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President Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation set in motion the abolition of African American slavery, a move he later described metaphorically as a "king’s cure" for America’s "evils." Lincoln’s emancipation edict also authorized the mobilization of African Americans to serve in the Federal armies to suppress the Confederates’ insurrection.
In Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops, author John David Smith tells the story both of Lincoln’s decision to use African Americans to keep the Union intact and the yeoman service of the more than 180,000 black soldiers who donned Union blue. MORE

Come to Atkins Library for a Citation Workshop

Learn about the tools that are available to you to make citing your sources easier. See examples of how you can use a style guide, citation generator, the library catalog, library databases, and Microsoft Word (MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian). Or learn how to use EndNote, the University's citation management software.

No sign up is required, and the workshops will be geared to the needs of the participants. The schedule and location for these workshops can be found at
The Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) partners with faculty and graduate students in the use of digital and networked research tools to create, disseminate, and store new knowledge.  We aim to be a catalyst for collaborative community throughout the research lifecycle.  

The DSL can support the research process and projects through advising, digital tools, and a set of services that includes: Copyright and Authors’ Rights, Data Support and Data Management Planning, Publication, and Usability Testing.

We assist faculty and graduate students with locating and accessing numeric, geospatial, and statistical data, and with managing and preparing those data for analysis.  We can help you find, access, organize, reformat, manipulate, subset, or study data spatially. We can help you with identifying data sources, data management planning, data archiving strategies, licensing data collections, and data queries.  We also provide data management...
BrowZine for Android smartphones is here! Available for download in the Google Play store!

BrowZine is a free app for your iPad, iPhone or Android-based tablet that enables UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students to browse, read and monitor many of Atkins Library's scholarly journals. The app replicates the experience of browsing journals in the stacks, inspiring serendipitous discovery, as though the stacks were curated just for you.

BrowZine delivers top journals from publishers like Oxford, SAGE, Springer, Wiley and Elsevier and many more. Readers can locate journals by name or subject, then read a single issue or create a bookshelf to store favorite...
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