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January 2019
UAB Libraries will be closed January 21, 2019
in celebration of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Please check our hours page for more details.

    Lister Hill Library

     Sunday                                                                       12 pm - 10 pm
     Monday - Thursday                                                      7 am - 11 pm
     Friday                                                                             7 am - 7 pm
     Saturday                                                                    9:30 am - 6 pm


   Sterne Library

     Sunday                                                                       OPEN at 1 pm
     Monday - Thursday                                                  OPEN 24 hours  
     Friday                                                                       CLOSE at 7 pm
     Saturday                                                                         9 am - 5 pm



Business Research Toolkit Registration Now Open


Registration for the Spring 2019 Business Research Toolkit is now open. Click here to register, and the link is also accessible on the Business Research Toolkit Guide. The last day to register is Sunday, January 13, 2019. 
The Spring 2019 Business Research Toolkit (BRT) will take place from January 18-March 7, 2019. It’s a seven week online, asynchronous workshop available in Canvas that covers key aspects of business research. Participants will learn how to locate company, industry, and other business information using free, online resources and databases available through UAB Libraries.
To earn the certificate of completion, each participant must complete and pass all five required modules and two elective modules. Each module takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. The total time commitment expected over the 7 weeks is approximately 7-10.5 hours.
              Required Modules:
              Company Research
              Industry Research
              News Searching
              Demographics and Business Statistics
              International Business Research            
              Elective Modules (Choose 2):
              Career Research
              Investment Research
              Academic Integrity
Registration is limited to 80 participants each semester. There is no cost to take the BRT, and it is open to any current UAB student, faculty, or staff member. For more information including module overviews, syllabus, and FAQs please visit the Business Research Toolkit online.



Paul Musselman Is the New Liaison to the School of Dentistry

Paul MusPaul Musselmansleman was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He acquired a Bachelors degree in History from UAB. He then went on to get his Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. He worked as a reference librarian at LHL at UAB from 2007 to 2010; from 2010 until 2018 he worked as an information services librarian at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. In his free time he likes walks, reading, watching movies, and chatting with his six year old daughter.

Marliese Thomas Is the New Liaison to the School of Optometry

 Marliese ThomasA librarian with more than 10 years’ experience, Marliese has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Marliese loves watching superhero movies with her three cats and is very active in the Birmingham area animal rescue community. She also spends time sewing, singing, and is a certified yoga instructor. As a Birmingham native and daughter of a UAB alum, she is thrilled to be part of the UAB community.

Security Improvements for the Spring Term

Starting with the spring term on January 7, 2019, all patrons will be required to swipe their ONE Cards to enter Sterne Library all the hours that the library is open. This includes the INTO entrance on the second level up the ramp.

At Lister Hill Library, access between the ground floor and the Library space on the first and second floors has been eliminated. Access the ground floor at street level and use the front elevator or stairwell in the lobby to access the Library on the first floor or plaza level.

Non-UAB visitors will be allowed into the libraries during specific hours and an intercom system is now available. At Sterne, the intercom is between the doors on the 13th street side of the library. At LHL, the intercom is in the 1st floor lobby by the entrance.

All current faculty, staff, and students at UAB will have access to the libraries with their valid ONE Card. Requests do not need to be made for access.

Special hours may apply around holidays and breaks. See the Access policy and hours on the library website for more details.



Panel Discussion on UAB African American Trailblazers

Join us on January 23rd at 5:00 p.m. in Sterne Library, Room #174 for “Celebrating UAB African American Trailblazers: Fifty Years of Firsts,” the 4th Annual Reflection on Civil and Human Rights Series event. 2019 marks UAB’s 50th Anniversary, a rich history that includes many notable contributions from African Americans. Come join us as we traverse UAB’s hiring landscape via a panel discussion and recognize some of these first achievements and achievers.

This UAB Community Month event is sponsored by UAB Libraries, African American Faculty Association and UAB African American Studies Program.



Epocrates Online

Epocrates Online

Epocrates Online is a free clinical reference resource for brand name and generic drugs. It is great for clinicians on-the-go or even patients who would like more information on their prescriptions. Epocrates allows easy-to-use features including a drug lookup to view thousands of brand, generic, and OTC medicines (for registered members only), a Pill ID tool, drug calculators, decision-tree analysis tool, dose/unit converters, & an interaction checker to make sure drugs being consumed together are effective and safe. Printable patient resources are also available in English and Spanish.You can access the Epocrates Online database from the UAB Libraries database tab under the letter "e". There is also a handy link on the side of the Guide to “Chat with a Librarian", just in case you need on-the-spot expert help from one of the librarians on staff!

New Exhibit Features Diseases that Shaped History

Scourge: Diseases That Shaped History is a new exhibit curated by the four UAB Art History Capstone students of AssistaScourgent Professor of Art History, Noa Turel. Students Kelsey Jones, Oakleigh Pinson, Tina Ruggieri, and Brooklynne Todd created the exhibit using historical books and artifacts, all of which are held within the collections of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences and the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library. It is on display on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences until May 31, 2019.



Witchcraft Display at Sterne Library

Now on display at Mervyn H. Sterne Library, Witchcraft, Women & the Healing Arts in the Early Modern Period brings together imagery and reprints from the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, as well as books from Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences and Sterne Library. Various topics covered include accusations of witchcraft against midwives and other folk healers, supernatural themes of alchemy and astrology found in academic medicine of the time, as well as the possibility that ergot poisoning contributed to the mass hysteria surrounding the Salem witch trials. Contemporary conceptions of witchcraft, its practices and traditions, are also addressed.

Through the ages, the practices that came to be associated with witchcraft provided a connection to both the natural and the supernatural forces of the universe. However, beginning in the 13th century, witches became identified as those possessed by or in allegiance with the Devil or demons. Between the late 1400s and the mid-1700s, circulating guidebooks on how to properly identify witches, as well as growing social discord, often targeted individuals who practiced the healing arts during the well-known witch hunts and trials.
To see original materials from the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library portrayed in the display cases, contact us



Homecoming Bonfire, 1979

Homecoming Bonfire, 1979
                                                                                                                                                       Image ID: Phoenix yearbook

UAB instituted a homecoming celebration to coincide with its new NCAA-level basketball program, which had debuted in the fall of 1978. The festivities in January of 1979 included basketball games for the new men's and women's teams, an on-campus bonfire, and a homecoming dance for students. Homecoming would remain a part of the basketball season until 1994 when the celebration was moved to the fall to coincide with football season.
For more about UAB Archives, please visit the UAB Archives webpage.

Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

by Joshua May
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy

BJ1408.5 .M39 2018                      


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