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The Healey Library Building Is Open!

The Healey Library building has reopened as of Tuesday, September 7. Many services are also still being offered remotely.

CURBSIDE PICKUP: To request a book or DVD from library’s collection for curbside pickup, please sign into UMBrella directly, search for a title, open the item's record, and click ‘REQUEST OPTIONS: Place Hold for Pickup’ link. Curbside pickup and drop-off services are currently available on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the ISC drop-off area. No appointments are needed; simply arrive during the scheduled curbside hours. Please note that library curbside services are unavailable on days the campus is closed, including holidays, periods in which the campus is operating remotely, and inclement weather closures. See a map of the curbside location or an interactive campus map.

LIBRARY REQUESTS: Use the Healey Library Requests Form to request items for purchase, course reserves, or digitization.

Popular Databases

Great starting points for multiple subject areas.

New/Trial Databases

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The following databases have recently been added to the library.
Colonial America makes available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies, making it a uniquely rich resource for all historians of the period. Please provide feedback on this trial resource. PDF download options are not available during trials.Trial ends 12/21/2021.
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Digital Theatre+ is a Theatre Arts database featuring streaming video of full length British theatre productions, interviews with cast and crew, and documentaries about practice, production and workshops. It includes productions from Shakespeare to contemporary plays, with teaching guides, essays, study guides, theory and criticism.
  • Open Access
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The first ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000. Find out how many evictions happen in your community. There is a scorecard and interactive features. Create custom maps, charts, and reports. Share facts with your neighbors and elected officials.
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This collection of more than 1,200 streaming videos from PBS provides valuable video documentaries and series covering an exceptional range of content - from science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business & economics, and more.
  • Open Access
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South Asia Open Archives is a rich and growing open-access resource for research and teaching that contains hundreds of thousands of pages of key historical and contemporary books, journals, newspapers, census data, magazines, and documents, from and about South Asia, with particular focus on social and economic history, literature, women and gender, and caste and social structure.
The University Press Library on degruyter.com. Unlimited access to the complete digital output of 15 university presses (including Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, U.of Chicago, U. of California, and Yale). Includes frontlist, backlist, and thousands of exclusively digitized archive titles with zero DRM restrictions. The collections include all monographs, dissertations, and academic textbooks in more than 70 subject areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Please provide feedback on this trial resource! Trial ends 1/31/2022.
Visible Biology is visual guide to biological concepts and processes. Learn and teach biology in immersive 3D. Use simple controls to engage with interactive simulations. Study 3D models from multiple perspectives. Please provide feedback on this trial resource! Trial ends 12/15/2021.
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