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LIBR197R: Online Research Lab for Undergraduates

Are you an undergraduate student? Want to learn how to conduct better research? If so, register now for LIBR 197R, the Online Research Lab. LIBR 197R is a 10-week, one-credit course offered completely online and designed specifically for undergraduate students. LIBR 197R will help you: -Develop an effective and well thought-out research strategy

-Access and select an appropriate Library resource for an information need

-Effectively use different information sources including library catalogs and databases

-Evaluate an information source critically

-Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

-Use an information source in a manner that does not violate ethical standards To enroll in LIBR 197R go to "Library Studies" in theUA schedule of classes. More...

Arabic and Persian Collections Are Moving!

Beginning December 12, 2011, the University Libraries will be integrating the Arabic and Persian collections into the Main Library collection. The integration will be complete prior to the start of the spring semester.

If you need items from Arabic and Persian collections during this time, please submit a request through Express Retrieval and we'll pull the items for you. More...

Finals Study Break!

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the University Libraries during the weekend before finals! Enjoy a variety of home-baked goodies, store-bought treats and beverages in the Main Library lobby. More...

"Ansel Adams: The View from Here" (exhibit)

Perhaps no photographer's work has enjoyed such popularity as Ansel Adams's awe-inspiring views of the natural world. His early trips to the Yosemite wilderness in the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s informed the stylistic approach that made him famous. These treks included not only the physical activities of hiking, camping, and mountain climbing, but also social, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual elements. With forty photographs and supporting documents from the Ansel Adams Archive, "Ansel Adams: The View from Here", curated by Rebecca A. 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 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 other PCPL branch
• Request items from other PCPL branch libraries for pick-up on the Bookmobile

When: September 6
October 4
November 8
December 6

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

2011 Student Research Symposium: The University of Arizona During 100 Years of Statehood

What do UFOs, the "Pride of Arizona" marching band, and Edward Abbey have in common? All are part of University of Arizona (UA) history during the first 100 years of Arizona statehood. As Arizona prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2012, students at the UA have scoured Special Collections to learn firsthand the stories behind some of the UA’s major accomplishments from 1912 to today. Their research will be shared at the 2011 Student Research Symposium on Thursday, Dec. More...

Computer Use Policy Change

Effective November 28, 2011, all computers at the Main Library and Information Commons will be available for users with a valid CatCard or qualifying library card. For all other users, Tier 5 computers in the Information Commons will require a computer card. These computers will have timed-sessions and can be reserved up to 3 days in advance. More...

14th Annual Milton Marathon

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<p>Detail: "The Temptation and Fall of Eve," William Blake, pen and watercolor on paper</p>The Department of English, in collaboration with Special Collections at the University Libraries, will host the 14th annual Milton Marathon on Friday, Nov. 18 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The all-day open mic reading of the great epic Paradise Lost, Milton's poem about the creation of the world and the fall of Adam and Eve, begins at 8:00 a.m. More...

“The Latina/o Literary Presence in U.S. Literature: From Cabeza de Baca to the Present” (lecture)

Professor Charles M. Tatum, UA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, delivers the first of three lectures held in conjunction with Special Collections year-long exhibition, "Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State." In “The Latina/o Literary Presence in U.S. Literature: From Cabeza de Baca to the Present,” professor Tatum explores the history of this literary tradition by connecting past and present. In 2011, U.S.-Latinas/os More...

Trial Database: LandScan Global Population Database

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to LandScan Global Population Database. LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.More...

University of Arizona Vaudeville Collection Continues to Grow


Jill Corey, the renowned television, film and night club entertainer, has donated all of her original vocal and big band arrangements to the university. These include original orchestrations by such luminaries as Doc Severinsen of the Johnny Carson Tonight Show, Percy Faith, jazz legend Stan Kenton, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Osser and Skitch Henderson. 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 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 other PCPL branch
• Request items from other PCPL branch libraries for pick-up on the Bookmobile

When: September 6
October 4
November 8
December 6

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Vaudeville Collection inspires new generation of student research

<p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]-->Instructor Carrie J. Cole discusses Vaudeville materials with students Sarah Saenz and Andy Faris.</p>Ask students in professor Carrie Cole’s “Advanced Topics in Dramaturgy” course to explain the discipline of dramaturgy and you’ll get a smile. “We had a whole class on that topic,” says Traci Sepp, a junior majoring in theatre arts. “Dramaturgy creates a bridge between the script and the performance,” explains Sepp. More...

Want more from your University Libraries? Let us know!

