relating to Research & Instruction dept. and its services and resources

UGA Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards Applications Due April 6

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 03/31/2020

Students can win a cash prize while getting help with their research paper through the annual Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards. The application deadline has been extended to April 6.

The prizes total $3,000 for students who write an essay and a bibliography about how a librarian helped them to complete a research inquiry. 

Students who have met with a librarian — remotely or in person — in the context of creating a historical thesis, policy paper, composition for piano, scientific study, or other research work for a class may complete the application.

Prizes will be awarded at the annual CURO Symposium April 21-24 which will be held virtually this spring.

For more information, see https://www.libs.uga.edu/researchaward.

A Message from the University Librarian: Our Commitment to Digital Learning

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 03/30/2020

Dear faculty,

As we all learn to navigate a new virtual landscape at the University of Georgia, the UGA Libraries remain your gateway to knowledge through our digital resources, remote consultations and classes, and other online services.

Here are some ways that the Libraries can help, especially as you conduct your online classes.

Digital resources

The Libraries’ digital collection includes hundreds of research databases, over 48,000 electronic journals, and approximately 400,000 full-text e-books.

Intermittent Google Scholar access problems

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 04/26/2019

UGA users are having intermittent problems accessing Google Scholar. The Google Scholar search box on our homepage directs all Google Scholar searches through our proxy server, so that it recognizes you are coming from UGA and shows you links to full text articles provided by UGA Libraries. Unfortunately, in some cases Google Scholar is blocking these searches and displaying an " Invalid domain for site key" error message. You may also experience it if you start at https://scholar.google.com, rather than the Libraries homepage.

This problem is being experienced by other libraries as well. We believe it's a Google Scholar problem, but we are continuing to try to find a solution.

There are a couple of options you can try, which might work to get you in:
 

Option 1: Add our institutional ID to your search:

First, close your browser window and start a new session.

Capturing Science Contest Winners Announced

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 01/16/2019

CAPTURING SCIENCE CONTEST LOGOWinners of the second annual Capturing Science Contest, which challenges UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre, have been announced.

A variety of disciplines were represented in the 36 submissions covering STEM concepts. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.

Capturing Science Contest Opens!

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 09/01/2017

The University of Georgia Libraries are hosting a Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM learning in a diverse range of formats and genres. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $1,500 in prizes.  

Participants will explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any media.  

“Any and all formats, media, and genres are encouraged,” said Chandler Christoffel, instruction & research librarian. “Essays, board games, virtual reality, videos, music, software, apps, curricula, lesson plans, poems, infographics, fiction, and exhibits are all accepted!”

Prizes will be awarded in two separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students: