RMU Updates

Nature Journals


For several years, Rod Library participated in a Regents' agreement that provided online access to the journal Nature and several Nature Reviews titles. With recent changes in access terms and a sharp increase in costs, we are no longer able to support access to the Reviews titles.  We are maintaining an electronic subscription to Nature itself.  

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection


Rod Library has purchased the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, a full-text digital collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.  The series includes 50 thematic sub-sets of publications that cover diverse topics, including advertising, agriculture, business, religion, and women’s role in society.  A guide to the contents is available at https://www.ebscohost.com/archives/aas-historical-periodicals-collection

Digital Collections of Periodicals and Newspapers


The Library recently purchased several periodical and newspaper titles in digital format in order to increase access to these resources. These titles previously were available in the Library only in physical formats, including print and microfilm. Their acquisition was funded with a special allocation of one-time funds. The following are now available and are accessible through OneSearch!:

  • The Economist Historical Archive (covering 1843-2011, with annual updates)
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
  • National Geographic Virtual Library (covering 1888-1994)
  • The Times Digital Archive (covering 1785-2010, with annual updates) [Times. London]
  • The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006 [Times. London]


Kanopy Video Streaming Service


In fall 2017 the Library initiated a license to Kanopy, an on-demand web-based digital video delivery service.  Several thousand videos, including theatrical and independent releases, documentaries, international films, television shows, and training films, are now available in a continually growing collection.  Producers whose films are available in the collection include the BBC, Criterion Collection, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, and PBS.  You may access the Kanopy database through the Databases A-Z menu on the Library home page or through Primo, where a growing selection of individual titles also are accessible, with records for newly available titles added on a regular basis.

Titles are arranged in browsable subject (Environmental Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Mental Health) and thematic (LGBTQ Cinema, Leadership Training, Teacher Education Development) collections, and include non-English titles.   You can specify a genre or country of origin, search for a known title, or track a particular filmmaker. 

Viewer information, including instructions for establishing a user profile, creating clips and playlists, and watching Kanopy on television, HDMI cable, Chromecast, and Roku, is available at https://help.kanopystreaming.com/hc/en-us/categories/200923998-For-Viewers

About 70% of the films currently are closed captioned. The rest have a "request captions" button where you can request captions that will be available within 3 days. 

There is no charge to the Library for use of the Kanopy collection until the 4th access of a title within a year’s time. 

Online Subscription to Science (New York, N.Y.)


The journal Science, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is now accessible in online format.  This title has been requested by a number of the members of the teaching faculty.  The online version provides access to content from 1997 to the present. Science in its online format may be accessed through OneSearch! under the entry Science (New York, N.Y.: Online) or by going directly to http://science.sciencemag.org/content/by/year.  From off campus use the proxified url http://login.proxy.lib.uni.edu/login?url=http://science.sciencemag.org/content/by/year. You will be prompted to enter your CAT ID. 

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