If you use any of the University Libraries we want your opinion. In just a couple of minutes you will inform decisions, improve library services, and make your voice heard. Go ahead, tell us what you think!

The survey will be available for only a short time, from October 31 - November 6. Survey: More...

Trial Database: Proquest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Proquest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition. Enhanced detailed maps of cities: -State collections feature District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina,New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. -City collection features Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Seattle. Maps contain GIS information that enables users to locate data by address or geographic coordinates. More...

“Travelin’ West: The Lure of Arizona’s Territory” (exhibit)

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<p>From the <em>Southwestern &amp; Miscellaneous Collection--Dude Ranches, Arizona</em></p>“Travelin’ West: The Lure of Arizona’s Territory,” a new exhibit on display from October 24 – December 30, 2011 at the UA Main Library, recounts the development of Arizona’s tourist economy beginning in Territorial days leading up to 1912 statehood and continuing through today. For thousands of years people have been drawn to Arizona for its rich mineral resources, natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, good soil, and hospitable winter climate. More...

Open Access Week: A key to unlocking scholarship

During Open Access Week, taking place this year from Oct. 24-31, 2011, academic institutions around the world explore Open Access – the ideal of free, full-text, immediate, online access to peer-reviewed scholarship and research results so new ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone. The Open Access movement seeks to address the untenable situation that scholars, students, and society find themselves in as the spiraling cost of journal subscriptions and textbooks jeopardizes access to scholarly works and learning materials. More...

Online Library Research Course for Graduate Students

Register now for the online library research course, "ULIB 696a: Information Research Strategies for Graduate Students and Researchers."

ULIB 696a is a 10-week, one-credit course offer each fall and spring semester. The course is open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. -Develop graduate-level research skills

-Conduct comprehensive literature reviews

-Learn how to manage your references

-Learn about the open access movement

-Understand copyright basics For more information, see the draft syllabus at bit.ly/ulib696a

To enroll in ULIB 696a go to "Library Studies" in the UA schedule of classes. 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 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 other PCPL branch
• Request items from other PCPL branch libraries for pick-up on the Bookmobile

When: September 6
October 4
November 8
December 6

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Special Collections acquires archive of Humane Borders, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization

Special Collections at the University of Arizona announces the recent acquisition of the Humane Borders Fronteras Compasivas archive, an important addition to the university’s extensive Southwest and Borderlands holdings, which offer students studying history, journalism, Latin American studies and other disciplines the opportunity to access important historical documents that chronicle the development of Arizona, Sonora and the greater Southwest. More...

“Books, Comics & Rock and Roll: Censorship in the Modern Age” (lecture)

Celebrate your freedom to read by attending “Books, Comics & Rock and Roll: Censorship in the Modern Age”, a lecture held in conjuction with the Banned Books Exhibit on display from September 22 -October 13. Featured Speakers:
-Richard DiRusso, Manager, Collection Development Office, Pima County Public Library
-Randy Peterson, General Manager and Development Director, KXCI 91.3 More...

Deadline Extended! Library Research Award: Applications Due Oct. 14

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 14, 2011 The Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes University of Arizona students who have made extensive and innovative use of the UA Libraries’ information resources and services in support of their coursework.

Up to two undergraduate and two graduate prizes will be awarded each year. More...

New Policy Coming: Computer Use

NEW POLICY COMING
Computer Use Policy Changes
Main Library/Information Commons (IC)
• All computers available with valid UA CatCard or qualifying library card.
• IC Tier 5 timed-session computers available for all other users.

Science Library
• All computers require valid UA CatCard or qualifying library card.

Fine Arts Library
• All computers require valid UA CatCard or qualifying library card. What is a qualifying library card? A complete list of qualifying cards will be available soon. More...

Mark your calendars!

Interested in what's going on at the Libraries? View our Fall 2012 event brochure (PDF) for a complete list of exhibits and events at Special Collections, the Center for Creative Photography and the Main & Science-Engineering Libraries. Want to learn more about library events, exhibits and news? Sign up for our monthly eNewsletter. More...

