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Kanopy Trial

Criss Library is conducting a trial of Kanopy Streaming Service October 14 through November 14, 2014. Submit a Feedback Form to provide feedback regarding this product. Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 streaming films and documentaries from 800 producers, including Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Documentary Educational Resources, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy. net, Symptom Media, and many more. For further information, please contact the trial coordinator: Rene Erlandson

American Archives Month

American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month and Criss Library’s Archives & Special Collections is marking the occasion with new exhibits, online access to finding aids for collections, and more throughout the month. To search or browse Archives & Special Collections’ finding aids visit Contact Archives & Special Collections at for more information or to discuss your research project.

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Criss Library will be undergoing a limited remodel that will last through approximately Mid-November. Remodeling will occur on the 1st and 2nd floor. When all the noise is finished and the dust settled Criss Library will have three new spaces for patrons to enjoy. Archives & Special Collections will have an updated space on first floor. Second floor will be home to a New Classroom and the expanded Creative Production Lab. The library will be open during construction, so please pardon this temporary inconvenience.


O Pioneers! (Kindle or ePub) Willa Cather's first great novel, is a work in which triumph is inseparably entangled with tragedy, a story of people who do not claim a land so much as they submit to it and, in the process, become greater than they were. ...Or, Herman Melville's tale of corporate discontent, Bartleby, the Scrivener (Kindle or ePub), tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City.  One day, Bartleby declines an assignment with the inscrutable "I would prefer not," the  utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior, making the unsettling character of Bartleby one of Melville's most enigmatic and unforgettable creations.


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iCriss Toolkit

The tools on this page are designed to make it more convenient for you to connect to UNO Criss Library resources within your personal virtual spaces. The suite of Web applications found here allow you to add buttons and search engines to your browsers and gadgets/widgets to your iGoogle pages. In the same way you can add a box to show weather in your location, you can also add a widget to search the Criss Library catalog or locate a journal. Save yourself some time and try out one of the tools below.

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Criss Library Toolkit

The Criss Library Toolkit contain tools designed to make it more convenient for you to connect to UNO Criss Library resources within your personal virtual spaces. Save yourself some time and try out one of the tools below.

iSearch Gadget

The gadget/widget allows you to do multiple searches (catalog, journal list, ask a librarian) from your iGoogle page.

Google Toolbar Buttons

Add this time saving button to your browser's Google Toolbar for quick access to the UNO Criss Library Catalog or the Journal List. There is no need to go to the UNO Library Website if you want to search the catalog or find a journal. Click on one of the buttons and the corresponding UNO Library search box opens immediately.

UNO Library Search Buttons

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LibX Plug-in

LibX is an application that will add a UNO Criss Library Catalog and Journal search toolbar to your browser window. The plug-in also adds a feature to your browser that allows you to connect directly to library resources from within sites you regularly visit like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google etc by clicking on the UNO Criss Library button UNO Library Button.

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Add UNO Library Search Engine to your list of Firefox search engines

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Click "Allow" button and when the next dialog box appears, click in the box "Start using it right away"
and then click the "Add" button to complete the installation.

UNO Criss Library New Materials Gadget

Add this gadget to your iGoogle page for quick access to the UNO Criss Library RSS Feeds of New Library Acquisitions.