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UCSB Launches New Digital Collections Site

Posted by UCSB Library on June 30, 2011

With more than 500,000 volumes, photographs, and early sound recordings –– not to mention 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts –– many of the holdings in the Special Collections Department of UC Santa Barbara’s Davidson Library date back to periods well in advance of modern technology. A few thousand of those items have been brought into the 21st century thanks to the new Digital Library, which makes the images and audio recordings available to anyone with an Internet connection.

The UCSB Digital Collections features thousands of digitized items from the library’s unique and rare collections, including:

  • Original photographs
  • Music and images
  • Personal archives
  • Historic audio recordings
  • Artistic posters
  • Original scores
  • And more!

The digital collections is a resource allowing scholars and users to explore these materials anywhere they have an internet collection, and teachers to bring the archives into their classrooms. The Digital Library is available at:  http://digital.library.ucsb.edu.

For more information on the exhibit, see the campus press release.

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Online Congressional Hearings (1824-1979) Available Through the Library

Posted by UCSB Library on November 6, 2009

The UC Santa Barbara Library is happy to announce that we now have access to the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection. This collection includes abstracting, indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable full-text PDFs for Congressional hearings from 1824-1979. You can access this resource by selecting Lexis-Nexis Congressional from our A-Z list of databases.

More information about this resource can be found on the Lexis-Nexis wiki.

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INT 100LA, Chicana/o Studies and LAIS Research

Posted by UCSB Libraries on December 13, 2007

INT 100LA is a 2-unit class that focuses on advanced research techniques in the fields of Chicana/o Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies. This class is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn in-depth research skills. Read the rest of this entry »

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INT 100WS, Women’s, Feminist, and Gender Studies Research

Posted by UCSB Libraries on December 13, 2007

INT 100WS, Topics in Advanced Research: Learn about information resources and library services for researching women’s, feminist, and gender issues across the disciplines. The course is designed to teach students how to use research tools critically and effectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Copyright Questions?

Posted by UCSB Libraries on February 22, 2007

Copyright tips are available from the Association of Research Libraries.

Know Your Copy Rights—What You Can Do, a 2007 brochure aimed at faculty and teaching assistants.

Among the topics covered in the brochure are: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes. The brochure also includes a one-page chart that highlights 24 situations when various categories of works can be used.

Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching—FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently, by Peggy Hoon, 2007.

This FAQ complements the brochure and presents a sequence of five overarching questions that faculty members should ask themselves when considering using a copyrighted work in their teaching. The FAQ consists of two sections, each addressing the different circumstances for the traditional face-to-face classroom or online courses.

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E-Journal Training Feb 16

Posted by UCSB Libraries on February 12, 2007

Armond Dirado will provide information and training on new features of
ScienceDirect and will also discuss Elsevier’s new e-books program.

Both of these services are focused primarily in the sciences and social
sciences.

The session will be held on February 16 at 11am in room 1575.

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