Ferguson featured on OhioLINK’s Researcher Profiles

D.J. Ferguson Miami University HamiltonMiami Hamilton’s very own D. J. Ferguson, Associate Professor of Microbiology, was featured on  OhioLINK Research Profiles recently in a post titled “Ferguson researches cure for heart disease with OhioLINK resources.”

Ferguson does research on anaerobic organisms in the gut and how they breakdown compounds during the digestive process. His research is helping us understand how these microorganisms may contribute to heart disease.

Ferguson is one of many MUH faculty who rely on OhioLINK to stay current on research in their field. You can sign up for journal alerts, download full text scientific papers, and request monographs for delivery to the Hamilton campus within a few days. Because of the consortial pricing that OhioLINK is able to negotiate on our behalf, we also have access to resources like Web of Science, a huge index of scientific papers, and the Electronic Journal Center, which has peer-reviewed scholarly journals from publishers like Elsevier, Blackwell, and Wiley.

Library hours this summer


Starting Tuesday, May 17:

Monday – Thurday:  8:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday:  8:00AM – 4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: – Closed 

Study, Play, Repeat!

study, play, repeat cycle diagram

During Finals Week, we are going to have a Fun Zone in the library!! Take a break from studying to play with Legos, Play-Doh, work on a puzzle, crosswords & search-a-word games, or do some coloring.  Play-doh and coloring is in the computer lab in the back of the library. The door will be shut since the rest of the library will be a quiet zone, but feel free to come and go when you would like to take a study break. You can also go in there to work if you prefer a not-so-quiet study area.

Good Luck on Finals!!

Cram Jam is coming!

CramJamCram Jam is coming to Rentschler Library again! It all starts Thursday at 6PM and continues Saturday and Sunday. See the times below.  Cram Jam offers free tutoring in many subject areas, including Math! There will be study space, free snacks and coffee. On Sunday evening, we’ll get a visit from therapy dogs!

 Thursday, May 5, 6 – 9 pm
 Saturday, May 7, Noon – 5 pm
Sunday, May 8, 3 – 10 pm

Still time to enter the Haiku Contest!

Picture of haiku made from book titlesYou don’t have to make a haiku out of book titles (see at left) in order to enter the Rentschler Library Haiku contest. Just go to our online form and submit your original haiku in the 5-7-5  syllable format. The winner will be chosen by blind review and gets a $20 gift card from the MUH Bookstore. The contest runs through next Friday April 29th. You may also enter your haiku in person using the form located on top of our book display near the circulation desk. We have a selection of haiku books for you to browse or check out.

Favorite Poem Project

Wednesday, April 20th from 2:00-3:30 in Wilks Conference Center!

You’re invited to come read your favorite published poem and tell us why it’s your favorite–or you can simply sit back and listen in honor of National Poetry Month. Refreshments will be served.


The Favorite Poem Project is generously sponsored by Rentschler Library, the MUH English Department, the MUH Student Government Association, and Lane Public Library.

We’re Hiring!!

Looking for an on-campus job? Love the library? We’re hiring student assistants! To apply visit: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=896&job=hamilton-campus-library-student-associate

If you have questions or would like more information, stop by the main desk in the library. We’d love to tell you more about the job!