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Library Director and Undergraduate Education Librarian at the UConn Stamford Campus - Jeremy Richard Library.

5 Tips for better searching on ScienceDirect

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Here are our top tips for a better search query on ScienceDirect:

  • Search terms are not case-sensitive. Using all lowercase, all uppercase or a mix of capital and lowercase letters will not affect your query.
  • Entering a singular noun will also search for plural noun forms and possessives.
    For example: 

    • Method also finds methods and method’s
    • Criterion also finds criteria
  • Entering search terms using either US or UK spellings will automatically search for both spelling variations.
    For example:

    • Behavior also finds behaviour
  • Multiple words set off by spaces will search for documents or images that include both words.
  • You can use either quotation marks or curly brackets to search for a word or phrase, but the results will differ in these ways:
    • Searches in quotation marks, such as “colour code,” will be fuzzy searches. Our search engine will search for singular and plural nouns, as well as US and UK spellings, and will allow wildcards and ignore symbols and punctuation.
    • Searches in curly brackets, such as {colour code}, will be exact searches. Our search engine will look only for that exact phrase, including symbols and punctuation.ScienceDirect available at the UConn Library

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

JSTOR announces a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform.

An initial set of titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. Several hundred more Open Access titles to be added over the next year. Please see below for a title list and links to the ebooks. The titles are also cross-searchable with other content on JSTOR.org.

Initial set of 63 titles

UConn Stamford Campus Delayed opening Mon, 3/21/16

Students, faculty, and staff:

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the opening of all UConn campuses on Monday, March 21, 2016 will be delayed until noon.

Classes that start before noon on Monday, March 21 are canceled. Essential employees should report before noon if assigned. Non-essential employees should report at noon.

Please visit http://alert.uconn.edu for updates.

Melissa Harris-Perry at UConn, Mon. Jan 18th, Jorgensen

Save the Date! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance 2016.
Sponsored by the African American Cultural Center

Come hear Melissa Harris -Perry speak on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 4PM at the UConn Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free.

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Poster

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. There she is the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is the host of Melissa Harris-Perry, which broadcasts live on MSNBC on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to Noon. She is the author of the the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University in 1994 and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University in 1999. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Tulane University.

A book signing with Melissa Harris-Perry will be held at 3 pm in the Jorgensen lobby.