Good news: UMBrella is live! The Library’s new, powerful, state-of-the-art, single-stop information search and discovery tool can be accessed directly from the Library’s new and improved, mobile-friendly library homepage. We encourage you to jump right in to see how UMBrella enhances your research experience, and to let us know how it goes.
To help you get started, here are some pointers and links:
- As with any major platform migration, we are committed to addressing any questions, problems, or inconsistencies that arise from the migration process. We sincerely welcome your suggestions and feedback. Please direct questions or comments to Library.Systems@umb.edu so that we can address them as quickly as possible!
- UMBrella users can search nearly all of the articles, books, videos, and e-books that the Library owns or subscribes to. In addition, users can search through multiple pathways. For example, users can access individual databases like CINAHL or JSTOR, or search specific journal titles through UMBrella.
Here’s what’s on the horizon in the near future:
- Healey Library staff will be using your feedback and questions to inform our ongoing interface adjustments and to troubleshoot any issues that arise. This process will result in a continually improving research experience for our users!
- We are pleased to announce that UMBrella uses the University’s Single Sign-On authentication system. Users log in to UMBrella the same way they access WISER and HR Direct, using their UMass Boston email username and password. We are in the process of extending the Single Sign-On system to replace the existing barcode and last name combination for off-campus access to databases and e-journal articles.
The launch of UMBrella is a joint partnership between Healey Library, Information Technology Services, and UMass Information Technology Services. All of us wish you the best in your research journeys and look forward to your feedback on UMBrella!