Past Stories and Events
Reserve a group study room for a quiet spot or a collaboration space.
Request a research consultation; our instruction librarians will guide you through the research process!
Research guides are librarian-curated and the perfect research starting place.
Workshops on citation management, media literacy, research support and more.
"ScholarWorks (http://scholarworks.umt.edu/) the University of Montana’s online scholarly repository, has achieved a momentous milestone: 1 million downloads. Users throughout Montana, the United States and around the world have collectively downloaded a million journal articles, dissertations,...
Missoula College Library is Moving
Missoula College, including the library, will be moving to its new location this summer. The Missoula College Library will be closed from May 13th through June 30th. We will open in the new Missoula College building July 3rd and our summer hours will be 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. If...
Research Strategies is being offered this summer! LSCI 200 is a one-credit, online course that teaches how to find, critically evaluate, and cite information. This class will improve your performance in other classes and teach vital skills that will benefit your college career, post-college career and life. Click on the banner for full course information.
In the past year, we've digitized 13,000 images from Helena's original city documents. Digital Project Supervisor Stephen Borsum and Digital Initiatives Librarian Wendy Walker have led this work. Click on the banner to read or watch the full story from KTVH!
Come work with us this summer! Student workers are needed in circulation (http://bit.ly/2pa54mG), stacks maintenance (http://bit.ly/2p6Lc3f), and the Paw Print. Click on the banner and navigate to the Griz eRecruiting website. Under the "Student" section, select "Browse Jobs". In the keywords...
Therapy Dogs Visit May 9th!
At 9am and 2pm on Tuesday, May 9th, we'll have therapy dogs in the lobby of the Mansfield Library. Raja and Cabo will be here at 9am and Abbey at 2pm; all are certified therapy animals. Stop by for a blissful break with some furry friends!
Over ten years ago, Stephen Colbert coined the word "truthiness" to define the feeling that something is true, even if it isn't actually true. In 2016, the Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as the international word of the year. In the years between "truthiness" and "post-truth," we've seen a proliferation in the amount of digital information that we're exposed to. Learn how to sort through fake news, misleading memes and doctored digital content in LSCI 191: Information Analysis in the Post-Truth Age. Click the banner to navigate to the course catalog.
What are YOU reading for fun? Here are the five most checked-out books from our Popular Reading section this semester:
1.A River Runs Through It, and other stories – Norman Maclean
2.Indian Creek chronicles – Pete Fromm
3.The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
4.The Giver – Lois Lowry
5.The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Come enjoy poetry and support our creative writing students! Over the noon hour on Wednesday, April 19th, the Mansfield Library will host poetry readings from the Oval; the University of Montana's undergraduate literary magazine. The readings will take place in the Mansfield Library lobby. This annual event is a collaboration of the Mansfield Library, the Creative Writing Program and the Office of the Vice President of Research and Creative Scholarship in celebration of National Poetry Month. Click on the banner to learn more about the Oval.
Fight Fake News
TODAY 6:00pm - 7:00pm in MLIB 284 (Buckhous Room). We'll discuss tools and resources for media literacy and fact-checking online. This is a great, interactive learning opportunity for anyone interested in social media, writing for the web, and civic discourse online. Learn more about Mansfield Library workshops at http://libguides.lib.umt.edu/workshops.
Need to fulfill your Democracy and Citizenship requirement? Take LSCI 210Y (CRN 74803) this fall! An introduction to copyright and culture, Who Owns Culture meets Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-12:20pm. Instructor Tammy Ravas is Associate Professor and the Fine Arts and Media librarian at...
Fight fake news! Conduct grant and non-profit research! Use infographics to make your presentation pop! And that's only the beginning. Our April workshops are all scheduled and available to view! Workshops are conducted in the Mansfield Library and at Missoula College. Don't see the workshops...
In the Information Production tutorial, we lead you through the process of combining previous knowledge with your own to create compelling scholarship. This is just one of our librarian-created video tutorials ranging in subject from choosing keywords to APA style. Click on the title to view this video!
We have a video tutorial series on subjects ranging from choosing good keywords to APA style! Our Information Production video walks you through the process of combining old and new knowledge to create innovative, ethical research.
Forgot your charger? We have two charging stations on the main level of the library; near popular reading and in the east faculty office area. Each has two charging docks for iPhones, Androids, and iPads. And if you need a computer charger, stop by the tech support desk to check one out!
Do you work or do research for a nonprofit? Or maybe you're seeking employment with one? Learn how to use the Foundation Center's database to locate grantmakers and their grants; this is a key resource in the nonprofit world. The workshop will be held 3:00pm-4:00pm on Wednesday, March 29th in Buckhous Room (MLIB 248) on level two of the Mansfield Library.
Today we have TWO workshops to help you jump back into research mode. 1:00pm-2:00pm is "Get Your Research Under Control with RefWorks" and at 3:00pm-4:00pm we have "Using Media in Academic Research". Both workshops will be held in Buckhous Room (MLIB 284). Click on the banner to learn more about workshops at the Mansfield Library.
We are experiencing widespread difficulties with the links to e-resource content when searching from the library homepage and using links within some databases. We are working on the problem and apologize for the inconvenience. Access to full-text content within individual full-text databases (e.g., Academic Search Complete, PsycArticles, ScienceDirect) is working. Please call the Information Center at 406-243-6866 or use the Chat with a Librarian pop-up if you have questions or concerns.
