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UWill Discover 2016 is now open for proposals!

The UWill Discover conference is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their research or original creative work in a professional setting before peers, faculty, and the public.

Each presentation will be reviewed by expert faculty and guest respondents to award prizes in many different categories.

Students in any undergraduate discipline are eligible to participate:

Voting for the 2015 Leddy Research Question Competition Closes Friday!

Have you noticed our colourful signs on campus? The Leddy Library Research Question Competition is hoping you will visit our website and cast your vote for the most popular question. You can read all the questions here:


The winning question gets $50, and one randomly selected question also will win $50.  In addition, one randomly selected voter will win $50.  That could be you!

Research Piracy Underscores the Need for Open Access

"Basically you tweet out a link to the paper that you need, with the hashtag and then your email address," she told BBC Trending radio. "And someone will respond to your email and send it to you."

Keep up with the latest Open Access Research From UWindsor on Twitter

If you're interested easily keeping up with the latest open access research coming out of the University of Windsor you can now follow @LeddyLibrary on Twitter. Our little bot will be letting our followers know about new articles, books, images, theses and dissertations and other works that are being added to Scholarship at UWindsor.

Vote for your Favourite Leddy Research Question for a chance to win!

2015 Leddy Research Question Competition Finalists 

The finalists in the 2015 Leddy Library Research Question Competition have been selected and posted here and will soon be visible on posters around campus!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a questions this year! The committee had some difficult decisions to make.

Open Access Week 2015: Oct 19-25

October 19th - 25th is Internation Open Access Week. It is an opportunity to draw attention to the need for free online access to publicly funded research and the ways in which institutions like the University of Windsor are making this a reality. When an article, book or other work is available open access, that means that anyone, anywhere can download it freely online. 

Access to Databases for Alumni!

UWindsor alumni who are interested in accessing some of the library's electronic research collections can now do so through the alumni a-to-z list.

Databases listed on http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/atoz-alumni are accessible by alumni while off campus by logging in with their UWin ID and password. 

For more information on services for alumni at the library please visit: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/services-alumni.