Library News Blog

New Database Content in OneSearch

The content of two new databases has been added to OneSearch – PDQ and Open Textbook Library. Items from these databases will automatically populate in OneSearch results. If you would like to limit to them, you can use the “Results per Database” option on the left sidebar and check the box for the appropriate name. All items will have a Find Full Text link, which should take you to the full-text on their individual websites.

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Produced by the National Cancer Institute, PDQ (Physician Data Query) is a comprehensive source of cancer information. It contains cancer information summaries on a wider range of topics; drug information summaries on many cancer related drugs and drug combinations; and dictionaries of general cancer terms, and genetics terms etc. All EDS customers may search over 14,000 PDQ records in EDS and access full text of those records on NCI platform. – Source: EBSCO

Open Textbook Library
Open Textbook Library provides hundreds of textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. All EDS customers have full access to Open Textbook Library’s platform. – Source: EBSCO

Open Textbook in the OneSearch Results

Ebrary is now Ebook Central

ebook centralOn Wednesday, May 31, 2017, all ebook content previously hosted on ebrary will be moved to Ebook Central. The only changes will be the name of the database and some search features. You will still be able to use OneSearch to access all of our ebooks, including Ebook Central titles.

What will happen with links to ebrary?
Existing links to individual ebooks on ebrary and to the ebrary website will now redirect seamlessly to Ebook Central. This means that ebrary links within OneSearch and CampusWeb will now take you to Ebook Central. We will be working with faculty to update their ebrary links to Ebook Central links, but for now, redirects are in place.

What if I have saved content within ebrary?
If you had saved anything to your ebrary bookmarks prior to the switch, you will need to log in to Ebook Central and follow a few simple steps to transfer your bookmarks.

Contact a librarian if you need any help or have any questions about Ebook Central.

For more information on Ebook Central, check out the playlist of short help videos in YouTube.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Films on Demand collection includes over 44,000 videos, which can be streamed online and added to CampusWeb courses. This month’s featured video is a Shakespearean drama.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummers Nights Dream

In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the rickety township on the hillside, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild wood, dark forces are stirring… Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, Russell T Davies’ full-blooded adaptation has more attitude and invention than anything that’s gone before. This is a production for everyone, brought to life by an award-winning cast of established stars and exciting newcomers. It’s a dream that will never be forgotten. -Public Broadcasting Series

 

Films on Demand (all videos)academic successanthropologybusiness & economics ● career & job searchchildcare ●  child & adolescent development ● criminal justiceenvironmental scienceeducation (see also Education in Video) ● health, medicine, and wellnesshistoryleadershipliterature ● parenting & child developmentpolitical sciencepublic healthpsychology & counseling (see also Counseling & Therapy in Video and Psychotherapy.net) ● social workspecial education

UI&U Celebrates National Library Week!

National Library Week graphicDear Union Community:

Union Institute & University together with the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.”

This week of celebration offers a great time to remind you of the services available to you to transform your educational journey.

Check Out These Resources!

  1. OneSearchA new comprehensive search engine that allows students to search multiple databases simultaneously is available. OneSearch will yield results that include e-books, scholarly articles, doctoral dissertations, videos, and more, saving hours of preparation.
  2. Multimedia and Videos – A variety of video and media databases, ranging from educational videos to copyright free images for presentations, are available that will make your assignments easier and more professional.
  3. Welcome to the UI&U Library Video – A brief, five minute video introduces the UI&U Library, the library website, OneSearch, formatted citations, tutorials, and librarian assistance so that you can use the library efficiently and expertly.
  4. Help Center – The Help Center offers a list of tutorials, guides, and tips to transform your educational journey. Click here and find out.
  5. Personal service – Personal service is the hallmark of the library. Librarian assistance is available by email, phone, chat, text, and video conference.
  6. Work from the convenience of home – The library offers students flexibility and convenience that is only a click away. You don’t have to find a parking space, or physically search for books.
  7. APA and MLA citations– Articles and ebooks in the library come with formatted APA and MLA citation styles. Databases have citation tools that will automatically format citations for your bibliography.
  8. Stay current – Librarians can help you identify the top journals in your field. With database journal alerts, new journal issues will be delivered directly to your inbox.  Get started today.
  9. Interlibrary loan – An interlibrary loan is just a request away. Place an interlibrary loan request and we will get it from another library for free!
  10. Career & job search – The library has hundreds of resources that offer the knowledge and tools to help you on your career & job search. Click here to view the many materials available to you.

