Saturday June 11th was the launch event for the Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred "Boomer" Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939) project. Hundreds were in attendance at the WISH Centre in Chatham Ontario to view displays, learn about the project and new website, listen to researchers and family, and even buy some baseball cards of the 34 All-Stars team (proceeds going to the Chatham Kent Black Historical Society).
Dave Johnston's blog
Music students from the School of Creative Arts have worked with the Leddy Library as part of Dr. Sally Bick's class Studies in the Music of North American Culture to develop an online tour of the musical scene in Windsor http://cdigs.uwindsor.ca/music-windsor-essex.The digital exhibit entitled City of Music showcases the diverse musical genres at play in the city. So take some time to explore!
The library has encountered a problem with the Statistics Canada web site that may impact your work. The CANSIM database (the source for most social and economic Canadian statistics) is not functioning at present. Faculty and students who need this data can access our backup version of the CANSIM database through the University of Toronto CHASS system:
► Sci-Hub Problems and Questions
What is Sci-Hub?
Sci-Hub is a search interface that works with a repository called Library Genesis (LibGen) to give readers access to a collection of articles taken illegally from scientific journals. In addition to drawing on the LibGen repository, Sci-Hub also uses the login credentials of university employees to bypass institutional authentication barriers and access journal content to which the university has licensed access.
The Leddy Library is happy to announce the publication of the proceedings of the 11th Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference. This year's timely theme is Argumentation, Objectivity and Bias. The 174 articles, commentaries, and keynotes are now available open access in Scholarship at UWindsor along with the publications from OSSA 1-10. Thanks to everyone involved in making this possible.
From the OSSA 11 editors:
The Leddy Library invites you to our Open Access Week 2016 events. Open Access Week (October 24 - 28th) is a global event now entering its eighth year. This international event is an opportunity for researchers around the world to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share their experience with colleagues, and to help improve access to scholarship and research around the world.
What Have You Discovered?
Submissions are now open! The UWill Discover conference is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your research or original creative work in a professional setting before your peers, faculty, and the public. Each presentation will be reviewed by expert faculty and guest respondents. Prizes will be awarded in many different categories!
Students in any undergraduate discipline are eligible to participate in the UWill Discover conference. You will present your research at the conference on March 31, 2017.
The 2016 Leddy Research Question Competition selections are now available and it's your chance to vote for your favourite question!
You can view and vote on this years questions here for a chance to win $50: http://uwindsor.fluidsurveys.com/s/2016leddyrqc/
This year's questions will be archived along with all of our past competitions here: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/leddyrqc
$50 prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
The Leddy Research Question Competition closes on September 30th at the end of the day! So make sure you get your question in for a chance to win a 50$ prize! Just go to http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/leddyrqc/2016rqc/ to enter.
Welcome to the 2016 Leddy Library Research Question Competition!
Is there something you're curious about? Do you have an interesting, engaging or even amusing research question? If so submit it to the Leddy Library Research Question Competition for a chance to win one of three 50$ prizes!
When is it?
Submissions are open from September 12th - 30th.