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This page provides information about library events, unanticipated service interruptions, news, etc.

From off campus, there may be an extra step required to connect from Central Index records to EBSCOhost full text articles. First select the option at the top of the first page to "View Article on EBSCOhost". Then skip the login fields, and go to the bottom of the page to select the Open Athens Login option. See a short video of this login process.  

If you see an error message "about credentials" use the Open Athens login option near the bottom of the page.


June 26: Ebook Central (EBL ebooks) will be offline from 8am to 3pm.

Library Pandemic Resources includes additional ebook resources available during the COVID-19 disruption.

You can always contact the library staff for assistance with our resources. 

The Latest from the Library ...

Summer Hours 

Summer Term: May 7 – August 21

Sunday                        2pm – 10pm
Monday-Thursday  7:30am – 10pm
Friday                     7:30am - 5pm
Saturday                     noon - 5pm

CLOSED: May 31, July 2, July 4-5

New Database: Arte Publico (Hispanic Historical Collections)

The library now subscribes to Arte Publico: Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1/2 which contains primary materials from a wide range of journals, newspapers, and unique historical documents. (March, 2021)

New Database: African American Historical Serials

The library now subscribes to African American Historical Serials which contains primary materials from a wide range of journals, newspapers, and unique historical documents such as diaries and church sermons. (March, 2021)

Try a few different perspectives/databases:

Ethnic NewsWatch. Articles from ethnic and alternative journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Newspaper Source. Articles from regional United States newspapers, international newspapers, and newswires.

Nexis Uni Legal and business emphasis from journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law.

Academic Video Online. Online streaming video on many academic topics, including: American history, area studies, counseling and therapy, criminal justice, ethnic studies, ethnography, nursing, philosophy and religious studies, science, world history, and world languages and literature.

SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics and data visualization program providing 65,000+ data variables. Users have access to demographics (census data), marketing data, consumer behavior (purchasing and product usage data including Consumer Expenditures), market segments, health, and businesses (points-of-interest, establishments, employees, retail sales) for States, Congressional Districts, Counties, Cities/Places, ZIP Codes, Census Tracts and Block Groups. Users can rank locations based on variables, create demographic analyses, map variables and also export data, maps, reports and GIS shapefiles for use outside of SimplyAnalytics. If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. analyses, and map variables to the county or sometimes the census Block.  If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. (Information and help video page.)

Database changes: new resolver, new article location

Our new resolver links our index records to thousands of interdisciplinary journals. This means there is a new way to connect to journal articles from within our EBSCOhost databases (Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, Business Source Complete, and Education Resources Complete) to our subscriptions. (July, 2020)

Database changes: new Central Index replaces subject tools

The new Central Index database will replace many subject journal indexes: PsychINFO, Philosophers Index, ATLA Religion Index, MLA, America: History and Life, SciFinder Scholar, Communications and Mass Media, and the Multidatabase Search tool. The tool covers thousands of interdisciplinary journals and many additional ebook and web materials. It is not comprehensive, but it does cover many disciplines. (July, 2020)

See our historic older announcements.


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