AccessScience—the Go-to Guide for Scientific Terms, Processes, and Phenomena

What is taeniodonta? How do you build a levitation machine? Don’t know off-hand? Find the answers in AccessScience, the Library’s latest online acquisition from McGraw-Hill that provides access to over 115,000 definitions, 8500 articles, 3000 biographies, and 18,000 downloadable images, … Continue reading

The Mapping of America: a Conversation with Dr. Seymour Schwartz in Harrison-Small, April 3

On Monday, April 3, at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia historian S. Max Edelson joins map collector and scholar Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz in a presentation, “The Mapping … Continue reading

The Library’s Video Collection Features Pioneering Films that Inspire the Digital Age

The Oscars have been awarded; fans no doubt are discussing the merits of the winners and losers, perhaps asking questions about the future growth and development of the movies. It’s a discussion that’s been going on since the movies began. … Continue reading

Notes Written in the Margins of Books Highlight Love Across Time in “Book Traces @ UVA”

This Valentine’s Day, UVA Today offers an article “Love in the Margins” about notes that lovers have inadvertently bequeathed us in the Book Traces @ UVA project—an effort to create an archive of books from the Library’s collection that have … Continue reading

Special Collections Exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” Examines Author as His Own Creation

Items for the exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library were carefully chosen from the trove of letters, photos, and artifacts in the Library’s world-famous Faulkner Collection to explore … Continue reading

UVA Today Offers a Preview Glimpse of the Upcoming Library Exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works”

The UVA Today article “The Many Faces of William Faulkner” previews a few of the photos, manuscripts, works of art, documents, and artifacts that will be on display in the main exhibition gallery of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Video Archive Opens Full Range of African-American Experience

“Just dealing with prominent blacks is not about history … We only hear about those who attracted the attention of white folks …”* So said novelist, poet, film producer, and activist Sam Greenlee in a November 2001 interview with Julieanna … Continue reading

The Library’s NewsBank Subscription Opens the World to UVA Researchers

An enormous amount of news and opinion pours out of newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts, and videos from around the world every day, from the most information-packed and insightful articles to the most irrational and irate letters to the … Continue reading