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Research Data Centre Grand Opening Today

September 20th, 2010 by Mita

Today is the grand opening of Leddy Library’s new Research Data Centre.

There will be a formal program today at 2:00 p.m which will followed by a reception near Williams Cafe. Join us!

Find happiness at the Leddy Library

August 30th, 2010 by Mita

Yes! You too can find happiness on the shelves of the Leddy Library. Here are some books we have about happiness:







Oprah Book Club Picks at Leddy

August 25th, 2010 by Mita

Did you know we have all the Oprah Book Club Selections at Leddy? Here are some the most recent selections that we have at Leddy for your reading pleasure…

The story of Edgar Sawtelle

A new earth

pillars of the earth

Love in the time of cholera


The road

The measure of a man


A million little pieces

Light in August

End of Summer Reading

August 18th, 2010 by Mita

It’s not too late to start a great summer read. The Leddy Library currently is showing off some great titles in our two display cabinets:

Check it out – you’re sure to find something of interest. Here are some books from the display that caught my eye:


How professors think





History books by UWin profs

August 3rd, 2010 by Mita

Here is a sample of history books written by some of faculty from The University of Windsor:





Books for a Makers Faire

July 26th, 2010 by Mita

In honour of the upcoming Detroit Maker’s Faire that will be held this weekend at The Henry Ford Museum, here are some titles available through Leddy from the influential publishing company, O’Reilly Media who is sponsoring the event, as well as The Detroit Can Do Camp being held this Thursday at Detroit’s Eastern Market.



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Bestsellers on the shelf

July 21st, 2010 by Mita

It’s summertime and the reading is easy. Here are some books currently on the The Globe and Mail’s Paperback Nonfiction List that are currently on the shelf waiting to be discovered.









5 books about soccer

July 8th, 2010 by Mita

In commemorate the end of the FIFA World Cup, here are five books on soccer for your reading pleasure:






This post was inspired by Five Books: The best five books about everything.

Order personal copies from over 11,000 eligible Springer eBooks!

January 20th, 2010 by Jennifer

The Library has bought and continues to purchase Springer eBooks collections (from 2005-current) making it possible for registered library patrons to order soft cover editions of selected titles for their personal use. Within each book on springerlink.com look for the “M” book logo and statement “Buy a Print Copy of this Book for $24.95 Including Shipping”, or the orange MyCopy box and button found on the right hand side of the webpage, to determine the eligible books.

The MyCopy offer is currently valid for more than 11,000 electronic Springer books published since 2005. The new soft cover edition is branded as a MyCopy book with a colour cover and black and white book content. All books will be sold at the same price, US$ 24.95. This price includes shipping and handling within the USA and Canada.

For more information, see the Springer MyCopy information page.

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Soutter, Digital Services Librarian at jsoutter@uwindsor.ca

Leddy Library Open Access initiatives

October 26th, 2009 by Peter

Open Access Week may be over, but the work of the Open Access movement continues. The Leddy Library makes a number of contributions to Open Access. Foremost among these are the journal publications we host on our Open Journal Systems server. Currently, our active open access journals include:

We expect to see a number of new journals joining our OJS server over the next little while, so watch this space for announcements.

Another important area in which the Leddy Library supports Open Access is through our winSpace Theses and Dissertations collection, a collection of over 4000 digitized theses and dissertations from the University of Windsor. Each semester, new content is added as Windsor students’ theses and dissertations are approved.

Finally, what do you suppose these fine peer-reviewed journal publications have in common?

Cramer, Kenneth M. and Stewart Page. 2008. Cluster Analysis and Rankings of Canadian Universities: Misadventures with Rank-based Data and Implications for the Welfare of Students. Applied Multivariate Research 12(3).

Cristescu, Melania, et al. 2008. D- and L-lactate dehydrogenases during invertebrate evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8(1).

McCarthy, James D., Phil A. Graniero, and Steven M. Rozic. 2008. An Integrated GIS-Expert System Framework for Live Hazard Monitoring and Detection. Sensors 8(2).

Somayajulu-Nitu, Mallika, et al. 2009. Paraquat induces oxidative stress, neuronal loss in substantia nigra region and Parkinsonism in adult rats. BMC Neuroscience 10(1).

Yan, Reginia H. Y., et al. 2009. Digit Ratio (2D∶4D) Differences between 20 Strains of Inbred Mice. PLoS ONE 4(6).

Of course they are all published in Open Access journals, but they are also all the results of work by faculty at the University of Windsor. Congratulations to these researchers for these OA publications! (and thanks to Mita Williams for compiling these citations here, using the awesome–and open source–citation tool Zotero)