Milne Library News and Events

New Format for Plagiarism Workshops!

Starting this semester, Fall 2019, Milne Library is no longer hosting plagiarism workshops via the GOLD Program. Due to decreased workshop attendance as well as decreased staffing in the library’s Research Instruction department, we have migrated the workshops to an online tutorial format.

The online Plagiarism Tutorial is a self-enroll Canvas course that students may register for at any time. This course covers the same plagiarism concepts covered in our former GOLD workshops, which includes identifying different types of plagiarism, paraphrasing, citing information, and more.

In the Plagiarism Tutorial, students will complete three quizzes that will check their understanding of the material as they progress through it. Students must demonstrate mastery of the tutorial content in order to proceed through the entirety of the tutorial.

Once students meet all tutorial requirements, a completion form is unlocked that the students will fill out to notify their professor of tutorial completion.

If you would like your students to complete the Plagiarism Tutorial, please provide them
this link: https://canvas.geneseo.edu/enroll/LK6KKA.

If you have any questions, please submit them to [email protected].

Common Read 2019 Book: Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

Students enrolling in this year’s Common Read Course (CMRD 101): this book is for you!   Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson.

More details are available on the  “Little Knight Time Reading” site: https://www.geneseo.edu/student_life/little-knight-time-reading

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Newberry Honor Author Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

 

100-year old issues of The Lamron, now available at Milne Library!

Old news is new news … in the College Archives collection in Milne Library! Two 100-year-old issues of the Lamron have found their way back to campus, thanks to a thoughtful donor and the good judgement of the folks at the Livingston County Historical Society. The near-pristine issues, from the estate of 1920 Geneseo Normal School alumna Harriet Fugle, had been among a box of locally historical items given to the LCSH last spring. The folks at LCHS in turn offered the Lamrons to Milne for the College Archives collection, deeming it a more fitting “forever home” for them – and we agreed!

The Lamron as most of us know it dates back to 1922, when the editors introduced vol. 1, no. 1 “in its new dress” (p. 4). Beginning in 1917, however, the Lamron was published in varying formats, seemingly at the whim of each year’s editors. Milne owns scattered issues from that earlier period – vol. 1, nos. 1-3 (1917-18) and vol. 3, nos. 1-2 (1919-20). The newly-donated issues – vol. 2, nos. 1-2 (Jan. 1919 and Feb. 1919) – will nicely fill a gap in this exceedingly rare “old series.” Click the links below to see/read both.

100 Year Old Issues of The Lamron

 

The Lamron “new series” is available online at New York State Historic Newspapers for the years 1922 through May 1974 (with a few scattered issues missing), and we are beginning the process of making 1975 – current issues accessible online as well. Of course, the complete 1922 through May 2019 run is available in print in the College Archives collection on Milne’s lower level. As we library types like to say: check it out!

 

AOP Summer Presentations at Milne!

Milne Library is once again helping to prepare AOP’s Summer Program students for their academic life by guiding them in a research project and poster session.  Congratulations to everyone for all their hard work!

Students created posters with their research findings on a topic related to the theme of civic engagement and the ideas contained in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Slideshow link is at AOP Summer 2019.

More information about the AOP Program is at  https://www.geneseo.edu/aop

Here are comments made by visitors in past years:

  • “I enjoyed talking to the students about their projects. They were lively and thoughtful in their explanations.”
  • “All of the posters looked great and I enjoyed seeing the look of pride on the students’ faces as they talked about their work.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂  I am always so impressed by our students and love opportunities to interact with them.”
  • “The students were very well prepared and well informed.”

 

Public Databases via Milne! Feed your urge to learn!

CIA World Factbook, PubMed, New York Public Library, WorldCat, ERIC — these are just a few of many databases freely available to the community. Use them for your research needs, or feed your desire to learn!  Visit our Alumni and Community Services page for more. As always, check out our complete A-Z Databases List at https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

Databases freely available:

  • Agricola – Citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.
  • ArXiv – Open access to e-prints in Physics, Math, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library – A consortium of natural history and botanical libraries, collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  • BioMedCentral Open Access – A publisher of open access journals in the sciences and medicine.
  • CIA World Factbook – Information on the history, people, government, economy, etc… for world entities.
  • CiteSeerX – Public search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers, primarily in the fields of computer and information science.
  • ERIC – ERIC The world’s largest digital library of education literature.
  • GPO Access – Official, full-text information from the three branches of the Federal Government.
  • Google Scholar – Search engine for scholarly information from institutional repositories, publisher websites, etc…
  • Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf – Online reference materials in all subjects.
  • New York Public Library  – Some New York Public Library databases can be remotely accessed. Check the website for latest access information.
  • NOVELny – New York Online Virtual Electronic Library – provides free access for NY residents to databases such as Business & Company Resource Center, ProQuest Platinum, Grolier Online, and Health & Wellness Resource Center. Check the website for latest access information.
  • PubMed – Provides access to the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE and other related databases.
  • SciElo – Scientific Electronic Library Online Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Applied Social Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Human Sciences, Odontology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health
  • Wellcome Library Major resource for medical history, contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society
  • Worldcat.org – Connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Need research help this summer? Chat with a Librarian or Submit a Question!

Are you taking an online class this summer and need help locating articles or formatting citations? Milne Librarians are here to help! During May through August, you may Chat with Us online by clicking on the blue icon on the library homepage. If we are offline, this button will say “Submit a Question,” and a librarian will respond to your inquiry.

If you are on campus, visit Milne 105 for in-person research help!

A librarian will be available to assist you Monday–Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

US and Local History Resources via Milne!

Have a safe Fourth of July weekend! Historical map lovers, check out the U.S. Historical Maps Archive http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/states.html

govinfo.gov provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

New York State Historical Documents Inventory was created to make it easier for researchers to locate the primary source materials needed for the study of New York State’s history. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/hdi.htm

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Requires Geneseo account sign-in.

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/americanstudies Milne Library’s American Studies LibGuide

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/localhistory Milne Library’s Local History LibGuide

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/history Milne Library’s History LibGuide

 

 

 

New Resource at Milne! Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/plex

This archive is one of the first digital archives covering  a broad assortment of both far-right and left political groups. It offers a diverse

mixture of materials, including periodicals, campaign propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera.

Using Geneseo account access, you can view search results graphically to see changes and comparisons in time, and save and download documents.

You can also find this database on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php