New Database: Kanopy Streaming Media

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Kanopy is a streaming media service with a collection of over 26,000 films. Producers include Criterion Collection, Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, and Documentary Educational Resources to name a few. Films touch on a variety of topics and cover genres from documentaries to movies and training videos. Users can take advantage of features, including a clip/playlist creation tool, closed captioning and transcripts. The Montana State University Library subscribes to three subject collections: education, nursing, and psychology.

Kanopy is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/672.  Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

Tip of the Week: Cans for Fines!

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The 16th annual Can the Griz Food Drive is November 7th – November 21st. The MSU Library is a designated drop off point for canned goods, and as an added incentive, you can also trade cans of food for fines! Receive $1 for each can you bring to the Borrow Desk, up to $10, to apply to your *fines!

Help MSU can the Griz!

*This is for fines only, not other charges.

 

New Database: International Bibliography of Art

InternationalBibofArtThe International Bibliography of Art (IBA) indexes scholarly literature on Western art and is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). This database includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, with new records created by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files.

The IBA database will grow by 18,000 records per year, ensuring unbroken coverage of journals that were indexed in BHA and IBA prior to 2010. The initial data set created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-2009 covers scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years, and in some cases the new ProQuest indexing will also cover retrospective years in order to fill gaps in coverage.

Publications covered include at least 500 core journals, with an emphasis on specialist and rare titles that are not covered by other indexes, plus detailed coverage of monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.

The International Bibliography of Art is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/670.  Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

Lynda.com login instructions

Dear MSU Library user,

On Tuesday, September 1st, the login process for Lynda.com will become simpler. On that date, at about 5 PM, we will integrate Lynda.com for MSU Bozeman with our Web single sign on.

You will no longer need a separate username and password to access your Lynda account.

Please login through the regular “Connect to Lynda.com”  link, found on this page on the Library website:

http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/about.php?id=552&title=Lynda.com

If you are off-campus, you will be prompted as usual to login with your NetID. If you are on-campus, you may need to click “Log in” in the upper right corner of the Lynda.com homepage, where you will then see a screen, where you should choose the “Organizational Login” tab. Enter “montana.edu” in the bottom box and click the “Go” button.

After logging in with your NetID, you will have the opportunity to merge your previous, self registered account. The reason you may want to do this is to maintain your account history. Make your choice and proceed. You will need your previous account credentials to merge the account. Use the forgot password link if necessary.

In keeping with good privacy practices and Library policies, we will not share your personal information with Lynda.com. We share your first name only. It is your choice whether to complete your profile on Lynda, in order to take advantage of email alerts or other services.

That’s it! Please contact us if you have any problems. You may continue to use Lynda.com in the meantime, but look for this change after 5 PM on September 1st.

If you’d like complete directions, with screenshots, please download the word document below:

link to word document – Lynda.com login changes

Erik Guss, IT Systems Integration, MSU Bozeman Library

New Database: Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center

The MSU Library now maintains a subscription to the Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center. This resource offers practitioners a comprehensive array of analysis, news, primary sources, and practice tools covering federal, international, and state tax issues and financial accounting. Topics covered include:

  • U.S. Federal Tax
  • State tax topics and tax types for all 50 states and the District of Columbia
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Estates, Gifts and Trusts Tax
  • Financial Accounting

Among the features available in this collection, users can click on the State tab to focus research on statutes, regulations, news and commentary for state specific tax information. In addition, users may customize their account by creating a profile. User profiles allow for saving and organizing research, creating custom home pages, and setting up tailored news alerts.

Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: .  Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

New Database: Statista

Statista_LogoThe MSU Library recently acquired Statista, which is an online statistics portal integrating data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources in one platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and other areas of interest or markets. Statista’s data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. A series of YouTube video tutorials are available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhy7fxZnXU&list=PLDsppPE8HSBBsmcmw-JVWWVVJZmm1xs7s

Statista is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: .  Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

Recommend a Good Book!

We’d like to know what you consider a “good read” — a book you’d recommend to any student. It could be fiction, non-fiction, about any subject…

Please recommend these books at: https://montana.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6uvPhBSW2DJnmu1 (This is a secure Qualtrics link and will not result in spam)

Why? The MSU Library’s collection, the popular reading area in the center of the Library Commons (1st floor), needs to be refreshed this summer. It was created in fall 2013, thanks to input from faculty, staff and students. For the past two years we have featured student recommendations in that area. These books have been wildly popular: in the first year (2013-2014), the collection had an overall circulation rate of 87%.

To recommend a book (or several), please use the link above to give us the title(s). We will purchase the books this summer and display them for browsing and checkout in the popular reading area (beside Brewed Awakening) by the start of fall semester. They will be available for all MSU students, staff, and faculty to check out – as well as Montana community borrowers.

Our (soft) deadline for these recommendations is May 11th in order to process the books in time for fall. If you have any questions or other ideas for us, please let us know – or fill out the comments box in the survey.

Thank you for helping to promote reading at MSU. Come and check out the Bobcat Browse collection yourself!

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New Database: Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice

The Joanna Briggs Institute and logoThe MSU Library now subscribes to the Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice database. This resource includes the complete evidence-based practice content set from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). Coverage includes a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties:

  • Evidence Summaries
  • Evidence Based Recommended Practices
  • Best Practice Information Sheets
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Consumer Information Sheets
  • Systematic Review Protocols
  • Technical Reports

Smaller specialty segments of the database include, aged care, burns care, cancer care, chronic disease, diagnostic imaging, emergency & trauma, general medicine, health management & assessment, infection control, mental health, midwifery care, rehabilitation, surgical services, wound healing & management, pediatrics, and tropical & infectious disease. For more information on this resource, please see the attached fact sheet.

The JBI database is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu