William F. Ruska Library, Worcester Campus
61 Sever Street
Worcester, Mass. 01609
Paul R. Swan Library, Leicester Campus
13 Washburn Square
Leicester, Mass. 01524
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The libraries are adding New York Times best-selling fiction to both campus libraries.
Study room reservation for Ruska library are now online. Students with a smart phone can scan a QR code to view study room availability and use the room booking application. Rooms can also be booked from the library’s website via becker.libcal.com
Over 9000 educational films have been added to the Library Catalog from the Films on Demand Database. Faculty can now search by keyword via the Media Collection index to peruse a list of videos that the libraries own and digital video content the libraries subscribe to. There are links in the catalog to launch an embedded player and play the selected video in its entirety or by segments.
Over 400 Project Gutenberg classic ebooks have also been added to the library catalog. Clicking on one of these titles opens the Project Gutenberg site which allows users to download public domain titles in various formats. Select the appropriate format for your device or view on the screen in html.
Search the Encyclopaedia Britannica online, which includes magazine articles, Web sites, videos, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, classical literature, biographies, notable quotations, and world data. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
Offers Encyclopaedia Britannica resources in Spanish. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
Includes country snapshots, country comparisons, chronological comparisons and ranked statistics. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
Explore the history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images and multimedia. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
Useful as a starting point for research, Credo contains hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, and dictionaries, as well as images, audio files and videos. Credo allows you to connect to relevant and trusted academic resources to further your research.
Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.
A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, alternate fuel sources and more.
Peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE uses video technology to capture and visually transmit experimental techniques in life science research.
Comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. Core analyses of 3,800 groups that have been known to aid and abet political violence or terrorist organizations. One of the world’s largest databases of terrorist groups, their leaders, locations, and affiliations. Profiles vulnerable regions and cities, contains a live intelligence repository and includes in-depth analyses of seminal terrorism topics.
Online resource designed to support veterinary practitioners, technicians and others working in this field. Includes abstracts from CAB Abstracts, and full text conference papers, journal articles, bulletins, and news articles. Contains CAB Reviews: specially commissioned, peer reviewed review articles written by field experts and The Animal Health and Production Compendium which includes pictures, drug database, glossary, food safety module, parasite identification keys, and detailed coverage of health and production topics.
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