FAU Digital Library Updates

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2015-2016 New Content Added to Digital Collections

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60 new broadsides have been added to the SWEAT collection for the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

512 publications added Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) Faculty Papers collection.

40 reports added to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) Technical Reports collection.

105 new pieces of digitized sheet music were added to the Sheet Music collection.

The Digital Library has completed the Political, Rights Issues, and Social Movements (PRISM) collection, a 6 year long collaborative project with the University of Central Florida, now finished with the final addition of 642 pamphlets.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, 256 graduate student manuscripts have been added to the Electronic Theses and Dissertations collection.

Since October 2015 the Digital Library has digitized and made openly accessible more than 600 retropsective print theses and dissertations now available in the Legacy ETD collection.

Florida Atlantic University’s Undergraduate and Graduate Research collections showcases 150 newly added abstracts and posters from 2015 research day events.

Announcing two new College of Arts and Letters faculty collections: more than 60 hours of video lectures have been added to the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture collection and in progress is the Generations: LGBT oral histories collection. The Center for Body, Mind and Culture contains video lectures and workshops conducted at a host of international locations by Dr. Shusterman, Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture. Generations is an oral histories project led by Dr. Fred Fejes of the Peace, Justice, Human Rights Initiative and School of Multimedia Studies.

Coming Soon! Collections under construction:

  • Theodore Pratt
  • Norman Nathan
  • Weiner Pamphlets
  • Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics

These collections are brought to you by the dedicated work of the Digital Library team. 

Charlotte Barna, Digital Library

Kylie Calnan, student assistant

Cathy Chesla, Technical Services

James Drayton, Music Performance & Education

Sinekka Manges, Access Services

Gabbie Matthew, student assistant

Annaleah Morse, Special Collections

Margareta Neulinger, Digital Library

Joanne Parandjuk, Digital Library

Sunghae Ress, Digital Library

Lucy Valdiviezo, Access Services



SWANK Digital Campus

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Digital Campus by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. allows students to legally view course-assigned films once they are logged into Blackboard or FAU’s electronic library. Providing digital access to these films allows educators to enhance the distance learning experience.  We now have access to numerous documentaries and the top 200 films on Digital Campus.

Benefits of using Digital Campus include:

Saving time: Valuable class time can be spent on other activities, since students can view the films outside of class.

Convenience: As long as students have Internet access on a PC or Mac, and they have downloaded the necessary free software, students can quickly and easily view assigned films from wherever they are located.

Access on demand: Having to wait to obtain a copy of a checked-out DVD is no longer a concern with Digital Campus titles. Faculty can fill out a form any time to request access to a film that is provided by Digital Campus.

Simultaneous use: Once access to the film has been provided, all students enrolled in the course can simultaneously view it.

Use of Digital Campus is limited to current FAU faculty, staff, and students.

Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s

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Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s is a full-text database of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s previously classified files on prominent radicals and radical organizations from 1956 to 1971. It sheds light on internal organization, personnel, and activities of some of the most prominent American radical groups and their movements to change American government and society.

This resource illuminates the enduring conflict in American history between the need of society to protect basic freedoms and the equally legitimate need to protect itself from genuine threats to its security and existence.

Organized alphabetically by organization, the Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s collection covers a wide range of viewpoints on issues including:

  • Political
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Economic

This collection supports a wide variety of courses in the study of:

  • U.S. history
  • Cultural studies
  • Radical politics
  • Social movements

Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s provides valuable information and reference materials on the most influential individuals, groups and activities of a critical era in American history. Including:

  • COINTELPRO: The Counterintelligence Program of the FBI
  • FBI File on Abbie Hoffman
  • FBI File on the Black Panther Party, North Carolina
  • FBI File on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers
  • FBI File on the Fire Bombing and Shooting at Kent State University
  • FBI Files on Malcolm X
  • FBI File: MIBURN (Mississippi Burning
  • FBI File on Muslim Mosque, Inc.
  • FBI File on the Organization of Afro-American Unity
  • FBI File on the Students for a Democratic Society and the Weatherman Underground Organization
  • FBI File on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • FBI Investigation File on Communist Infiltration of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)


HaPI is an Essential Collection of Information on Behavioral Measurement Instruments.

Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, this comprehensive bibliographic database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. It also provides information about behavioral measurement instruments, including those from Industrial Organizational Behavior and Education.

A Rich Resource with Extensive Coverage

Encompassing nearly 190,000 records, HaPI is comprised of bibliographic information for peer-reviewed scholarly journals, books, technical reports, and test publishers’ catalogs. The essential resource for researchers, students, clinicians and more, HaPI features coverage of more than 80 unique behavioral measurement tools and instruments which are used across professions and disciplines, including nursing, public health, psychology, social work, communication, sociology, and organizational behavior or human resources.

Updated on a quarterly basis, HaPI is also continuously adding new records, further supplementing researchers with up-to-date, high-quality information.

