APA PsycTests Database Trial

A trial of the database APA PsycTests® is now available through our library, enabling users to search thousands of research instruments and their psychometric properties.

There are more than 62,000 records in APA PsycTests. Searchers can limit by descriptive fields, including Methodology, Test Language and Factors/Subscales and find research instruments available as PDF downloads or multimedia files.

This trial will be available through June 30, 2024 and is accessible through our A-Z Databases List.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by contacting our Electronic Resources Librarian.

Limited Computer Access during New Student Orientation – June 2024

New Student Orientation will take place at the Claire T. Carney Library over several days in June. Please note that this will limit access to our public computers on the following days:

  • Thu. June 13
  • Mon. June 17
  • Thu. June 20
  • Fri. June 21
  • Tue. June 25
  • Wed. June 26
  • Fri. June 28

New students will have priority access to the library’s 1st floor and 2nd floor computers as part of their orientation. Due to high demand, computers may be completely unavailable to other users during this time. If you plan to visit the library during student orientation, you are welcome to bring your own laptop or mobile device. UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff may also borrow laptops at the first floor circulation desk.

If you have any questions, please contact Library Administration.

Announcing the Publication of PLCS 40-41: Viver e escrever em trânsito entre Angola e Portugal: Entrevistas e ensaios

We are pleased to announce that Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) 40-41, “Viver e escrever em trânsito entre Angola e Portugal: Entrevistas e ensaios,” is now available! You can find this issue as well as all back issues available for free on the journal’s website.

PLCS 40/41 tem como foco a experiência pessoal e a produção literária de escritores e escritoras cujas vidas têm transitado de diferentes maneiras e em diferentes épocas entre Angola e Portugal. O grupo destas pessoas dificilmente pode ser abrangido com um único termo, como migrantes, refugiados/as, africanos/as da diáspora, afrodescendentes, afropeus, afropolitanos etc. Optou-se, neste projeto, pelo termo “pessoas em trânsito” com o intuito de abordar as mais diversas experiências migratórias entre Angola e Portugal e as suas repercussões na literatura. Este número inclui, por um lado, a transcrição de seis entrevistas – a Ana Paula Tavares, Aida Gomes, Kalaf Epalanga, Raquel Lima, Yara Monteiro e Zetho Cunha Gonçalves – originalmente gravadas para o documentário Viver e escrever em trânsito: entre Angola e Portugal  (2021). Por outro lado, inclui ensaios teóricos e estudos sobre obras dos/as entrevistados/as bem como de outra escritora em trânsito entre Angola e Portugal, Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida.

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture’s Tagus Press publishes its electronic version of PLCS on the library’s journal hosting platform.

The Passing of Claire T. Carney

We were saddened to learn about the passing of Claire T. Carney. She was a kind and generous woman whose commitment to life long learning is memorialized in the name of the UMass Dartmouth library.

All library staff who had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Carney have had wonderful things to say about her. We are honored to work in a building named after such a remarkable woman.

Learn more about Mrs. Carney:
Oral history interview with Claire T. Carney with Dr. Fred Griffin (2006)
The Library’s webpage about Mrs. Carney taken from the Blue & Gold Gala program(October 14, 2006)

Obituary, Claire T. Carney

Open Education Events This Week

Every year, in the month of March, there is a week-long global recognition of the importance of Open Education. Its goal is to raise awareness about the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Global promotes events on an international scale to increase knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other topics within Open Education. Hopefully you will have a chance to participate in some of these opportunities, and you may consider the following events offered by Massachusetts state colleges and universities, including a panel to be held here at UMass Dartmouth.

Celebrate Open Education Week 2024

During Open Education Week (March 4th – 8th) there are numerous opportunities to increase your knowledge of the exemplary Open Education work happening worldwide. Open Education is a way of sharing educational tools, resources, and practices without access barriers such as high financial costs or requisite credentials and affiliations. It is a philosophy surrounding readily available teaching materials and creating a strong community of support between educators.

