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Thank You Note Workshop

On Tuesday March 28th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, ZSR and OPCD co-hosted the Say Thanks Workshop. This event featured how to’s and general guidelines from, Jennifer Richwine, the author of With Gratitude: The Power of a thank you note. So many people arrived to take part in the workshop that extra chairs had to... more

The Wake Forest Student: Catalog Cards Receive Digital Revival

The traditional use of catalog cards has been phased out of most modern libraries. However, catalog cards associated with The Wake Forest Student have been given new life—in digital form. This will benefit researchers who are trying to unearth the hidden works tucked away within the university’s historic literary magazine. We began uploading these digitized... more

Juanita Casey – Author, Artist, and Horse Breeder

Undated photo of Juanita Casey from the Dolmen Press Collection Juanita Casey was born under the name Joy Barlow in 1925 to what she referred to as “Traveling People.” Her father, Jobey Smith, was from the English Romany group and her mother, Annie Maloney, was from the Irish Travelers. Juanita’s mother died when she was... more

Jean Ring Cude Collection, donated by Caron and Danny Gray Myers

Special Collections & Archives is dependent on the many donations we receive from our very generous donors. All of the collections we do accept follow our Collection Development Policy, which guides our work in this area. This past April, we had the good fortune to cross paths with Caron and Danny Gray Myers. Danny, known... more

Radical Changes to MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

If you use MLA style, then you should know about the significant changes in the new MLA Handbook, Eighth edition and its approach to citing sources. MLA has shifted from a fixed set of rules to a system based on general principles to use with any type of source. ZSR librarians have created a local... more

Innovations in Scholarly Communication

In 2015-2016, WFU participated in the Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey developed at Utrecht University. This instrument assessed tool usage across 17 research activities in the scholarly communication cycle. The local and international results are now available for analysis. Over nine months, the survey collected 20,663 responses. Responses came from 151 different countries, and the... more

10 Ways to Get Your Citation Game on Point with Zotero

Zotero is an amazing free tool for helping you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Think of it as EasyBib on steroids. We at ZSR absolutely LOVE Zotero, so much so that we offer Zotero workshops all the time. Here are ten ways you can use Zotero to help you research like a... more

The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay (1788)

In the fall of 1787 Alexander Hamilton was facing a crisis. The recently concluded Constitutional Convention had been charged with revising the Articles of Confederation to provide a framework for the government of the newly independent United States. But after four months of contentious debate in Philadelphia, the delegates presented to the American public a... more

ABCs of Special Collections and Archives: H is for…

This ABC’s of Special Collections blog post was co-authored by Special Collections and Archives intern Brittnee Worthy  H is for… William F. Higson Letter According to the 1961 Wake Forest Alumni Directory William F. Higson was a Wake Forest student from 1835-1836. From Hyde County, North Carolina, Higson’s manuscript collection is made up of one handwritten... more

ZSR Summer Reading

Looking for a great summer read? Check out these recommendations from ZSR librarians and staff members! For additional recommendations, check out our Goodreads bookshelves or consider one of the suggested titles from the University’s summer academic program, Project Wake: Citizenship (listed below)! Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – This is a captivating story with intricate characters, many of whom... more


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