On display on the first floor of Criss Library is the new exhibit, "The Architectural Studies of H. A. Raapke," featuring works produced during H. A. Raapke's student years, circa 1899-1907. Many of these drawings were part of his coursework for two schools in Paris: Altier Préparatoire D'Architecture and École Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
Sixteen of Raapke's original drawings are on display in the windows of the Archives and Special Collections area of Criss Library. The exhibit will run through the end of April 2016. All 59 extant drawings in the library's collection may be viewed in the Criss Library Online Exhibit space at http://unomaha.omeka.net/exhibits/show/raapke.
On display in Archives and Special Collections at Criss Library is Charles Timothy Hagel: A Life in Photographs, a biographical exhibit spanning the life of U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. A more in-depth version of the exhibit with some different photographs can be viewed online at: http://hagel.omeka.net/exhibits/show/chuckhagelbiography.
This exhibit coincides with the opening of the first portion of the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives to the community. Researchers may now browse and search inventories of Hagel Photographs, Artifacts, Grant Files, and Schedules in the Archives and Speical Collections database at http://unomaha-public.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/4/resources/508.
Game Night at Criss Library will be onFebruary 21 from 6-9pm! Game Night will continue on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the rest of the semester! Bring your own board games, or use ours. Everyone is welcome, so mark your calendars, and bring a friend! If you have questions, contact Claire Chamley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International bestselling author of The Forgotten Girls, Sara Blaedel, will visit Omaha on her U.S. tour for her new book The Killing Forest with an event co-sponsored by UNO Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and the Danish American Archive & Library. Blaedel will speak at UNO's Criss Library on Saturday, February 6th at 1pm. Light refreshments will be served. Sara Blaedel is the author of nine bestselling crime fiction novels published in twenty three countries, translated into over thirteen languages, and optioned for film rights.
Blaedel's latest thriller The Killing Forest takes readers on a journey back through detective Louise Rick’s past as she reconnects with the principal investigator at the Hobaek Police Department, her former in-laws, a fanatic religious cult, and her longtime close friend, journalist Camilla Lind. As she navigates through the small town’s cramped network of deadly connections, Louise unearths toxic truths left unspoken, and dangerous secrets. The book is full of fascinating details about ancient Nordic religions.
Criss Library recently purchased the JSTOR "full house", and UNO now has access to all fourteen Arts & Sciences collections, and the Life Science collection. The JSTOR collections stand among the most important archives of academic journals, and the "full house" brings over 2,100 additional journals to the library's JSTOR account.
As is standard with the JSTOR archives, a three-to-five year "moving wall" governs access to articles. Depending on the license negotiated with each journal publisher, articles are released into the archival collections three to five years after publication. More recent articles may be available through the library's current subscriptions, and researchers may check the All eJournals A-Z directory to confirm this. The library catalog also includes records for journal subscriptions and even many individual articles.
For more information about these new resources, please contact Jim Shaw at email@example.com or (402)554-2225.
For your reading enjoyment, the current issue of the library newsletter, Criss Chronicles, is available. Click here to read the latest!
Distance Education Resources
Criss Library is committed to providing UNO Distance Students access to Criss Library collections, services and resources. Contact the Library Distance Education Coordinator or a Subject Librarian, who is an expert in your area of study for specific assistance.
To explore all the resources available to UNO students visit the UNO Library website.
- Articles — Search for articles using the new Multi-Search interface which allows you to search multiple databases at one time. Or browse and search within specific individual databases or journals using Database A-Z, or Journals A-Z.
- To access online journals and databases from off-campus you will need to enter your last name and NUID# (found on your MavCard) when prompted by the system.
- Electronic Reserves (e-Reserves or ERes) —Your professors may make course materials accessible to you online through the Criss Library Electronic Reserves collection.
- Quick Reference Resources — provides access to encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistics, and more.
- Citation Style Guides — Provides assistance citing in MLA Style and APA Style as well as a sample APA paper.
- mCriss — UNO Criss Library mobile website.
- Text us a Question — Text "UNO" to 66746 to ask a reference librarian a question.
- UNO Criss Library Mobile resources — includes access to some online journals and databases.
Students enrolled in UNO classes through the Distance Education program may request books and print materials not available online from the Criss Library collection through Interlibrary Loan. Create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account to access this service. REMEMBER: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests from Distance Education Students have priority status, so make sure you identify yourself as a Distance Education Student when you set up your account so your request will receive priority status!!!
Find print materials (and many online materials) through the UNO Criss Library Catalog.