April 24, 2013
The UMKC Libraries is providing trial access now through May 22, 2013 to the Ambrose Video streaming video collection. This collection includes nearly 500 videos, including the BBC Shakespeare Play series. If this collection is of interest to you, please contact the library and let us know what you think about this resource.
April 22, 2013
The library has cancelled Journal Citation Reports Online. Access to this database will end June 1, 2013.
April 18, 2013
The library has cancelled LibraryMusicSource. Access to this database ended April 18, 2013.
April 8, 2013
That’s right! You can browse, read and save articles in scholarly journals right on your iPad. Just download the app from the Apple Store.
BrowZine lets you:
- Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
- Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
- Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
- Bookmark articles for reading later.
- Easily save to Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.
BrowZine is an easy-to-use way to stay current with the journals you want to read the most. Be aware, however, that not all of the library’s journals are available. The company is working with publishers to add their content to this service, so if you are looking for a particular journal, check the list of participating publishers often.
Right now BrowZine is only available for iPads. Third Iron, the company that makes BrowZine, is developing an Android version, with plans for release soon.
Want to see BrowZine in action? There’s a great video demonstration of BrowZine on the Third Iron website.
Want to try it out? Download BrowZine from the Apple Store.
The first time you use the app, you will need to select University of Missouri – Kansas City in the list of institutions and type in your UMKC username and password. After that, though, you won’t need to sign in again to use BrowZine.
March 15, 2013
LexisNexis Academic will be down for maintenance Saturday morning. The planned outage will begin at 11:00 p.m. Friday, March 15th, and should end by 7:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16th.
March 8, 2013
The library has upgraded IBISWorld to include U.S. Specialized Industry Reports. This collection includes nearly 500 reports by industry sector from Advisory & Financial Services to Technology.
March 6, 2013
The timeline feature will be removed while Ebsco works on improving website response times. The company hopes to reintroduce an improved timeline feature once the response issues have been resolved.
Literary Reference Center provides full text access to plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, and reference titles.