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Our Library is for Our Staff, Too!

It is common knowledge that university libraries provide resources to support student learning and faculty research, but did you know that our library includes resources for university staff members, too?  As a UI&U staff person, you have access to many online periodicals and magazines that can help you to develop professionally while an employee here.  These so-called “trade journals” include articles that professionals in a wide variety of fields can read to stay current with best practices directly related to their work expertise.  Here are just a few examples of these, all accessible 24 hours a day, every day, via our library website:

•    Computers & Education
•    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
•    Disability Compliance for Higher Education
•    Diverse:  Issues in Higher Education
•    Writing Center Journal
•    Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement
•    Enrollment Management Report
•    Journal of College Admission
•    Successful Registrar
•    VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine
•    Journal of Student Financial Aid
•    HR Magazine
•    University Business
•    American Libraries

Whether you are a staff member interested in reading more about the latest news and trends in your chosen field of work or a staff supervisor seeking to find convenient and budget-friendly ways to encourage those who work in your department to engage in professional development, our librarians are ready to help you find key professional journals (and e-books, too!) that can keep you at the forefront of your job knowledge.   We can also help you to set up an RSS feed that will enable you to have selected articles of interest sent right to your email or mobile device automatically each time they are published.

Interested?  Please contact a member of our library

reference team at or by phone at extension 8747 (from off campus, 800-861-6400, ext. 8747) so we can help you get started.

Matt Pappathan
UI&U Library Director


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New American History Database

There is a new database in the UI&U Library: America: History and Life with Full Text.  Database content provides support for researchers of United States and Canadian history, with some journal coverage dating back to the 19th century.   This subscription upgrades the library’s previous subscription to America: History and Life without full text.  The upgrade provides expanded access to 290 journals and 80 books, which previously were only available in abstract-form.   The database content can be accessed through OneSearch or the Databases link on the homepage.

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Library Quotes & Jokes

Love books and libraries?  We do too!  Here are some library quotes and bumper sticker quotes for your enjoyment.  If you have a funny quote or joke to add to the list, please let us know.

  • Librarians are Good for Circulation -Anonymous
  • Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind. -Richard Powers
  • Keep Calm and Call a Librarian -Anonymous
  • Be nice to the archivist or she will erase you from history.  -Anonymous
  • [Librarians] are subversive. You think they’re just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They’re like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn’t mess with them. -Michael Moore
  • A Library is a Hospital for the Mind-Anonymous
  • Beauty is only a light switch away. -Graffiti in the Perkins Library of Duke University
  • Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The? -Keith Waterhouse
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Welcome New & Returning Students

Welcome to a new term at Union Institute & University! As you enter your online courses, remember that the library is here to support your academic adventures throughout the term

We wish you the best this term!

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New "OneSearch" Research Tool

Dear UI&U Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I’m writing to announce an exciting new UI&U Library research tool that will be available soon.  We…

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