Libraries Licenses New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Syracuse University Libraries has recently added two important online subscriptions: the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Access is available to all Syracuse University students, faculty and staff with a valid Syracuse University NetID and @syr.edu email address from which they can establish an online account. Instructions and additional information are provided on the New York Times guide and the Wall Street Journal guide.  

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More about the New York Times:

Access to the New York Times includes all content posted on the website, including breaking news, multimedia, opinion, blogs, videos, podcasts, and more. With Syracuse University Libraries’ group subscription, members of the campus community can enjoy unlimited access to industry-leading journalism (excluding crossword puzzles). Patrons can also subscribe to one or more of the New York Times fifty newsletters, such as “The Best of The Times”, “Morning Briefing”, or “Smarter Living”. Patrons can explore the Times’ award-winning documentaries and podcasts, including “The Daily”, the most downloaded podcast of 2018. There are also virtual and augmented reality features and access to searchable Historical Archives dating back to 1851. As part of the iOS app, patrons can choose from 42 channels to follow. Closed captioning, increased font sizes, and other features for vision, hearing, and mobility impairments are available. Users can save an article to read later, read it again, or share with a friend. Multilingual NYTimes.com is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

There is also a New York Times in Education site designed for educators that provides information about resources available to account holders by area of study, including: government, arts and visual culture, biology, business, campaigns and elections, criminal justice, environmental science, international relations, leadership, macro and micro economics, nursing and health, psychology, religion, sociology, and writing and English.

Wall Street Journal logo

More about the Wall Street Journal:

The Wall Street Journal Digital Edition provides access to digital content from the past four years to present, and print content for 90 days, with digital e-reader access for 7 days. It includes access to exclusive events, offers and complimentary e-books, curated newsletters including “The 10 Point”, and podcasts and discussions with editors and influencers.

There is also an Education.wsj.com site designed for educators about resources available including access to articles and other materials for online use by content topic, lesson plans, critical thinking resources, and a seminar series.


Wordgathering, a Digital Open Access Journal of Work from Disabled Writers, Transitions to Publication at Syracuse University

three Caucasian females standing next to one another in front of shelf of books
From left to right, new Wordgathering publication team: Amanda Page, Open Publishing and Copyright Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries; Diane R. Wiener, Research Professor and Associate Director of BBI’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach; Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri, Administrative Assistant of BBI’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (missing from photo: Kate Deibel, Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries)

Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) and Syracuse University Libraries will be assuming publication in December 2019 of the digital open access journal and website, Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature.  Diane R. Wiener, Research Professor and Associate Director of BBI’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach, will take over as Editor-in-Chief from Wordgathering’s founder and long-time editor, Michael Northen. Further support and advisement will come from Syracuse University colleagues Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri, Administrative Assistant of BBI’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach; Amanda Page, Open Publishing and Copyright Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries; and Kate Deibel, Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. As part of this transition, the journal will be made fully Open Access over the course of the next several issues. Assuming responsibility of open access publication of Wordgathering aligns with the University’s goal of providing shared competency opportunities for students around ethics, integrity, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“As we celebrate disability awareness and appreciation month and open access week in October, it’s fitting that we celebrate this Wordgathering transition too,” said Diane Wiener. “Syracuse University Libraries’ Open Publishing Services supports publication of several journals, including Ergo, Excelsior, and Public. Adding Wordgathering to this portfolio is a natural extension,” said Amanda Page.

In an interview conducted by Professor Jim Ferris (Ability Center Endowed Chair in Disability Studies at the University of Toledo), the members of the Wordgathering transition team share additional details and background around the transition. Wordgathering was originally published in March 2007 to showcase the work of disabled poets. Later, audio versions were added to accompany the poems in text copy, enhance accessibility and increase readers’ aesthetic experience. The journal evolved to include poetry, essays, book reviews, interviews, fiction, art, excerpts, and other work from contributors with myriad disabilities, as well as work by nondisabled people. The journal provides diverse, cross-disability perspectives.

According to the current editor of Wordgathering, Michael Northen, “…Books by poets who actually wrote about their own disabilities in poetry prior to 2000, could literally be counted on one hand…for the first time [with the publishing of Wordgathering], the poets in my group saw their own lives reflected in the poetry they read.” Dr. Kate Deibel notes “Technology has certainly opened up opportunities for disabled creators to contribute their works. I’ll be working to ensure that can continue with Wordgathering, as well as ensuring that people of all abilities can read the content in the journal.”

Northen goes on to say that the transition of publication to Syracuse University will enable “the marvelous archive of disability writing published in Wordgathering over the past thirteen years [to] be preserved and accessible to any interested readers or researchers…[and] the available resources that Syracuse University has to offer. The journal, under Diane’s direction, and with advisement, sponsorship, and support from Syracuse University Libraries, the Burton Blatt Institute and others, will be able to expand and develop in directions that have not been possible up to this point.”

