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Leddy Research Question Competition Open until Wed the 7th!

Welcome to the 2015 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 have been extended until October 7th!

Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History

The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History recently published its third volume and continues to showcase high quality undergraduate research in history from the Great Lakes region. The journal is run by undergraduate students from the Department of History with the support of faculty and the Leddy Library. The latest volume can is freely available online here:

http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/gljuh/

 

Discover your Author Dashboard in Scholarship at UWindsor!

Your Personal Author Dashboard in Scholarship at UWindsor.

Everyone who has a work uploaded in Scholarship at UWindsor whether it is a thesis, dissertation, journal article or other work can use their Author dashboard to learn more about how their work in Scholarship at UWindsor is being accessed. The Author Dashboard provides information about download counts, geographic locations of downloads, and even information about which institutions (education, commercial and more) are accessing your work. To find out more check out the video below:

Enter the 2015 Leddy Research Question Competition for a chance to win 50$!

Leddy Library Research Question Competition 2015

What is it

Do you wonder whether science will ever produce 3D-printed replacements for human organs? Are you curious as to why cats rule the internet? Indulge your curiosity!

The Leddy Library Research Question Competition invites you to submit your insightful, innovative, inspiring, or even humorous question for a chance to win $50!

When is it?

The Leddy Library Research Question Competition is open from Monday September 14th - 30th!

Trial: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876

30 day Trial: June 18 – July 17

Series 1 offers 340,000 issues from over 730 historical American titles. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies.

Please direct comments to Heidi Jacobs (hjacobs@uwindsor.ca)

The Importance of Collecting Open Access Content at the Institutional Level

The library has a long history of collecting research at the institutional level. We have a responsibility for the collection of our graduate theses and dissertations. We have also always collected faculty publications albeit through subscriptions. However the emergence of open access means that we have begun to collect faculty content in a way that we didn't have to previously.

Publishers and Open Access Article Posting Policies

When talking about open access and the new Tri-Council and Windsor policies with faculty (http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/university-windsor-senate-passes-open-access-policy) there are some common questions we encounter. We are developing an FAQ, however in this post I'd like to address the question of author rights, publishing and article posting policies. 

Login to Scholarship at UWindsor with your UWIN ID

New and existing users of our institutional repository from the University of Windsor can now login to Scholarship at UWindsor with their existing UWIN ID and password! This makes it easier for you to get started and to continue to add content to the repository. Existing accounts made with your UWIN ID will automatically be synced on first login. 

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