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How to Read and Comprehend Scientific Research Articles
 
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This tutorial will discuss how to read a scientific article, how to find the main points of the article, and how to take effective notes.
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‘Master and Commander’ and nautical historical novels
 
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Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O’Brian was the topic for this installment of “Read This Book!” brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. In this episode, host Lisa Von Drasek, talks with the Libraries’ Jan Fransen about the series — which focuses on Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin — and the very active community of readers. Books discussed Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian A Sea of Words by Dean King Patrick O’Brian’s Navy About Lisa Von Drasek and Jan Fransen Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Jan Fransen is the Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems at the University of Minnesota Libraries. About Read This Book! Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.
Views: 1468 umnLibraries
Choosing a Research Paper Topic
 
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Use online tools, and techniques like mind mapping, to sleuth out a great topic for your research paper.
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Best Picture Books for Children 2013
 
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In this episode of "Read This Book!" Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite picture books for 2013.
Views: 2092 umnLibraries
Campus History Map: University of Minnesota
 
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Campus History Map: University of Minnesota. This interactive web application allows users to see how the University of Minnesota grew over 150 years. Compare the historical campus footprint from bygone years to today -- and more.
Views: 3471 umnLibraries
Kate DiCamillo receives 2013 Kerlan Award
 
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Kate DiCamillo receives Kerlan Award and presents 2013 Kerlan Lecture.
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Discover Computing History at the University of Minnesota
 
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Minnesota was put on the map for its innovative technology by one-time giants like Control Data and Engineering Research Associates of Remington Rand. While those companies are now but a memory, their histories are preserved in the archives of the Charles Babbage Institute.
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A Conversation with Kate DiCamillo
 
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Writer Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek have a conversation about young adults and readting. Von Drasek is the head of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. The video was produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Views: 3954 umnLibraries
Les Klinger interview on Sherlock Holmes and the 'New Sherlockians'
 
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Les Klinger discusses how he became interested in Sherlock Holmes, how he became a consultant for the Robert Downey, Jr. movies, the "New Sherlockians," and more. Klinger's interview was conducted at the University of Minnesota during the "Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place" conference Aug. 9-11, 2013.
Views: 637 umnLibraries
Inside the Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries
 
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The University of Minnesota Libraries has a state-of-the-art building to preserve one of the largest archives in North America that includes stunning and unique materials for use by everyone -- scholars, students, researchers, and the public. Learn more about our extraordinary collections, people, and services by watching this video.
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Ralph Rapson: A Legacy in Architecture and Design
 
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Ralph Rapson, former dean of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture (1954-1984), was the designer of iconic Twin Cities buildings -- such as the original Guthrie Theater, Cedar Square West, and the Rarig Center for the Performing Arts. Still a practicing architect when he died in 2008 at the age of 93, Rapson’s modernist style influenced generations of architects. This exhibit is a retrospective of his many building and furniture designs.
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Garrison Keillor - Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Annual Dinner
 
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The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries present an evening with American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality Garrison Keillor. (May 10, 2011 at McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota)
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Minnesota Historical Aerial Photos available online
 
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The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public at www.lib.umn.edu/apps/mhapo/index.html#mpls. The Minneapolis photos were added to the Libraries’ existing Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online collection, which includes more than 121,000 aerial photographs from around the state that date back to 1923.
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Read This Book! - Pirates
 
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In this installment of Read This Book!, Maggie Ragnow discusses books about Pirates -- just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is Sept. 19, 2015. The books include "A General History of the Pryates," by Daniel Defoe, and "Bucaniers of America," by Alonso de Bonne-Maison. Ragnow is the Curator of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota. Check out more about pirates at https://www.lib.umn.edu/bell/pirates
Views: 620 umnLibraries
Collection Management and Preservation at University Libraries
 
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The Collection Management and Preservation Department at the University of Minnesota Libraries saves and preserves books for future scholars.
Views: 836 umnLibraries
Literature Searching Ovid Medline: Using Subject Headings
 
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Learn how to use subject headings in Ovid Medline
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Introduction to Citation Managers
 
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Introduction to Citation Managers
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Joseph Ellis: 'The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country'
 
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Joseph Ellis: 'The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country' was presented September 28, 2016 at the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall. Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789, discussed one of the most crucial periods in American history — the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government — and the men most responsible for the creation of the United States: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. The event, attended by nearly 700 people, was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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A reading by Robert Bly, October 16, 2013
 
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A reading by Robert Bly, October 16, 2013, at the University of Minnesota, in celebration of his book, "Stealing Sugar from the Castle."
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Open Access: What's With All The Colors?
 
