LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni

The database formerly known as LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni. The new interface was designed to address three key components requested by millennial students: personalization, collaboration, and quick discovery.

Nexis Uni provides access to more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790, and extensive current and historical U.S. state and federal statutes, published court decisions, and regulations. Register for a free ID and password within the interface to take advantage of personalization features such as alerts, saved searches, and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

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New exhibition: Goudy @ Syracuse: A Legacy by Design

Frederic W. Goudy (left) receives his first honorary degree from Syracuse University in 1939, with dean M. Lyle Spencer of the School of Journalism. University Archives Photograph Collection.

The exhibition Goudy @ Syracuse: A Legacy by Design, will be on display in Bird Library’s 6th floor gallery through May 13, 2018. Curated by Andrew J. Saluti, with William T. La Moy, it tells the story of the preeminent American designer and typographer Frederic W. Goudy and his long connection to Syracuse University.

Through a selection of rare books, printed ephemera, and other archival materials, as well as original sketches and markups for the 2016 Sherman typeface design adopted for the University’s visual identity, this exhibition explores the impact and importance of the famed type designer and celebrates the strong historical ties and entwined legacy of Goudy and Syracuse University.

An opening reception will be held in conjunction with Orange Central on Thursday, October 5 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on the 6th floor of Bird Library.

For more information, visit https://library.syr.edu/scrc/programs/exhibitions.

In the Biblio Gallery: SER2_BRICK by Joseph Turek

An exhibit by Joseph Turek comprised of works created by painting atop wax that is then melted away is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Turek is an MFA candidate in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

In describing the exhibition, Turek says:

Patterns of habit, routine, or schedules form trust. What happens when this breaks down? What does it look like when the cogs are not aligned? The hope for this work is that there is novelty to this experience of breakdown. The technique is unusual, and is deliberately against the original intention for the paint. The result yields conceptual and formal implications for the medium of paint and the image.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of December.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

Equality, Peace, and Compassion in the Archives: A Showcase of Rare Documents

On August 18, Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center will hold an open viewing of materials from its collections that document the efforts of people who championed equality, peace, kindness and compassion. The viewing will be held noon to 2 p.m. on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

Highlights of materials that will be on view include a signed statement on religious tolerance by Mary Queen of Scots; an original letter from Frederick Douglass about the Jerry Rescue; letters from migrant workers in the papers of Prudence Wayland-Smith who was a social activist dedicated to migrant reform in central New York; posters from the collection of environmental and social justice activist Kath Buffington; Malcolm X’s handwritten letter to Alex Haley expressing his insights about the possibility of interracial harmony; drafts of Albert Schweitzer’s essays about the dangers of nuclear proliferation; original trial notes from Francis Biddle, Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and member of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg; and much more.

All are welcome!

New resources recently added to Libraries’ collections

June brought many new resources to the libraries’ collection. They included the following:

Digitalia Hispanica is a global academic collection comprised of e-books and ejournals in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Catalan. The comprehensive collection contains titles ranging from arts and literature to science and technology.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews is a collection of handbooks in fifteen subject areas. The handbook series contain in-depth, high-level articles by scholars in the respective fields. Each handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field.

Academic Video Online provides access to over 62,000 streaming videos on a wide range of subjects from a variety of providers, for example, CBS, PBS, BBC, Bloomberg, and The Open University. Content includes documentaries, newsreels and programs, interviews, performances and more.

Brand Share Index within Sports Market Analytics contains searchable news and market research from the National Sporting Goods Association and other industry sources on all aspects of sporting goods, sports equipment, participation, broadcasting and marketing. It also includes access to the Brand Share Index (BSI) which matches fan market consumer behavior with their preferences for consumer products brands.

IBIS NAICS State Reports contains industry research reports, industry risk rating reports, and business environment profiles. Includes market share, competitive landscape, industry outlook, key statistics, and more. Search by keyword or NAICS code.

The Syracuse University access to Web of Science Citation Connection now includes Biosis Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, and Index Chemicus / Current Chemical Reactions.

New books include the Duke University Press Gender Studies Ebook Collection and the Bela Bartok Complete Critical Edition.

New journals include, the Annals of the International Communication Association, Celebrity studies, Journal of Communication, and the Journal of World Popular Music.

For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form.