According to Wiener, “In thinking of disability arts and literature as facets of cultural diplomacy and communication, broadly, Wordgathering is well-situated…to engage actively in and be among the leaders of an ever-expansive discussion and demonstration of Disability, Deaf, Neurodivergent (including Autistic), Mad, and Crip poetics, in the world today.”

For more information, visit http://wordgathering.syr.edu.


SULinks errors

The Libraries are currently experiencing errors with SULinks. We are aware of the problem and working to solve it. If you experience difficulty reaching any full-text items in our collection, please use the Report an Electronic Resource Issue form to notify us of the error. For assistance locating full text material, please visit the Ask Us page for various points of contact or reach out to your subject librarian.


Books24×7 is now Skillsoft Books

Skillsoft Books24x7On October 1, Books24x7 will change to a new platform and name—Skillsoft Books. Current links to specific titles in Books24x7 will need to be replaced and customizations in personal accounts saved in Books24x7 will not automatically migrate to the new site.

Both old and new sites will be available on the Databases A-Z list for approximately two weeks prior to the change.

If you find that links do not work, and need assistance finding URLs for the new titles, please contact colls@syr.edu for assistance.


Art & Architecture ePortal pilot trial

the Art & Architecture ePortalSyracuse University Libraries is pleased to participate in a pilot program providing access to the Art & Architecture ePortal for the 2018-19 academic year.

The ePortal is still being developed, and currently offers access to approximately 100 art and architecture titles from the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard Art Museums, MIT Press, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale University Press. The platform allows for searching book chapters and images in these texts, and for creation of customized lists.

It is especially important during this pilot phase (2018-19) to receive your feedback. Please send comments and questions to Tasha Cooper, collection development and analysis librarian at nacoop01@syr.edu.

If you have questions about using this resource, please contact Barbara Opar, architecture librarian at baopar@syr.edu, or Ann Skiold, librarian for visual arts at saskiold@syr.edu.



ProQuest scheduled maintenance on August 18, 2018

A number of ProQuest databases will be unavailable beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19 for scheduled maintenance.

During this time, access to all ProQuest resources will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Research databases

  • ProQuest Platform (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Dialog (dialog.proquest.com)
  • Chadwyck-Healey US databases
  • ProQuest Research Companion

Reference management/Research support tools

  • RefWorks
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Pivot

Additionally, ebook titles in ProQuest Ebook Central will be affected from noon-5 p.m. on August 18.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Classic Catalog changes

On Tuesday morning, August 14, the URL address for the Classic Catalog changed to catalog.syr.edu. Even though old addresses will still be accepted, users should change links they have saved or bookmarked from “http://summit.syr.edu” to “https://catalog.syr.edu.

If you need assistance accessing the Classic Catalog, or updating bookmarks using the new URL, please contact Library IT Services at lisd@syr.edu.


Libraries add Oxford Scholarship Online

Access an online library of over 14,000 outstanding academic books from Oxford University Press.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what their subject specialty. Launched in 2003 with four subject modules, OSO is now available in the below 20 subject areas:

New books are added to OSO every month, bringing works from up-and-coming academics online, alongside the classic scholarship of established and award-winning names, including Nobel Laureates. Download a full list of available titles.

OSO is part of University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), a platform formed by OUP in partnership with other leading presses across the globe. With UPSO, users can easily search across tens of thousands of books published by partner presses from across the world, meaning they no longer have to sort through different resources to find the works they need.

For more information, contact collection development and analysis librarian Anne Rauh at aerauh@syr.edu.


Resource Spotlight: Oxford Handbooks Online

Handbooks are essential resources in the humanities, social sciences, and other academic areas. Oxford Handbooks Online, a new addition to SU Libraries’ collections, offers nearly 900 handbook titles published by Oxford University Press from 2004 to the present.

Each handbook offers a thorough introduction to research topics as well as a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in that field. Coverage spans sixteen disciplines, from music, history, and law to archaeology, political science, and religion. Content is browsable by discipline, title, and chapter, and all chapters are full-text searchable. External links to sources cited in the bibliographies of each chapter are included, facilitating easy access to the full text of other related sources.

Access is for an unlimited number of simultaneous users, so these titles are suitable for use as textbooks as well as for individual research. Each chapter is viewable in HTML or is downloadable as a PDF, and static URLs are available for posting in Blackboard reading lists.

Review:

Fisher, J. (2013). Oxford Handbooks Online. Choice, 50(11), 1980. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1400461290?accountid=14214