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Trial Access: IGI Global Books & Journals

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Rohrbach Library is running a 60 day trial of IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books, InfoSci-Journals, and InfoSci-Videos Databases, a collection of 3,900 e-books, 175+ journals, and over 90 streaming videos on the most innovative and pioneering research in 11 different subject areas, including:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences
  • Government and Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Media and Communications
  • Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences
  • Security and Forensics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

On-campus-only access is available here: http://library.kutztown.edu/igi

Don’t wait – access to this resource is available between Feb. 1st , 2018 – April 1, 2018.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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New database: Victorian Popular Culture

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Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and traveling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.

Come on in and try it out!  http://library.kutztown.edu/victorianpopularculture

Complete details are available at Adam Matthew Digital:
http://www.amdigital.co.uk/primary-sources/victorian-popular-culture 

Movie Monday: Her

by Sarah Berry

Featuring  Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, “Her” follows soon-to-be divorced Theodore Twombly and the beginnings of his romantic relationship with Samantha, an artificial intelligence operating system that serves as Theodore’s personal assistant.

Nominated for several film awards, “Her” was awarded Best Original Screenplay by the Academy Awards for its humorous, yet heartbreaking exploration into romance in the digital age.

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“Her” is available now on Swank Digital Campus. If you are accessing Swank Digital Campus off-campus, view our blog post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus, for more information.

Movie Monday: Miss Representation

by Sarah Berry

A play on words, “Miss Representation,” focuses on the portrayal of women in mainstream media. Often, media representations of women focus on their appearances, versus their skills or personality.

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In turn, “Miss Representation” presents a compelling argument, through numerous facts and statistics, as well as interviews with notable women in leaderships roles, such as Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, and Katie Couric, that the media’s portrayal of women has become a contributing factor to the small amount of women in leadership positions in the U.S.

“Miss Representation” is available now on Kanopy Streaming. If you are accessing Kanopy Streaming off-campus, view our blog post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus, for more information.

Movie Monday: Halloween Treats

by Sarah Berry

In celebration of Halloween, today’s feature will instead highlight a variety of episodes or films involving Halloween or offshoots of the October holiday.

From witches and vampires, to the pumpkin market, the streaming databases of the Rohrbach Library offers a variety of Halloween-themed choices. Check out our picks below.

Kanopy Streaming: Heroes and Legends: Dracula – The Allure of a Monster

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Focusing on the literary character of Dracula, this 33-minute episode analyzes Bram Stoker’s motivations behind creating Dracula and his brides, as well as the continued impact of Dracula on audiences today.

Kanopy Streaming: I Married a Witch

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This 1940s romantic comedy classic centers on a vengeful sorceress from the Salem witch trials who has cursed the male descendants of the man who sent her to the stake, which is fine and dandy until she finds herself falling for one of them.

Films on Demand: Witches in Exile

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Swerving away from the comedic charm of “I Married a Witch,” is the above documentary, which brings to light the belief of witchcraft in countries across Africa, such as Ghana, and the punishment afforded to those accused of witchcraft.

Films On Demand: Autumn: Supermarket Secrets

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This BBC documentary takes a look at the methods used by British supermarkets to get shoppers in an autumn mood. Highlights include the purchasing and shipping of pumpkins, as well as the mass-production of pumpkin pies.

Swank Digital Campus: Psycho

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Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller has a premise and a shower scene that many viewers are familiar with already. So, take time to relive (or experience for the first time), on-the-run secretary Marion Crane’s stay at the Bates Motel.

Swank Digital Campus: The Cabin in the Woods

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A supernatural horror film with a touch of comedy, this film follows five friends who uncover not only a cabin, but an ancient ritual.

Aside from “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Psycho,” Swank Digital Campus hosts several horror and thriller films, such as

“Plum Prints” added to EBSCOhost databases

by Sarah Berry

Recent users of EBSCOhost databases may have noticed a new addition to their search results – a so-called “Plum Print.”

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Plum Prints are displayed in search results, allowing users to compare and contrast resources.

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A close-up of the analytical information provided by the Plum Print

Developed by Plum Analytics these prints are icons that provide valuable viewing information to users, such as the number of views, shares, or cross references of the book or article. As a result, viewers are able to visualize the impact or use of a specific resource in the academic world.

To learn more about Plum Prints check out these Plum Analytics articles: “The Plum Print: Coming to a Result List Near You,” “See the Plum Print Altmetrics…In More than Just Articles,” and “Visualizing Impact: The Plum Print.” 

Discovery Education provides a series of spooky lesson plans for Halloween

by Sarah Berry

Discovery Education, a database of the Rohrbach Library aimed towards education majors, has compiled a list of available resources for lessons on Halloween.

“Scare Up Some Learning This Halloween,” includes a variety of secondary and elementary resources, from audiobooks and videos to entire content collections. Content collections include lesson starters and complementary resources for teaching elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Users can easily add a resource collection to a personal content list, a classroom, a student, or to their personal builder for lesson plans, quizzes, and more.

Note, accessing these collections through Discovery Education’s blog will require login information. To utilize Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com. KU students, faculty, and staff should select “Login” and then “Passcode/Create New User” to enter KU’s eight-character passcode, 8727-6ee3.

Afterwards, you will be asked to create a personal username and password and then login with those credentials. Once logged in, you will be free to explore the site and take advantage of all of its offerings.

So head on over to Discovery Education and scare up some learning!


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