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Recent Addtitions to the Collection

Click here to see the list materials recently added to the library's collections.


McGovern Library users can download ebooks from EBSCO's eBook Collection (formerly known as NetLibrary). These books can be checked out and downloaded to personal computers and many ebook readers. Unfortunately these books cannot be downloaded to Kindles. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions in order to download ebooks. Please contact Kevin Kenkel by email or phone (995-2617) for help downloading ebook from EBSCO. EBSCO has a tutorial that explains how to download ebooks.

Library users can also download ebooks from ebrary Academic Complete, a collection with more than 85,000 books in a digital format. The ebrary collection covers a broad scope of academic subject areas. Hundreds of new titles are added every month and most of ebrary's titles have been published since 2004. Downloading ebrary ebooks also requires Adobe Digital Editions. Please contact Kevin Kenkel by email or phone (995-2617) for help downloading ebook from ebrary. ebrary has a support page that explains how to download ebooks.


McGovern Library now has access to library resources for mobile devices. On the library's homepage we now have a link to library web pages that are optimized for mobile devices. Additionally, on the main Resources page we have links to individual databases with mobile device access. Anyone with questions or needing help using these sites can contact Kevin Kenkel by email or phone (995-2617).

McGovern Library is able to provide access to most library databases from off-campus via the product EZProxy. If you are connecting to a library database from off-campus, you will be required to login with your campus network username and password. Once you are verified as a member of the DWU community you will connect to the resource. EZproxy is browser independent, i.e., any browser (Other than AOL) should work with EZproxy.

Films On Demand now includes "interactive transcripts." This new feature is now available for many Films On Demand videos. Interactive transcripts allow you to view the full text of the video, search within the full text, or click on any word in the transcript to jump to that exact point in the video. If a title has an Interactive Transcript available, the "Full Title" tab will be replaced with a "Transcript" tab on the view video page. Films On Demand now features APA citations for every video on the platform. Users can toggle among the radio buttons to select either Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago Manual of Style , or American Psychological Association (APA) style. The citation will automatically change depending on the selected format. This tool makes it easy for researchers to include videos in bibliographies for reports and papers.

The library has discipline-specific resource pages. These pages provide access to subject-specific databases, electronic reference books, and web resources.These pages are found at here.

Library Catalog

In August 2010 McGovern Library and other SDLN member libraries launched AquaBrowser® as the new online catalog user interface. AquaBrowser offers library patrons enhanced search capabilities and additional information about the titles they find. Patrons may still use the traditional Aleph OPAC interface (called the Classic Catalog) if they are more comfortable with it.

The search results in the AquaBrowser catalog can be ranked by relevancy, date, title, or author. Results can be refined in a variety of ways including format, date, topic, etc. Users also can quickly and easily search other SDLN libraries.

After selecting a specific title to view, users may see book reviews, first chapter excerpts, summaries, tables of contents, book jacket images, and genre notes-many of which are not found in traditional catalog records.

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Last updated: 7/10/12