Friends of the University Libraries Book Sale

The Friends of the University Libraries will host a book sale on September 10, 2011. The sale will include books and book collections donated from throughout the Tucson community, and will feature items for all age groups.
Where: 1535 E. 8th Street (NW corner of Cherry and 8th St). When: Saturday, Sept. 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 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 other PCPL branch
• Request items from other PCPL branch libraries for pick-up on the Bookmobile

When: September 6
October 4
November 8
December 6 Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Trial Database: SAGE Research Methods Online

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A Cultural Journey to Jequitinhonha Valley (lecture)

In conjuction with the Brazilian Art Exhibit on display from Aug. 20 - Sept. 20, Professor Antonio Ferreira Ávila will deliver a public talk titled A Cultural Journey to Jequitinhonha Valley on Friday, Sept. 2 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Main Library, next to the exhibit cases. Professor Ávila will address some aspects of the traditional art and stories of the Jequitinhonha Valley. More...

Scientific Botanical Illustrations Created for Legumes of Arizona: An Illustrated Flora and Reference

"Wisteria sinsensis" by John H. GerdesThe legume family is one of the most economically and agriculturally important plant families in the world. Wide-ranging uses of these plants include their production as protein-rich foods and sources of pharmaceuticals for humans, forage for animals, and natural sources of nitrogen in agriculture (for example, as nurse plants) thanks to nitrogen-fixing bacteria located in their roots. These plants are particularly significant in Arizona as many species are adapted to arid lands, and desert-adapted plants will become increasingly important as water issues of the state become more critical. More...

Brazilian Art Exhibit

The Brazilian Art Exhibit will be composed of articrafts and gemstones from the Jequitinhonha Valley – a region located in the northeast of the State of Minas Gerais. With an estimated population of over 694,120 habitants (a density of 13.8 hab./km2), it is considered one of the poorest regions in Brazil. More...

"Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State" (exhibit)

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<p>Cover of <em>Arizona, The New State Magazine</em>, Vol. I, No. 4, December 1910</p>New exhibit and lecture series celebrate 100 years of Arizona statehood On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state, and the last of the contiguous states, to join the Union. Known as the “Valentine State,” Arizona’s path to statehood was marked by a pioneering spirit, intermittent achievement and political debate. More...

"Creative Continuum:The History of the Center for Creative Photography" (exhibit)

Edward Weston, Nude, 1936 ©1981 Center for Creative Photography,  Arizona Board of RegentsThe Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010, presenting a prime opportunity to look back at this world-class institution’s evolution. "Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography" presents just a fraction of the materials housed at the Center: about 90,000 fine prints, nearly four million archival objects and hundreds of interviews in the Voices of Photography oral-history collection.More...

Trial Database: Social Theory

Social Theory database which brings together an extensive range of writings representing important trends in sociological thought from the 18th century to the present. Social Theory includes more than 150,000 pages of over 400 works by hundreds of authors, including Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Jürgen Habermas, George Herbert Mead, Auguste Comte, Jean Baudrillard, Georg Hegel, Herbert Spencer, Antonio Gramsci, Mary Wollstonecraft, Alexis de Tocqueville, Harriet Martineau, Emile Durkheim, Simone de Beauvoir, and more. For more information, please visit the trial site here. NOTE: Access to trial databases is only available on campus. More...

Trial Database: Electronic Enlightenment

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Electronic Enlightenment, the only resource where historical correspondences are interconnected temporally, geographically and socially, to reconstruct one of the world's largest and most significant social networks. For more information, please visit the trial site here. More...

Online Library Research Course for Graduate Students

Attention Graduate Students! Register now for a new online library research course, "ULIB 696a: Information Research Strategies for Graduate Students and Researchers," offered this Fall. ULIB 696a runs from September 6 - November 13 and is open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. -Develop graduate-level research skills -Conduct comprehensive literature reviews -Learn how to manage your references -Explore social media tools for academics -Learn about the open access movement -Understand copyright basics For more information, see the draft syllabus at bit.ly/ulib696a_syllabus To enroll in ULIB 696a search for "Library Studies" on the UA schedule of classes. More...

New Library Resources

Looking for new digital resources offered by the University Libraries? Visit this webpage for a complete list of recently acquired databases. More...

Finals Study Break

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the University Libraries during the weekend before finals. Enjoy a variety of home-baked goodies, store-bought treats, and beverages in the Main Library lobby. More...

Reflections on Stewart Lee Udall: A Panel Discussion about Udall as a Lawyer, Author and Supporter of the Arts (lecture)

Among notable Arizona politicians, Stewart Lee Udall enjoys a unique and enduring legacy. You are invited to join a special panel presentation that explores Udall through three lenses: as a lawyer, author, and a supporter of the arts. Cheryl Knott Malone, Associate Professor, UA School of Information Resources & Library Science, will explore Udall's contributions as an author

L. Boyd Finch, author, Legacies of Camelot: Stewart and Lee Udall, American Culture, and the Arts, will address Udall's impact on the arts

Charles Ares, J. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Visit the Public Library Bookmobile at its new campus location on the mall near Old Main!

