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The New UCLA Library Catalog

Monday, February 10th, 2014

If you haven’t already noticed, our UCLA Library home page has a new look! Hopefully you will find this new look a little easier to navigate, since the new catalog is right on the page of the UCLA Library web site.

The default search screen is set to UC Melvyl (which searches all the UC’s as well as the world), so if you want to search just UCLA Library, set your radio button to the UCLA Library catalog.

Also, you will notice the spotlight frame to your right. Here you can see the latest news, events and exhibits at UCLA Library.

Please let us know how you feel about this new look by filling out the form in the lower right hand corner of the new UCLA Library web page.

Attention UCLA Book Collectors!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

Honoring book culture in the digital age, the Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition rewards UCLA graduate and undergraduate students who have assembled outstanding book collections. A total of more than $5,000 in prizes is offered in almost a dozen categories. Students who have assembled collections representing personal interests or tied to their capstone, thesis, or creative projects are encouraged to submit entries.

Graduate Prizes

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300 Second Prize

Undergraduate Prizes

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300 Second Prize

Additional Prizes

  • $500 Blanche G. Campbell Outstanding Children’s Book Collection Award: Funded by a gift established by Clarice Campbell Olcott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Campbell. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • 2012 Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) Special Prizes: $500 Graduate, $500 Undergraduate; funded by a grant from the Southern California chapter of the ABAA, which has been promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade in America and throughout the world since 1949
  • $500 Frieda Kuiper Beaudin Prize for Outstanding Collection in the Sciences: Funded by a gift established by Christy Beaudin in memory of her mother, Frieda Kuiper Beaudin. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • 2012 John Ebey Special Prizes: $500 Graduate, $500 Undergraduate; for the collections that most inspire their owners’ passion for collecting and give them the greatest pleasure and fun
  • $1,000 Andrew O. Krastins Prize for Printed, Manuscript, and Recorded Materials Prior to 1930: Funded by former Campell Prize winner Andrew Krastins to encourage tangible contact with raw materials of history generated before 1930; awarded for the most thoughtfully organized collection, which may include pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, ephemera, and early sound recordings as well as books; the expense or the value of the items will not be considered in evaluating the entries. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • $150 Corine Tyler Walker Prize: Funded by a gift from Dr. Bruce Tyler, a former Campbell Award winner, in honor of his mother, Corine Tyler Walker
  • $100 Library Staff Association Prize: Two $100 awards, one for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student, funded by a gift from the UCLA Library Staff Association

Click here for more information.

Win Big with your Research Work!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer “yes” to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for!

  • Did you or your team use the UCLA Library collections for a research project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help you to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did pursuing your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?

The application deadline for the 2014 prize is Friday, March 14.

Prizes will be available in the following categories. More categories may be added in the coming weeks.

  • Best minor projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $250 each
  • Best major projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $450 each
  • Best project (major or minor) incorporating resources from the UCLA Library Special Collections: one prize of $350
  • Best project (major or minor) on music after 1900 or film music: one prize of $350 (funded by the Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, UCLA Music Library)

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Powell Library Building. Reservations are requested by Friday, April 18 by email to rsvp@library.ucla.edu or by phone at 310.206.8526.

Apply now and win some money for your hard work!

Library Closure December 21 – January 1

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

UCLA Library facilities will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2013, through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, as part of the campuswide Winter Holiday Closure.

Hours

The online hours webpage is being updated to reflect hours for all campus libraries before the holiday closure.

The libraries will reopen and a full schedule of operations will resume on Thursday, January 2.

Returning Items

Due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure period. However, if you would like to return items between December 21 and January 1, universal return locations are accessible from the exteriors of the following libraries:

Reference Assistance

Reference assistance by email or by telephone will be unavailable between December 21 and January 1. UCLA students, faculty, and staff who send email inquiries or leave telephone messages during the closure period will receive replies starting on January 2; queries will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Other Online Resources

The following online resources will be available for remote access. Note: users must access resources restricted to UCLA or UC students, faculty, and staff through the campus network, Bruin OnLine (BOL), or the BOL proxy server.

  • Melvyl: This UC-wide catalog will be accessible throughout the closure; however, requests for items from other campuses may not be processed between December 21 and January 1.
  • Databases
  • E-journals

GIS Day!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The third annual GIS Day, is happening!
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library at Research Commons, from 1 – 3 p.m.
The event is part of a worldwide celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) technology and information resources.

Here are the lists of participants:

  • Nick Burkhart (Geography Department): big LDCH Screen
    Online Atlas of Mexican Elections
  • Michael Shin (Geography Department): pod R7
    TextMapper: Visualizing Locations Stored in Bodies of Text
  • Madeline Brozen (Luskin School of Public Affairs): pod R4
    Bicycle Count Data Clearinghouse
  • Thomas Gillespie (Geography Department): pod R18
    Looking for Asokan Edicts with GIS
  • Yoh Kawano (Institute for Digital Research and Education) and David Shepard (Center for Digital Humanities): pod R6
    A Map for the Future: Measuring Radiation Levels in Fukushima, Japan
  • Patrick Burke (Disability Computing Program), Yoh Kawano (Institute for Digital Research and Education), and Albert Kochaphum (Graduate Student and GIS Explorer): pod R5
    Zig Mapping: Building a Mobile Map for People with Disabilities
  • Steven Swartz (SimplyMap): pod R15
    Exploring Social Media users in Los Angeles with SimplyMap
  • Ian Davies (Environmental Science): pod R11
    Gentrification in Los Angeles Neighborhoods
  • Vernon Wessel (Geography Department): pod R14
    Where’s the Bus? Mapping the UCLA Bruin Bus in (Pseudo) Real-Time
  • Vicente Romero de Ávila Serrano (Public Policy): pod R17
    Locating Knowledge-Intensive Business Services in Madrid: A Polycentric Metropolitan Structure beyond the Administrative Region\
  • Peter Broadwell (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow): pod R12
    Go West, Young House-Elf: Mapping Directionality of Reference in a Large Collection of Danish Folklore

