Category: Issues

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

 

 

 

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.

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

 

Search EVERYTHING with GLOCAT!

Milne’s new GLOCAT catalog search is live! https://www.geneseo.edu/library

For additional information and updates, please go to https://go.geneseo.edu/glocat

Please note that access to GLOCAT Classic and IDS Search is no longer available.

If you need any assistance with GLOCAT, please email a library staff member at [email protected]

Milne Library GloCat Quicksearch

 

ALUKA Resource at Milne! Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa

ALUKA.org
Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
Repository: Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University
Collection: Southern Africa Magazine

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/african_struggles
Aluka Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region. The resource consists of  of more than 20,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, pamphlets, speeches, and interviews with those who participated in the struggles.

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

 

Summer reading in Geneseo and beyond! Resources and Library information for you!

Want to cozy up indoors or outdoors with a good book?  Need reading material for camping off grid?

Visit Milne Library ! We also have links to local libraries and reading lists:

Livingston County, NY libraries:  https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/list/category/libraries-90

Our neighboring Monroe County Library System: https://libraryweb.org/

American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Rochester Reads at Writers & Books, a literary center that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. https://wab.org/rochester-reads/

Enjoy!

Summer activities in Geneseo and beyond! Free, fun, festivals, food faire, forests, and more

Livingston County Events lists hikes and nature programs from Letchworth State Park, plus festivals, concerts, art shows, and workshops! https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/events/calendar

For farmers’ markets, festivals, art shows, readings, and local food and drink faire, the Geneseo, NY site has you covered: https://geneseony.com/todo/seasonal.htm

The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts maintains an extensive calendar of visual and performing arts events, as well as classes and workshops at the New Deal Gallery and throughout the area: http://gvartscouncil.org/

Look just 30 minutes north to Rochester, NY for concerts, art exhibits, museums, sports, local bands, theatre, plus all things LGBTQ-friendly: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/EventSearch

Explore the hidden treasures of Upstate and Western NY , with a guide for places and things to do, both tourist-style and “off-the-path” : https://www.newyorkupstate.com/things-to-do/

If you want to cozy up indoors or need books for camping off grid,  check out the American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Enjoy!