Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Library Resources – Courtesy of supplemental funding the university received for libraries

At the end of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the Claire T. Carney Library purchased a number of electronic databases courtesy of supplemental funding the university received for libraries. Because of the nature of the funding, the criteria the library used in selecting these items were that they be digital resources and be one-time purchases as opposed to serial or continuing subscriptions. Selections were made from a “wish list” of items, based on user requests that the library had developed for just such an occasion. We are pleased to announce the new resources and continue to accept suggestions as we continually renew the list for future opportunities. Please contact your library liaison or Bruce Barnes at ext. 8666 with ideas to improve the resources available through the Library.

The American Chemical Society Legacy Archives provides full-text searching and instant access to all titles, volumes, issues, and articles published by the American Chemical Society from 1879 to 1995. The archive includes 464,037 articles, 11,103 issues, and 966 volumes. Use the Journal Locator to access the expanded online content for each title:

Art Index Retrospective extends the coverage of Art Index the basic periodical index in art. It indexes the contents of about 300 journals, mostly in English, in all areas of art, architecture, and design published from 1929 -1984. Art Index provides coverage from 1984 to the present.

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is a leading sociological reference source featuring 1800+ entries written from an international perspective. The encyclopedia includes introductions to sociological theories and research, definitions, explanations of key concepts, and major topics covering both classical and contemporary developments in sociology.

Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920 offers a wealth of primary source material related to women’s lives in the US between 1800 and 1920. Searchable images, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides are included. Topics covered include politics, society, race, religion, health, cookery, family life, fashion and beauty, education, work, and farming. Fiction and children’s prescriptive literature round out the selections.

Inspec Archive – Science Abstracts 1898-1968 The Inspec Archive is the entire collection of Science Abstracts Journals digitized (back to volume one) dating from 1898 to 1968. The Science Abstracts Journals were the precursor to the Inspec database. The subject coverage is: All aspects of physics, electrical and electronic engineering and computing and control engineering. The archival backfile contains over 873,700 records from 176 volumes (and over 140000 pages) of the printed Science Abstracts Journals.

Literature Criticism Online is an extensive compilation of literary commentary including scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. It brings together 7 resources (list below) of an essential literary series that represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.

Moodys Complete Corporate and Municipal Collection / Mergent WebReports includes the full set of the Moody’s Manuals, 1909-present in a digitized format. The collection consists of the following: Industrial Manual since 1920 . Public Utility Manual since 1914 . OTC Industrial Manual since 1970 . Transportation Manual since 1909 . OTC Unlisted Manual since 1986 . International Manual since 1981 . Bank & Finance Manual since 1928 *Municipal & Gov’t Manual since 1918.

Reflections on migration, translocal connection, identity and soccer – September 21st – Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

What: “Reflections on migration, translocal connection, identity and soccer: corporate/categorical forms of belonging and affective ties.”
Claire T. Carney Library – Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
Tuesday, September 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M.
~  The event is free and open to the public.  ~

Soccer Team Image

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces a lecture by Miguel Moniz, FCT Research Fellow at the Center for Anthropological Research in Lisbon, Portugal, organized by the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.

Based on research with in-migration to Portugal and with Lusophone migrant communities in New England and the UK, Dr. Moniz looks at how soccer and other affective ties create translocal links, implicating socio-political identity categories such as ethnic group and the nation.

Miguel Moniz received a PhD in anthropology from Brown University in 2004.  In addition to numerous articles, Dr. Moniz is the author of two books– Across the Atlantic: Anglo and American travel writing about the Azores and Azores (World Bibliographical Series). Currently, he is a fellow of the Fundação para Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with a research position at CRIA (ISCTE/IUL), a newly formed national anthropological research group, composed of anthropology units of ISCTE/IUL, the Universidade Nova, the Catolica and the Universidade do Minho. Moniz’ current research looks at the functioning of state bureaucracies on local identities (work begun with his dissertation on Azorean deportees, written while lecturing at UMassD) and burgeoning nationalism within the European Union; as well as ethnomusicological approaches to material culture and migration. He is a researcher in Lisbon-based Diasbola, a working group on the socio-cultural role of soccer in Luso-migrant communities, with institutional links in the UK, France and Germany and research projects among migrant populations in Europe, Africa and New England.

The event  is free and open to the public.   For directions to the UMass Dartmouth campus, see  Please use Parking Lot 13.

Access to the archives during library construction is by way of the library basement and first floor exit.

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two days – Sept 28th & 29th

Library Online Learning SupportLibrarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services and ensure that you know how to seek additional help from your liaison as well as library’s online support coordinator.

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Wednesday, September 29th from 10 to 10:45 am. The synchronous sessions will be conducted using Wimba, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Wimba classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by September 22nd.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!


Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Technical Requirements

You need speakers or a headset to listen to the presentation. We also recommend that you have a microphone to ask questions and make comments. If you don’t have a microphone, you may use Wimba’s text-based chat to communicate with the presenters and fellow participants.

We also recommend that you use a broadband connection or higher.

Operating System

Windows 2000, XP or Vista; Mac OSX 10.3+
Java: Windows – J2SE(TM) Runtime Environment 5.0, Macintosh – Java for Mac OS X
Virus Scan and all Windows or Mac software updates installed (recommended)


256 MB RAM
Sound Card
Microphone Headset (recommended)

Web Browser

Windows: IE (7.0, 8.0), Firefox (3.0, 3.5)
Macintosh: Firefox (3.0, 3.5), Safari (3.0, 4.0)
Macromedia Flash Plug-in

UMassD hands-off library construction site to Consigli Construction at ceremonial event marked by an african drum ensemble performance

Celebration of Beginning of Library Expansion & Renovation ProjectThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth handed-off the Claire T. Carney Library expansion and renovation construction site to Consigli Construction at 3 pm on Sept. 7th, 2010. The UMass Dartmouth African Drum Ensemble opened the event with lively drumming and chanting. The Dean of Library Services and Chancellor MacCormack gave brief speeches to note the occasion. Claire Carney was there to enjoy the celebration of the project that she helped to get underway.

Ceremonial Beginning of Library Construction and Renovation

African Drums

Please join the Claire T. Carney Library staff Consigli Construction, and the UMass Dartmouth African Drum Ensemble as we celebrate the beginning of the Library construction and renovation project. The hand-off ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 7 at the Carney Library entrance. All are invited.

Terrance Burton, Dean of Library Services

Any questions contact Karen Tavares or 508-999-8157

Library Staff Welcome Back Table and Roaming Staff Help – a big success again this year!

Library Welcome Table 2010The Library staff Welcome Back Table was once again well received. The library staff greeted one and all with good cheer, candy, and much needed help in finding a class or answering a newbie student question. The staff and a table full of candy and maps proved to be a truly welcoming oasis to stressed students on two very hot muggy opening school days.  Along with the staff at the table, other library staff “roamed” nearby looking to help those easily identifiable frantic students look for a class in Dion or, in one case, a class sitting in a room without a professor. Yes, many interesting things turn up on the first few days of school and the library staff is glad to contribute to helping make the beginning of the school year a good start for all.