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? More...

Annual Luncheon: Friends of the University Libraries

The Friends of the University Libraries will hold their annual luncheon at the Arizona Inn featuring keynote speakers Dr. Bernard L. “Bunny” Fontana, a retired UA anthropology professor, author, historian, and champion of the Mission St. Xavier del Bac restoration, and photographer Edward McCain will share stories and photographs from their newest book, “A Gift of Angels: The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac,” published by the University of Arizona Press, 2010. Tickets to this event are $75.00 More...

Special Collections Launches Jack Sheaffer Digital Photograph Collection

Photo: 1957 Rodeo, Jack Sheaffer, 2/21/1957; 7281.18, Jack Sheaffer Photograph Collection (MS435); Special Collections, The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections at the University of Arizona is proud to announce the completion of the Jack Sheaffer Photograph Digital Collection, an important addition to the university’s digital archive, providing students and researchers from around the world with access to more than three decades worth of photographs that document the people, places and events that shaped Tucson and Southern Arizona in the latter half of the 20th century. More...

Data Management Speaker Colloquium: Roles for Libraries

Come learn about how libraries have implemented data management support at their institutions. This practical colloquium builds on the previous day’s Arizona Scholarly Data Summit. University of Arizona Libraries have invited three librarians to talk about their experiences: -Gail Steinhart, Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian from Cornell University, will speak about the training provided to Cornell librarians, as well as discuss their data repository pilot projects -Sherry Lake, Scientific Data Consultant from University of Virginia, will speak about how the UVA Library has prepared itself for working with researchers and getting librarians up to speed, as well as their process for supporting NSF data management plans -Marianne Bracke, Associate Professor of Library Science from Purdue University, will speak about what services the Purdue University Library has developed to support data management Schedule
There will be a Panel Presentation in the morning and Open Sessions by theme (intended to allow for dialogue and questions around a particular area of focus) in the late morning and afternoon. 9 – 11 am: Panel Presentation
11:15 – 11:45 am: Open Session: Education / Instruction
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Open Sessions: 2:00 – 2:30 Archives and Curation
2:30 – 3:00 Administration
3:00 – 3:30 Technology
3:30 – 4:00 Communication / Liaison More...

Arizona Scholarly Data Summit | April 26

Arizona Scholarly Data Summit
Tuesday, April 26
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Special Collections, Main Library
Funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation have recently begun to require that all research proposals include a data management plan. This is in part the result of the recognition that often the data generated by current scholarship is not always properly managed; much too frequently, there is a lack of proper data management planning, as well as a lack of appropriate institutional infrastructure to support data management activities.More...

Reflections on the Environmental Legacy of Stewart Lee Udall with Robert G. Stanton (lecture)

Robert G. Stanton, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Director of the National Park Service from 1997-2001, will reflect on the impact of Stewart Lee Udall's environmental work and will explore how Udall came to be considered a leading voice in American environmentalism. This is the second lecture of the spring series held in conjunction with the exhibit "I’m For Stew: The Life and Legacy of Stewart Lee Udall" on display in Special Collections through June 15. More...

Friends of the University Libraries Book Sale

The Friends of the University Libraries will once again host a Book Sale on Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The sale will include books and book collections donated from throughout the Tucson community, and will feature items for all age groups. The Book Sale will be located at 301 N. More...

National Library Workers Day | April 12, 2011

April 12 is “National Library Workers Day” and the University Libraries are proud to acknowledge all the work that our employees do during National Library Week. This national event is held in conjunction with the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) celebration of library workers. National Library Workers Day is a time to honor the contributions of all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library services possible. More...

Trial Database: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers. This database is a full-text/full-image searchable digital archive of about 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom. The news sources, collected by the Reverend Charles Burney, represent the largest single archive of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries available from the British Library. More...

Quiet Study Area in the Main IC

Looking for a quiet place to use a desktop computer while you are in the library? Starting 4/11/11, room A112 in the Information Commons will be open to University of Arizona affiliates from 11AM-4PM Monday – Friday during the fall and spring semesters (except times when the room is scheduled for instruction). Only CatCard holders will be permitted to use computers in this room and a library student employee will be available to provide you with computer assistance. Library staff will also consider opening the classroom outside of these hours if we can see that UA students are having difficulty finding a computer. More...

