Libguide of the Week: Grant Finding


The Library would like to highlight the Grant Finding Libguide created by Ian Straughn, Bruce Boucek, Erika Sevetson, and Lee Pedersen.

This libguide is a great resource for researchers looking for funding. On the guide, there is an overview of a number of databases that focus on grants as well as tools to explore awards and fellowships.

The Grant Finding Libguide is also a great place to learn about upcoming grant-related workshops and other funding opportunities on campus.

Please take a moment to visit this libguide. The Library is home to a number of Subject Guides geared to help students at all stages of their research process. If Grant Finding isn’t of interest then be sure to visit the other Library Subject Guides.

Upcoming Mendeley Workshops


The Library is offering two upcoming Mendeley Workshops. The first is on March 17, 2014 and the second is on March 20, 2014. Both are at 5:30 p.m. in the Hecker Center (Rockefeller Library).

The first workshop—titled “Mendeley User Experience“—is open to anyone interested in or already using Mendeley. It’s the Library’s goal to learn how many Mendeley users are already on campus.

The second workshop—titled “Mendeley First Timers“—is one-hour session is intended to introduce Mendeley to first-time users.

Please register if you’re interested in attending either workshop:

Mendeley is reference management software with an academic social network that users can initiate free from the website. For more information watch the video below or visit:

Women’s History Month

Votes for Women

Katherine Milhous, the artist who designed this postcard image, is remembered today as an illustrator and author of children’s books.  Her most notable book remains The Egg Tree, which won the Caldecott Award in 1951.  But before she began her long career in children’s publishing, young Katherine was an advocate for Woman Suffrage, as demonstrated by her cartoon design on this postcard.  Produced and copyrighted in 1915, when she was just 21 years old, this card testifies to a young woman’s struggle to make her own way in a world that offered few options for women in the professions.

Katherine’s early struggles, and her later success as a graphic artist, were advanced by the many other women advocates for suffrage around the world.  In fact, the copy of this postcard found at the John Hay Library was used by two members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Pennsylvania — Katherine’s home state — to communicate their success in organizing the town of Yardley to the suffrage cause.

The entire postcard, and its message, form part of the John Hay Library’s extensive holdings on the temperance movement, which document the long struggle of women to achieve the political capacity to address the ruinous effects of addiction on the lives of women and children.  The postcard is available online as part of the Library’s Alcohol, Temperance and Prohibition digital collection.

Digital Humanities Office Hours


Need help with assignments or projects using DH tools? Want to find out more about Digital Humanities at Brown?

Digital Humanities Librarians Elli Mylonas and Jean Bauer are now offering a weekly office hours.

Stop by and learn about timelines, visualization, mapping, thesis projects with a digital component, managing  your data, online publication…or just bring your laptop and have fun!

Location: Digital Scholarship Lab in the Rock
Date: Every Thursday 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Libguide of the Week: German Studies


The Library would like to highlight the German Studies research guide created by Librarian Dominique Coulombe.

This libguide has a great page on language resources which highlights a number of online German tools.

Another very helpful page is the one devoted to Brown’s Program in Germany. This is a great starting point if you want to study in Germany.

A third unique and interesting aspect about this libguide is the current events page.

Please take a moment to visit these pages or browse around the rest of the research guide. The Library is home to a number of Subject Guides geared to help students at all stages of their research process. If German Studies isn’t your field be sure to visit the other Library Subject Guides.

Brown’s 250th Anniversary Opening Celebration


As part of Brown’s 250th Anniversary, the Library has created a new exhibit titled: Picturing Brown: Prints and Photographs from the Brown University Archives.

For 250 years, Brown University has been presented through a succession of printed views of the campus. The images display the history of Brown’s evolution from a small, Baptist-run college in Rhode Island into an internationally-ranked institute of higher education. The University’s campus has extended far beyond its original boundaries, when University Hall served as classroom, campus center, and dormitory.

The prints, photographs, and postcards in this exhibit are from the Brown University Archives and will be on display from March 8th to April 27th.

For more information about the images, check out the historical essay on images of the Brown University campus by University Curator Robert Emlen.

Exhibit Location: Lobby cases | Rockefeller Library
Date: March 8 2014 – April 27, 2014

Contact: Jennifer Betts

Library Has Lots of New DVDs

Did You Know DVDs

The Friedman Center has over 12,000 videos and DVDs, including many new releases (and some of the recent award recipients).

Below is a list of some recent DVDs available:

All is Lost, 2 Guns, 20 Feet From Stardom, Barbara, Big Miracle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Don Jon, Despicable Me 2, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street 1—4, Fruitvale Station, In a World, Gravity, Girl Most Likely, Monsters University, Madea’s Witness Protection, Man of Steel, Jobs, Inequality For All, Mr. Nobody, Nebraska, Red 2, Oz the Great and Powerful, Pacific Rim, Passion, Primal Fear, Prisoners, Rush, Short Term 12, Stand Up Guys, The Attack, The Butler, The Heat, The Conjuring, The Frozen Ground, The Hangover 3, The Informant, The Lone Ranger, Wag the Dog, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Wolverine, The Spectacular Now, We Are What Were, World’s End, Under Suspicion, White House Down. Thor: The Dark World, You’re Next, Drinking Buddies, Enough said

Libguide of the Week: Education


The Library would like to highlight the Education research guide created by Librarian Sarah Bordac.

This libguide does a great job of helping researchers find tools and resources they might not be aware of. On the welcome page, it offers visitors an opportunity to chat directly with a librarian, search for librarians in other subject areas, or find answers they’re looking for on other subject guides. Also, on the homepage, there’s a great list of course-specific libguides.

On the “Resources by Topic and Type” page, databases and resources are clearly broken into five different categories.

The Library is home to a number of Subject Guides geared to help students at all stages of their research process. If Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences isn’t your field be sure to visit the other Library Subject Guides.

Thank You to Everyone Who Completed the Library’s E-book Survey

Thank You EbooksThank You to the nearly 1,400 Brown students and faculty who completed the Library’s E-book survey.

The Brown University Library recently conducted a survey along with seven other colleges (Bates, California Lutheran, Haverford, Lesley, Stetson, SUNY-Fredonia, and Trinity).

The purpose of the survey was to gather much-needed and timely feedback from students and faculty on their use of e-books (for academic and personal use), why they choose print or e-book formats, and their preferences and priorities for how they access book content.

Four respondents were randomly selected to win incentive prizes: one iPad mini and four $25 Amazon gift cards. Below are a few photos of the prizewinners:

20140224surveyPrizes-3 20140224surveyPrizes-4 20140224surveyPrizes-9 IMG_0722

Findings of the survey will be reported soon. The results will help inform the Library’s decisions about collection acquisitions and book formats.


Contact: Mark Baumer |  401-863-3642

Libguide of the Week: Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences

libguides CLPS

The Library would like to highlight the Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences research guide created by Librarian Dominique Coulombe.

The first thing I noticed about this libguide were the pages devoted to: Cognitive Science Reference, Linguistics Reference, and Psychology Reference. In addition to these pages there are pages devoted to: Corpora, Literature Review, and Digital Research Tools.

Returning to the homepage, the “core links” box is helpful and will help students begin their search process.

The Library is home to a number of Subject Guides geared to help students at all stages of their research process. If Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences isn’t your field be sure to visit the other Library Subject Guides.