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SLIS 5041: College & University Libraries: Current Topics Discussion Assignment

Current Topics Discussion Assignment

Select a reading on a topic of interest to you and relevant to higher education and academic libraries. Academic libraries need not be specifically mentioned in the reading, but the topic should have implications for academic libraries and/or librarians. Possible sources may include: blog posts, newspaper articles, magazine articles, scholarly journal articles, etc. (See ICON for complete details.)

Recommended sources are linked below. These are only recommendations. 

Enhanced Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education

The University of Iowa Libraries has purchased a subscription that provides all students, staff, and faculty complimentary, full access to The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Follow the steps below to register for a complimentary subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

  1. Click the following link to log-in using the UI Libraries subscription. https://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/chronicle 
  2. If off-campus you will need to enter your hawkid and password to gain initial access to the site. 
  3. If you see the message "Site license access provided by University of Iowa" in the top left corner of The Chronicle site, then you are ready for the next step. If you do not see this message, use the link provided above to re-open The Chronicle. 
  4. Click on the 'Sign In' option at the top right corner of the page. 
  5. Choose the 'Sign Up' tab. 
  6. Enter your first and last name. It is essential that you enter your UI email address in this step. Your password can (and should, for the sake of security) be unique to this site. Click 'Sign Up'. 
  7. You'll receive an email asking you to confirm your account. 
  8. From now on you should be able to use this log-in combination -- your UI email and unique password -- to access Chronicle content without using the proxy url log-in process each time. 

Enhanced Access to The New York Times

The University of Iowa Libraries has purchased a subscription that provides all students, staff, and faculty complimentary, full* access to The New York Times. *See description below for minimal limitations.

To register for a complimentary subscription to The New York Times click on the link provided below.

From there you'll be prompted to register using your University of Iowa email address. 

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