2018 Undergraduate Research Awared

The Calvin T. Ryan Library Award for Undergraduate Research for 2018 was awarded to Shelby Hinrichs. Shelby’s research project is titled, “Screening Speech, Language, and Reading Abilities of Home-schooled Children.” Her Faculty Mentor is Dr. Whitney Schneider-Cline, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders.

The Calvin T. Ryan Library Award for Undergraduate Research, initiated in 2013, recognizes and honors undergraduate student researchers for excellence in the use of library services, collections and resources. Ms. Hinrichs was presented the award at the 2018 Student Research Day award ceremony on March 28, 2018.

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New Databases Available

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Visible Body
Visible Body Premium is a suite of 3D anatomy applications with interactive 3D models, animations and learning tools. It includes Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium and Physiology Animations. Our subscription includes online access and the mobile apps for these applications. From the main access page, click on the icon for one of the 5 applications. Click Launch to access the Desktop version. Click on Mobile Access to install apps. Make sure you are connected to the University wifi.

Links:   Troubleshooting FAQ    Keyboard Shortcuts    Help Center

Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis Nexis Academic)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Links:   Top 10 Nexix Uni Features to Explore   Nexis Uni FAQ

Hein Online (available on a trial basis)
HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,500 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This Government, Politics & Law HeinOnline 18-database package offers special collections on Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law and Women and the Law among others.

Links:   HeinOnline User’s Guide   HeinOnline Blog

PrepStep

Written by Rochelle Krueger, Curriculum/Interim Government Documents Librarian
kruegerr@unk.edu

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The Library, partnering with the College of Education and the Department of Teacher Education, is excited to provide this new resource for UNK students!

PrepStep provides online test preparation, including self-guided resources and practice exams, for the Praxis Core and Praxis II Exams as well as other tests like the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT.  Over 2500 eBooks are available on English, math, science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill-building, college success skills development, and much more.

The site can be browsed before registering, but once you locate a resource you’d like to use, you will be prompted to register before you can access it. Registration enables you to store any tests, eBooks, tutorials, flashcards and articles for future use.

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Check out this video guide to learn how to access PrepStep’s various features!

If you have any questions regarding PrepStep, please don’t hesitate to contact your liaison librarian or use our online reference service!

UNK Archives and Special Collections

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Thanks to generous donors, UNK Archives and Special Collection has added new additions to its collection.  Many of these items can be seen on display now located on the main floor at Calvin T. Ryan Library.  Among the items on display are listed below, simply click the link to read more.

Office of Residential Life
Personal/Family Papers
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Juanita Girls – Delta Pi Beta – Chi Omega
Center for Service Learning
Biology Department
Pride of the Plains Marching Band
Phi Tau Gamma – Alpha Tau Omega
UNK Alumni Association

Do you have items to donate? Contact Laurinda Weisse (865-8593) or Sally Sinor (865-8591) today!