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Are you ready to jump into your dream career?

If you’re getting ready to graduate or thinking about finding your dream career, the library has a great database called Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success that you should check out! It is a perfect resource for those students who will be graduating soon, and there truly is something in there for everyone.

The database includes tests, e-books, computer courses, tutorials, and resume tools that are geared towards improving job search skills, preparing for advanced occupational training, improving computer and internet skills, refreshing or improving reading, writing, and math skills, preparing for professional licensing or aptitude tests, and so much more! The materials in this database are interactive and self-paced to accommodate for various learning styles.

To use this database, simply go to All Databases on the library homepage and click on the letter W.  Scroll to Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success and click “connect”.  Simply create an account by clicking on “register” in the upper right corner of the page to get started!

If you have any questions, just contact the Research and Information Desk, or watch this 15-minute video about the database.

Project MUSE Advanced Search Option

The Project Muse database now has an advanced search feature, which allows users to create more focused and specific searches. Now, searches can be limited by content type, research area, author, publisher,  journal title, or language.

To start using this feature, simply click “Advanced Search”  in the upper  right corner of the Project Muse homepage.

For more information on this update, click here.

ProQuest Newsstand: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more!

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Are you looking for popular and current newspapers? If so, then you might want to visit the ProQuest Newsstand database!  ProQuest Newsstand is home to approximately 560  state, regional, national, and international publications!

Included in the database are:

  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • USA Today
  • And so many more!
Content is updated in this database several times a day. Next time you’re looking for newspapers, check out ProQuest Newsstand!
For more information about this resource and to access it, click here.

S&P NetAdvantage: a great business resource

Have you heard of the S&P NetAdvantage database? A very valuable resource for those in business field, S&P NetAdvantage includes publications from Standard & Poor’s publications on marketing and investments.

Some of the resources in this database are:

  • U.S. industry surveys
  • Stock and bond reports
  • Directories for corporations and the Security Dealers of North America
  • Registers for public and private companies, and executives
  • Compustat Excel Analytics
  • Mutual fund screener
  • Investment advisory services
  • And more!

Check out this resource for your business information needs!

To get to S&P NetAdvantage, simply go to All Databases on the library homepage, click on “business”, and scroll down to S&P NetAdvantage. Click connect. Or click here.

For further assistance, ask a librarian at the Research and Information Desk.

Download full ebooks on SpringerLink!

BGSU users have full-text access to nearly 45,000 books on SpringerLink, and now you can download the full text of those ebooks!  All book chapters can now be downloaded all at once, which is very convenient. Of course, you can still download each chapter individually, as that option has not changed.

To access SpringerLink, go to all databases on the library homepage and click on the letter “s”. Scroll down to SpringerLink and click “connect”.

If you need any help, stop by, call, or message the friendly folks at the Research and Information Desk!

Web of Science Updates

Web of Science, formerly known as Web of Knowledge, has recently gotten an update.  The interface has been revamped, and many other modifications were made as well! Some of the changes include a clear display of what database is being searched and the ability to easily switch between databases; spell check “did you mean” feature; easier links to full-text material, and more!

To find out more about the recent updates, visit this page!

Web of Science is commonly used to search for citations to scholarly articles and papers from a wide range of disciplines. This database covers over 10,000 journals and 110,000 conference proceedings.

To visit Web of Science, go to All Databases and click on the letter “W”. You can also click here.







Celebrate MLK Day with NBC Learn

Monday, January 20th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which honors an important and influential person in history.

Everyone has heard a little about this remarkable man from reading history books and from school. The library has an interesting resource where you can watch archived video footage of him.

NBC Learn is an easy-to-use database with an extensive compilation of videos from NBC News, newsreels, and even some photographs.  A simple search for Martin Luther King, Jr. brings back 128 results, including an interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. on Meet the Press from 1963. There is a treasure trove of history in this database.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by learning a little more about the man who made such a difference. Go to NBC Learn today to take advantage of these amazing resources.

To go to NBC Learn, click here.

New ARTstor Flashcard Feature

ARTstor has a new feature which allows users to use flashcards to study on their mobile devices. Simply go to the ARTstor Digital Library on your device and open up an image group. Tap on the flashcard option in the upper right corner to get started.

Tapping an image will flip it over to reveal the information about the image. Images can be shuffled also!

This is a very valuable study tool for art students. It can also be accessed on Firefox and Safari by going to

To access ARTstor, simply go to All Databases on the University Libraries homepage, and click on the letter A. Scroll down to ARTstor and click connect. As always, if you have any questions, please speak with one of the friendly people at the Research and Information Desk.

Ohio Library Snapshot Day Photos

Were you in the library on Wednesday, November 13?  Maybe you saw some library employees with cameras. Maybe you agreed to have your photo taken. Maybe your photo was posted online in honor of Ohio Library Snapshot Day, an annual event when libraries across Ohio show people enjoying and utilizing their favorite academic and public libraries. Here are the photos from just BGSU and here are the photos from all Ohio libraries.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Snapshot Day and helped us show how important libraries are as places to learn, research, gather together, and find entertainment.

Library Snapshot Day

November 13th is Ohio Library Snapshot Day.

Every year, libraries across Ohio collect photographs of people going about a typical day in the library. Ohio Library Snapshot Day helps us to show people enjoying all the activities the library makes possible.

If you’re in the library on Wednesday, November 13th, you might see a staff member taking photos of people enjoying the library. (Don’t worry, if you don’t want to participate you can just let us know.) You can also submit your own photos by tweeting them @bglibrarian67 or posting to Instagram with #bgsulibrary. We want to see you using the library to learn, relax, collaborate, explore.

Check out our photos from Snapshot Day 2012 and watch this space for the results of Snapshot Day 2013.