A stipend program was established last year at UMass Dartmouth to fund the creation of openly licensed textbooks by members of our faculty. A virtual panel will be offered on March 6th by the Scholarly Communications Committee to showcase the textbooks that resulted from this program. The textbook projects are E-Commerce and E-Business by Shouhong Wang, A Guide to Analyzing Arguments in an Academic Setting by Jackie O’Dell, Joshua Botvin, and Yuan Zhang, and Women’s & Gender Studies by Catherine Gardner. Each author will give an overview of the book they created. All 3 books are freely available online through OER Commons, an online repository of openly licensed teaching material. This panel will also include a demo of OER Commons by Repository Coordinator Rachel Oleaga.

Register to reserve your spot!

Borrow a Free Mobile Hotspot

Use the Carney Library’s Franklin A50 5G hotspots to connect up to 15 devices using AT&T’s cellular network. The library provides unlimited data, and loan periods are for one week.

You can check availability for hotspots and other new/popular technologies on the library’s Technology Lending webpage. You can borrow a hotspot at the Carney Library’s 1st floor Circulation Desk.

If you have questions about borrowing a hotspot, please call 508-999-8750 or email libaccess@umassd.edu. Technical questions should be sent to libsys@umassd.edu.

One Click Access to Library Resources Using LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad makes accessing library resources a lot easier, especially when you start your research outside the library. LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides one-click access to full text library resources from websites such as PubMed, Wikipedia, and publisher pages. Check out the first minute of this short video for a brief overview:

The library has offered LibKey Nomad for individual download for a while. Starting Monday, February 26th, the library, in collaboration with CITS, will begin pushing the Chrome and Edge extensions to all university owned workstations. After the plugin is installed, if you run a search on a site like PubMed, or even look at citations in Wikipedia, you’ll see Third Iron generated links connecting researchers to library materials. You will also see links to LibKey links on many publisher sites, simplifying full text access.

Here are a few examples of how LibKey Nomad may appear:

Example #1: PubMed

Example #2: Wikipedia References

Screenshot showing libkey generated links in Wikipedia

Example #3: Publisher Websites

Screenshot showing libkey generated links on a publisher's page

In you want to install LibKey Nomad on your personal machine, you can do so at https://thirdiron.com/downloadnomad/#choose-browser. The extension does not require a login and it doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information.

If you have questions, please contact libsys@umassd.edu.

Now Available: Meeting OWL 3

The Meeting OWL 3 is a 360 degree camera, microphone, and speaker designed for hybrid meetings. It works with most video conferencing software, including Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

The Claire T. Carney Library has two Meeting OWL 3 devices for loan to UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff.

Students: Stop by the library’s first floor circulation desk to borrow an OWL for up to 4 hours. You can use the OWL in conjunction with the display monitors in LIB-217 and LIB-311 to host hybrid meetings with classmates, companies, and more.

Faculty and Staff: You may reserve one of the OWLs up to two months in advance. The reservation period is for 3 days. The library is piloting the equipment reservation option with the hope that it will make the devices easier to use when hosting professional meetings. To reserve an OWL, call the circulation desk staff at 508-999-8750 or email them at libaccess@umassd.edu. Alternatively, you can reserve the OWL directly by going to the Primo record and clicking “Request.” (Note: You must be signed into Primo to request an item.)

Limited Computer Access during New Student Orientation – Jan 17th & 18th

New Student orientation will take place at the Claire T. Carney Library on the following days:

Transfer Session: January 17th
First-year Session: January 18th

Updated on Jan 16th: New students will have priority access to the library’s 1st floor and 2nd floor computers as part of their orientation. If you plan to visit the library during Student Orientation, you are welcome to bring your own laptop or mobile device. UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff may also borrow laptops at the first floor circulation desk.

If you have any questions, please contact Library Administration.