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May 16, 2006

Library Newsletter

The Spring 2006 issue of the UMD Library Connection is hot off the presses. It's available in an html and a pdf version.

This issue has articles on


  • The Northeast Minnesota Book Awards (ceremony to take place tomorrow night in the library)
  • Our new instant messaging reference service
  • A letter from our Director, who is in England with the UMD semester abroad program
  • An update on some improvements to the building that are new or under way

...and other features.

Handsomely-printed paper copies are available by contacting Charlene Brown in the library, at 218-726-8539.

May 8, 2006

New Database Page for Journalism

I have added a new collection of databases to support the Journalism program. These databases include lots of news resources, general academic and popular sources, lots of business and company information, lots of government information, and statistical information. Contact me if you want some instruction or help in using any of these databases.

May 4, 2006

UMD Copyright Policy

If you occasionally wonder about copyright issues in relation to teaching or doing your work as a student, you should probably bookmark UMD's Copyright Policy. It is unfortunately not as specific as you might like, but that's the nature of copyright law. However, if you're teaching and you follow this policy, the University will back you up.