Breaking news! E-access to WSJ in 4.5 easy steps.

November 2, 2017

What’s better than a bucket full of Halloween candy?

How about having the Wall Street Journal at your fingertips? Electronically. Like at your desktop or on your mobile device?

Heck, yes!

We’ve partnered with the Simon School and River Campus Libraries to make it happen…WSJ online.

Gotta say, we’re pretty excited.

Here’s the “How to” in 4.5 steps.

Have ready:

• Your NetID and Password. If you don’t know (or don’t remember) your NetID or Password, University IT has a self-help page: http://tech.rochester.edu/services/netid/  or you can call UIT at 275-2000.

•Your URMC email address.

So let’s get started.

  1. Go to: https://partner.wsj.com/partner/universityofrochester
  2. After you enter your credentials, you’ll see the Create Account dialog box.
  3. Enter your first name, last name, and select an appropriate account type (student, staff, or professor). Enter your URMC email address. (The field may auto fill.)  Your email address must end in edu.  That’s a biggy. You cannot use your personal email address.
  4. Almost done… Now, check the “I agree to” box…

4.5   …and CREATE.  (This step is just too easy to give it a full 5.)

Now you can log in to WSJ.com directly or use the apps on your iOS or Android device.

Pretty great, eh?

Questions? Comments? Contact us at 275-2487 or by using the Ask A Librarian page on our website.


November 2017 Classes by Miner Library

November 1, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

EndNote Basics
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


Nope! We’re not trading these cards for anything!

September 19, 2017
Dr. Thomas Electric Oil - front

Trade card (front) advertising Dr. Thomas’ Electric Oil, a remedy prepared by Foster, Milburn & Co., Buffalo, NY

When we say “trade cards,” what comes to mind?

Maybe those cards depicting baseball players, with all those tiny numbers on the back? The ones collected and traded by children of all ages?

It may surprise you to know that we have more than 2,600 trade cards! But they have nothing to do with baseball players, and we wouldn’t trade them for anything. They’re part of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine.

Trade card (back)

These late 19th and early 20th century cards advertise patent medicines, mineral waters, dietary supplements, and other health products; everything from breath freshener to Coca-Cola.

The rapid development of new consumer markets in the post-Civil War U.S. created a need for an effective national advertising medium, a need met by the lithographed trade card. Today, these colorful cards offer a glimpse of the society, culture, and economy in which 19th century Americans lived. The fact that these palm-sized pieces of paper have survived for over a hundred years in such excellent condition is amazing.

Over the last four years, we have been scanning the trade cards in this collection and uploading them into UR Research. (Enter Atwater Patent Medicine Trade Cards in the Search field at the top of the page.) All 2,600 cards haven’t been scanned yet, but we’re working on it. We just scanned and uploaded the two-thousandth card.

What’s UR Research?

UR Research is an institutional repository developed and hosted by the River Campus Libraries. It provides storage and access for dissertations, preprints, research data, and similar materials.

UR Research also can provide researchers with a private, secure workspace for collaboration with other researchers. Once you set up your own workspace, you can give controlled access to others.

For questions about UR Research: Use the Contact Us form


Take your cadaver with you!

August 23, 2017

Miner Library has recently purchased Visible Body, a resource that has 3D, easily rotatable images, just like in the movies!  You can check out the skeleton, muscles, circulation system, physiology and many move amazing visual guides to the body.

 

Visible Body is available on the desktop or your mobile device.  There are five mobile apps available for the iPad and three for the Android device user.

 

There are great animations for providers to show their patients how the body functions and moves.  This resource is especially useful for medical, nursing, and dental students to help them understand the human body.

 

Even if you just need to know which muscles help you smile, check out Visible Body.

 

Any more questions?  Contact your librarian.  We are always here to help.


October 2017 Classes by Miner Library

August 4, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses and Residencies
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
EndNote Basics
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


September 2017 Classes by Miner Library

August 3, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

EndNote Basics
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


August 2017 Classes by Miner Library

August 2, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses including Residencies
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.