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New Database for General Research

We will be offering the Credo Reference database for a trial period through September, 2016. Credo Reference is a searchable collection of over 680 titles, 500,000 images and 1,100 videos, covering a full range of subjects. A Nursing and Allied Health Collection is part of the database.

http://search.credoreference.com

Information Literacy Course Modules, a 6 section multimedia-based course, include over 60 videos, tutorials and  tests. The InfoLit Modules provide high quality, ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques.

http://corp.credoreference.com/product-services/infolit-modules.html

ProQuest

New Site to Publish Theses and Dissertations

We are pleased to announce a new site for publishing theses and dissertations. ProQuest ETD serves as a repository for original research from the Becker College community

http://www.etdadmin.com/becker

Films On Demand

New Titles Added to Films on Demand Database

Every month, our Films on Demand database adds many new films to their collection. New titles in July include short films on information literacy, gender inequality, and bitcoins.

Free admission to the Worcester Art Museum

The University/Institutional Membership program enables current students, faculty and staff to visit the Museum free of charge when they present a valid Becker ID. Benefits include: access to the Museum during all regular visiting hours and to most exhibitions, programs and events; priority consideration for student and faculty projects involving the Museum and its collections; free subscription to the WAM magazine Access

Lynda

Unlimited Access to Lynda.com

We are happy to announce that Becker will be providing unlimited access to Lynda.com for all students and employees. Lynda.com is an online library of courses on software tools and skills. To learn more, we suggest that you watch the introductory movie about the service, and watch How to use Lynda.com.

Here are just a few of the benefits to using Lynda.com:

  • Courses include a wide variety of technology and disciplines, including Office 2016 and Windows 10 features
  • Up-to-date content helps to keep your skills current
  • New courses are added every week
  • For Faculty, you have access to instructors’ exercise files that let you follow along as you watch tutorials
  • Closed captioning and searchable, timecoded transcripts for increased comprehension
  • Beginner to advanced courses to learn at your level
  • Watch complete courses or individual tutorials as you need them

The first time you access Lynda.com, you will need to setup an account using the instructions below. Once your account is setup, you can login to Lynda.com with your Becker username and password at https://www.lynda.com/ by clicking the Sign In button.

If you have any issues logging into Lynda.com, please contact the helpdesk@becker.edu.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2014

Nursing Informatics

New Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

Becker College Libraries has added a new online journal to our collection – Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.

The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is a free, international, professional, refereed publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings. OJNI is committed to addressing the theoretical and practical aspects of nursing informatics as it relates to the art of nursing. CINAHL indexes the journal.

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New August Hours

Ruska Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 8am – 9pm, and on Fridays from 8am – 5pm in August. Regular hours resume on August 29.

New Fiction Books

The libraries are continually adding New York Times best-selling fiction to both campus libraries. Stop in at either campus library to browse and borrow new titles.
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Library Guides added to Website

Library Guides are librarian created portals for starting research.  Guides are organized by subject and contain lists of books, databases, reserve items, and web resources in your field of study.  Library Guides are a great place to start research and point to the best academic sources to get you started. Click here to get started.

 

New 24x7 Computer Lab

New ebook Subscriptions

The Libraries have added over 7000 ebooks. Ebooks may be checked-out and downloaded to your device or borrow a library iPad.   Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher and Bluefire Reading App are required for offline viewing of most titles.

How to download ebooks
Android Support
Apple Tutorial

New Databases

» OED – Oxford English Dictionary

OED2_web The OED is a historical guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world. The OED is considered the most complete record of the English language. It traces a word from its beginnings (which may be in Old or Middle English) to the present, showing the varied and changing ways in which it has been used and illustrating the changes with quotations which add to the historical and linguistic record

 

 

 

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