APA databases training in October 2022

Start your fall quarter with free online training sessions hosted by American Psychological Association (APA)!

Who can attend? Anyone who’s interested in learning how to use APA databases. The strategies covered for APA PsycInfo also apply to finding full-text content in APA PsycArticles and APA PsycBooks. 

October 2022

APA PsycInfo Basic Search 

Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. * (The registration link opens in a new window)

This 25-minute webinar recording shows how to use APA PsycInfo to target your search of the behavioral sciences literature. Appropriate for students new to database searching and faculty, researchers, and professionals who want to hone their research skills.

APA PsycInfo Advanced Search 

Thursday, October 20, at 2 p.m. * (The registration link opens in a new window)

Expand your search expertise with this 30-minute session that builds upon content presented in the APA PsycInfo Basic Search webinar. This webinar includes a search demonstrations using the APA Thesaurus, Cited References, Tests & Measures, and more.

Beyond Subject Searching on APA PsycInfo 

Wednesday, October 26, at 2 p.m. * (The registration link opens in a new window)

Use APA PsycInfo to do a lot more than finding journal articles! This 45-minute session builds upon your use of basic search strategies for APA PsycInfo.  Learn how to find institutions where research on your topic is happening; discover prospective journals for publishing research; explore grants and sponsors that have funded related research; search for information about tests and measures used in the literature; and expand your research expertise with background information about APA PsycInfo search fields and database record structure.

* All scheduled times are Eastern (US and Canada). Convert the event time to your time zone on the registration page.

After registering, you’ll receive a Zoom confirmation email with details about how to join the webinar.

Can’t attend a scheduled session? View a recording on APA YouTube channel whenever it’s convenient for you.

Need some assistance? Contact your reference librarians

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Display Issue with Library Catalog Advanced Search

Dear Hubbard Library Patrons,

There is currently a known error in the display of selected databases within the advanced search feature of the library catalog.

Please be aware that the vendor who manages our library catalog (OCLC) is aware of the issue and working on a resolution.

In the meantime, students and faculty are still able to conduct searches from the advanced search page and select their desired databases from the righthand database menu (instructions here). The error does not affect search functionality, but rather the correct database selections do not display properly after clicking “save changes.”

To repeat, the advanced search page will still search your selected databases, and you can (correctly) view which databases are selected by expanding the “All Databases” menu and viewing which boxes are selected. The “Searching Databases” section and (accompanying number) will likely be inaccurate until OCLC provides further updates.

Similarly, the “Reset” button continues to function as normal by restoring the default database selections, but you will need to expand one of the lower menus to see the selections accurately.

Please feel free to email us at lib-systems@fuller.edu if you have any additional questions or would like assistance in using Advanced Search.

Alumni Access to EBSCO Databases

Hello Fuller Alumni Patrons!

 

Due to the vendor updates, you can now access EBSCO databases available for alumni access (EBSCO ebooks, ATLA Serials, Religion Collection, and Audiobook Collection) through our Library Services for Alumni: Electronic Resources page, where you will find a complete list of databases available for alumni patrons. Accessing them through other library sites such as the WorldCat item record page or the Database page may prevent you from viewing the full-text content. 

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at lib-systems@fuller.edu. Thank you!

Trials of the Anchor Bible Collections and Library of Catholic Thought

We are excited to announce the trials of the most requested and trusted resources in Biblical Studies and Theology that we all have been waiting for!

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries 
  2. The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
  3. The Library of Catholic Thought

The trials end on Friday November 12, 2021.

Explore these resources and make your recommendations for their purchase through this form or email our library Electronic Resources Team at lib-systems@fuller.edu.

Need some research assistance? Contact your reference librarians at lib-reference@fuller.edu.

 

 

 

ProQuest Ebooks Scheduled Service on June 26th, 2021

During planned maintenance, ProQuest Ebooks will be unavailable from

Saturday, June 26th 2021 07:00 am until June 26th 2021 3:00 pm (PDT).

Click this link to see what time the maintenance will occur in your region. 

You can learn more about this scheduled maintenance and get tips for preparation on ProQuest support page.

If the maintenance ends early, access will be restored sooner. You can stay up to date with progress by visiting ProQuest Systems Status page.

ProQuest Ebooks will be unavailable from Saturday, June 26th 2021 07:00 am until Saturday, June 26th 2021 3:00 pm PDT.

 

Oxford African American Studies Center

Online Resources Spotlight

Oxford African American Studies Center is a collection focused on the lives and events that have shaped African and African American history and culture.

  • Includes more than scholarly 20,000 articles
  • Over 2,500 images, 700 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 200 maps
  • Content is updated regularly: 60 new articles were added in January 2021

Explore this resource at your library!

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Library Catalog (WorldCat) and Databases Down (OCLC server error)

Attention:

Starting around noon today, the library catalog (WorldCat) and databases became inaccessible due to an error with our library vendor’s servers (OCLC). Our circulation software has also been affected so that books cannot currently be renewed online. We are still able to check books in and out at the front circulation desk, but we will not be able to provide account updates about fees. We are aware of these problems and have contacted OCLC about the access issues.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and trust that access will be returned within a few hours. We will issue an update when normal operation of our systems has been restored.

Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Library Database Migration > Please Read

In December 2017, the library migrated electronic resources to another server. Therefore, links for library databases has been modified and outdated bookmarks may generate an error message. To avoid access problems, we recommend to access electronic library resources through the library databases portal. If you have any questions, please email lib-systems@fuller.edu. Thank you for your patience!