Library Office Hours at English Department


Gerry and I will be hosting weekly office hours in Fahy  to answer questions related to library acquisitions, technology and research tools.  We will be partnering with Veronica Armour from TLTC this semester.

Librarian Office Hours


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

February 21, 2018 – May 16, 2018

3rd Floor, Fahy, Department Chair’s Sitting Room

And if you are not available at this time but would like to meet just shoot us an email and we can plan a time to meet that is convenient for you.

We look forward to seeing you.


Marta and Gerry



Try using altmetrics to track your readership statistics

Doing a citation analysis of your works through Google Scholar or searches in MLA unfortunately won’t tell you much about how your publications are actually being used by readers.

Try this service available through the Library. Go to the Library Homepage and do a search for your name—your publications and the book reviews of your work should come up. In the bottom right hand corner of the citation you may see an icon that looks like this.

Click on it and you should get more information through a methodology known as altmetrics.

For example, doing a search for Martha Carpentier, brings up, among  a listing of her other publications:




Click on the Plum X Metrics icon and you will see that 2,822 libraries own this book; 2,544 individuals have read the abstract of this book and so forth. Please contact Marta [] or Gerry []  if you’d like a demonstration.

Literary Lecture at the New York Public Library


The founder of the New York Times books website charts the intersecting lives of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, and E. M. Forster in 1922, the year that modernism was born. Bill Goldstein researched much of his revelatory narrative at The New York Public Library, which houses unparalleled collections of papers relating to Eliot, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf. He will speak about his book and the research that went into it with Margo Jefferson, author of the acclaimed memoir Negroland.

thirty day free trial (07-SEP-17 – 07-OCT-17) to The New Oxford Shakespeare Online


The Library has set up a thirty day free trial (07-SEP-17 – 07-OCT-17) to The New Oxford Shakespeare Online.

The New Oxford Shakespeare Online is a dynamic, interactive resource, which presents an  entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s works, edited from the  base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical  scholarship.

Site Access Information:

To begin using The New Oxford Shakespeare Online, please visit

If you are on campus, you should be immediately authenticated.

If you are off campus your username / password for remote access to the site are  setonhalloup / 1rU0Oc5pwQJGIt2o

Please give us your feedback!


UCLA short-term research fellowships

2018 UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships

The UCLA Library Special Collections Research Fellowships Program supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include rare books, journals, manuscripts, archives, printed ephemera, photographs and other audiovisual materials, oral history interviews, and other items in the humanities and social sciences; medical, life and physical sciences; visual and performing arts; and UCLA history.

The Fellowships

James and Sylvia Thayer Short-term Research Fellowships Thayer fellowships provide support for research in any collections administered by UCLA Library Special Collections. Stipends range from $500 to $2,500 and vary yearly; grants in 2016 averaged $1,770 and in 2017 averaged $1,500. Awards are funded by an endowment established by longtime UCLA benefactors James and Sylvia Thayer.

Barbara Rootenberg Short-term Research Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences The Rootenberg fellowship promotes the use of materials in History & Special Collections for the Sciences in UCLA Library Special Collections. One annual fellowship is awarded in the amount of $1,000. The award is named for Barbara Rootenberg, an alumna of the UCLA School of Library Service and an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller.

Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship in UCLA Library Special Collections The Karmiole fellowship supports the use of UCLA Library Special Collections materials by visiting scholars and graduate students. One annual fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 to allow scholars to pursue research lasting from one to three months. The award is funded by an endowment established by Kenneth Karmiole, an internationally-renowned antiquarian bookseller who earned his master’s degree in library science from UCLA in 1971.

R.B. Kitaj Fellowship
The Kitaj fellowship will allow scholars to pursue research lasting up to two months in UCLA Library Special Collections. One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $2,500. The R.B. Kitaj Research Fellowship award is funded by the R.B. Kitaj Studio Project, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the legacy of American painter R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007). The fellowship was initiated to encourage research into and creative work inspired by Kitaj, an internationally renowned painter and intellectual. Born in Ohio, Kitaj spent much of his career in London, where he was a key participant in what is known as the “School of London.” He spent the last decade of his life in Los Angeles. In addition to a rich body of artwork, Kitaj left behind a large collection of papers and musings, now housed at UCLA Library Special Collections in the Charles E. Young Research Library. Kitaj Research Fellow awardees are expected to be in residence at UCLA Library Special Collections and to make use of the R.B. Kitaj Papers (Collection 1741).

Welcome back, English department!

Dear colleagues,
Welcome back to campus for the start of a new semester! Thanks to your efforts, we’ve expanded our print and e-book collections this summer in the areas of literature, creative writing and pedagogy. We’ve improved our library tutorials and revised our information literacy assessment for English 1201 and 1202.
Looking forward to working with you and your students over the course of the year–

Marta Deyrup and Gerry Shea