The University of Georgia Libraries will open to the public Aug. 10 with measures in place to promote the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening comes as UGA prepares to welcome students for fall classes beginning Aug. 20.
Research & Instruction Dept. (Reference)
The UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) recognizes excellence in inquiry and the process of gathering and using information in research. This award is open to any UGA undergraduate student undertaking a research project. Requirements are a meeting with a librarian to develop their information skills and a short essay describing their how their process enriched their final research paper.
Winners are chosen in the divisions of: Seniors, 1st-3rd Year students, and a Jurors’ Choice that recognizes use of a specialized library resource, research method, or other exceptional characteristic of the applicant’s research. More information on the winners and the award process can be found on the LURA website.
UGA users are having intermittent problems accessing Google Scholar. The Google Scholar search box on our homepage directs all Google Scholar searches through our proxy server, so that it recognizes you are coming from UGA and shows you links to full text articles provided by UGA Libraries. Unfortunately, in some cases Google Scholar is blocking these searches and displaying an " Invalid domain for site key" error message. You may also experience it if you start at https://scholar.google.com, rather than the Libraries homepage.
This problem is being experienced by other libraries as well. We believe it's a Google Scholar problem, but we are continuing to try to find a solution.
There are a couple of options you can try, which might work to get you in:
Option 1: Add our institutional ID to your search:
First, close your browser window and start a new session.
Students can win a cash prize while getting help with their research paper through the annual Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards. The application deadline has been extended to April 6.
The prizes total $3,000 for students who write an essay and a bibliography about how a librarian helped them to complete a research inquiry.
Students who have met with a librarian — remotely or in person — in the context of creating a historical thesis, policy paper, composition for piano, scientific study, or other research work for a class may complete the application.
Prizes will be awarded at the annual CURO Symposium April 21-24 which will be held virtually this spring.
For more information, see https://www.libs.uga.edu/researchaward.
Winners of the second annual Capturing Science Contest, which challenges UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre, have been announced.
A variety of disciplines were represented in the 36 submissions covering STEM concepts. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.
Subject: Explain a STEM concept using ANY format & win - UGA Capturing Science Contest - $1,700 in prizes
Cupcakes and music on the Colonnade will herald the party celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Sept. 20.
Starting August 20, meet with a librarian Monday - Friday (M-Th, 1-4; F 1-3) in MLC 301. Drop in or make an appointment online. Librarians can help with:
- Choosing a research topic
- Finding good sources for your research
- Citing sources
The University of Georgia Libraries are hosting a Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM learning in a diverse range of formats and genres. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $1,500 in prizes.
Participants will explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any media.
“Any and all formats, media, and genres are encouraged,” said Chandler Christoffel, instruction & research librarian. “Essays, board games, virtual reality, videos, music, software, apps, curricula, lesson plans, poems, infographics, fiction, and exhibits are all accepted!”
Prizes will be awarded in two separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students:
Orientations on the New GIL-Find will be held in the Main Library's Instruction Lab at the times listed below. No registration is necessary.
- Monday, June 5, 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 6, 11:00 a.m
- Wednesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.