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Welcome to Spring Semester 2017!

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The University of Minnesota Libraries welcomes learners and scholars from all cultures and backgrounds. We are committed to providing a safe, open environment, and the broadest possible access to quality information.

What’s new?

We now have over 40 reservable group study rooms and four 1:Button Studios for effortless HD recording. Below is a sample of our tools and services just for you. 

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How we can help undergraduates

Need real, high-quality sources?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that there is a range of information sources out there. We work hard to make sure you have access to the high quality sources for your research. We put together a few tips to help navigate the good and avoid the bad.

Here are a couple ways to dive in:

We can help you get started on your research project

Want more?

How we can help grad students

We have a wide variety of collections and services to support graduate students in your coursework and research at the University:

  • Search and explore dissertations to get a sense of what is being written, what the format looks like, search by mentor/advisor and more.
  • Use a citation manager like Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote to organize your PDFs and create your bibliographies and in-text citations in seconds in hundreds of styles like APA, MLA, and more. Learn about resources, tools and best practices to manage your data.
  • Create an ORCID (a free registry of researchers) to ensure your work is associated with you throughout the research lifecycle, including grant applications, paper submissions, and final publication.
  • Find grants to support your travel and research.

Want more?

Support for faculty

Apply for two exciting opportunities

Partnership for Affordable Content Mini Grants
Want to lower textbook costs for students? Want to create your own course materials?  Apply for a mini-grant  to work with library staff to implement affordable high-quality content options into your courses as an alternative to high cost commercial textbooks and other expensive course materials. Applications are due Monday, February 27.

*new* Faculty Research Sprints
Research Sprints offer you the opportunity to partner with a team of librarians on a specific project or component of a bigger project and to work intensively to produce a tangible product or outcome.

Potential project areas include in-depth or archival research; data and metadata creation, management, analysis, and preservation; digital scholarship project development (e.g. GIS mapping, data visualization, etc.), and more. 

Please attend an optional information session on Wednesday, February 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Walter 401. The Sprints will take place the week of May 22-25, 2017.  Please email Benjamin Wiggins ( with questions.

Applications are due March 6.

Boost your productivity with a new workflow

We are always curious about the tools used by faculty and instructors to get stuff done — research, teaching, grants, writing, and more. How I Work is an interview series where your U of M colleagues share their tips and secrets for being more effective and productive in their work. Get ideas and learn about interesting tools — low-tech and high-tech — that you might try in your day-to-day work.

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