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New Fiction · New Ebooks · New Databases

New Learning Commons coming in Fall, 2017!

Both Ruska and Swan Libraries will be transitioned to become new Learning Commons spaces, with more computer workstations, additional group study spaces/rooms and increased comfortable seating. In addition to library services, each Learning Commons will offer tutoring and technology help.

New Databases

» Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC)
Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a leading database on terrorists and terrorism, along with news, area studies and research. Analytical essays on diverse subjects, such as anti-colonialism movements, evolving diasporas, and environmental terrorism, are also featured

Nursing Informatics

New Online Journals

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.

New Ebooks

The Libraries offer access to over 6,000 ebooks. Ebooks may be checked out and downloaded to your device, or a library iPad. Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher and the Bluefire Reading App are required for offline viewing of most titles.

How to download ebooks
Android Support
Apple Tutorial


New Resources

ProQuest, one of the primary databases at the Becker College Libraries, is continually adding new content and features. To see information on recent updates, please select the following link:

ProQuest Resources Update

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


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.

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