A complete set of visual and interactive reference and learning content for anatomy, physiology and life sciences. Includes web access to a vast library of 3D models, animations, diagnostic images and bite-sized learning modules as well as flashcards and interactive presentations.” To use Visible Body, individuals will need to create a personal account on the website. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Electronic Resources Librarian, Sara Pike.
Containing almost 16 million records across multidisciplinary and subject specific research including physics, engineering, communications and computing, Inspec is one of the most definitive abstract and indexing databases available.
Knovel is an extensive, searchable online library of full-text content from many different publishers, including reference handbooks, conference proceedings and databases. Knovel also provides tools to bring this content into your workflow, with tables and graphs that allow users to manipulate, analyze, and export data—and an extensive unit conversion tool.
The Claire T. Carney Library has joined more than 250 libraries participating in MIT Press’s new Direct to Open initiative. This publishing model will help to fund the publication of nearly 90 open access books per year. Open Access (OA) is a set of practices and principles that allows publications to be shared online without cost to the reader or other access barriers. This effort supports equitable access to scholarly material and enables authors to publish open access without additional fees and regardless of their institutional funding.
The library has activated a trial to the streaming video service “Academic Video Online” through Proquest/Clarivate. This trial will be active until May 31, 2023.
Academic Video Online is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary video subscription that supports the entire range of curriculum, from anthropology to zoology. It includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations.
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.
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.
New content from the Williams Institute at UCLA has been added to the LGBTQ+ Rights collection available through the HeinOnline database. This database can be accessed through the A-Z database list on the Carney Library website.
“As the newest addition to HeinOnline’s Social Justice Suite, LGBTQ+ Rights is dedicated to charting the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. Titles in this collection are grouped into subcollections focused on specific areas of society, examining issues from same-sex marriage to employment discrimination, military service, and more.
A unique interactive piece within this collection is the Timeline charting the American gay rights movement from 1950 up to present day. Pulling in documents from HeinOnline, photographs from the Library of Congress, and YouTube videos, this timeline allows users to both visualize the progression of the gay rights movement as well as how HeinOnline documents connect to this overall historical narrative.” –HeinOnline LGBTQ+ Libguide
Thanks to our colleagues at the Law Library, all students, faculty, and staff now have access to Westlaw Campus Research. This database provides access to all federal and states cases; federal statutes and regulations; news sources; law journals; and business content to include Hoover’s Company Records, SEC filings, and a Company Investigator tool.
The library is hosting trial access to JoVE Science Education Library through December 15, 2019. JoVEis a unique STEM video collection that demonstrates fundamental concepts and techniques of biology, chemistry and bioengineering in easy-to-understand videos and text. Please share comments on your JoVE user experience with Sue Raidy-Klein, Librarian for Collections & Acquisitions email@example.com.
The library’s trial includes access to the following collections: