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    • Imposition and Format for Book Description September 22, 2014
      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Submitted by Gary Frost There can be confusion regarding description of paper books; the given book needs description of how it was made as well as […] Continue reading →
    • Workshop: Get Organized! September 22, 2014
      Do you struggle to stay organized as the semester progresses? Are your notes and files scattered about in notebooks, folders, and various electronic storage devices? Would you like to share your own tips […] Continue reading →
    • The National Atlas will be removed Sept 30 September 22, 2014
      From the USGS newsroom, 2/28/2014: The National Map and National Atlas Merge: “Announcement – The National Atlas Will Be Removed from Service September 30, 2014 This year we are combining […] Continue reading →
    • I have not forgotten your request to keep this day as one of thanksgiving September 22, 2014
      Head Quarters Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols. Atlanta, Georgia, September 21st 1864 My Dear Wife I have not forgotten your request to keep this day as one of thanksgiving to “Our Father” for the very many blessings He has … Continue reading → Continue reading →
    • There must be something wrong with the mails as they do not come at all regular September 22, 2014
      Head Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols. Atlanta, Georgia September 22nd 1864 My Dear Wife I was disappointed to-day in not receiving any letter from you to-day. There must be something wrong with the mails as they do not … Continue reading → Continue reading →
    • I have been very busy to-day fixing up Hd. Qurs. September 20, 2014
      Head Quarters, Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols. Atlanta, Georgia September 19th 1864 My Dear Wife I have been very busy to-day fixing up Hd. Qurs. and this evening in preparing for Inspection to-morrow. We are now very pleasantly situated … Continue reading → Continue reading →
    • Preservation & Conservation Welcomes New Hires September 20, 2014
      Thursday, September 18, 2014 The UI Libraries Preservation & Conservation department would like to welcome two new(ish) staff members, Justin Baumgartner and Elizabeth Stone. They join us as members of […] Continue reading →
    • Database of the Week: eMarketer September 19, 2014
      Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library. The database: eMarketer Where to find it: You can find it here, […] Continue reading →
    • Introduction to Toxicology Resources @Hardin Library September 19, 2014
      The purpose of this session is to introduce you to various environmental health and toxicology resources found on the National Library of Medicine’s website. Learn about important resources such as […] Continue reading →
    • I am very sorry to learn that your health is not good September 19, 2014
      Head Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols. Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 19th 18641 My Dear Wife Your letters mailed the 9th & 10th were recd. yesterday evening. I am very sorry to learn that your health is not good, but … Continue reading → Continue reading →
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