Monthly Archives: October 2014

Join the new Dystopian Fiction Book Club at the Carney Library – Kickoff Meeting Nov. 4th at 2 PM

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubWhat: Join the Dystopian Fiction Book Club
Where: Carney Library, Rm 314
When: Nov. 4, 2 PM – 1st Meeting

Did you love reading The Hunger Games?

If so, the odds are in your favor that you’ll want to join our new Dystopian fiction book club!

We’ll explore the concept of Dystopia by reading novels in this genre, beginning with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Join us for a kickoff meeting on Nov. 4 at 2PM in the Library Room 314 to learn more about the book club and to discuss what other Dystopian novels we’ll want to read this year!

Question? Ask Hilary or Kari!

BrowZine Workshop Sponsored By the Office of Faculty Development

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314
Presenters: Librarians Matt Sylvain and Hilary Kraus

Learn how to use BrowZine to create virtual bookshelves of library journals
on your iOS and Android devices (e.g., iPhones, iPads, Samsung phones and tablets, etc). You’ll see how an established BrowZine library enables you to browse table of contents and access full-text journal articles in just a few seconds. Hear about the use of the app at other institutions and how users can easily share and save articles using tools such as Dropbox, RefWorks and Zotero.

A mobile device is not required for participation, but participants with access to a device are encouraged to bring it.

Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend, please register through the UMass Dartmouth main calendar.

Transfer Students! Interested in learning about library services and resources? Sign Up Now!

Library Instruction - UMass Dartmouth LibraryThe Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions for transfer students who wish to learn about services and resources. Freshmen get an introduction to the library in first year English classes. This is your opportunity.

Location of the class will be determined by how many people sign up. After you register you will be contacted with a confirmation and location.

While these sessions are geared to transfer students, anyone may sign up.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 , 2 pm Lorraine Heffernan
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 , 2 pm Zac Painter
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 , 11 am Linda Zieper
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 , 1 pm Linda Zieper
  • Monday, November 3, 2014 , 10 am Zac Painter
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 , 9 am Zac Painter

For further information or to register, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at or by calling x8696. If none of these times fit your
schedule, please let us know and we will try to schedule a time for you.

RefWorks Workshops at the Claire T. Carney Library

RefWorks Instruction Sessions - Sign Up!

RefWorks allows you to create your own database of references. You may then use those references in a bibliography or you may cite references in your paper and RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography in any style that you choose.

The Library is offering sessions to help beginners and advanced users. These sessions are open to both students and faculty. Bring your laptop to follow along and set up your own account. Rooms will be scheduled when we see how many people register for each session. Your registration will be acknowledged and you will receive the location of your class.

Please RSVP for a session by contacting Liz Winiarz at
or call Liz at x8696 if you have any questions. If none of these times fit your schedule, please let Liz know.

Beginners will learn:

  • How to open an account
  • Basic citation importation
  • How to create and organize folders in your account
  • How to link to your paper in MSWord
  • How to create a basic bibliography

Advanced sessions will focus on:

  • Importing from other sources (web pages, RSS feeds, and other databases)
  • Editing references
  • More viewing and sorting options
  • Checking for duplicates
  • Troubleshooting problems


  • Tuesday, October 21 , 2014 12noon-1pm Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10 am Hilary Kraus
  • Thursday, November 6 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus
  • Wednesday, November 12 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus


  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, November 20 , 2014 2 pm Elizabeth Winiarz

PubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

NCBI PubMed LogoPubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

You may already know that many library databases have a link or button labeled Get It!@UMassD. This link brings you to our full-text article access; if we don’t have the article, the button also simplifies the process of requesting it by InterLibrary Loan.

This terrific feature is now available in PubMed, too! Link to PubMed from the library web site, and you’ll see the button

GetIT @ UMassD Button

next to each citation. Click the button to access the full-text of the article or to easily complete an ILL request.

For those of you with a My NCBI account, you can add the library’s button to your account so you’ll see it even if you don’t go to PubMed directly through our web site. In your My NCBI site preferences, choose Outside Tool and find us listed as University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library. Select us and save your settings, and you’ll always have our handy button available to you!

Questions about PubMed? Hilary Kraus, our Nursing & Health librarian, can help you! E-mail her at or call 508-999-8681.