Logos Links: May 2020

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Library team members Amber Wessies and Olivia Chin have searched the Internet for the best book, movie, and library-related links. Learn more about library news around the world below.

 

Now Is The Time For eBooks

While library buildings around the world are closed for COVID-19, and while patrons are staying at home, now is the perfect time to get started with eBooks.

 

Court Rules Detroit Students Have A Constitutional Right To An Education

This groundbreaking ruling decides that children have a right to literacy.

 

The Library Of Congress Wants To Help You Remix Public Domain Audio Clips

Have you ever wanted to be a DJ? Now there’s a free way to practice remixing, thanks to the Library Of Congress.

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American heritage with this book list compiled by the ALCS blog.

 

2020 Library Systems Report

Learn what’s new in the world of library technical services with this report by American Libraries Magazine.

 

Books With Memorable Moms

For Mother’s Day, this blog post names and celebrates some famous moms in literature.

 

Best Practices From World Libraries Photo Gallery

See what libraries are doing all around the world with this collection of photos and links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Botany Journals

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The world of botany is ever-growing and often beneficial to other forms of life on earth. Studying and testing plants can lead to new medicines, increased conservation, and better gardens. Check out the 5 journals below when you need articles about botany. All of these journals are available via the library website’s “Journals by Title or Subject” tab.

 

American Journal of Botany

From obscure flowers to soil techniques, the American Journal of Botany provides articles with abstracts, PDFs, and references. With issues dating back all the way to 1914, this database is also great for looking at the history of botany.

 

American Journal of Plant Sciences

The American Journal of Plant Sciences is an Open Access resource which is published monthly. Here you can find topics like dendrochronology, plant ecology, phytochemistry, etc.

 

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Blumea- Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center publishes Blumea three times a year. Blumea has an international focus and a wide variety of plant topics. Use Blumea‘s “Access Key” to find and identify full-text articles.

 

BMC Plant Biology

According to its database description, BMC Plant Biology includes “research articles covering topics such as the cellular, organismal, tissue-level, developmental and functional aspects of plants.” Look for specific, in-depth studies and trials in this database.

 

Canadian Journal of Plant Science

With access to over 100,000 archives, the Canadian Journal of Plant Science provides a broad amount of plant research. You can also find some Spanish and French language articles via this journal if you need research in other languages.

 

 

Spotlight On “Accounting Today”

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If you’re studying business, finance, or accounting, Accounting Today may be a helpful resource for you. The library provides access to this online magazine via our “Journals by Title or Subject” tab on the library website. Just search for Accounting Today or click on the “Business and Management” subject tab to see other similar journals.

Accounting Today covers sections such as:

 

This journal strives to stay up-to-date on the latest news in the finance world. Whether you want to read about auditing, the IRS, or technology advancements, you can find articles and research about your topic on Accounting Today.

 

Spotlight On “Volunteer Voices”

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Are you interested in learning about Tennessee history? The Volunteer Voices project is a collection of documents, artifacts, photos, and other facets of local culture. The library provides access to Volunteer Voices as a database in our Databases, E-Books, and Media tab. You can also access Volunteer Voices via the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

So, what can you read about in Volunteer Voices? The project has many broad topics to choose from, including the following [click the links to access Volunteer Voices]:

Broad Topics
African-Americans
Architecture
Arts and Literature
Children and Childhood
Civil and Human Rights
Education
Family Life and Gender Relations
Farming and Agriculture
Frontier Settlement and Migration
Government and Politics
Health and Medicine
Immigrants and Immigration
Law and Legal Documents
Music and Performing Arts
Native Americans
Nature and the Environment
Popular Culture and Folklife
Religion
Science and Technology
Social Reform
Sports and Recreation
Trade, Business and Industry
Transportation and Internal Improvements
Wars and Military
Women

You can also choose to search the collection for specific terms, or you can simply browse the collection and see what the project has to offer. You’ll find documents like personal letters, campaign advertisements, pamphlets, photographs, and more. The collection allows you to narrow your search down by choosing subjects, genres, and the historical era of your topic.

The next time you’re searching for Tennessee history, head to Volunteer Voices and get started. You can also tour our library’s online archives, search our catalog here, visit the Tennesee Room at the Jackson Madison County Library, or visit the Madison County Archives.

 

 

Spotlight On The American Poetry Review

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The American Poetry Review is a journal that publishes original literary work. Readers can view poetry and literary criticism from various resources, and they can also submit their own work under the APR’s guidelines.

The Union University library provides access to older editions of the APR via JSTOR, Academic OneFile, General OneFile, and Literature Resource Center. Newer submissions can be read online at the APR website.

 

FAQs about The American Poetry Review:

 

Is the APR also in print?

Yes, they do have print versions of APR for a price, here.

 

How often is the APR published?

Bimonthly.

 

How far back can I see APR entries, using the library databases?

We have 3 databases that carry APR from 1989 to the present. You can find access to the APR by conducting a general search on the library website or by searching for it by title using the “Journals” tab.

 

What kind of writing can I find in the APR?

Poetry translations, critical essays, articles, poems, and interviews.

How To Look At Union Yearbooks Online

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When you want to look up a family member or certain year in Union’s history, the “Lest We Forget” Union yearbooks can be a helpful resource. An easy way to search through the yearbook collection is by using the library website online. Provided below are instructions for access.

To access the “Lest We Forget” Union yearbooks:

  1. Go to the library website.
  2. Click on Archives and Special Collections under Quick Links.
  3. Click University Archives.
  4. Lest We Forget will come up in the middle of the page. Click the books to access them. You can find them by year and click through them like an online book to find people’s names. (If you just click this link, it will take you straight to them).

 

For other archival material, take a look at the Online Archives.

Spotlight On The NLM History of Medicine

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The United States National Library of Medicine is the largest medical library in the world. According to its website:

NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,500-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

The NLM provides access to public domain photos of early medical sketches, snapshots, and diagrams. Some of them are graphic, while others are placid or even humorous. Through the NLM’s  Images of the History of Medicine Index, you can view these photos and learn more about prior medical practices. Thankfully, this is a free resource that you can access online via NLM Digital Collections.

Below are just a few of the fascinating public domain images that you can view and download from the NLM History of Medicine:

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To see more images from the NLM, click here.

Featured eBook: “Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed The Course Of History”

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Who’s ready for the Eclipse today? Welcome back to Union- you’re just in time for a special solar event!

Grab your ISO-certified glasses and check out this library eBook to learn all about the history and science of eclipses: Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed The Course Of History by Duncan Steel.

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This book dives into the cultural perceptions of eclipses. Over time, these rare events have been viewed as omens, prophecies, and even sentinels of doom. However, they have also inspired awe and excitement (especially today’s eclipse)!

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Remember to stay safe as you enjoy the 2017 Eclipse today. Wear ISO protective glasses, and do not remove them while looking at the eclipse- turn away first. For more information about today’s event and how to stay safe, check out the NASA website dedicated to the Eclipse: Eclipse 2017 NASA.Gov.