Learning Resources

at Bucks


More Resources Available and Due Dates Extended Again

With the continued extension of the campus closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (see the Bucks COVID-19 page) the library is striving to make more resources available and be responsive to your needs.

The following databases are now available from off-campus:

Also, all due-dates for physical items was again extended, items are now due July 1st. Depending on when the physical library reopens, we may need to adjust this. This may include recalling laptops and equipment.

Stay well!


More Database Resources Available

The Bucks Library is pleased to present some expanded online resources while the physical library is closed.

Two of our primary databases from EBSCOhost, Academic Search and Business Source, are now available with expanded full-text availability through 6/15/2020.

Additionally, a new open source database called National Emergency Library is available. It contains a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Please visit the Bucks Library Databases page and try them out.


Library switches mobile app provider

The library now has a new mobile app called Library@Bucks. The app allows users to look up library materials, chat with a librarian, reserve rooms in the library, and more. The app is provided by the same vendor as our library catalog, SirsiDynix. It is available on all iOS (Apple) devices. A more basic version is presently available for Android users, with the full Bucks version coming soon. More information is available on our Mobile App Support page.

The previous app, provided through Boopsie, Inc., is no longer available. If you still have “Bucks Library” on your device, you can remove it.


Library App gets makeover

You may have heard about the new College App where students can register for classes, check schedules, grades and more. With the introduction of this app the library has renamed and rebranded our app simply Bucks Library.

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Along with this new name and image comes some enhanced functionality. The EBSCOhost integration is now a true mobile app format—not simply a mobile version of the web site. Students can easily search for articles and more. Also, the app now includes our room reservation functionality. Students can select from a variety of rooms at the Newtown Campus library and reserve them for study groups, practice sessions, and more.

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This new version of the app is available on Apple iOS, Android, Windows phone, and Amazon Kindle platforms. The iOS platform includes both an iPhone as well as an iPad version—this is a huge improvement for the tablet platform. No matter what your device, the app will display appropriately for it.

As always, this app is free for all.

Check it out today!

Download now:

appstore
googleplay
windowsstore
amazonkindle


Database Access Workaround – Update

UPDATE 6/27/13 – The Proxy Server is back online.

On and Off Campus access to databases is restored.

College systems were affected by a power outage Tuesday 6/25. The library system (online catalog) is back up, but the Proxy server which allows access to our databases from off campus is still not working.

You can access our databases from on campus. However, this requires a small workaround. From the library’s Database page, when you select a database, the proxy url will appear in the link and you will get an error in your browser. If you remove the proxy string from an on-campus computer, you will be able to access. See example below:

link from Database page for Science Direct:

http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/college

remove the following:
http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=

then the browser should take you directly to your database:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/college

We will update this post.


Bucks has Resources for Environmental research

Have a research project and need to find scholarly articles on environmental issues?

The library can help. There is a lot of information available in library databases.

 

EBSCOhost is a great place to start. Did you know they have a Green File?

http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost

Just to the Green File: http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web&defaultdb=8gh

 

For articles exploring more the social aspect of these issues try Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/newt_ovrc?db=OVIC

 

For article exploring the scientific aspect try ScienceDirect.

http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/college

 

Conservation BiologyWe also have a number of journals available directly. For example, we have Conservation Biology in print (Newtown Campus) and online.

http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1523-1739

 

NatureAlso available in print (Newtown Campus) and in EBSCOhost is Nature.

http://proxy.bucks.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&authtype=ip,uid&db=afh&jn=nature

 

As always, ask a librarian if you need help. We are here to serve you!

 

Take a look today!