Trial Database: British Literary Manuscripts

Detail image from Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop (Novel)," "Master Humphrey's Clock (Periodical)," 19th C.The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to British Literary Manuscripts Online. This database consists of two parts: British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900, and British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance. British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900 includes more than 400,000 pages of manuscripts of Britain's major authors, and includes poems, novels, private correspondence, diaries, journals, drawings, and hand-written notes. More...

Tuesday Talks: Medieval Studies Forge Ahead

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona.

April's Tuesday Talk features Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona. Professor Classen has gained national and international reputation for his research in medieval and early modern German and European literature and cultural history, including women’s and gender studies. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Visit the Public Library Bookmobile at its new campus location on the mall near Old Main!

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? More...

Special Collections' Newest Acquisition Illustrates Territorial Arizona

Congress St, Tucson, 1896 [detail]The Don Alonzo Sanford Collection highlights the pioneering spirit that sculpted the Southwest

Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries announces its recent acquisition of the Don Alonzo Sanford Collection, an important addition to the university’s extensive Southwest and Borderlands holdings, which offer students studying history, journalism, Latin American studies and other disciplines the opportunity to access important historical documents that chronicle the development of Arizona, Sonora, and the greater Southwest. More...

Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Stewart Lee Udall with Senator Tom Udall (lecture)

Secretary of the Interior Udall touring Rainbow Bridge, Glen Canyon National Park, Utah, April 1961Born to Stewart and Lee Udall in Tucson, Arizona, Tom Udall became New Mexico's 17th United States Senator in 2009 after two decades of public service as U.S. Representative and New Mexico's State Attorney General. You are invited to join Senator Udall as he shares his reflections on the life, work, and legacy of his father, Stewart Lee Udall. This is the opening lecture of a spring series held in conjunction with the exhibit "I’m For Stew: The Life and Legacy of Stewart Lee Udall" on display in Special Collections through June 15. Note: The lecture program will run from 6:30 p.m. More...

The Story of the Chinese Buddhist Canon (lecture and exhibit opening)

Jiang Wu, associate professor in the University of Arizona department of East Asian studies, introduces a new exhibition on the Chinese Buddhist Canon at the UA Main Library.

Wu's talk will trace the formation and transformation of the Buddhist sacred texts, and will specifically explain the pieces to be on display from March 21 through April 8 in the second floor exhibition area of the Main Library. More...

Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon (exhibit)

The Chinese Buddhist canon is an organized collection of Buddhist texts translated or written in Chinese. Its main content centers on translated Buddhist works from Indian and Central Asian regions and is supplemented with Buddhist and related texts written in Chinese. A carefully compiled canon assembles important texts in the Chinese Buddhist tradition and has acquired significant textual and spiritual authority. More...

Japan: Earthquake & Tsunami Information and Resource Guide

Serbian people writing messages of support and compassion for Japan, during a ceremony for the victims and survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, at Belgrade's Republic square, Serbia, Saturday, March 19, 2011 (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)The UMass Amherst Libraries pulled together links to resources and information concerning concerning the situation in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake on March 11. The UA Libraries would like to make our campus, including international students and faculty, aware of this resource. Please check out the Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Information and Resource Guide for up-to-date information on what is happening in Japan from Japanese and English language TV, radio, and newspapers. More...

Women Writing Mystery: Inaugural Lecture with J.A. Jance

Special Collections to host bestselling author J.A. Jance at the 2011 Tucson Festival of Books

Special Collections’ “Women Writing Mystery” lecture series debuts at the 2011 Tucson Festival of Books with J.A. Jance, the top-10 New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family and a book of poetry. More...

Book Artists Share Their Craft at the Tucson Festival of Books

An Artist's Book - "True to Life" by Julie ChenSpecial Collections at the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries will explore the unique craft of book arts during a two-day exhibit and lecture program on March 12 – 13, 2011 held in conjunction with the Tucson Festival of Books. Artists from PaperWorks: The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists will lead the lecture program to share their experiences of creating books that become unique pieces of art. More...

“Women of the UA” - A Lecture in Celebration of Women's History Month

Myra Dinnerstein (left) & Sally StevensJoin us in celebrating Women’s History Month on Tuesday March 1st in the Main Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sally Stevens, the current executive director of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), will join Myra Dinnerstein, the founding director of the UA Women’s Studies Department, in presenting a discussion on the evolution of women’s studies in general and on campus, with a Q&A to follow. Light refreshments will be served. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibit Women of the UA: Our History is Our Strength, on display in the Main Library through March 17th. More...

Tuesday Talks: Should Government Regulate Food Advertising to Children?

