Access to the current and historical New York Times (1851-present) is now available through the library from https://www.nytimes.com, no longer through ProQuest. This change provides readers with real-time access to articles and content that was missing from the ProQuest database.
Students, faculty, and staff must register for an account using an @umassd.edu email address. To activate your account, go to www.accessnyt.com and follow the prompts. For full instructions, see this video. Once created, you can also use your account to access content through the NYT app.
If you need assistance or more information, please contact the Electronic Resources Librarian. We are happy to help!
Did you know that the Carney Library’s subscription to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) also provides access to free informational webinars?
Join ICPSR for a webinar with Dr. Rita Hamad, where she will discuss the U.S. COVID-19 County Policy (UCCP) Database, a NIH- and PCORI-funded project. The database aims to systematically gather, characterize, and assess variation in U.S. county-level COVID-19-related policies. The study recognizes that policies have played a critical role in both alleviating and exacerbating the health and economic consequences of the pandemic. While prior research has focused on federal and state policies, there has been limited systematic evaluation of variation in U.S. local (i.e., county) COVID-19-related policies. Dr. Hamad will describe the data collection methods and some preliminary results. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the UCCP database and its potential impact on COVID-19 research.
Date: March 23, 2023 at 3 p.m. EDT
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfNEFWrtHijCt57qA6VBL4YG9LgmerWrJ3mDARTZBfh27NFw/viewform
Questions? Contact our Electronic Resources Librarian.
It’s Spring Break, and this week (March 6-10) is also the observance of Open Education, an innovative and effective approach to teaching and learning. Open Education is the practice of incorporating tools and materials that are free of financial and technical barriers in the classroom. These resources can be shared and adapted in the digital environment. Examples include free, openly licensed textbooks from Openstax or OER Commons. Here are a few ways you can explore Open Education and get involved in OER this week and beyond:
- Panel Discussion: Using Open Educational Resources – Thursday, March 9th, 3pm – 4:30pm
MA Department of Higher Ed and MASSPIRG will partner on this virtual event to celebrate Open Education Week. Reach out to our UMD MASSPIRG Campus organizer by email for the link to join: UMass Dartmouth – MASSPIRG Students
- Nominate a Faculty Member for the OER Olympics! – Do you know a faculty member who uses free materials in the classroom? All currently-enrolled undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Massachusetts state colleges and universities can nominate Massachusetts public higher education employees who have had a compelling, positive impact on open educational resources (OER) either within or outside of their institution.
For questions about the hub in OER Commons or about Open Educational Resources (OER) more generally, please contact our Scholarly Communication Librarian.