Monthly Archives: March 2020

Internet Archive Announces a National Emergency Library (Free Access to eBooks)

“To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. 

During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe. ” 

Trial Access to eBooks, Databases, Videos, and More.

The Claire T. Carney librarians have secured trial access to several resources we hope will support our Spring 2020 classes. Any additional trials will be announced in future posts. Please send any feedback to Susan Raidy-Klein, Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian.

Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) offers access to combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos serving higher education and research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, including the global perspective from international full text journals and Associated Press videos from 1930-present.

Academic Video Online (ProQuest) includes a wide variety of  curriculum-related video materials including documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage. 

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO) contains more than 100 subjects related to high-interest disciplines, including business, humanities, medicine, technology, and many more. 

Ebook Central (ProQuest) is an extensive collection of multidisciplinary e-books from university and scholarly publishers along with reviews, recommendations, and research tools. 

Hearings Prospective 2011-forward (ProQuest) is a collection of Congressional hearing documents and primary source evidence of testimony by representatives of  all societal sectors, including business, industry, labor, education, health, criminal justice, public leaders, community advocates, and ordinary citizens.

History Vault (ProQuest) consists of digitized manuscripts, archival materials and historical periodicals for research of United States history 1636-1996. Five subject collections of primary source and multi-media materials cover American history from slave trade of the British colonies through ensuing struggles for civil rights, political reform, unions and international relations of the 20th century. 

R2 Digital Library (Rittenhouse) “The R2 Digital Library is a web based database available from Rittenhouse Book Distributors. It offers fully integrated and searchable medical, nursing and allied health source book content from key health science publishers, on a web based platform.”

Win a $500 scholarship by writing an essay over spring break!

Essay Contest

Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates

The winning essay writer will receive a $500 Award

The contest is open to all Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior UMASS Dartmouth students


What is the role of libraries in an era of misinformation and “fake news”?

The winning essay will demonstrate originality and creativity, and be reasoned and well organized. Remember that spelling and grammar count!


All submissions to this contest should be the original work of the author.

Any quotes or citations should conform to MLA style.

Essays should be 1,000 to 1,200 words in length.

Submissions should be formatted in 12-point Times New Roman, left aligned, and double-spaced with 1” margins. Correct US English spelling conventions should be observed. Pages should be numbered. Submissions should include a cover page with title, author’s name, year of graduation, and contact information.

All essays should be submitted as an attachment in either Word or PDF format.

Please submit by Wednesday March 18, 2020 to:

All submissions must have “Award Essay” in the subject line of the email.

Questions may be sent to the above address.

Award will be announced at the CTC UMD Library Associates’ Authors’ Brunch on Sunday March 29, 2020.