Category: Collections

Library Resources and Services to Support Remote Instruction

This post is updated with new content periodically.

Below is a list of online library resources and services available to support remote instruction. If you need assistance accessing these resources or creating a proxied link to them for access in Pilot, please reach out to your subject librarian. Many of the resources below are temporarily opened from publishers; some require a user account be established.

Ask a Librarian/Ask an Archivist

Online assistance from WSU professional librarians and archivists through the Ask a Librarian and Ask an Archivist services. Hours may vary however both services will be available as long as Wright State University classes remain in session.

Return, Request, No-Contact Pick-Up of Library Materials

The University Libraries have made arrangements for item requesting in our local online catalog and no-contact pick-up. More information can be found in a separate news post.

Sources to help students do effective scholarly research

Research Toolkit Workshops: Our online workshops explain some of the foundational concepts of information literacy that help students in their library research and are available as Pilot modules with quizzes. There are also a variety of videos that explain different library processes and procedures available.

Research Guides: Our custom research guides curate recommended databases, website, books, and other sources to start students on their way to successful scholarly research. Guides are available for all disciplines and some specific courses. If you would like our librarians to create a customized class guide for research projects your students will be working on these new few weeks, or if you have any questions about how the library can work with you and your students, please contact your subject librarian.

Journal Collections

Electronic Book Collections

Streaming Media

  • Kanopy Streaming Videos – Kanopy is a large library of streaming videos covering a broad range of subjects in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, education, business, film, and theatre. It includes documentaries, classic and independent films from major distributors such as PBS, BBC, Criterion, and the Media Education Foundation. Videos that are already licensed for classroom use at WSU may be embedded in pilot courses. A list of those licensed videos is available on our Kanopy Research Guide. UPDATE ** Kanopy has opened access to the Great Courses videos and to a short list of other videos – the current list (PDF) (will be updated).
  • JoVE Educational STEM video content is available with free access through June 15, 2020. Activate Free Access from JoVE through June 15, 2020.
    JoVE Core – isolate key scientific concepts and visualize them to maximize learning comprehension.
    JoVE Science Education – teach scientific fundamentals with this video library of simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations in 8 STEM fields.
    Lab Manual – bring the lab home with comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for introductory biology lab courses.
    No strings. This is our opportunity to give back to our education community at a time where flexibility and adaptability are crucial. All you have to do is let us know you want to get your institution set up by completing the form below or just replying to this email and we’ll take it from there.
  • Sage Research Methods Video
  • Sage Video

Databases

Bloomsbury Digital Resources:

Copyright Assistance

A not-so-secret society of copyright librarians is offering assistance for faculty/instructors and folks helping faculty/instructors transition their courses online. We are offering virtual copyright booth hours to help address questions people might have. Please consider sharing with your colleagues at other institutions, if it will be helpful, to anyone working with course materials and supporting a move to virtual instruction.

The University Libraries celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

suffrage banner

The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, Collaborative Education Leadership and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) and the New Media Incubator are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – Women’s right to vote. We have a number of displays and digital objects available in the Dunbar Library and in CORE Scholar to honor this historic event. Each of our displays is highlighted below. Please join us to learn more about women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment.

Suffragist Quilt Displays

Mother Goose Quilt Square

The Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network, have two quilt exhibits on display in the Dunbar Library and in the Women’s Center. The Suffragist Quilt Collection celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment with 19 quilts, handmade by Guild members. One of the quilts, created by Linda Morgan, a current grad student and former Women’s Studies and Laboratory Animal Resources staff member, honors suffragist Rachel Ezekiel. Ezekiel is the great-grandmother of Dr. Judith Ezekiel, a former Women’s Studies professor at Wright State. The second collection is Mother Goose Revisited. This collection includes 13 quilts which are original mother goose tales rewritten. Both quilt collections will be on a rotational display in the Women’s Center and Dunbar Library during the months of February and March.

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Updated Version of RefWorks Now Available

Managing the citations for a research project doesn’t need to be complicated. RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that can help you create a personal database of resources, keep them easily organized, and integrate them into your work. The University Libraries have provided subscription access to RefWorks since 2005.

ProQuest RefWorks Logo

This semester, we will be transitioning from the older, legacy version of RefWorks to the new, updated version of RefWorks. The new version provides a simplified experience, streamlines workflows, and provides better access to share collections and collaborate with others on projects. The new version also improves on the Write-N-Cite feature, which integrates citations into a paper and generates bibliographies based on the references cited.

To provide a smooth transition, the University Libraries are offering nine workshops that provide hands-on instruction to transfer your content from the legacy RefWorks to the new version. Register now for a RefWorks workshop at https://libraries.wright.edu/events.

For more information about the new RefWorks, to create a new account, and find step-by-step instructions, visit our guide at https://guides.libraries.wright.edu/refworks or email library-dref@wright.edu

Changes to Kanopy Access Beginning December 13

The use of streaming video from Kanopy continues to grow and has outpaced the University Libraries’ ability to meet the demand. Since July 1, the Libraries have spent $19,950 on Kanopy videos, exceeding our projected budget for streaming videos by 31%. In order to continue providing videos for academic use and remain within our budget, we will be implementing changes in how the videos are accessed. This change will also provide us a better understanding of the need for streaming videos, providing data that we can take into consideration for future budget cycles.

Beginning on December 13, we will begin mediated access to Kanopy. You will continue to have access to videos that are already licensed for the term of the existing license, but if you try to view a video that has not been licensed, you will see a request form like the one below:

Kanopy form to request a video

If you complete the form to request the film, Kanopy will forward your request to the University Libraries. If the Libraries decide to license the film, it should be available within one or two business days.

You can always see a list of videos that are currently licensed, along with the license expiration date, here.

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