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. Dale Kunkel, Professor of Communication in the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, will consider the question “Should Government Regulate Food Advertising to Children?” More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Get on the bus! Visit the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile on campus 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!More...

Trial Database: BBC Shakespeare Plays

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to BBC Shakespeare Plays, television adaptations of the plays of Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. Video is streamed in Flash from the Ambrose site, with chaptered access to acts.

All 37 plays are digitally remastered with picture and sound enhanced. More...

Tuesday Talks: Chemical Evolution of the Earth

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona.

Joaquin Ruiz, Dean, UA College of Science and Professor of Geochemistry, will deliver a lecture titled "Chemical Evolution of the Earth." Ruiz's research focuses on the use of radiogenic and heavy stable isotopes to study the evolution of the crust and mantle through time, the genesis of ore deposits, paleogeography, and environmental and archeological problems. More...

Trial Database: Early European Books

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Early European Books, a database that provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring the printed record of early modern Europe, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare books librarians, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this new resource opens the door to some of the world's most significant collections of early printed books. More information and to access Early European Books More...

Women of the UA: Our History is Our Strength (exhibit)

Women's Plaza of Honor, University of ArizonaIn celebration of Women’s History Month this March, the University Libraries’ special exhibit Women of the UA: Our History is Our Strength commemorates the historical contributions of University of Arizona (UA) women towards the growth of the university from its inception to today and marks the ongoing efforts of the library to recognize the multitude of perspectives that have made the UA a 21st-century institution, while showcasing materials from our Special Collections. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Get on the bus! Visit the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile on campus 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!More...

NEW DATABASE: Mexico 1:50,000 Scale Vector Data Viewer

You can now access Mexico Geospatial Data for the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja California Norte through the University Libraries! The maps and data can be viewed and downloaded through an interactive mapping website or can be added as a GIS Service in ArcGIS software. The maps and data correspond to detailed (scale 1:50,000) topographic mapping by the Mexican Governments mapping agency, Instituto Nacional de Estadistíca y Geografíca (INEGI). More...

Early Books Lecture VIII

Talks ponder poetry, faith and games in University Libraries’ medieval texts The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture VIII, an annual exploration throughout February by University of Arizona (UA) scholars of the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. Professors from UA’s German, English and History departments will give their audiences new insights into 13th, 16th and 17th century historic texts. More...

Friends of the University Libraries Book Sale

The Friends of the University Libraries will once again host a Book Sale on Saturday, January 22, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. The sale will include books and book collections donated from throughout the Tucson community, and will feature items for all age groups. The Book Sale will be located at 301 N. More...

Special Collections Acquires Personal Archive of Vaudeville Performer Jill Corey

Cover of Life magazine - November 9, 1953Special Collections at the University of Arizona announces its recent acquisition of the Jill Corey Collection, an important addition to the university’s vast Vaudeville holdings, already lauded as the largest collection of memorabilia and artifacts of its kind in the world. This collection offers students studying theater arts, music, film and other disciplines the opportunity to access more than a century’s worth of materials that influenced contemporary entertainment and pop culture. More...

Trial Database: Counseling and Therapy in Video

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Counseling and Therapy in Video, a collection of streaming video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection allows students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways not possible until now. In addition to simply watching the videos, instructors and students can also create clips of videos, and, with those clips, build playlists based on themes that can then be shared with one another. All videos, all clips, and all playlists have static URLs that can be dropped into course folders, such as on Black Board, or can be otherwise shared. More...

LIBRARY CLOSURE @ 3 PM, 1/12/11


All library locations will resume normally scheduled hours on Thursday 1/13/11.

For information see http://www.library.arizona.edu/applications/hours/ More...

I’m for Stew: The Life and Times of Stewart Lee Udall (exhibit)

UPDATE: Exhibit extended through August 5! New Exhibit Commemorates the Life and Legacy of Stewart Lee Udall Special Collections at the University Libraries announces its newest exhibition, “I’m for Stew: The Life and Times of Stewart Lee Udall,” on display from Jan. 10 – June 15, 2011 in the gallery at Special Collections, 1510 E. More...

Turkish Collection is Moving

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A New Year’s Resolution: Preserve Your Family’s History

Photographs, letters, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings are commonly found in archival repositories such as Special Collections at the UA Libraries. Researchers of all types – from authors to genealogists – utilize these materials to understand, document, and tell a story of the past.

It’s quite likely that you too have an archive in your home – a personal archive of your family’s history. More...