Category Archives: Library resources

Current Awareness – Setting up Search Alerts

Online library resources make it easy to keep up with new developments in your research area.  You can save searches and have results emailed to you or subscribe to RSS feeds from publishers, literature databases, and web search engines.  This … Continue reading

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New Citizen Science LibGuide published

The Prairie Research Institute Library has a new Citizen Science LibGuide available. Citizen science allows volunteer non-scientists to participate in data collection and analysis for scientific projects. The guide includes links to existing projects, both nationally and in Illinois. For … Continue reading

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New Resilient Cities LibGuide published

The librarians at the Prairie Research Institute Library have developed a new guide to assist communities with becoming more resilient in the face of a changing climate and other threats. The guide includes information on: strategies for identifying and responding … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson, May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964

In honor of Rachel Carson’s birthday, here is a short list of books by and about Rachel Carson available from the University Library.       About Rachel Carson… from the American National Biography Online (licensed resource available to University … Continue reading

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ISTC hosts Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week

With funding from the UI Office of Public Engagement, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is hosting a Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three documentaries will be screened at … Continue reading

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World Water Day 2014 – Water and Energy

World Water Day is an annual event organized by the United Nations.  This year’s theme highlights the link between water and energy: ” Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, … Continue reading

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Happy Pollution Prevention Week!

Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, held during the third week of September each year, highlights the efforts of organizations across the country in making pollution prevention a cornerstone of sustainability. The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Access more than 3 million grants with online directory

Read the full story in Inside Illinois. The competition for academic funding has never been greater, and now there’s a new way to help match campus faculty members with available foundation grant money and a host of grant-related services. Teaming … Continue reading

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Species Requiem Day: Display and Guides

September 1 is Species Requiem Day, which commemorates the death of the last passenger pigeon in 1914.  Her name was Martha, and she died in the Cincinnati Zoo.  In honor of this solemn occasion, natural history subject specialist Beth Wohlgemuth … Continue reading

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University Library Data Purchase Program

Notice from the University Library:  The University Library is soliciting applications from faculty and graduate students who need to purchase numeric or spatial data for their research. Through this Data Purchase Program, several purchases of data will be funded.  The … Continue reading

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