Liberty University Online Library Update

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Liberty University Online Library Update

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Alumni of Liberty University are now permitted to access some of the library's most popular online research databases. Links to these databases are found here.

If you have problems accessing them, contact a librarian at

Postedby Jeffrey Dull at 12:49 PM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summon "cookie" problem

If you get an error message about "enabling cookies" when you are trying to access an item you have found through a search in Summon, you may need to check your browser settings as described below to enable "Cookies". Cookies are small files stored on your computer by websites so that they can track where you are on the website, whether you have certain rights, etc.

This problem only occurs when using the Internet Explorer browser, so you also could try switching to another browser, preferably Mozilla Firefox.

But, below are the instructions for setting cookies for Internet Explorer. 

1. Click on the tools menu and select Internet Options
2. Click on the Privacy tab
3. Pull the slider down all the way so that the setting is "Accept all cookies". Once you are able to access online Library resources, you can experiment with higher privacy settings to see which ones will still allow access. Please note that the default Privacy setting in Internet Explorer prevents access to Library online resources.
4. In the Privacy tab, make sure that "Block popups" is not ticked. Some databases use popups and will not work if they are blocked.
5. Click Apply
6. Click OK
7. Close your browser, and then reopen it to ensure that the new settings are used.

Only Internet Explorer needs instructions, as all other browsers have cookies on by default.

Postedby Jeffrey Dull at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

NetLibrary becomes EBSCO eBook collection

NetLibrary becomes EBSCO eBook collection

The former NetLibrary and NetLibrary Audiobooks have now become the EBSCO eBook Collection and EBSCO Audiobooks.  Former NetLibrary links and links in LUCAS will now redirect to EBSCO and if you had created a personal account with NetLibrary that information is no longer available.  You will not see the NetLibrary brand on the EBSCOHost site. 

The new ebook platform uses the familiar EBSCO interface that you probably have already used to search for journal articles.  Like other EBSCO databases, you can save, email, view citations, make notes and bookmark your results. Under EBSCO, you can use an existing personal account or create a new personal account in order to save eBooks to a folder, take notes on eBooks, and download eBooks for offline reading. If you already have an existing My EBSCOhost account, it will also work with eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost.

Postedby Jeffrey Dull at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Business Source Complete persistent links

Articles in Business Source Complete have a "persistent link" you can use to post in your assignment. The persistent link, in most cases, will allow any Liberty student or instructor to access your article.

To get the persistent link,

  • find an article in Business Source Complete
  • Click the link to the article title.
  • Click the “Permalink” link that appears in the right column
  • A link will appear that you can copy and paste into your assignment.

View a screencast that demonstrates persistent linking for an article.

A link to Business Source Complete is found on the Business Research Guide.

Postedby Jeffrey Dull at 12:34 PM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wall Street Journal access online

You can access Wall Street Journal online in a variety of different databases that our library has. You can choose to search in it by key words or you can go to a specific issue and browse the articles.

Click here to see a video showing how.

To repeat the steps seen in the video, begin on the library homepage here.

Postedby Jeffrey Dull at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

EBSCO problems with Google Chrome

Students using the Google Chrome browser have been experiencing problems with some of the functions in the Ebscohost databases.

If you are having problems, try switching to another browser, preferably the Mozilla Firefox browser. You can download it for free here.

Postedby Jeffrey Dull at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

The New Lucas is Here

The new LUCAS, Liberty University Library Catalog, is here.

We have recently upgraded to the newest version of ExLibris' Voyager system, the platform that underpins LUCAS. The primary one that will affect you is the new interfaces for WebVoyage (LUCAS).

We believe that this update not only modernizes the look of the catalog system, it also provides you with more functionality and greater ease of searching.

We will be making several enhancements over the next few weeks to months to improve the catalog even further, including, but not limited to: a browsable bookshelf to help you find the exact location of your title on the shelf, a citing guide for each result, a text this call # feature, and external links to buy the title if we don't have it in stock and you need it immediately.