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Coming Soon to a Library Near You!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

UCLA Library Tours

College Library
Take a guided tour of the College Library in the historic Powell Library Building. Learn about the best places to study; see where you can get help with assignments, papers, and projects; and find out about other services and resources. Space is limited to twenty participants per tour; reserve a space by clicking on one of the following time/date links.
Monday, September 23: 11-11:30 a.m.1:30-2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24: 10:30-11 a.m.,  2-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25: 11-11:30 a.m.,  3-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26: 10-10:30 a.m.,  2-2:30p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Join a thirty-minute orientation tour of the Charles E. Young Research Library. No reservations are required; meet on the front portico.
Monday, September 23, 2 p.m.: Led by Alice Hunt, collections assistant
Tuesday, September 24, noon: Led by Susan Minobe, interim collection manager
Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m.: Led by Alice Hunt, collections assistant
Wednesday, September 25, 3 p.m.: Led by Susan Minobe, interim collection manager

Science and Engineering Library
Come to the Science and Engineering Library’s Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Collection in 8270 Boelter Hall to learn about the resources and services available to science and engineering students. Library staff will point out the research commons and circulation desk and provide an overview of subject-specific resources including databases, e-books, and print material specific to various disciplines. Meet at the reference desk.
Wednesday, September 25; time to be announced

Research Workshops – Winter 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. The Winter 2013 schedule is listed below and online at:
<http://ucla.in/Ya1sl1>.

Most sessions are open with no advance registration required, but those sessions marked with an asterisk* do require advance online registration; see links to registration for each workshop below. All workshops will be held in the Research Library; see each entry for specific locations.


EndNote (sixty minutes)

This session offers a basic overview of the purpose, uses, and features of EndNote, a software program that helps researchers manage references and produce bibliographies for projects large and small.

Taught by Gabriella Gray, librarian for education and applied linguistics.

Meet in the East Classroom, room 21536.

• Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m.

• Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.


*How to Formulate Your Research Question (two hours)

Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.

This workshop covers how to move from your own interests to a topic, determine a possible research question, and make a case for the significance of that question. You’ll also learn the components of a strong argument and where to start searching for evidence.

Taught by Kelly E. Miller, director of UCLA Library Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library.

Meet in the Research Commons Digital Cultural Heritage Lab. Space is limited, and online registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/research-question-workshop

 

Develop Your Research Skills!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Planning a capstone project or thesis? Thinking about graduate school?

Take the fall quarter Honors 101 class:

Research Today: Sources, Tools, and Strategies. The class will be from 3 to 4:50 p.m.,  Tuesdays at  the Young Research Library (YRL).

This pass/no pass course will be two credits.

What does it mean to be a student at a research university? How can you get started on your own path of discovery? What does it mean to conduct research in the digital age? What sources, tools and strategies should you use to discover something original and convincing to contribute to a field or discipline? Designed to prepare you for a capstone or thesis experience in the humanities or social sciences, this course provides you with an opportunity to hone your research skills in engaging, interactive ways.

The instructors will guide you step-by-step through the creation of your own research project proposal. You will learn how to develop a compelling topic, find and interpret different kinds of sources (primary, secondary, digital), learn strategies and explore what it means to publish in the digital age.  Plus you will visit “hidden” parts of the UCLA Library.

Stress-Busters for Students

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

As part of the UCLA Library’s new Stress-Busters for Students program, 2-hour drop-in yoga sessions will be held in the first floor of Charles E. Young Research Library, between the Lobby Gallery and the central stairwell. These sessions are open to all UCLA students, staff and faculty. There will be some yoga mats available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. The scheduled times for yoga sessions are:

Monday June 11: 2 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday June 12: 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday June 13: 2 – 4 p.m.

No reservations are needed; participants can stop by anytime during any session and stay as long as they’d like. This program is a joint venture between the UCLA Library and UCLA Fitwell.

Stress-busters during Tenth Week and Finals

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Stressed about finals? Stop by the Powell Library Building and the Charles E. Young Research Library during tenth week and finals for some relaxing, stress-busting activities.

At Powell, spend a few minutes with a registered therapy dog from the UCLA Medical Center. Research has shown that petting an animal brings about physiological signs of relaxation such as decreased blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate, Presented in partnership with UCLA People-Animal Connection, the dogs will be in two group study rooms on the first floor from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 7-8, and Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13.

At the Research Library, UCLA Fitwell will offer two-hour, drop-in yoga sessions on Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary; participants can stop by anytime during any session and stay as long as they’d like. There will be a few yoga mats available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. The sessions will be in the first-floor lobby, between the Lobby Gallery and the central stairwell.