Provides a Detailed Record for Every Entry

Each record within HaPI includes the following detailed information: title, acronym, authors, language, index terms and references. Some records also contain abstracts, sample items, number of questions, subscales, reliability and other information.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

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November-December 2016 Database of the Month

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is an online resource of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies.

With more than 500,000 pages aggregated from 300 international publishing institutions, CIAO is a unique and valuable archive and cross-searchable library of full-text articles from government research organizations, independent think tanks, university analysis centers, and scholarly journals.

The material in CIAO encompasses working papers, policy briefs, and current analysis and commentary, as well as scholarly journal articles, e-books, and videos. The Economist Intelligence Unit supplies comprehensive country surveys, including in-depth political and economic data and detailed maps.

Nearly 700 institutions currently subscribe to CIAO. University libraries, high schools, government agencies, and global research institutions all benefit from this ever-growing resource with more than 40,000 new pages added each year.

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October 2016 Database of the Month



RefWorks: New Version!

This update to RefWorks provides a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research, as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

RefWorks’ drag and drop capability along with smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library, and the Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button.  The new version of RefWorks also includes a more robust citation style editor, with the ability to choose from over 1,000 citation styles and edit each style to fit your exact needs.

For more information on the new version of RefWorks, please see the following research guides:

FAU Libraries: RefWorks – New!

ProQuest: New RefWorks

The Chronicle of Higher Education


August/September 2016 Database of the Month

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

If you are on campus, simply go to Chronicle.com for access. If you are off campus, access The Chronicle by using links available on the library website, or by going to Chronicle.com and creating an account using your @fau.edu email address.

MarinLit: a database of marine natural products

MarinLit is a database dedicated to marine natural products research. The database was established in the 1970s by Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. It was designed as an in-house system to fulfil the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine Group and has evolved to contain unique searchable features and powerful dereplication tools. The extremely comprehensive range of data contained along with these powerful features makes MarinLit the database of choice for marine natural products researchers.

MarinLit is text and structure searchable. Queries can be built across a number of fields and parameters. Along with comprehensive information on relevant published articles and compounds, MarinLit provides dereplication tools based on experimental and predicted data.

For video tutorials and other information, please see the MarinLit Blog created by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Read Articles on your Tablet with BrowZine!

Web-based Version: http://www.browzine.com/libraries/246/

Download for Mobile Device: http://thirdiron.com/download/

Browsing journals and scanning articles is a leading way researchers stay abreast of trends in their field. With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals.  Databases, however, are designed for searching, not reading.  BrowZine unites articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a newsstand, allowing users to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals on the web or their mobile device.  Currently, BrowZine works with iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire (based on Android platform), and a web-based version of the application was released in July 2015.

With BrowZine you can:

  • Browse all library subscribed content from 2005 to present in leading journals from publishers such as Nature, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.
  • Save up to 64 journals on a custom book shelf.
  • Request notifications whenever new content is released in any journal, much like  subscribing to a journal and receiving  each new issue in the mail.

Here is a list of all publishers currently compatible with BrowZine:http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support

Here is an FAQ page forBrowZinehttp://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase 

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My Bookshelf for BrowZine.com (Update 12/1/2015)

The first stage of My Bookshelf for BrowZine.com has now been released! If you have previously set up a BrowZine Sync Account and added journals to My Bookshelf, these titles will appear on My Bookshelf in Browzine.com. If you are new to Browzine.com, you may easily add journals right away! During this initial stage, changes made to My Bookshelf will not sync across devices.  

Synchronization of My Bookshelf across platforms will become available in stage two. This will coincide with the release of app updates 1.8 for iOS and 1.3 for Android. BrowZine expects these updates will be approved and released by Apple and Google in December 2015. We will make further announcements once the updates are made available.

Getting started with My Bookshelf is easy. The My Bookshelf feature will automatically activate as part of the BrowZine.com platform.



Sync My Bookshelf and get alerts on ALL devices (Update 3/4/2016)

Starting next week, you can sync My Bookshelf and get article alerts on all of your devices – web, iOS, and Android too!

What’s in the update?

  • If you use My Bookshelf on BrowZine Web you will now start receiving new article alerts, just like on mobile
  • If you make changes to My Bookshelf on any device – add journals, read articles – My Bookshelf will synchronize across the web and all your mobile apps.

What do I need to know?

  • Download and install the latest version of the app when it becomes available, iOS 1.8.0 and Android 1.3.0
  • A BrowZine Account to use My Bookshelf on mobile devices will now be required, just like on the web, so content may be synced between all platforms
  • If you have been using My Bookshelf on the web and on your mobile device, your new BrowZine Account will initially default to what you have configured on the web. After that, any changes you make on any device will be synced across all devices.
  • Unread article counts will be cleared the first time you use the new update

More information is available here.