Healey Library invites your feedback on a new trial database, billed as “the world’s largest image-based government document and legal research database,” HeinOnline’s Government, Politics and Lawpackage. This resource is on trial through March 31, 2018.
This database provides extensive coverage of legal history and government documents, including U.S. statutes and case law available as PDF downloads, and more than 300 years of information covering political development. It might be of particular interest to users looking for a replacement for WestLaw.
This database’s more than 50 million pages of content cover subjects applicable to:
Civil & Human Rights
And more than 80 other subject areas
HeinOnline offers several training resources to help new users search and navigate within the interface, quickly retrieve documents, and use helpful tools and resources integrated throughout the database:
A live chat service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Call (800) 277-6995 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time – with HeinOnline, a human answers the phone!
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!
The Kanopy streaming film database has curated a series of films celebrating culture and film, which includes 105 titles found in the Hispanic Heritage Month Collection. Any of these films can be used in classrooms, viewed by enrolled students, or added to Blackboard courses.
The official Hispanic Heritage Month organization’s website is also a great resource for primary source content, storytelling, image and film collections, and exhibits that have been organized around the country. Visit www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov to explore!
To celebrate Black History month, we are highlighting a selection of Independent films, many exclusive to the Kanopy streaming video database, that tell the stories of extraordinary African American musicians whose talent has shaped today’s music industry.
This film explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who is described as, “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” This roller coaster portrait brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.
As of May 26, 2017, Healey Library will no longer be providing access to RefWorks. For over a decade, RefWorks has been licensed by Healey Library as our primary citation management platform, but the time has come to replace it with more sophisticated, cost-free citation management tools such as Zotero and Mendeley.
Please do not worry if you are currently using RefWorks for an assignment or research project that will be completed before the end of the academic year. We will continue to support and provide access to RefWorks for the remainder of the academic year, so students, faculty, staff, and alumni are certainly welcome to continue to use it up until we discontinue our subscription on May 26, 2017. If you no longer use RefWorks, your account will be deleted, and no further action is needed.
The Library encourages you, however, to consider your options for adopting a new citation management platform. The Library is offering assistance during this transition as follows:
Librarians already have workshops available in selecting a citation manager as well as training in both Zotero and Mendeley. These workshops are available to all faculty, staff, and students and will be offered throughout the Spring semester as well.
Librarians have prepared online documentation to assist all community members in the transition from RefWorks. You will find in this link clear instructions on how to export your reference library from RefWorks into another citation manager. You will also find a comparison of different citation management programs to help you choose a new citation management platform to use.
Please contact Mary Moser, Deputy Manager for Outreach, Marketing, Fundraising, and Grants at email@example.com or 617.287.3207 with any questions, concerns, or feedback. Thank you for your patience and your continued support of Healey Library!
BrowZine is a web and mobile interface for scholarly journals available through the Healey Library. It consolidates thousands of journals from hundreds of publishers and delivers them to your mobile device or desktop. Rather than search databases for specific journal issues, BrowZine creates an experience similar to browsing a newsstand and reading a print journal.
The landing page provides the option to browse journals by subject or search by title. Each subject is organized into many subtopics. Users can browse large subject areas, like Education or drill down to specific subjects such as Emergency Nursing. Journals are listed alphabetically by default but they can also be sorted by journal rank, allowing you to explore the top journals your field. Ranking is determined by Scimago Journal Rank, which uses data from Scopus®. All the subjects and sorting options produce a permanent link in the address bar that can be bookmarked and shared.
The journal pages default to the most current issue and contain the table of contents. Journals can be added to your Bookshelf, which allows you to save and organize your favorite journals. On mobile devices, the articles are displayed seamlessly without the usual clutter. They can also be saved in your account. The web version links out to full text articles in databases and publisher websites. The ability to create reading lists for the web version is coming soon.