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05/01/2024
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The PG Library is excited to announce expanded availability for research and reference assistance to better support your academic needs. Our new hours and availability are detailed below.

Email Assistance:

  • Responses from PG librarians within 1 business day, Monday - Saturday

  • Every effort made to answer queries received before 5 PM ET on the same day, Monday - Friday

  • Saturday morning queries sent before 1 PM ET will be addressed the same day

Live Chat Assistance:

  • PG librarians available Monday-Tuesday 11 AM - 9 PM ET, Wednesday-Friday 10 AM - 6 PM ET

  • After-hours and weekend chat coverage now provided 24/7 by our worldwide librarian cooperative

Purdue Global participates in a librarian cooperative, which makes access to research assistance possible day or night! Don't hesitate to reach out with your research questions. If the cooperative librarian can't answer your question, they will create a ticket and a PG librarian will follow up with you by email as soon as possible.

04/11/2024
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IBISWorld is taking industry research to new heights with the launch of its Europe Collection. This powerful new addition provides in-depth insights into thousands of industries across more than 30 European countries, including Switzerland, Russia, Norway, and Turkey.

With IBISWorld’s expanded European coverage, you can now easily research, rank, and compare industries at both the national and continental levels. Whether you're a student exploring multinational opportunities or analyzing how to expand into new markets, IBISWorld's Europe Collection equips you with the comprehensive data and analysis you need to make informed decisions.

The Europe Collection introduces a wealth of new features and data points to help you navigate the complexities of the European market:

  • Leaders & Laggards Table: Quickly identify the fastest and slowest-growing industries across relevant countries, empowering you to pursue opportunities in top-ranking regions.
  • Country Fact Sheets: Access hundreds of additional data points for any country with just a click, enabling granular analysis at the national level.
  • Products & Markets Chapter: Gain valuable insights into major markets, lucrative product segments, and key buyer trends driving industry demand.

Don't let borders limit your ambitions. With this new European-focused content update, IBISWorld now provides information on over 40 countries, in addition to the United States, and economic profiles for all 50 states. 

To access IBISWorld, visit library.purdueglobal.edu/IBISWorld

Once you're at IBISWorld's site, you can search by keyword or click Industries at the top, then select the country you're interested in researching under the Subscribed Countries menu.

03/11/2024
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Through the end of March 2024, we have access to two ebook databases, Wiley Higher Education Texts (via EBSCO) and Cambridge Higher Education. Each collection is focused on providing books relevant to coursework at universities. 

If you'd like to check out these resources and give us comments, your feedback will be considered by those deciding whether these resources should be provided as a permanent addition to our collection of resources.

Links to the resource trials:

Access John Wiley & Sons Textbooks subscription (via EBSCO)

Access Cambridge Higher Education textbooks

After you've evaluated them, let us know your thoughts. Fill out the evaluation form. 

10/06/2023
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On November 15, 2023, you will see a revised library website and a new version of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). You don’t need to wait to see the new website and new EDS, however, you can preview them today!

New EDS homepage

The largest change you’ll see is from the new EDS. New EDS features include:

  • Ground-up redevelopment of EDS.

  • Improved search and interface usability.

  • Concept map feature to help develop a search strategy.

  • New Publication Finder interface to locate specific journals, books, or other publications.

  • Enhanced "MyEBSCO" account profile features, including project folders. 

Interested in taking a look? 

Access the New EDS today.

Read more about New EDS and view training videos.

You can also preview what the new PG Library website will look like. The new website has improved navigation and features based on feedback from students and faculty. It also integrates the new version of EDS. Please note this site is a preview and that some links may not work as you expect. We don’t advise bookmarking any pages for future reference. 

Preview the new PG Library website. 

New PG Library homepage

Some items of note:

  • The new authentication system, OpenAthens, will now allow all faculty and staff to login to Library resources using their OneLogin credentials. Students will continue to use their PG Campus credentials.
  • The change to OpenAthens and to the new EDS will require most links in courses to need to be updated. The Library is working with Curriculum on a plan. All current links in courses will still work post-migration.
  • MyEBSCO and ProQuest eBook Central user accounts will not migrate automatically to the new system. Read the "How to Merge Personal User Accounts" FAQ from EBSCO for details. Note this only applies to MyEBSCO accounts with a unique username and password, unfortunately, those made with Gmail SSO cannot migrate and users will need to export their saved content. For ProQuest eBook Central enthusiasts, read how to export items.
  • While unavailable at launch, EBSCO is now testing AI features for future incorporation like natural language search, improved evaluation of search results through summaries and key insights, and conversational interactivity with source documents.

We will launch the new EDS, new website, and a new underlying technology to authenticate you into resources called OpenAthens, on November 15, 2023. Stay tuned for more as we get closer! 

05/05/2023
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Today you may notice a new link when using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), the search box on our homepage. In addition to the Full Text Finder link you see when EDS is linking out to sources external to EBSCO, like from ProQuest, HeinOnline, or other publishers and vendors, you'll now see a Locate Full Text link for articles. The Locate Full Text link is powered by LibKey, a tool that helps quickly connect you to articles, whether they're in a library database or published for free online. 

Examples of PDF or HTML Full Text links being hosted by EBSCO and Locate Full Text links leading to external sources

The way it works is as follows:

  • Click the Locate Full Text link.
  • In a new browser tab, you'll see see either:
    • A LibKey page with a direct link to the article.
    • EBSCO's Full Text Finder tool as a backup, for instances when LibKey can't find it.

