RefWorks Issues–Resolved

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Off-campus users are experiencing problems exporting from                    RefWorks.

We are aware of this issue and working with RefWorks to determine and rectify it as quickly as possible.

Featured App: BrowZine


We first introduced you to BrowZine in August as the newest way to      access and keep track of the libraries’ scholarly journals on your iPhone,   Android and tablet.
Items in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Mendeley,                RefWorks, Dropbox or several other services to keep all of your                 information organized in one convenient location.
Find out more about this FREE app in this introduction video.

First, download the app:

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Scroll through libraries and select The University of Alabama.

Enter your MyBama credentials and you’re now ready to begin!

For assistance, please see the BrowZine Users FAQ.

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New Databases

AIHCAmerican Indian Histories and Cultures presents material from the       Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection, one of the strongest    available archival collections on American Indian history. Early contacts between Europeans and American Indians and the subsequent political, social and cultural effects of those encounters on American Indian life is told against the backdrop of the expanding western frontier right through to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.       The material includes: • Manuscripts (treaties, speeches, petitions,        diaries, travel journals, ledger books) • Artwork (illustrations, sketches, watercolours, oil paintings, American Indian art) • American Indian Newspapers covering the 1960s to 1990s • Rare Printed Books •     Photographs • Maps This rich and diverse material allows for an                exploration of the following themes: • American Indians and the           European Powers • American Indians and the US Government •        Indigenous Peoples of Mexico • Military Encounters: Conflicts,                  Rebellions and Alliances • Observation, Representation and Cultural    Encounters • Missionaries and Education • Trade • Civil Rights      Movement


eMarketer covers digital marketing, media and commerce, offering    insights essential to navigating the changing, competitive and         complex digital environment. By collecting data from thousands of sources and putting it into context, eMarketer conveniently provides the world’s top brands, agencies and media companies with the most complete view of digital marketing available.


marketresearchlogoDetailed research reports aggregated from up to 720 research and consulting services. Global coverage, major categories: consumer goods, food & beverage , heavy industry, services, public sector, life sciences, technology and marketing.


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MEF Digital is the online platform for viewing all of the Media            Education Foundation’s documentary films as streaming video. The Media Education Foundation’s films address the cross section of    media and various aspects of society, including race, gender,                  education, environment, and health.

Subjects included: The Arts, Business/Training, Health, Media/Comm, Sciences, Humanities and Education K-12, each with several subtopics.



SAGEResearchMethods_RGB_72ppi SAGE Research Methods is a research tool created to help                           researchers, faculty and students design and conduct research projects by linking case studies, videos, book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects,      understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, behavioral sciences and more.



Brill Online Books and Journals: Technical Issues

brill headerPlease be aware that the Brill Online Books and Journals platform is experiencing technical difficulties at this time, and our users may not be able to access some of our holdings.  The Brill technical team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Brill specializes in the humanities, social sciences and language studies.


New Trials: American Consumer Culture and Loeb Classical Library


header-logoACCMarket Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.


This trial is available on-campus only and ends October 16, 2014.

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @


loebheaderThe mission of the Loeb Classical Library, founded by James Loeb in 1911, has always been to make Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb’s vision of accessibility and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.


This trial is available on-campus only and ends November 21, 2014.

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @


ASME Offers New Journals

ASME headerASME offers some of the profession’s most prestigious journals,    conference proceedings, and press books that provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

This fall, ASME is expanding the Digital Collection by adding: Two new journals!


Journal of Nuclear Engineering
and Radiation Science

The ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science is ASME’s latest title within the energy sector. The publication is for specialists in the nuclear/power engineering areas of industry, academia, and government.
Frequency: Quarterly (2015)


ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering                Systems,
Part B: Mechanical Engineering

The ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering    Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering will serve as a medium for dissemination of research findings, best practices and concerns, and for discussion and debate on risk & uncertainty related issues. The journal will report on the full range of risk and uncertainty analysis state-of-art and state-of-practice relating to mechanical engineering including but not limited to risk quantification based on hazard        identification, scenario development and rate quantification,             consequence assessment, valuations, perception, communication, risk-informed decision making, uncertainty analysis and modeling, and other related areas.
Frequency: Quarterly (2015)
Joint Publication with ASCE

EBSCO October Webinars

Tune in for the following webinars in October:

“Full Text Finder and Holdings and Link Management: Integrated Workflows to Manage and Promote Your Holdings”

  • Rescheduled from today to Thursday, October 2 at 2p.m.- 3p.m. EST: Sign up
  • Wednesday, October 8 at 1p.m.- 2p.m. EST: Sign up

“Full Text Finder: The New Publication Discovery Experience”

  • Tuesday, October 7 at 1p.m.- 2p.m. EST: Sign up

You can catch the replay of the first “Full Text Finder: The New Publication Discovery Experience” on the Pulse blog.

ScienceDirect Download Problem

sciencedirectThe Document Download Manager in the ScienceDirect interface is experiencing problems.

The ability to download multiple PDFs in DDM isn’t functioning    properly at this time. Users are receiving a “Page Not Found” error. ScienceDirect is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

Single PDF downloads are working normally.