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Food for Fines is Back from Dec 1st - 14th

Food For Fines

From Dec-1st - Dec 14th you can pay your library fines with canned goods!

Help support the University of Windsor Student Food Bank and reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable, UNEXPIRED canned goods at Leddy Library's Circulation Desk. For each item that you donate, you'll receive $2 off your fines, up to $50 per person!

Vote for the Best Entry in the Leddy Library Research Question Competition for a chance to win!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question to the competition. We had a lot of excellent questions, and some tough decisions to make!

The top 30 research questions have now been chosen and you can view them here in the Scholarship at UWindsor repository.

Open Access Week 2014 is here!

International Open Access Week (October 20-26th is) is a global event in its eighth year which draws attention to the benefits of Open Access to research and seeks to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. To borrow from Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication , "Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

The Rise of Informal Logic announced as vol 2 in WSIA open access book series

CRRAR and the Leddy Library are pleased to announce Ralph Johnson's The Rise of Informal Logic as volume 2 in the Windsor Studies in Argumentation (WSIA) open access monograph series. The first volume in the series, What do we Know About the World? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives, was recently featured as the unglue.it project's Creative Commons book of the day.

Geospatial data specialist Carina Xue Luo discusses food deserts with the Windsor Star

Carina Xue Luo, geospatial data specialist at the Academic Data Centre here at Leddy Library, had the opportunity discuss the issue of food deserts in Windsor with the Windsor Star. Her research indicates that "fewer than one in five people in Windsor live within walking distance of a grocery store".

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