 9 Monday, March 23 Monday, April 6 Monday, April 20 Monday, May 4 All visits run from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. More...

Closure: Science-Engineering Library

The Science-Engineering Library will be closed March 6 - March 8 for a special event. Friday, 3/6: Closes early at 5 p.m. Saturday, 3/7: Closed Sunday, 3/8: Opens at 11 a.m. Request materials online with Express Retrieval. Science-Engineering Library holds will be available at the Main Library. Main and Fine Arts Libraries will be open regular hours during this time. More...

Trial Database: Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online, an online resources where you’ll find primary and secondary textual and video sources that document, analyze, and interpret major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. Human Rights Studies Online includes diaries, letters, photographs, television footage, government reports, and more. Access this trial database through April 4, 2015. More...

Make it Real – Print in 3D!

With 3D Printing you can rapidly turn your ideas and designs into real, working prototypes. Located in the Main Library, our MakerBot Replicator uses digital models to fabricate three-dimensional objects one layer at a time. A new service at the University Libraries, 3D Printing is available to everyone with priority for UA students, faculty, and staff. Read more for information about cost, file types, turnaround time, and 3D Modeling resources. More...

Trial Database: Routledge Handbooks Online

Routledge Handbooks Online, a resource with more than 300 handbooks with peer-reviewed research articles on a variety of topics in 18 broad subject areas in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Business, and more. Chapters in each handbook can be searched, viewed as HTML, or downloaded as PDFs. Access this trial database through April 18, 2015 More...

"UA Anthropology: A Century of Continuity amid Change" (talk)

Join us as Diane Austin, Professor and Director, School of Anthropology and Research Anthropologist with theBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), opens Special Collections' newest exhibition with a talk titled "University of Arizona Anthropology: A Century of Continuity amid Change." The University of Arizona School of Anthropology got its start in 1915 as the Department of Archaeology. More...

Trial Database: Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, an essential resource for film and television research. The database is a comprehensive bibliographic and full-text resource covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes cover-to-cover indexing, abstracts for over 400 publications, selected coverage of 300, and full text for more than 150 journals and books. More...

"Celebrating Excellence: 100 Years of UA Anthropology" (exhibit)

A new exhibition in Special Collections celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Arizona School of Anthropology. “Celebrating Excellence: 100 Years of UA Anthropology” features a variety of historical material including photos, original documents, pamphlets, articles and books related to the school and its impact on our campus and community. More...

Mark your calendars!

Interested in what's going on at the University Libraries? View our Spring 2015 event brochure(PDF) for a complete list of exhibits and public programs at Special Collections, Main & Science-Engineering libraries and the Arizona Health Sciences Library. Local author events and new publications from the University of Arizona Press are also highlighted.
Subscribe to our montly eNewsletter to stay up-to-date on events, exhibits and public programs! More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile to:
-Apply for a library card
-Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD
-Return items checked out from any public library branch
-Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile SPRING 2015 DATES
-February 3
-March 31
-May 5 For more information visit www.library.pima.gov More...

Trial Database: English Historical Documents Online

English Historical Documents Online (EHD), a comprehensive, annotated collection of documents on British history now available online including a new volume, 1914-1957. The sources cover a wide spectrum of topics, from political and constitutional issues to social, economic, religious as well as cultural history. Access this trial database through February 28, 2015. More...

UA Stressbusters @ Main Library

We know you have a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful! That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety. For the spring semester, Stressbusters visits are scheduled on: Monday, January 26 Monday, February 9 Monday, February 23 Monday, March 9 Monday, March 23 Monday, April 6 Monday, April 20 Monday, May 4 All visits will run from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. More...

Trial Database: Ship Index

Ship Index, an online index for researching shipping vessels. ShipIndex.org tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you're researching. Access this trial database through February 10, 2015. More...

Trial Database: AccessEngineering

AccessEngineering, a database that gives full text access to renowned faculty-made engineering handbooks, instructional videos, downloadable calculators, time-saving curriculum maps, powerful search tools, interactive tables and graphs, student study guides, and global engineering news. Access this trial database through February 14, 2015. More...