Category Archives: Arts/Humanities, Social Sciences & Science

How to Judge a Zine by its Cover – And Other Things I Learned from Metadata. By Ada Smith

As I wrap up the Library as Collaboratory course and reflect on what I learned, I am amazed at the stark contrast from what I expected when I signed up for this course. All it took for me to add … Continue reading

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After Nicole Allen’s Visit to Puget Sound: Further Reading

On October 7, Nicole Allen, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Director of Open Education, led a discussion about open education resources at the University of Puget Sound. An alumna of Puget Sound, Ms. Allen is an internationally recognized expert … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion Resources: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is an online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. It includes thousands of pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the … Continue reading

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Hamilton Comes to the Classroom: Nonstop avenues for research: Mining Hamilton with undergraduates, by Katy Curtis, Humanities Librarian.

Since Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mesmerizing production Hamilton: An American Musical took to the stage in early 2015, it has been an undeniable hit, generated a wealth of public commentary, and brought renewed energy and enthusiasm to musical theater and the study … Continue reading

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Open Education Resources: Getting the Ball Rolling

In an effort to meet the evolving needs of students and faculty members at the University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library is increasing support and outreach for open education resources (OER). If you’re not familiar, OER are any type … Continue reading

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SCI-HUB: Robin Hood or Nefarious Pirate?

I’ll not mince words: subscriptions to academic journals can be quite pricey. And for students and scholars in the developing world, such subscriptions can be prohibitively expensive. Some may argue that the free market should dictate journal costs, while others … Continue reading

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Tacoma Reads 2016: Station Eleven – Book discussion in Library Room 020, Wed., March 23, 6:00pm

Greetings, Loggers! Are you looking for a bit of literary entertainment on your way to Spring Break? Join Collins Library and the Tacoma Public Library for Tacoma Reads 2016! This year’s selection is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Mandel … Continue reading

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During this presidential election year, check out site: “The American Presidency Project”

During this presidential election year, check out this great site from UC Santa Barbara called:  The American Presidency Project         The American Presidency Project is the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database: The … Continue reading

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AAA Style Guide Retired

    Last fall the American Anthropological Association announced that it would retire its style guide. According to an announcement on the AAA website, “After much consideration of publishing standards and member input, AAA has decided to cease production of … Continue reading

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Introducing: “The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism”

Literary criticism has probably existed for as long as literature. We come into contact with a variety of texts in our daily lives (especially here at University of Puget Sound!) and these texts inspire inquiry, interpretation, and conversations among our … Continue reading

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