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A brief overview of the "Green" and "Gold" paths to open access. Created for librarian training at the University of Minnesota, but maybe of interest to others getting started learning about open access. Creative Commons image credits: Bamboo Bokeh BY-NC-ND Steve Webel - http://www.flickr.com/photos/webel/556746420 Hidden Tiger? BY-NC-ND Steve Webel - http://www.flickr.com/photos/webel/560591668 Gold? BY-NC Daniel Y. Go - http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielygo/7104610273 Intent (liger) BY-NC-SA Fuzzybutt - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzybutt/4638457152 Gold 4 BY-NC-ND Strivingtoagoal - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff-o-matic/2056324292 Lets play colors baby BY-NC-ND Pison Jaujip - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pisonjaujip/6684525051
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Welcome to the University of Minnesota Libraries
 
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Welcome to the University of Minnesota Libraries. This video explains the many ways we can help students.
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American History at Your Fingertips: The Digital Public Library of America
 
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American history at your fingertips: How Minnesota contibutes to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA is a groundbreaking project that, for the first time, will make many of our nation's significant digital collections searchable and accessible to the public from a single site. It will aggregate millions of digital artifacts from local archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions across America and deliver them to students, teachers, scholars, and the public via a powerful search interface.
Views: 2601 umnLibraries
Exhibit features scenic sketches from early theatre, vaudeville era
 
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University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit features scenic sketches from early theatre, vaudeville era.
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'Read This Book!' - Books Turned Into Movies
 
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Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of "Read This Book!" The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand
Views: 575 umnLibraries
Will Shortz: An Evening with the Puzzle Master
 
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Will Shortz, the New York Times and National Public Radio puzzle master, thrilled nearly 700 people September 12, 2013 at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. He talked about the history of crossword puzzles, his favorite puzzles, and more before taking questions from the audience. Shortz finished up by leading a "Beat the Champ" puzzle contest that involved dozens of willing audience members. The event was sponsored by the Friends ... of the University of Minnesota Libraries. For more about this wonderful event, see a specially created puzzle "Crosswords with Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries" and, after solving it, click on the More reading. These can be found at http://www.chem.umn.edu/groups/baranygp/puzzles/.
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Sally Wingert's Bad Hair Day
 
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Sally Wingert wanted to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet." So, she visited the Guthrie Theater archives in the caverns at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She found what she was looking for -- a costume bible from the Guthrie's 1963 production, starring Jessica Tandy. Now, she's asking for your help in restoring and preserving these costume bibles. Give now at: http://www.razoo.com/story/Guthrie-Costume-Bibles
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Study tips for UMN students from UMN students
 
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Students in Walter Library provided study tips — including favorite study locations and study snacks — to first year students at the University of Minnesota.
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'Goodnight Moon' and 'The ABC of It'
 
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To celebrate the opening of the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, "The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter," a number of prominent Minnesotans read excerpts from the iconic children's book, "Goodnight Moon." They include: Josie Johnson, University of Minnesota Regent Emeritus and Civil Rights Leader; Soprano Maria Jette; Chan Poling, musician and composer; Alan Page, retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and NFL Hall-of-Famer; Actor Bradley Greenwald; Dudley Riggs, improvisational comedian and founder of the Brave New Workshop; RT Rybak, former Minneapolis Mayor and CEO/President of the Minneapolis Foundation; Karen Kaler, University of Minnesota First Lady; Tony Ross, principal cellist, Minnesota Orchestra; and Simran Mishra, president of the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota. "Schumann Lullaby" performed by Tony Ross.
Views: 2307 umnLibraries
Borchert Map Library wins Governor's Award
 
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The University of Minnesota's Borchert Map Library wins Governor's Award for its innovative geospatial tool, "Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online."
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Dr. Jon Hallberg supports the Minnesota Electronic Health Library
 
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Dr. Jon Hallberg, associate professor of family medicine at the University of Minnesota, talks about the value and need for health professionals and students to have access to the Minnesota Electronic Health Library.
Views: 546 umnLibraries
Sudoc Tutorial
 
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Time Management  -  Priorities Big | Medium | Small
 
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Schedule your time so you can get the timely, important stuff taken care of.
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All Things Betsy-Tacy
 
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Jan Fransen discusses Betsy-Tacy, the beloved set of semi-autobiographical books set in Minnesota by author Maud Hart Lovelace, on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Fransen reads from a copy of the original Betsy-Tacy (1940) that her mother read to her when she was a child. Fransen and host Lisa Von Drasek also discuss The Betsy-Tacy Companion: A Biography of Maud Hart Lovelace (1995), written by Sharla Scannell Whalen. Fransen and Von Drasek also discuss the dedicated community of Betsy-Tacy readers, such as the Betsy-Tacy Society. Fransen is the Service Lead for Researcher Information and Discovery Systems with the University of Minnesota Libraries. Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.
Views: 644 umnLibraries
Lions in the Balance with Craig Packer
 