Matthew Pappathan
Director of Library Services

Learn About the Library in 5 Minutes

Welcome to the UI&U Library!  This brief, five minute video introduces the UI&U Library, the library website, OneSearch, formatted citations, tutorials, and librarian assistance.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/wEDNhVrbNp8

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New Ascent of Woman Video Series

The Films on Demand collection includes over 43,000 videos, which can be streamed online and added to CampusWeb courses. This month’s featured video is Nurturing Leadership.

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story Series
In this four-part series, Dr. Amanda Foreman traverses countries and continents to uncover and interrogate key stories of the strong, radical and revolutionary women that have made and changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day. The diverse characters she explores range from Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, who helped establish trade routes and pioneered the visual aesthetic of India, to American activist Margaret Sanger, who coined the term ‘birth control’ and developed the contraceptive pill. The series geographical reach is just as ambitious, covering everywhere from ancient Greece to medieval France; from first-century Vietnam to modern America. The Ascent of Woman argues that the history of women isn’t a straight line from Eve’s apple to Margaret Sanger’s Pill. Instead, over the past ten thousand years it has veered wildly between extremes of freedom and oppression, inclusion and exclusion. The reason is that the status of women is a barometer of a society’s tolerance, fairness and openness. A poor record on women’s rights goes hand-in-hand with low economic output and high levels of violence. For the next economic cycle to be the age of full participation, there has to be a woman-led revolution that unleashes the potential of all individuals. At stake are the goals of autonomy, authority, and agency for all women. -Publisher’s Description

Films on Demand (all videos)academic successanthropologybusiness & economics ● career & job searchchildcare ●  child & adolescent development ● criminal justiceenvironmental scienceeducation (see also Education in Video) ● health, medicine, and wellnesshistoryleadershipliterature ● parenting & child developmentpolitical sciencepublic healthpsychology & counseling (see also Counseling & Therapy in Video and Psychotherapy.net) ● social workspecial education

Open-Access Textbooks

The UI&U Library has added the SUNY Open Textbook collection to OneSearch.

“Open SUNY Textbooks is an open-access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York (SUNY) libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. All EDS customers may search Open SUNY Textbooks in EDS and access free full text on the SUNY platform” -EBSCO

This is a small collection of 25 titles right now; you can view them all here: http://textbooks.opensuny.org/browse/. The full text custom link will take our patrons to the Open SUNY website where they can download the book. All of the items in this collection are listed as ebooks in EBSCO. You can choose Open SUNY as a database/content provider limiter.

Open Access Textbooks are also available at:OPEN SUNY Textbooks logo

New Streaming Video Collection Available

Psychotherapy.net, a psychology-focused streaming video collection, is now available through the UI&U Library.

Psychotherapy.net “contains a plethora of resources that address the fundamental skills and approaches required for those beginning or advancing in a career in psychology-related professions. Many of these titles are clinical Image of Psychotherapy.net Videosdemonstrations with voiceover commentary.  The collection is searchable by keyword, expert, therapeutic issue, and client population. The platform includes web tools: clip making, interactive running transcripts, a smart keyword search, and downloadable instructor’s manuals.” — Source: Psychotherapy.net

You can access Psychotherapy.net from the Videos link on the Library website.  Records from Psychotherapy.net will also appear in your results when searching OneSearch.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to learn more about this resource, please contact a librarian.

New JSTOR Database

The UI&U Library is pleased to announce that a new database has been added to our collection, JSTOR Arts & Sciences VII. JSTOR Arts & Sciences VII complements research in subjects such as history, political science, sociology, art and art history, and language and literature.  Over 15 countries are represented in its collection of international titles.laptop

You can access the full text of this database collection from the JSTOR link on our Databases page or via OneSearch. The collection currently includes more than 744,000 total articles and 4.9 million pages. You can view a complete title and coverage list on the JSTOR website.

New American History Database

There is a new database in the UI&U Library: America: History and Life with Full Text.  Database content provides support for researchers of United States and Canadian history, with some journal coverage dating back to the 19th century.   This subscription upgrades the library’s previous subscription to America: History and Life without full text.  The upgrade provides expanded access to 290 journals and 80 books, which were previously only available in abstract-form.   The database content can be accessed through OneSearch or the Databases link on the homepage.

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