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NEW! Kanopy Streaming Video

The Pfau Library is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online streaming video service, Kanopy! More than 1,500 U.S. universities subscribe to Kanopy, a collection of more than 26,000 films from many of the leading producers, including the

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Database Changes, Summer 2016

Many database renewals fall on July 1, so summer is often a time for changes in the library’s resources. Notable changes this year: LexisNexis has been replaced by WestlawNext as our primary source of legal materials. (For newspapers, please use ProQuest Newsstand).

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Remembering Prince: music on Hoopla

The music of Prince is available to CSUSB students via Hoopla!

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Advance notice: LexisNexis to Westlaw

A message about an upcoming change affecting a library database: Effective July 1, 2016, the LexisNexis Academic database will no longer be part of the CSU system’s centrally funded “Electronic Core Collection” or ECC. This decision was made by the

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Wiley articles and “Get It Now” UPDATE

In response to some questions from faculty, I’d like to clarify how to get recent Wiley articles: As you know, in the absence of a systemwide contract for Wiley journals this year, we started local subscriptions to a selected group

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CSU Wiley Contract News

At the end of December 2014, the CSU libraries collectively decided to walk away from the system’s contract with John M. Wiley and Sons. This contract governed subscriptions to more than 1,300 journals hosted at Wiley Online Library. The CSU

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Linking to Library Resources: Info & Examples

Instructors, as you prepare for the new quarter, now’s a good time to think about using Pfau Library resources on your course web pages. Anything in the library’s subscription databases can be linked so long as it has a stable

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New Login Methods

On Sept. 9, 2014, the library implemented a new method for logging into our databases and ejournals from off campus. On Sept. 10, we implemented a new method for logging into ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan system. Instead of being asked

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Now available: VAST Academic Video Online

Now available from Pfau Library: the VAST Academic Video Online database of streaming video! VAST greatly expands the library’s existing collection of streaming video, with more than 22,000 videos and 9,000 hours of content. Coverage is multidisciplinary, including arts &

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Open Access: Metropolitan Museum Images

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently made 400,000 images from their collections available free on the web for scholarly, non-commercial use. These are “images in that the museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known

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