Posts Tagged ‘databases’

Fake News — How Can You Avoid It?

factsFake news has become a serious problem. The creators of fake news are good at what they do and readers aren’t so good at telling what’s fake from what’s real.

A recent study from Stanford University (Evaluating Information: the Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning) shows that “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” (p. 4). This was true of students at each level — middle school, high school, and college.

How can you avoid fake news? One way is by using BSC Library resources, including our databases, for your research. We provide access to thousands upon thousands of credible newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.


NewsBank Special Reports on Access World News Database

  Are you a news junkie? Want to dig deeper to gain better insight about current global issues and events? Check out NewsBank’s Special Reports on the Library’s Access World News database for articles, images, videos, maps, and other content grouped under specific topics and themes.

September 2015 Topics and Monthly Themes

  • U.S. Presidential Campaign – 2016
  • 9/11 Anniversary
  • World Economics – Covering the Global Economic Markets
  • Education Around the World
  • Constitution Day – September 17
  • World Health – World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events

  • Terrorism and Conflict Natural Disasters
  • Issues in the News
  • World Environment
  • World Politics and Government

Check it out!

Library Adds Flipster and Literature Databases

Check it out! The BSC Library has added new online resources, which are available to current students, faculty, and staff 24/7. You can find the links on our Databases page.

Flipstera New Way to Access Digital Magazines Flipster

Flipster offers the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines. Our subscription currently includes 93 titles. Flipster gives you an easy, browseable reading experience:

  • Browse magazines by category or search for specific titles
  • Find the most recent issues in the online newsstand carousel or check the carousel of all issues for quick access to older issues
  • Click on table of contents links to go directly to articles; hotlinks within magazines are also hyperlinked and open in separate tabs when clicked
  • Zoom in and out for better readability
  • Read Flipster magazines on your PC or download them for offline reading anytime, anywhere

Literature Resourcess-artemis-hero

Counterparts to the multi-volume print sets we once had, these sources have the advantages and enhancements that go with being online, e.g., multimedia content and website links, topic finder, term frequency graphs, dynamic search capability, mobile compatibility, and 24/7 access.

Artemis Literary Sources

  • An integrated research experience, Artemis Literary Sources brings together Gale’s premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows users to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.

Literature Criticism Online

  • Takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Imagine centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use, 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It’s all designed to raise the level of research while providing around-the-clock remote access.

Literature Resource Center

  • Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Twayne’s Author Series

  • In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time periods in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

Visit the BSC Library website or contact library staff for more information.

Library Databases Available

The EZProxy update went smoothly and the Library’s databases are available again.

If you encounter any issues/problems, please contact us.

Library Databases Unavailable Today – 1-4 p.m.

The Library’s databases will be unavailable today (Thursday, July 17) between 1 and 4 p.m. for an EZProxy update.

The update may not take the full three hours; we are allowing extra time for “just in case” issues and testing.

BSC Library Databases Unavailable – July 17, 1-4 p.m.

On Thursday, July 17, the Library’s databases will be unavailable between 1 and 4 p.m. for an EZProxy update.

The update may not take the full three hours, but we are allowing extra time for “just in case” issues and testing.

Did you know … ?

National Library Symbol - Laptop versionYou can access BSC Library’s online resources from off campus?

You will be prompted for your NDUS User ID (same as your Campus Connection credentials).

Note: For the Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection (one of our ebook collections), you will be prompted for your EMPLID (first 7 digits on the back of your Mystic Card) and a password (your last name; no spaces, not case-sensitive).

For visual examples and instructions, see this LibGuide: Remote Access to Library Resources