By Liz Legatt
As everyone departs from campus and begins their summer jobs, classes, and vacations, don’t forget that the Music & Media Collections is still capable of meeting your needs from home! Because of our continuously updated streaming services, members of the St. Thomas community have access to thousands of films and music through our databases.
If you find yourself in need of a film for class or simply have some free time on your hands, you can find our Online Video and Music Sources right through the St. Thomas Libraries website. And if you still need to come in to the Music & Media Collections for face-to-face help, effective May 22nd our hours will be changed as follows:
Music and Media Collections Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Digitalia Films Library (video streaming database). The database with more than 900 titles, is a multilingual, multi-national collection of movies and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil). Among the subjects included in the documentaries are archeology, history, nature, arts, and more. The entire collection is available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.
Note: To activate the English subtitles please click under the CC icons
If you have questions about this streaming film collection or any other video or music streaming collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at email@example.com
Please know that we are aware of problems loading ScienceDirect articles. Not only are we aware of it, but so are the tech support teams at ScienceDirect, and Proquest, which is the company that makes our GET IT function. They are working to resolve the problem and hope to have it fixed within the next few days.
In the meantime, if you end up with this error:
Just redo a search on the title (or even a few keywords from the title) in the search box circled above. Or, as always, ask us.
Please note that on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29 several library resources will be unavailable during the time of (roughly) 10pm Saturday through 6am Sunday. Resources unavailable include:
Books in Print
And all of our Proquest databases.
I guess this is just the universe’s way of telling you to not pull an all-nighter doing research this Saturday night, but instead to get out there and so something fun. A few suggestions:
Dust off the -30 degree sleeping bag and go winter camping
Join me in celebrating my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday
Binge watch The Crown on Netflix
There are no guarantees that these resources will be back up and running smoothly at 6am Sunday, so if there is some funkiness with the above resources on Sunday, just wait it out and try again in the afternoon. These updates usually go smoothly, so I don’t expect any real problems, but just wanted to make you aware of the scheduled downtime.
Please note that our Gale resources are having a bit of trouble connecting and/or staying connected. This is especially going to cause problems when you are trying to access them from off-campus. If this is a Gale emergency, please come into the library where the librarian can help you strip out the proxy prefix and connect directly. Sadly, this can only be done on campus. The most common error you’ll see is about a CONNECTION RESET. Other browsers may have other errors. Our best success for access has been Chrome.
Rest assured we are working with Gale to fix the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience, and as always, if you have a question, please ASK US.
This Saturday, Oct. 29 the GET IT function and the Journal A-Z list will not be available or intermittently available.
These services will be completely unavailable 11am-12pm-ish for us in Central Time, and expected intermittent problems from 5-6pm. However, please know that these services may be unstable all day long.
Summon and direct linking will not be impacted. However, any resource NOT using direct linking, but using the GET IT (even a behind-the-scenes GET IT functionality) may not work.
We now have a trial for Simmons OneView – just click OK when it says we have no challenge question.) Simmons is a database of consumer demographic information (formerly known as the Simmons Study of Media and Markets); it provides national survey data from the Simmons National Consumer Study and the National Hispanic Consumer Study. These studies include demographic and psychographic characteristics, including attitudes and shopping habits, of product users. They have several YouTube tutorials; a good one to start with is “Create, Export & Save a CrossTab.”
We are comparing this to MRI University Reporter. A big difference between them is that unlike MRI, Simmons OneView has no “canned” reports. Users can choose their variables, which makes it more powerful, but there is more of a learning curve.
Our trial to Simmons OneView runs through November 17. Please send your comments on this resource to Marianne Hageman.
Using the APA Style Publication Manual, but have tons of questions about headings, in-text citations, writing style, references or where to publish your brilliant work? Here’s the all-in answer for you. We’re trialing APA Style Central!
and links into the APA Publication Guide.
Please play around in APA Style Central. Tutorials help you find support for your teaching and publishing, as well as for your students’ writing.
Do you think this will be helpful to you for publication purposes? Or for our students to help them in writing papers and in understanding APA Style?
Let Merrie Davidson know if you have any questions or comments.
Trial ends 11/2/2016
This month we are trialing a marketing and advertising resource called eMarketer. It provides market data, statistics, and analysis including trends in e-business, mobile, social media, and online advertising. The data can be used to look at consumer behavior and market size. eMarketer includes articles, analyst reports, and statistical tables which can be downloaded to Excel for further analysis.
This trial runs through 10/27/2016. Please send your comments on this resource to Marianne Hageman.
Welcome to a new school year. Please note that Summon is now the default search. You can search
and 85 other types of library content.
Despite the announcement on August 25 that Summon wasn’t working on iOS. That has been fixed. Summon works just fine on PC, Mac, iOS, Android and anything else that’s out there.
If you EVER have any problems using ANY library resource, please ask us. We’re here to help you have a successful, not stressful, year.