Ebsco Discovery Service
Library Services currently subscribes to Summon Discovery Service through ProQuest. This contract comes to an end in June 2017. In order to evaluate both products to provide the highest quality of resource access, the library has agreed to run Ebsco’s Discovery Service parallel to Summon for FY 2016-17.
As a transition from the ProQuest service to Ebsco will have a major impact on our resource platforms as well as a potential impact on cost, Library Services would appreciate as much input as possible from faculty and students on both services over the coming year.
Please send feedback and customization requests to Chris Vaughn or Rebecca Hamlett. If you would like to participate in a focus group to evaluate these products please contact Rebecca Hamlett.
Stay tuned for updates!
Kanopy – Video Streaming Now Available
This new service is available to all faculty to purchase new and unique films for your courses. Kanopy offers movies and documentaries with one-year unlimited streaming licenses. Their platform contains more than 26,000 titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. 300-500 new titles are added each month. Please contact library staff if you find a film you’d like for us to purchase.
To access go to: https://jewell.kanopystreaming.com/
Username: jewell | Password: access
Statista – New Database
Library Services is now subscribed to Statista, a scholarly data aggregation and research platform covering worldwide markets, industries, and societal topics. This database pulls from over 1.5 million world-wide statistics along with forecasting on 500 areas from 41 countries. It also includes more than 20,000 public and private reports and over 2,500 dossiers and 40 industry reports. All data and charts can be republished with full-publication rights, and can be exported in a number of formats.
LibGuides is an exciting new opportunity to enhance academic research for courses and expose more library and information resources to students. Access is located on our website under Electronic Resources as ‘Research Guides’ and the direct link is libguides.jewell.edu. We have begun adding content for Music and other departments focusing on databases, books in our catalog, and citation styles. We can add many different resource types to each guide and customize each one for as many different departments, subjects, and classes that would like to start a guide. Please contact Chris Vaughn for more information.
Library Services is requesting input for new Flipster title subscriptions for the coming year. To provide your input please fill out the survey located at this link. This survey will close on August 31st.
For more information on current titles and access instructions please visit our Flipster webpage or contact Chris Vaughn.