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Craig Packer presented "Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns" September 30, 2015 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries event at Coffman Memorial Union. Packer, a celebrated lion researcher and conservationist discussed the complex, tooth-and-claw worlds of lion conservation and behavior. Packer is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Lion Research Center and co-founder of Savannahs Forever, Tanzania.
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'Read This Book!' Cookbooks
 
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Science Librarian Megan Kocher discusses cookbooks in this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: "Edible Twin Cities: The Cookbook," by Angelo Gentile; "Minnesota's Farmers Market Cookbook," by Tricia Cornell and Paul Markert; "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook," by Beth Dooley; "Original Local," by Heid E. Erdrich; and "The New Midwestern Table," by Amy Thielen. Each of the books are part of the University of Minnesota's Kirschner Cookbooks Collection. Kocher is the curator for this collection.
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Undergrad Research Symposium 2018 @UMN
 
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The Undergraduate Research Symposium — an annual research fair at the University of Minnesota — gives all UMN undergraduate researchers a chance to share their research, and scholarly and creative projects with the University community. The 2018 symposium was held April 20 in the Northrop Atrium. Watch and listen as six students provide overviews of their projects and discuss the importance of library resources.
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Driven. The Campaign for the University of Minnesota Libraries
 
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Academic libraries have always held special places at universities — they are the foundation of scholarship, the spark that leads to discovery, the keepers of rare and valuable primary source materials. In today’s digital age, libraries are even more vital. Watch and see all that we do to advance knowledge and enrich the lives of our students, our faculty, and a global community of scholars. Driven. The Campaign for the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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An Evening with Steve Berry
 
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Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of "The Lincoln Myth," "The King's Deception," "The Columbus Affair," "The Jefferson Key," "The Templar Legacy," "The Romanov Prophecy," "The Amber Room," and many more. History lies at the heart of every Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.
Views: 2674 umnLibraries
Students Talk About University of Minnesota Libraries
 
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University of Minnesota students talking about their Library. In the Spring and Summer of 2009, SMART Learning Commons students went out to video record what fellow students like about the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Research Sprints - Fueling Grand Challenges Research at UMN
 
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Hear about the experiences of two UMN Grand Challenges Research teams as they spent four days conducting research with a team of University of Minnesota librarians. It's all part of the U of M Libraries' Research Sprints program.
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Summer Reading for Children Part 1
 
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Lisa Von Drasek recommends informational books from National Geographic in Part 1 of our 2018 Summer Reading recommendations on Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: Almanac 2019, Brain Games, Extreme Records, and Explore My World: Lions. Von Drasek is host of Read This Book! and the curator of the University of Minnesota's Children's Literature Research Collections. She also writes a blog on children's books called The Blue Ox Review.
Views: 282 umnLibraries
Author Sharon Creech delivers Kerlan Lecture
 
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Author and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech received the 2015 Kerlan Award and delivered the Kerlan Lecture on April 18, 2015 at the University of Minnesota.
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A View from Cold Mountain by James Lenfestey - 1st Annual Pankake Poetry Reading
 
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In 1974, author James Lenfestey came upon the book Cold Mountain: 100 Poems of the T'ang Dynasty Poet Han-shan. The result 33 years later is his collection of poems inspired by the form and sensibility of that 1,200-year-old Chinese hermit poet, yet brimming with his own humor. Lenfestey will read from A Cartload of Scrolls: 100 Poems in the Manner of the T'ang Dynasty Hermit Poet Han-Shan and will also show a short film of his pilgrimage to China where he paid homage to Han-Shan at his hermit cave. (April 13, 2010 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota) **** The Pankake Poetry Series was founded in honor of librarian Marcia Pankake, whose love of poetry was demonstrated in the countless readings and poetry events she hosted at the University of Minnesota Libraries until her retirement in 2007.
Views: 1518 umnLibraries
Photo Workflow: Eye-Fi, Dropbox, and Picasa
 
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Wondering how to get your photos from your camera or phone to your computer, and find them later? Here's one suggestion.
Views: 982 umnLibraries
Best Interactive Books for 2013
 
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In this episode of "Read This Book!" Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite interactive books for 2013.
Views: 900 umnLibraries
Louis Jenkins - 2nd Annual Pankake Poetry Reading
 
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Louis Jenkins' poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry and Great American Prose Poems. Jenkins, who has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, received the 1995 Minnesota Book Award for Nice Fish and the 1997 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Just Above Water. His most recent books are North of the Cities (2007), European Shoes (2008), and Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970--2005 (2009), all published by Will o' the Wisp Books. (April 12, 2011 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota) **** The Pankake Poetry Series was founded in honor of librarian Marcia Pankake, whose love of poetry was demonstrated in the countless readings and poetry events she hosted at the University of Minnesota Libraries until her retirement in 2007.
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Best Chapter Books for Children 2013
 
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In this episode of "Read This Book!" Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite chapter books for children in 2013.
Views: 9001 umnLibraries