Got a question? Need help with your research?

Just about a month to go until final exams. How are your research papers coming along? Do you need to find some high quality sources? Need help narrowing your topic or casting a broader net? Schedule a Research Appointment with one of our reference librarians. Sessions are scheduled for 30-45 minute slots, so you can count on having a one-on-one learning experience with the librarian’s undivided attention. For sessions to be successful, please fill out the form above completely and give an accurate description of the assignment. We ask that you bring a copy of the assignment (if applicable), any outlines or citations already created, and a motivated research attitude to your appointment!

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Dive into the past with historical newspapers online

Girl reading newspaperYou can find a lot of historical information freely available online, but really old articles from newspapers? Not so much. While Google News Archive has some actual scanned images of historical newspapers, the coverage is pretty limited. Many of the titles have only a few years of coverage, and major daily papers are few and far between.

Luckily, Miami University students, faculty and staff also have access to 5 major newspapers from our subscription to ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Links below give the title and years of coverage. You can see every issue for the years listed, complete cover-to-cover content including photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons and more. You can limit your search by date range, to front-page articles, classified ads, and other document types. You can also email articles to yourself along with a citation in many different styles. All of these resources are available off-campus with your Miami ID and password.

New York Times Historical (1851 – 2013)

Washington Post Historical (1877-2000)

Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1993)

Wall Street Journal Historical (1889-2000)

Cincinnati Enquirer Historical (1841-1922)

Frida, Cane, and something delicious

There are a lot of great new books coming into Rentschler Library. Come check out the titles on our shelves just near the circulation desk. Here are just three of them, but there are many more to check out (literally).

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1945) is considered one of the greatest women painters of all time. She is best known for her 80 or so self-portraits but author Grimberg, a scholar of Kahlo’s work, explores all of the artist’s documented still lifes, including some that have come to light only recently. This is not one of those enormous art books that doesn’t fit in your back pack!

 

Book cover - Cane by Jean ToomerFirst published in 1923, “Cane” by Jean Toomer’s is an experimental and impressionist work that is part drama, part poetry, part fiction and powerfully evokes black life in the South. Toomer’s purpose was to “embody what he sees as the dying folk spirit of the south by re-creating their feelings through language and rhythm.” (Critical Survey of Poetry, 2nd rev. ed, 2002). This version includes an introduction by noted African American Studies scholars Rudolph Byrd of Emory University, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., of Harvard University.

Father and daughter team Fuller and Reddekopp (a geographer and chef, respectively) trace the links between geography and food all over the world. The book innovatively “combines geography, history, and cooking in a single volume.” (publisher blurb). Learn how to make mulled wine, pommes frites and more. Recipes are spiced up with the history of the main item in each featured recipe along with learning questions at the beginning of each chapter.

Hurricane/Earthquake Relief Donations

The International Club of Miami University Hamilton is seeking donations of non-perishable food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby and infant supplies, and first aid items for victims of the recent earthquake and hurricanes. Bring donations to the Tutoring and Learning Center, Rm 102 Rentschler Hall. Look for barrels and boxes to place your donations.

Love OhioLINK? They want to hear from you!

OhioLINK is seeking feedback from its users and would love to hear your opinions. Use this easy short survey and your testimonial may get featured on social media through their #TuesdayTestimonial.  If you need a little inspiration, here’s a short list of the resources that OhioLINK provides:

  • over 46 million books and other library materials
  • more than 100 electronic research databases
  • over 24 million electronic journal articles
  • over 100,000 e-books
  • nearly 85,000 images, videos and sounds
  • over 58,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students at 31 Ohio institutions

Free access to online NY Times & Washington Post

man reading on tablet deviceMiami University regional campus students, faculty, and staff now have access to the online New York Times and Washington Post without having to pay for individual subscriptions.

For access to the New York Times, you must create a free account while on campus. After you create an account from on-campus, it can be accessed anywhere. For instructions and more info, please look at this page.

For the Washington Post, use your MiamiOH.edu email address to create your free account on their website.. You don’t have to be on campus to create your account. More information and instructions about Washington Post access at this page.

#MoveInMiami Campaign

Move In Miami Campaign banner

#MoveInMiami is a 24-hour fundraising campaign that occurs every year on Miami’s Move In Day in Oxford. The campaign is designed to “Move Miami Forward” and that is what these funds do for our regional students and our campuses.

During the #MoveInMiami campaign, you can choose a specific department or program to donate towards. Please consider donating to Rentschler Library during this campaign. The funds raised during the campaign go towards programming in the library like our Open House, which gives students a chance to enjoy donuts and coffee while chatting with library staff and learning about services the library offers.

To donate to Rentschler Library, please visit: www.givetomiamioh.org/regionallibraries, and fill in your donation amount next to “Rentschler Library Gift Fund-Hamilton Campus”.

The Regionals have set 5 milestone goals. Each time we meet a milestone, a $5 match will be applied to each gift of $10 or more. And, if we reach 500 gifts, the fund with the most gifts will receive a $1,000 donation from Interim Dean Cathy Bishop-Clark.

For more information about the campaign at the Regionals, visit: www.miamioh.edu/regionals/moveinmiami