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Database of the Month: Encyclopedia of Food and Health

We recently acquired the Encyclopedia of Food and Health, a comprehensive guide to the complicated relationship between diet and health. This multidisciplinary resource includes information on food science, food chemistry, eating disorders, sports, exercise training, nutrition, microbiology and cooking for a complete picture of health. This is a great resource for your course assignments and your personal life!


Search for it in our catalog, or follow this link and click on Available electronically > Elsevier Electronic Books.

Early Spring Fine Amnesty February 2nd

Whether or not you respect Punxsutawney Phil's abilities as a weather forecaster, we've got great news! We're so excited about the prospect of an early spring that we are offering fine amnesty! Today only, return your library books that were due on or before January 24th and we will waive the remaining overdue fine. Please note that this is only for items that are returned today that were due on or before the first day of spring classes.

Cary Collection to receive American Printing History Association Award

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection will receive the 2016 American Printing History Association Institutional award. The Cary Collection is being honored for their commitment to the history of printing and for the level of access and involvement with students and scholars.

Steven Galbraith and Amelia Hugill-Fontanel will deliver their acceptance speech at the American Printing History Association's annual meeting this weekend.
To read more about the award, visit the University News website.

RIT Archive Collections featured in the local news

RIT Archive Collections was featured this week in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and on Time Warner Cable News for their recent acquisition of the B. Thomas Golisano Archives. The news stories provide some background on Golisano, describe the creation of the archive, and also provide insight into the role of university archives. 

And the Time Warner Cable News story can be viewed at: http://fw.to/C7ZgIHL

New citation guides now available!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new citation guides. Our librarians have been working hard to create guides that are informative and easy to use. 
Our style guides include information about format and general mechanics and also refer you back to the specific section of the official guide for additional information. They are organized by resource type and include examples for electronic and physical formats where applicable.
APA and MLA style guides are currently available, and IEEE is coming soon! Navigate to the guides by clicking the Cite it Right link on the main library website and browsing to the citation style of choice or directly at this link. You can also ask us for help anytime using the "Citation Help" button located at the top of the guides.
This semester we are also offering information sessions on two citation management tools, EndNote and Zotero. For more information and the schedule, visit http://infoguides.rit.edu/c.php?g=323156&p=2176174.

Stressed?! Join us for a coloring event!

Join us to de-stress with some coloring!

First floor of The Wallace Center, near the fish tank.

Monday 14 December, Noon—1pm

Wednesday 16 December, 4—6pm

See you there!

Meet Brody & share your feedback to enter our contest

We are excited to share Brody with you! Located on the First Floor, this ergonomically designed chair is good for your body and good for your brain! Sit down, plug in and tell us what you think. Post a selfie while sitting in the chair, along with your feedback on our Facebook page. You’ll be entered to win a $25 Java Wally’s gift card! One entry per person. Winner will be selected on Friday, December 11th at 3 p.m.

Check out the contest on our Facebook page.

Database of the Month: Academic OneFile

Looking for articles on the economic and psychological impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on society?  Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from multiple disciplines including medicine, technology and social sciences.

Find it in the Database Finder or click here to connect directly to the database.

New book from the RIT Press: Frozen in Time, The History of RIT Hockey

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.

For more information or to purchase Frozen in Time, visit the RIT Press website.