Example of LibKey linking page

After the first time you see the LibKey page in a session, you can actually tell it to remember your preferences, and it will just forward you to the article with no intermediary page. This should save you a lot of time finding the full text of articles, as EBSCO's native Full Text Finder tool sometimes could only link to a journal's homepage, for instance. If LibKey knows where the article is it will always bring you directly to it. 

LibKey also has a browser plugin called LibKey Nomad that will help link to the full text of works when browsing websites and search engines like Google Scholar and Wikipedia. Visit the LibKey Nomad information page for more on this plugin. 

Additionally, LibKey has a companion tool called BrowZine, which offers a different way to browse through journals available from the PG Library's subscriptions. Visit the BrowZine homepage. 

BrowZine's subject page for business journals

More training on these tools will be available in the future, but we wanted to enable them as quickly as possible to help you get to the resources you need more efficiently. Please reach out to the library staff if you have any questions.

04/24/2023
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The PG Library is happy to announce enhancements to two existing databases, plus the addition of a new database from EBSCO. These resources are linked to in various places on our website and now appear when searching EBSCO Discovery Service, the search tool on our homepage.

New Database: Education Source

Education Source includes 677 active full-text, non-open access journals (540 peer reviewed) in a research database designed for education students, professionals, and policymakers. In addition to full-text journals, Education Source includes more than 4,100 full-text education-related conference papers. Education Source also includes a collection of more than 390 videos from SimpleK12 to provide practical online teacher training that addresses the evolving landscape of education. Access Education Source

Updated Resource: MEDLINE Ultimate

The most comprehensive companion to the MEDLINE index, MEDLINE Ultimate (previously MEDLINE Complete) offers the largest collection of top-tier biomedical journals, many with no embargo, to provide you with access to the information as soon as it is published. MEDLINE Ultimate also includes Ahead of Print content for relevant titles from key publishers and MEDLINE Ultimate Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine. It includes approximately 1,650 active full-text, non-open access journals (1,605 peer reviewed). Access MEDLINE Ultimate.

Updated Resource: CINAHL Ultimate

The ultimate research tool for nursing and allied health studies, CINAHL Ultimate (previously CINAHL with Full Text) provides fast and easy access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules.  It covers more than 50 nursing specialties and includes quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, CEU modules and research instruments. CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine. CINAHL Ultimate includes 935 active full-text, non-open access journals (725 peer reviewed). Access CINAHL Ultimate.

Maintenance Window for EBSCO Resources

Unrelated to these updates, please also be aware that EBSCO will be performing maintenance to authentication and personal user account functionality this weekend. During this time, users may experience some issues accessing EBSCO resources, including EBSCO Discovery Service. The maintenance period will be Saturday, April 29 from 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET.

09/29/2022
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We've been asked if we could add Harvard's business cases to the Library's collections many times in the past, but at the time, Harvard didn't license them to online libraries like ours. That's changed! Available now, all faculty, students, and staff have access to Harvard Core Curriculum & Business Cases, also called the Harvard Student Success Package, hosted on the EBSCO platform. 

The content package is comprised of two components (description from EBSCO's website):

Core Curriculum

  • 76 Readings cover the foundational concepts, theories, and frameworks essential for business studies
  • The readings are authored by faculty at Harvard Business School and include a Teaching Note document to help instructors gain insight into the case, related course materials, and exhibit slides
  • Teaching Notes are available at no cost to all educators with a free educator account at hbsp.harvard.edu
  • 35-question test banks, practice questions, video clips, and interactive Illustrations enhance student comprehension of specific topics

HBS Select Case Study Collection

  • More than 2,000 Harvard Business School case studies
  • Curated by editors from Harvard Business Publishing
  • Give students the perspective and context they need to navigate the current workplace and prepare for their careers
  • Built around themes that are essential knowledge in today's business context but often not covered in course syllabi
  • Provide immersive real-world scenarios and commentary to help students examine issues related to the dynamics of business and society, navigating changing workplaces, and managing teams, personal decisions, and career growth

Note that for Harvard Business Review (HBR) articles, find them in Business Source Ultimate (or when searching using the search box on our homepage). 

Interested? Find content in the new Harvard Core Curriculum & Business Cases at:

library.purdueglobal.edu/hbp 

 

SAGE logo

You now have access to SAGE Video, in addition to SAGE Research Methods added earlier this year. SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational videos across key social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Categories include business, counseling, criminal justice, education, nursing, and more. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse learning and research needs. All videos are fully citeable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation, and embedding, and include other video player features that make implementing video into the classroom and for independent use, user-friendly and easily accessible.

Our access to SAGE Video is unique, as we have access to all videos on the SAGE Video platform from 06/01/2022 - 05/31/2023. Purdue Global will be in an evaluation period with SAGE Video during this time, with all videos made accessible to all users. After the evaluation period is over, the most-used videos will be kept permanently, which we estimate to be around the top 400+.

If you are a faculty course lead and select a SAGE video for use in your course, please contact the PG Library and let us know so we can guarantee its inclusion after the evaluation period is over, though we should be able to track this via usage reports. 

Access SAGE Video anytime with this link:

library.purdueglobal.edu/sagevideo

05/25/2022
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Available to all students, faculty, and staff, Mergent Online is the most robust company research tool available in the PG Library today. It offers a wealth of textual detail on company descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt, and capital stock. Powerful intuitive search capabilities combined with an easy-to-use interface, access to risk, ratings, credit information, and recommendations under one platform, make Mergent Online a perfect resource for your financial and business information research needs.

Access Mergent Online anytime with this link:

library.purdueglobal.edu/mergent

For more on Mergent Online, including tips on conducting basic company searches and creating company lists, visit our Guide to Mergent Online.

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