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Open Access Week 2016 Events (Oct 24th-28th)

The Leddy Library invites you to our Open Access Week 2016 events. Open Access Week (October 24 - 28th) is a global event now entering its eighth year. This international event is an opportunity for researchers around the world to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share their experience with colleagues, and to help improve access to scholarship and research around the world.

UWill Discover 2017 Submissions are Now Open!

What Have You Discovered?

Submissions are now open! The UWill Discover conference is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your research or original creative work in a professional setting before your peers, faculty, and the public. Each presentation will be reviewed by expert faculty and guest respondents. Prizes will be awarded in many different categories!

Students in any undergraduate discipline are eligible to participate in the UWill Discover conference. You will present your research at the conference on March 31, 2017.

Vote for your favorite Leddy Research Question Competition selection for a chance to win!

The 2016 Leddy Research Question Competition selections are now available and it's your chance to vote for your favourite question!

You can view and vote on this years questions here for a chance to win $50: http://uwindsor.fluidsurveys.com/s/2016leddyrqc/

This year's questions will be archived along with all of our past competitions here: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/leddyrqc

$50 prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Leddy Research Question Competition Closes Sep 30th!

The Leddy Research Question Competition closes on September 30th at the end of the day! So make sure you get your question in for a chance to win a 50$ prize! Just go to http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/leddyrqc/2016rqc/ to enter.

Leddy Library Research Question Competition 2016 is here!

Welcome to the 2016 Leddy Library Research Question Competition!

Is there something you're curious about? Do you have an interesting, engaging or even amusing research question? If so submit it to the Leddy Library Research Question Competition for a chance to win one of three 50$ prizes!

When is it?

Submissions are open from September 12th - 30th.

Humanities Week Events from September 12-16th!

Thanks to the support of the President’s Office and the grand success of last year’s “Why Humanities” Week, we are very excited to announce that Humanities Week will take place September 12-16th! In a popular repeat from last year’s event, students will have an opportunity to win a semester of free tuition by submitting their take on What do the Humanities Mean to You? Entrants are asked to produce a video, essay, poem or proclamation outlining the importance and value of the humanities.

Google Scholar links to library resources restored

Linking between Google Scholar and the library's resources has been restored. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the disruption.

Notice: Google Scholar & Library Resource Problems

This notice is for users who are attempting to access library resources through Google Scholar. Unfortunately at this time users will be unable to link to the library's electronic resources from Google Scholar. This is a priority issue and we hope to see service restored soon. In the meantime, you can continue to find resources through the following platforms:

The library's search interface: http://led.uwindsor.ca/one-stop-search

Elsevier Acqusition of SSRN

On May 17th publishing giant Elsevier announced it had acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). This potentially marks a major change in scholarly communications landscape and is the first time a large academic publisher has stepped into the repository landscape. The stated benefits of this change include potential integration with existing platforms such as Scopus and the Mendely - another relatively recent purchase by Elsevier.

UWindsor history project traces career of pioneer black athlete

Read the Full Story at the Daily News

A retrospective on the career of a Chatham athlete who broke multiple racial barriers in the early 20th century will be featured on the Leddy Library’s Centre for Digital Scholarship website in 2017.

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