the Artful Browser for December, 2014

the Artful Browser is a Semans Library monthly newsletter created to communicate informally with the entire UNCSA population.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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New NCLIVE Login

The Semans Library is participating in a pilot project that allows access to NCLIVE from off-campus without a password.  Just click on the link for the database you wish to search and you will be asked to choose your library.  Choose UNCSA from the list then provide the authentication credentials requested.  The username is your campus email username and the password is your campus email password or E-Z Arts number, the same as for other databases accessed from off-campus.  Search to your heart's content!   

Library catalog unavailable during upgrade

The library catalog will be down on Thursday, September 11th, while the system is being upgraded.

Composition Library Tutorial and Quiz

If you are enrolled in a section of Composition, you are required to complete the library tutorial and quiz by Monday, September 1, 2014.  Please read though the tutorial before starting the quiz. 

The tutorial can be accessed through Blackboard or the following link:  http://library.uncsa.edu/home/comp1/welcome.

New Drama Database

A new drama database, Drama Online Library, has just been added to the drama databases.  It offers full-text coverage of plays from earliest texts to the present as well as critical and biographical information.  Please browse through the titles and information provided in this new online resource.

New NCLIVE Search Option

NCLIVE, the North Carolina statewide library database, has a new search option which will allow users to search the entire NCLIVE database at once.  Simply enter your search term in the Articles Quick Search box in the right hand column.  NCLIVE provides journal and magazine articles, reference sources and videos in general academic subjects like health and science, business and North Carolina topics.  You will still need to search the library's arts databases for more in-depth coverage of those areas.  If you are off-campus, you will need the NCLIVE password for UNCSA.  Simply click the...

New databases

The Semans Library has 3 new databases to begin the school year.  They are African-American History online, American Indian History online and the Paley Center for Media iCollection.  The two new history databases offer full-text articles, timelines and primary source materials for the study of African-Americans and American Indians.

15 Years of NCLIVE

Today’s world of always-online smartphones and ubiquitous Wi-Fi makes it hard to imagine the online landscape faced by North Carolina libraries in April 1998, when NC LIVE was first available. A Pew Research Center report from that year showed only 41% of American adults used the internet, 35% used email, and only 13% had ever made an online purchase.

Your new library is closer to being a reality!

Your new library is closer to being a reality! The contract for construction has been awarded and the chosen firm, New Atlantic Contracting, Inc., will begin their work shortly. Completion of the new library is expected in the Summer of 2014. The new library will provide a comfortable, beautiful, and dynamic place for students to study, research, collaborate, and gather for intellectual and artistic interaction. Our students deserve the best environment and collections to support their artistic and academic work and the new library will provide this environment.

APICKLYPSE NOW: The True Story of HOW THE PICKLES GOT THEIR NAME

The original story of the Pickle mascot is alive and well in the UNCSA archives to enlighten and entertain. Presented to the archives in 1992 on the 20th anniversary of the second Homecoming weekend, the story tells of two humble music students who delighted their mates with a story of the best pickles in town and yielded up a now famous mascot for the young school.  Enjoy!

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