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New York Times at UI&U

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The UI&U community now has complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, thanks to our school-wide subscription. It is now easier than ever to read the world-class journalism of The New York Times.

NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters, and set up personalized alerts. Your access to NYTimes.com is available from any location.New York Times personal account details

To activate your Pass for free access to NYTimes.com, visit UI&U’s group pass page. Select Create Account. Enter your information and choose a personal account password. You will need to reauthorize your Pass once every 365 days using the above link.

Once activated, your Pass will provide access to NYTimes.com from any location. If you would like to access the New York Times from your phone or tablet, download the free app, and login using the personal account you created. For more information on the NYT app, visit www.nytimes.com/mobile.Example Image from New York Times App

To learn more, visit the New York Times overview and key features page, or contact your UI&U Librarians for one-on-one training or assistance.


* Please note that mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider content or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword. This program provides only select access to The New York Times Archive and does not replace database services to which your institution may currently subscribe. Other restrictions apply.

368 New Videos

The Films on Demand collection includes over 53,000 videos, which can be streamed online and added to CampusWeb courses. This month’s featured video is the Dead Reckoning series.


Dead Reckoning: War, Crime and Justice from WW2 to the War on Terror Series

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Popcorn – 46/365 by Joakim Wahlander (CC BY-NC 2.0)

From award-winning producer/writer/director Jonathan Silvers comes this three-part series, Dead Reckoning: War, Crime, and Justice from WW2 to the War on Terror, which reveals how the model of justice conceived by the Allies in the wake of the Second World War has evolved into a standard by which all conflicts are judged. However many decades and miles separate those conflicts and however inhumane the underlying crimes, all have been prosecuted according to protocols that the Allies devised for three unique situations: the determination of command responsibility; the pursuit of war criminals; and the accumulation of evidence and testimony at crime scenes. The series explores the origins of the Allied response to these unique situations, along with transformative conflicts and atrocities that have, for 70 years, shaped conceptions of war and peace. Taken as a whole, Dead Reckoning is an unprecedented inquiry into how justice has been secured – and occasionally denied – for crimes that continue to plague the world. -Film Description

 

Films on Demand (all videos)academic successanthropologybusiness & economics ● career & job searchchildcare ●  child & adolescent development ● counseling & social work ● 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) ●  special education

376 New Videos

The Films on Demand collection includes over 52,000 videos, which can be streamed online and added to CampusWeb courses. This month’s featured video is The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm.

The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm

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Popcorn – 46/365 by Joakim Wahlander (CC BY-NC 2.0)

 

Directed and produced by seven-time Emmy® Award winner Amy Schatz, and featuring animation from award winning artist Jeff Scher, this 19-minute documentary shines a light on the tender relationship between an inquisitive American boy and his great-grandfather, a Polish-born Jew who lost both his parents to the Nazis, but was able to survive Auschwitz and make his way to America at the end of WWII. When 10-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather Jack about the number tattooed on his arm, the boy’s question sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that embraces happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving the concentration camps, and finding a good and new life in America. Interwoven with haunting historical footage, photos, and hand-painted watercolor animation by Jeff Scher, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm is both a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust, and a heartwarming story of a bond that reaches across generations. An introduction to the Holocaust for children, this gentle yet powerful family film centers on Elliott’s love for his beloved great-grandfather and his heartfelt wish to pass to future generations Jack’s memories and lessons from that terrible time, telling a story that must be told while survivors still remain to tell it.  -Film Description

 

Films on Demand (all videos)academic successanthropologybusiness & economics ● career & job searchchildcare ●  child & adolescent development ● counseling & social work ● 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) ●  special education

LexisNexis Academic Now Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni Promotional BannerAs of November 28th, LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni. While the coverage is the same, providing business, news, and legal information, Nexis Uni offers a more streamlined search experience. New features include more intuitive searching in addition to highly relevant filters and advanced search techniques. Search across the database or limit your results to specific content types such as news, law reviews, or company information. As well, from the home page, you can view the new “Discover Topics” section. Here, you will see curated discipline information on selected topics such as criminal justice and business. This is a great way to get started on your research or to quickly survey current information in the selected field. While you will still access most LexisNexis content from the library via OneSearch, you also have the option to create a free Lexis Uni account. With an account, you can customize the Nexis Uni homepage, save your searches, bookmark documents, and set up journal alerts. If you would like to learn more, please see Lexis Uni Help, available from the database homepage, or Contact a UI&U Librarian.
We are happy to provide you with a one-on-one tutorial or answer any questions you may have. Happy researching!

New eBooks Available

The UI&U library regularly purchases eBooks to support student research and course curricula. All eBooks are accessible via the library’s OneSearch tool. Check out some of our most recent additions.

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIP

Image of Strategic Leadership Across Cultures Book CoverStrategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries. Unique in its focus, methodology, and impact, [this title] is a must-have for those studying or practicing in the fields of global leadership, cross-cultural leadership, and organization studies. Reporting on research obtained during the third phase of the ten-year GLOBE project, the book examines strategic leadership effectiveness for executive and top-level management based on data from more than 1,000 CEOs and over 6,000 top management team members in 24 countries. Authors Robert J. House, Mary Sully de Luque, Peter Dorfman, Mansour Javidan, and Paul L. Hanges offer a series of propositions about executive leadership based on the unified theory —developed after the publication of the first GLOBE book—and empirically test these propositions. They provide evidence that leadership matters, executive leadership matters greatly, and that societal cultures influence the kind of leadership that is expected and effective—Publisher.

 

SUPERNATURAL IN LITERATURE

Image of The Supernatural Revamped Book.The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic. This book is the logical continuation of a series of collected essays examining the origins and evolution of myths and legends of the supernatural in Western and non-Western tradition and popular culture. The first two volumes of the series, The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) and Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic. (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) focused on the vampire legend. The essays in this collection expand that scope to include a multicultural and multigeneric discussion of a pantheon of supernatural creatures who interact and cross species-specific boundaries with ease. Angels and demons are discussed from the perspective of supernatural allegory, angelic ethics and supernatural heredity and genetics. Fairies, sorcerers, witches and werewolves are viewed from the perspectives of popular nightmare tales, depictions of race and ethnicity, popular public discourse and cinematic imagery. Discussions of the “undead and still dead” include images of death messengers and draugar, zombies and vampires in literature, popular media and Japanese anime—Publisher.

 

FICTION

Image of Generosity Book CoverGenerosity. When Russell Stone becomes the teacher of a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence, he is both entranced and troubled. How can this refugee from terror radiate such bliss? Is it possible to be so open and alive without coming to serious harm? Soon, Thassa’s joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research has enabled him to announce his discovery of the genetic underpinnings of happiness. Thassa’s congenital optimism is severely tested by the growing media circus. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the world at large.—Publisher.

 

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 search ●  child & adolescent development ● criminal justiceearly childhoodenvironmental 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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