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Steely Library Leads the Way for Open Educational Resources at NKU

Northern Kentucky University has been selected to participate in the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Institute on Open Educational Resources. NKU is the only university in the Commonwealth joining the year-long program designed to help institutions adopt accessible and affordable instructional materials.

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Steely Library Adds Two New Databases

Music Online: Classical Scores Library  A reliable and authoritative resource of in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. This database contains more than 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music.

IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) Contains over 5 million full-text documents in the areas of engineering, computing, and technology.

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2021 Winners Selected for W. Frank Steely Library Research Award

Excellence in research has earned two graduate students at Northern Kentucky University recognition as winners of the 2021 W. Frank Steely Library Research Award. Each spring, undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the Celebration of Student Research and Creativity project are invited to apply to for a chance to win the award and a monetary prize. 

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Diversity Makes Us All Better

That is why Steely Library is sharing favorite books from students in various NKU organizations. In this segment, we are featuring student scholars and mentors from NKU Latino Mentor Program (LAMP) students . All recommended reads are available as print or electronic copies and can be found by clicking the “book” tab on the library’s homepage.

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New Library Data Dashboard

Ever wonder how often the group study rooms are used or how many visitors come to the library each year? Explore our new data dashboard and learn about the library’s collections, services, and spaces. The dashboard provides insight to the positive impact Steely Library has on our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.  

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What’s New in the Collection?

We add new materials to the library’s collection all the time, and we thought you might want to know about them. Check out the New Materials List, a new feature that shows what we’ve recently added to the collection and how you can get access.

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