NEW Library Award for Undergraduate Research

UCSB Library is offering six cash prizes to undergraduate students who impress us with their research!

The annual Library Award for Undergraduate Students recognizes student projects that make expert and sophisticated use of the collections, resources, and services of UCSB Library. First-place prizes of $750 and second-place prizes of $500 are awarded in each of three broad categories: Humanities & Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Sciences & Engineering.

UCSB Reads 2019 Sneak Peek!

This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2019 book. 
 
The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the six titles that make-up the short list for 2019 consideration. The selections are:
 
1. "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui
2. "Hunger" by Roxanne Gay
3. "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
4. "Sing, Unburied Sing" by Jesmyn Ward
5. "Binti" by Nnedi Okorafor
6. "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
 

Undergraduate Ty Saylors: "I Would Have Been Lost" Without Librarians

Use Google to search for “D.A.R.E.” (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), and the top 10 results include the organization’s official website, but also the video for the Gorrilaz song “DARE.”

Use Web of Science, an online subscription database available to UCSB students via the UCSB Library’s website, and you get a list of scholarly articles and studies about the drug-prevention program.

Undergraduate Sydney Martin: Doing Primary Research in the Library "Made Me Change My Major"

When Sydney Martin sees a World War I soldier wearing a helmet pop up on her computer screen, she thinks about the UCSB Library.

The photograph, in rotation on her computer, is part of an exhibition, “Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture,” on display in UCSB Library’s Mountain Gallery through June 30.

UCSB Reads ‘Into the Beautiful North’

The UC Santa Barbara Library has chosen “Into the Beautiful North” as its 2017 UCSB Reads selection. An annual event now in its 11th year, UCSB Reads engages the campus and the Santa Barbara community in conversations about key topics while reading the same book. UCSB Reads is presented by the UCSB Library, in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. The event culminates in a public talk by Urrea on April 24 in UCSB’s Campbell Hall.

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