Diversity Studies Collection Published By: GALE


A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Features and Benefits

  • Integrated G Suite for Education – Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more – allow users to easily save, share, and download articles, which helps educators improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking, from anywhere and on any device
  • With Microsoft collaboration tools enabled, users can store, sync, and share files by downloading Gale content to OneDrive in the cloud and easily transfer content for use in other Microsoft tools likes OneNote and Classroom
  • Topic Finder, a visual search tool that allows users to discover new facets of their topics by connecting their search results in multiple ways
  • The Search Assist feature provides suggested search terms as you type
  • Mobile-responsive design ensures students can access the resources on the devices they use most
  • The interface and article translation of over 20 languages, along with Readspeaker technology (text-to-speech) allows text to be read aloud to users
  • Superior search indexing, gives users the ability to search by publication date, document type, publication title, publication subject; to documents with full text, to peer-reviewed publications, to documents with images; and by Lexile reading level or Lexile score
  • Automatically generate both APA and MLA citations in their most recent format and easily export citations into EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, and RefWorks
  • Print, download, share, and email without restrictions
  • Easily generate persistent URLs to any search results or document page for use in LibGuides, LMS systems, and more
  • Search across multiple resources with PowerSearch, providing single access to periodical and reference content – with InfoTrac periodicals and GVRL eBooks and In Context products
  • Connect mobile users to your library’s Gale content and resources with handy access and seamless authentication through Gale’s Access My Library® (AML) app

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity – 2nd Edition


Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)
: This 7-volume encyclopedia maintains the reputation of the highly regarded original, presenting the most current information available in this globally crucial area of research and study. Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Gold Package


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October 2016 Database of the Month



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



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


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.

FAU Undergraduate Journals Published Open Access

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The FAU Digital Library has made available online the Spring 2016 issues of the Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) and the Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) published by undergraduate student clubs at FAU. Both undergraduate journals are peer-reviewed and showcase the research and scholarship of Florida Atlantic University students. Working closely with their mentors and advisers these student clubs provide members with opportunities to participate in editorial and publishing experiences.


FAU Undergraduate Research Journal


The Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.), an FAU student club, works closely with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) to produce the FAU Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ). Their goal is to showcase high quality undergraduate research in all fields, supply younger students with an idea of the standard of research, and promote inquiry-based activities at FAU.



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FAU Undergraduate Law Journal

The Undergraduate Law Club at FAU is committed to publishing a periodical designed to facilitate, foster, and promote legal education and review. Student club members have a variety of interests in legal affairs ranging from business law to foreign affairs.  With the assistance of faculty and advisers the Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) has become one of a small number of undergraduate law journals produced nationally.

The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) and the Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) are published open access enabling wide dissemination of FAU’s student scholarship. The Digital Library works with student editors of both clubs to publish their journals online using the Open Journal System (OJS), an open-source software. Visit here to view other open access journals published by the Digital Library.

Human Rights Studies Online

March 2016 Database of the Month

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing in one place comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Web of Science Updates

See the newest Web of Science features:

Saved Marked List
This feature allows users to curate datasets over multiple sessions by saving their work in progress in a market list.
Read more or watch Saving Marked Lists.

Emerging Sources Citation Index
Emerging Sources Citation Index is designed to extend the universe of publications in Web of Science with additional high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging research fields.
Read more or watch Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Usage Count Feature
Located on the summary page as well as the full record, a usage count will be displayed for the Last 180 Days (rolling) as well as Since 2013 (all time). The count reflects the number of times the article has met a user’s information needs as demonstrated by clicking links to a full-length article at the publisher’s website (via direct link or OpenURL) or by saving the metadata for later use.
Read more
or watch Item Level Usage Counts.

ORCID and ResearcherID Integration
Web of Science incorporates author identifiers for researchers who established an ORCID but not a ResearcherID.
Read More or watch Author Identifiers (ResearcherID and ORCID) in the Web of Science.

For training see,  https://www.youtube.com/user/wostraining.

My Bookshelf for BrowZine.com

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.   Continue reading