But just what is EBL?

But just what is EBL?

Posted by: on October 6, 2015   |Comments (0)|online resources

In all the time that you’ve spent at the library, have you ever heard of “EBL”? Do you know what it is? Do you know what “EBL” stands for?

I’m not entirely sure what “EBL” stands for, but I do know it’s a way you can access over 500,000 E-Books. (To put that in perspective, in the entire Club Phil Library, there are only around 400,000 physical books!)

It’s a little bit tricky to start using EBL, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that it’s one of the best—and easiest—ways to find and read material for your research.

To access EBL, you first click its link below the “Get It!” column on the library homepage.

Get It

Next, you enter the username and password that you use for Sakai.

Sakai

 

Finally, you can search EBL for titles or topics that you’re interested in. 

EBL

 

But what, really, does “EBL” mean? Electronic Book Library? Excellent Bibliotheque Luau? Exclusively Bookish Lunatics?

In all the time that you’ve spent at the library, have you ever heard of “EBL”? Do you know what it is? Do you know what “EBL” stands for? I’m not entirely sure what “EBL” stands for, but I do know it’s a way you can access over 500,000 E-Books. (To put that in perspective, […]MORE

Help Us Test and Trial New Databases!

Posted by: on February 12, 2015   |Comments (0)|online resources

Looking for a way to forget the piles of snow and encroaching ice? Why not shovel your worries away by helping us test and trial new and intriguing databases?

From now until almost daffodil weather (March 31st), you can experiment with databases the HELIN consortium of libraries is considering. Just follow this link to find a list of trials:

http://library.uri.edu/search/y=helin

 

Please note that, in some cases, you might have to enter a username and password in order to access a database. Those usernames and passwords appear in the manner below:

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Enjoy! And if there’s a particular database you’d like us to subscribe to, please fill out this online form.

Looking for a way to forget the piles of snow and encroaching ice? Why not shovel your worries away by helping us test and trial new and intriguing databases? From now until almost daffodil weather (March 31st), you can experiment with databases the HELIN consortium of libraries is considering. Just follow this link to find […]MORE

The Vivid, Versatile (and Slightly Vexing) Database Science Direct

Posted by: on December 3, 2014   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

The database Science Direct  is staggeringly good. It’s a marvel. If you’re looking for the most current scientific research available, then look no further than this database. It never disappoints.

But one thing to be aware of when using Science Direct  is that it can be a little tricky to use the first time you access it. This is because on your initial visit to the database, you have to set up an account with a username and password.

To get started, First click on this link to register: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/register-new-user, and you’ll get to a page that looks like this:Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 9.20.45 AM

After that, you’ll create a username and a password, which will then grant you access to the site.

The last thing you need to know about Science Direct  is that, before being able to read an article, sometimes you’ll be asked to provide a “Cost Code.” Don’t worry! You don’t have to pull out your credit card. These articles can be expensive! Instead, simply enter your library barcode, which is a number on your PC ID card that starts with 25125…. Here is an example of that “Cost Code” issue:

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And now you’re ready to enjoy Science Direct‘s bounty!

Here is a video to learn more about accessing Science Direct at PC:

http://vle.credoreference.com/providence-college/accessing-articles-in-science-direct

The database Science Direct  is staggeringly good. It’s a marvel. If you’re looking for the most current scientific research available, then look no further than this database. It never disappoints. But one thing to be aware of when using Science Direct  is that it can be a little tricky to use the first time you […]MORE