Get the most out of your library! Each week on TLDR, we’ll feature helpful hacks, resources, and other tools offered by the University Libraries that can enhance your studying and research, boost your classroom success, or make your non-academic life easier and more fun.
Is your houseplant’s health withering in this weather? The libraries provide access to a number of online books related to the upkeep, care, and propagation of houseplants. Browse them here.
SAT and ACT practice materials
Faculty and staff: Do you have a child preparing to take a college entrance exam? Our subscription to LearningExpress includes SAT and ACT practice materials that you can access for free. See them here.
Save sources with Zotero
To all the students with 100+ tabs open trying to write their research paper: there is a better way. Zotero is citation manager that helps you save and manage your sources. Zotero also has a browser extension to help you cite your sites! Learn more about Zotero here.
Relax and watch a movie
Movies including Moonlight, The Shining, Coffy, and other feature films are available for streaming to UNC students, faculty, and staff through Swank Digital Campus. Watch online movies here.
Tap in to our course guides
We know mid-term season is here. Do you have a research paper coming up? Our course guides can help your research move in the right direction. Browse our course guides here.
Get organized with Microsoft 365
UNC Students: did you know that you have FREE access to all Microsoft 365 apps? Use apps like Planner and OneNote to organize your tasks and projects. See all Microsoft 365 apps here.
Learn new skills with LinkedIn Learning
Interested in learning a new skill? LinkedIn Learning is a free and on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Available to UNC students, faculty, and staff online: go.unc.edu/LinkedIn
Get access through Google Scholar
Students: don’t let that paywall stop you! Configure your Google account to automatically find Google Scholar articles through your UNC library account. Learn how here.
Free online access to the New York Times
Keep up with the world through reading the New York Times! Sign up for a FREE New York Times online subscription through the University Libraries. Learn more and sign up here.
Want something new to read?
Check out an e-book online through University Libraries’ OverDrive collection! Librarians have created curated collections of e-books on personal and financial wellness, anti-racism, and more. Browse here: https://carolina.overdrive.com/
Free online access to The Washington Post
University Libraries has partnered with The Washington Post to provide students, faculty, and staff with paywall-free access to www.washingtonpost.com. Learn more and get access here.