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Library hours for Thanksgiving break

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:25 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will operate on a modified schedule during Thanksgiving recess.

  • Friday, November 21: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23: Closed 
  • Monday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 26: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28: Closed
  • Saturday, November 29: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Extended hours begin Sunday, November 30. The Library will open at 2 PM and remain open until Friday, December 5, at midnight.

Library website maintenance Saturday night

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:19 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be unavailable for one to two hours starting at 11 PM Saturday, Nov. 15.

Necessary maintenance will be done during this downtime.

Please plan accordingly. We thank you for your patience!

Stress less: Get that research started!

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 14:37 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time to buckle down and get those papers and projects going before finals!

We want to make sure you're using the best resources available to you to make your research easier.

With WorldCat, you can search all our databases at once to find scholarly, full-text articles.

Blackboard outage Nov. 5 & 6

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:00 -- Kelly Bradish

Update: IT has announced that Blackboard will be unavailable Thursday night, November 6, from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

From the IT Blog:

Blackboard will be unavailable tonight from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in order to perform necessary maintenance. 

Please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons if you have questions or concerns. 

Teaching & Learning Commons

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Collection news: New Films on Demand titles

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:58 -- Kelly Bradish

Watch and learn with new titles from Films on Demand!

More than 200 items were recently added to this streaming video collection. We've listed some of them below.

You can view the entire Films on Demand collection on this page.

You will need to log in with your UCA and password if you are not on campus.

We're happy to help if you have any questions!

Recent Films on Demand additions

  • 3D Printing Saves Babies' Lives
  • Autism Sibling Connection
  • Ebola: The Search for a Cure
  • Electricity Zaps Skin Cancer Tumors
  • Fitness as Young Adult Can Preserve Brain in Middle Age
  • In Google We Trust
  • Ken Burns: The Address
  • Killer Typhoon
  • Liquid Tracers Outsmart Thieves
  • Lyme Disease: The Silent Epidemic
  • Making Drugs Just for Pets
  • One World Trade Center: Super Skyscrapers
  • Preschoolers Outsmart Adults
  • Preventing a Hack Attack on Pacemakers
  • Wild Canada: Ice Edge
  • Alien Planets Revealed
  • Bill Clinton: Commander in Chief
  • Chronobiology: How Our Body Clock Works
  • The Comedies with Joely Richardson: Shakespeare Uncovered
  • Comet Encounter
  • Digital Memory Gatekeepers
  • The Education of Michelle Rhee
  • The Ghost Army
  • Ground Zero Supertower
  • Iceland: Living with Volcanoes
  • Komatsu: Raw to Ready
  • Lincoln @ Gettysburg
  • The Retirement Gamble
  • Richard Nixon: Commander in Chief
  • Rise of the Drones
  • The Seeker: The Life of Muhammad
  • Silicon Valley
  • Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope
  • Tibet: Worlds Together
  • Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
  • Fixing Our Food Habits: Eat, Cook, Love
  • In Search of Dan Cooper
  • Killer Drones And Secret Wars
  • The Lost City of Atlit Yam
  • Marketing to Global Consumer: Global Business
  • Me? Have a Baby? Preconception Health
  • The New Conquistadors
  • The Polar Explorer
  • Hunger in a World of Plenty
  • Message to Health Care Professionals: Teen Pregnancy
  • The Obesity Epidemic
  • The Real Avatar
  • Salt Matters  
  • Big Government Is Stifling the American Spirit: A Debate
  • Chemerical
  • VSI: Vaccination Scene Investigation
  • Franchise Fame and Fortune
  • Mr. Philadelphia: The Story of Albert M. Greenfield
  • Responding to Outbreaks
  • The Salton Sea: A Desert Saga
  • Terra Antarctica - Rediscovering The Seventh Continent: Oceans 8
  • Watershed Revolution
  • A New Era of Preparedness
  • One Man One Cow One Planet
  • Bulgaria's Abandoned Children
  • Crude Awakening: Alberta's Oil Patch
  • Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music
  • Voices from The Islam Center: Islam vs Islamists
  • Me Tarzan, You Jane
  • The Hero (O Heroi)
  • Arlit: Deuxieme Paris
  • The Bilby Brothers
  • Guardians Of Aldabra
  • El Dorado
  • Skin Deep: Race and Ethnicity on Campus
  • Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

Zinio, IndieFlix downtime Thursday

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:06 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified by RBdigital, provider of Zinio and IndieFlix, that access to these services may be interrupted briefly Thursday morning.

Details from RBdigital:

All RBdigital Gateway services may be unavailable for up to one hour while we perform system upgrades on Thursday, November 6.  The service window is scheduled between 6am and 7am EST (US).

You may experience intermittent access to all services for the duration of the service window and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:02 -- Kelly Bradish

For everyone who's ever said someday, they might write a book, here's some motivation: November is National Novel Writing Month!

Never heard of the NaNoWriMo challenge? The official site has all the details. Plus, you can follow on Twitter!

The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Fire up the laptop and get the coffee ready!

Are you participating, or have you taken part in the past? Is it easier or tougher than you thought?


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