We hope you like the changes we are making, and let us know if you have any ideas for further improvement and customization.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What is Summon?

Summon is a new "Google-like" search engine that makes it easier to search our library resources. To find out more, click here.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 2:02 PM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finding articles in Principal Leadership

Click here to view a screencast that shows how to search for articles in the journal Principal Leadership.

The first screen seen on the screencast is the Journals Research Portal found here.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

Standard & Poor's industry surveys

Use the Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage database to find industry surveys. There's a link to "Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage" on the Business resources page here. Once you are in the database, look in the right column for "Industry Surveys".

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finding "Lawyers as Hired Doves"

Follow these steps to find the article in LexisNexis:

1. Go to the Journals Research Portal and click the LexisNexis Academic link located under the “Top Multidisciplinary Resources” section.

2. After LexisNexis opens, click “US Legal” (located on the left side of the page).

3. Under “US Legal”, click “Law Reviews” (because this article is from the Cumberland Law Review).

4. Enter Lawyers as hired doves into the “Search for” box.

5. Directly to the right of that box, click the box that says “Everywhere” and choose “Title”.

6. Click the “Search” button and the article should appear.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

Using/Converting persistent URL links

For instructions, visit the "How to Create a Persistent Link" page.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

COUN 501 word study assignment help

For assistance, View this PDF.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, September 14, 2009

Saving items to an EBSCOhost folder

Here are instructions to save items in a folder if you are using the Ebscohost databases:


First you need to create a “My Ebscohost” account, then login to it BEFORE you save items to a folder. Then, the items will stay in your folder even after you logoff of the database.


To create a My Ebscohost account, click the “Sign in” link located near the top of the page of the Ebscohost database you are using. Then click the “Create a new account” link.


After you have created your account and signed in, you can click the “add to folder” links to save items to your “My Ebscohost” folder.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 12:53 PM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Research Tools

Explore new gadgets, widgets, and tools to make your research more effective:


LibX for Liberty University
LibX is a browser plugin that simplifies access to Liberty University library and other research resources. It features drag and drop searching in Google Scholar, embeds Liberty University icons on Amazon and other books pages that allow searching Liberty holdings, and integrates with our GetIt@Liberty article linking technology. It also features author, title, ISBN, and keyword searching, Journals at Liberty University, the Liberty University Digital Commons, Worldcat, and Amazon directly from the LibX toolbar.
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. Customize your search for libraries nearby and add the Facebook or Firefox plugins.

Google Scholar -- Find Library
Set your preferences in Google Scholar for Liberty University and enable linking to Liberty University article databases.


CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organise and share the scholarly papers you are reading.

EndNote is a stand alone program for organizing personal references and creating bibliographies instantly. May be itegrated with Microsoft Word. Restricted to currently enrolled Liberty University faculty, staff, and students.

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Also integrates with Microsoft Word.

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Monday, August 22, 2011

ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis

Liberty University has recently added the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database which provides the full text of dissertations and theses. See this page for accessing theses and dissertations.

"The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database (PQDT) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. It is the database of record for graduate research, with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year.Over 1.9 million dissertations and theses are available from the UMI vaults on microfilm or in hardcopy, and researchers can preview many recent titles electronically.  Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image)."

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 8:08 AM | Permalink

Friday, February 8, 2008

New: Liberty published online Edu. journal

Christian Perspectives in Education, published under the leadership of the School of Education at Liberty University, is a peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal that is now available online. CPE provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to explore the application of Christian perspectives in educational settings. Dr. Karen Parker is the Managing Editor.  This is the first departmental online journal to be offered as a feature within Liberty's Digital Commons.

Please review this premiere issue and forward to your colleagues. Articles are being accepted for the next issue, and there are openings for faculty reviewers. You can enter your email address to subscribe to this free publication.

The publication's key verse is "Send out your light and your truth! Let them guide me.” Psalm 43:3

Postedby Timothy Siegel at 9:28 AM | Permalink