Healey Library is pleased to share some new resources with you, including a trial resource on which we are seeking feedback!
Enjoy the print magazine experience on your computer or phone screen. Flipster digitally recreates print magazines, page for page, complete with high-quality, full-color images (and cartoons!). Healey Library’s subscription provides access to issues from the last 3 years for these 10 popular magazines:
Access e-books and audiobooks covering business analysis, business skills, engineering, information technology, productivity tools, and personal well-being via Healey Library’s subscription toSkillsoft. You can also search for these books in UMBrella. Skillsoft’s new and improved platform is mobile-compatible, offers enhanced accessibility, and gives users the ability to take notes, save items to their personal bookshelf, and download PDF chapters of books. Here are a few of the latest releases available via Skillsoft:
ATTENTION FACULTY! If you have previously used Books 24×7 books in your classes as assigned or suggested readings, please update the links to direct to the new Skillsoft platform. Contact Library.Reserves@umb.edu for any help with updating your links to course materials.
AccessMedicine (trial resource ending April 25)
Healey Library is currently offering trial access to AccessMedicine, a McGraw Hill collection of professional resources for nursing and health science students and faculty. These resources are a mixture of medical textbooks, such asHarrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, and online teaching tools, such asanimated anatomy modules andprocedural videos. This collection was designed to help residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care.
The library welcomes andencourages feedback on this trial resource from all of our users. In particular, we’re interested in the response from faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Would faculty consider using the textbooks in this collection as the primary text for their courses? Let us know!
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!