Read the latest in higher education news through the Mansfield Library! We provide online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education for content going back to 1989. Search in the Journal Titles tab on the homepage and select Miscellaneous Ejournals for online availability. If you are on campus, you may be directly connected when you navigate to their website: http://www.chronicle.com/. Search for article titles using the Chronicle of Higher Education's website.
"Tibia" good anatomy student...
...come to the Mansfield Library at Missoula College and check out an anatomical model! We have muscles, brains, bones, and more.
March 9th at 9:30am, Archives and Special Collections and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality (WGSS) Program collaborate to present a special event offering an intimate look into the lives of everyday Montana women through their interviews, diaries, letters, and more. Speakers include author Caroline Patterson and WGSS Director Elizabeth Hubble.
BKpedia includes books, articles, chapters, case studies and more on topics of leadership, management, organizational development, professional development and economic justice. It also includes journals in fashion and costume design. This trial continues until April 17th. Questions about using BKpedia? Use our Chat (or email) with a Librarian feature on the lower right-hand corner of this page.
Create and stream your perfect studying playlist using Naxos Music Library. Jazz, classical, and more (including the soundtrack to the motion picture Lion) will soothe and motivate you during research and study time. Naxos has themed playlists to help inspire you. Click on the album art to get...
PolicyMap is a U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform. Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis on a neighborhood or national scale. Great for research in business, economics, public health, policy, education, and more. Our trial ends March 17th.
Next week we have three workshops here and at Missoula College. Tuesday the 21st at 2:00pm is "Using Media in Academic Research" - a must for those of you doing presentations this semester! Wednesday the 22nd at 3:00pm is an introductory research and citation workshop at Missoula College. Thursday the 23rd at 3:00pm is "Jumpstart Your Research". All Mansfield Library workshops are in Buckhous Room. Select the banner for details.
Does your instructor have material on course reserve at the library? Search by instructor name, your course ID, department ID, or course name in the course reserves tab on the Mansfield Library homepage. These items are available at the check-out desk on the main floor. Ask at the Information...
Check your syllabi.... is there a literature review assignment on there? If the answer is no: come anyway! Literature reviews are an essential part of academic writing. The workshop, a collaborative effort with the Writing Center, is at 3:00pm TODAY in Buckhous Room here in the library.
Workshop today at 2:00pm in the Mansfield Library Buckhous Room! RefWorks is a research tool that allows you to store electronic articles and create citations in one place for easy access. Upcoming workshops include a literature review workshop tomorrow at 3:00pm in Buckhous Room, a workshop NEXT Tuesday at 2:00pm in Buckhous Room on using media in academic research, and a Missoula College workshop Wednesday the 22nd at 3:00pm. Click on the banner for more workshop information or to recommend a workshop topic. See you there!
Dr. Just, pioneering biologist and science writer, is helping us celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month. Click on Dr. Just's valentine for a link to more African-American scientists valentines; use them to show your friends you care about them AND black history. They'll be "over the...
What browser do you use? Many features of Internet Explorer make it less compatible with the library website than Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. If you have issues with the internet, or our website, and you use Internet Explorer, our first piece of advice is to switch to a different browser....
This Monday, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro issued a statement in response to recent actions by the new federal administration. The Mansfield Library stands with the ALA and we re-assert our core values including "access to information; confidentiality/privacy; democracy; equity, diversity and inclusion; (and) intellectual freedom".
Still looking to fill out your spring semester schedule? We have some awesome online classes taught by librarians: Research Strategies (LSCI 200) and Information in the Post-Truth Age (LSCI 191). Both are one credit. Click the photo to learn more!
New navigation, new tabbed search, and new stories on the Mansfield Library website! We're building a web presence that better serves our user community. In addition, our catalog is now a discovery system we've branded "OneSearch". OneSearch allows our users to navigate a broader variety of our...
Coming spring semester:
>> Fake News and Media Literacy and
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Fill out the form on our workshop homepage to request new topics. During winter session, stop by the reference desk or use our chat to talk with a librarian. There are many ways to get in...
Let's reduce stress this finals week! A 2012 study in Art Therapy found that art actvivities such as coloring mandalas significantly reduced anxiety.
- Van der Vennet, R. & Serice, S. (2012). Can coloring mandalas reduce anxiety? A replication study. Art Therapy, 29(2),87-92.
The Mansfield Library was honored to host the 2016 Poetry-for-Lunch Poetry Reading and Oval Launch.
The annual Poetry-for-Lunch Poetry Reading will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Lobby. The reading celebrates National Poetry Month and...
January 21st, 2015 - March 6th, 2015
A traveling exhibition organized by the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, will be hosted by the Mansfield Library from January 21 through March 6, 2015. The exhibit examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to...
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Melancholic senior citizen? Melancholic virgin? Phlegmy coward? Bard Shakespeare has the answers! Our exhibit, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, examines the role of 15th century medicine in Shakespeare's works. It is located between Paw Print and the reference desk.
July 1st, 2015 - July 30th, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places...
We're very excited to announce a huge collaborative effort between Mansfield Library and the libraries of fifteen other colleges and universities in Montana. We call the group TRAILS (Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services). The TRAILS libraries are working together to share...