What's New
McGovern Library Begins subscription to SciFinder

In August 2014 McGovern Library began a subscription to SciFinder®. SciFinder® is a research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. Before being able to use SciFinder® you must register and create a free account. You can register at the SciFinder® Registration page. Contact Kevin Kenkel with questions about using this service.

Recent Additions to the CollectionClick here to see the list materials recently added to the library's collections.

EbooksMcGovern Library users can download ebooks from EBSCO's eBook Collection. These books can be checked out and downloaded to personal computers and many ebook readers. Unfortunately these books cannot be downloaded to Kindles. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions in order to download ebooks. Please contact Kevin Kenkel by email or phone (995-2617) for help downloading ebook from EBSCO. EBSCO has a tutorial that explains how to download ebooks.

Library users can also download ebooks from ebrary Academic Complete, a collection with more than 85,000 books in a digital format. The ebrary collection covers a broad scope of academic subject areas. Hundreds of new titles are added every month and most of ebrary's titles have been published since 2004. Downloading ebrary ebooks also requires Adobe Digital Editions. Please contact Kevin Kenkel by email or phone (995-2617) for help downloading ebook from ebrary. ebrary has a support page that explains how to download ebooks.

DatabasesNew for Fall 2013 McGovern Library has a subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words — past and present — from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find these in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language — traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books.

On the main Resources page we have links to individual databases with mobile device access. Anyone with questions or needing help using these sites can contact Kevin Kenkel by email or phone (995-2617).

McGovern Library is able to provide access to most library databases from off-campus via the product EZProxy. If you are connecting to a library database from off-campus, you will be required to login with your campus network username and password. Once you are verified as a member of the DWU community you will connect to the resource. EZproxy is browser independent, i.e., any browser (Other than AOL) should work with EZproxy.

Films On Demand now includes "interactive transcripts." This new feature is now available for many Films On Demand videos. Interactive transcripts allow you to view the full text of the video, search within the full text, or click on any word in the transcript to jump to that exact point in the video. If a title has an Interactive Transcript available, the "Full Title" tab will be replaced with a "Transcript" tab on the view video page. Films On Demand now features APA citations for every video on the platform. Users can toggle among the radio buttons to select either Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago Manual of Style , or American Psychological Association (APA) style. The citation will automatically change depending on the selected format. This tool makes it easy for researchers to include videos in bibliographies for reports and papers.

The library has discipline-specific resource pages. These pages provide access to subject-specific databases, electronic reference books, and web resources.These pages are found at here.

Library CatalogWorldCat Local is a simple search tool that connects you to McGovern Library materials as well as to the holdings of libraries worldwide. You can search for multiple types of library resources, formats and locations (e.g., articles, books, videos, etc.) in a single location. WorldCat Local can tell you where in library materials are located and if they are checked out. With a few additional clicks, requests can be made to borrow materials from other libraries. WorldCat Local may be used as an alternative to our regular library catalog.

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