UMN Libraries’ Umbra Search African American History makes Black history freely available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History, a free and openly available online search tool that facilitates broad access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions across the United States.

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President Obama’s vast social media archive goes live with 250,000 posts, photos and videos

The White House, in partnership with ArchiveSocial, announced on Thursday that an archive of eight years of Obama social postings have been made available online. The database contains more than 250,000 posts, photos and videos shared by more than 100 official Obama White House social media profiles including the president’s @POTUS Twitter timeline, the official White House Facebook page, and the First Lady’s Instagram feed.

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NEW! Online West’s Study Aids

The Law Library is excited to announce that you now have full access to West’s Online Study Aids.  These include the Acing Series, Black Letter Outlines, Career Guides, Concise Hornbooks, the Exam Pro Series, Flash Cards, Gilbert Law Summaries, High Court Case Summaries, Hornbooks, Law Stories, Legalines, Nutshells, the Short & Happy Guides, the Sum & Substance Series, and the Turning Point series.   You can access them here:  http://0-subscription.westacademic.com.hopac.uchastings.edu/  If you lose this link, you can find it in the library’s Online Databases list (http://libguides.uchastings.edu/az.php) and in the library catalog. 

 

You can search and browse the study aids without creating an account.  If you want to access them in e-book format so you can take notes and add highlights, you will need to create an account by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the homepage.  Please feel free to email the reference librarians at libref@uchastings.edu if you have any questions. 

 

Register to Vote!!

Click here and you can register to vote online right now

 Registration Deadline

The deadline to register or re-register to vote in the upcoming November election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15th, 2016. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections.

What You Will Need

To register online you will need

  • Your California driver license or California identification card number,
  • The last four digits of your social security number and
  • Your date of birth.

Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.

If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15th, 2016.