Posts on August 2014

Taubman Health Sciences Library History--Our Beginnings

Leading up to the re-opening of the renovated Taubman Health Sciences Library building in summer 2015, we are planning a series of blog posts highlighting aspects of the library’s history. This first post focuses on the first 50 years of the library, from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings to the turn of the 20th century.

Welcome Back to Campus!

Corner of State and North University, 1908

The corner of S. State and N. University, a busy place a century ago, is still a hub of campus activity. But 100 years has brought a few changes! Check out the Art Museum and the Kelsey Museum additions. Take a bus to North Campus and see the Wave Field.

The Ted Kaczynski Papers: FBI Files and Photographs

The Ted Kaczynski Papers are part of the Special Collections Library’s Joseph A. Labadie Collection which documents the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present. The Ted Kaczynski papers were acquired in 1998 and the bulk of the collection includes correspondence written to and by Kaczynski since his arrest in 1996. Other materials in the archive include legal documents used during his trial, writings by Kaczynski, clippings...

Database Names are Hard to Learn

Word cloud showing frequency of incorrect spellings of database names

More than 15% of user searches for the seven most commonly used databases on the University of Michigan Library’s website were misspellings of the database name. We looked through our search logs for the three months spanning January 1-April 2, 2014, to find correct and likely incorrect search queries.


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