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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.

New exhibition: Kate Gleason, Visionary: A tribute on her 150th birthday

Exhibition dates: 19 November — 18 December 2015
Opening Reception:
Thursday 19 November 2015, 5-6:30pm
Sunken Gallery, The Wallace Center, 2nd floor
This exhibition serves as a tribute to Kate Gleason’s multifaceted achievements in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, banking, and building.
On view at the Wallace Library on the RIT campus, the exhibition was organized by a team of faculty in the museum studies program of the College of Liberal Arts at RIT, including Professor Tina Olsin Lent, who serves as museum studies program chair, and Professor Rebecca Edwards, who serves as chair of the department of history. They are joined by Juilee Decker and Rebecca DeRoo from the department of performing arts and visual culture and Michael Brown from the department of history.
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 5-6:30 on the RIT campus.
For more information visit the exhibition website: http://kates150th.wordpress.com

New exhibition: A Small Pasture – Drypoints by Maria Victoria Savka

A Small Pasture – Drypoints by Maria Victoria Savka
October 19 – November 10, 2015
Sunken Gallery (2nd floor, north side of the building)

Enjoy this small pasture of animals created in the quiet printmaking studio by senior Maria Victoria Savka. These elegant and whimsical studies of animals are a delight. As Maria remarks “Drypoint has made a large impact on my work, it has taught me to understand expression and gesture through line, and value through cross-hatching and timing.”

Maria Victoria Savka is a senior in Illustration and Fine Arts Studio in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She is a local Rochesterian. She strives to create work that is whimsical, visually appealing and unites intricacy and simplicity.  Overall, she is intrigued by her environment, studying in a childlike exploration through paper and pen.  For more examples of Maria’s work visit http://mariavictoriasavka.com/

New Cary Collection exhibition: Albion no. 6551: The Wanderings of the Kelmscott-Goudy Press

The Cary Collection houses one of the most famous printing presses of its time—the handpress used by William Morris, the father of the Arts & Crafts movement, and subsequently by the great American type designer, Frederic Goudy. This exhibit traces the press's 124 years through rare books and artifacts that were printed on it. On view through Fall semester.

For more information, visit the Cary Graphic Arts Collection website.