By Maric Kramer, eLearning and Reference Librarian
This spring, I was approached by graduate students doing a year-long participatory action research project about human rights as they relate to disparities in healthcare. And let me tell you, this is the kind of thing a librarian dreams about!
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These social work students had done extensive work with the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester to find out where gaps in healthcare coverage existed, to collect and analyze data, and to create an action plan to create education and awareness about healthcare disparities. They had delved deeply into the scholarly research on their topic, important policy papers, and weeded through a multiplicity of government forms. They had planned to present their findings to both student and professional audiences at Wheelock College, but were looking for another way for their hard work to live on and be useful to social workers and social work students.
They approached the Library because they thought we could help. Together, we created a resource guide that would live on the Wheelock College Library website, and provide links to scholarly research, current events, and government and advocacy information, in addition to the professional development materials they had created. Our hope is that this will be a useful resource for Wheelock students studying medical social work and related fields, and for the broader Massachusetts community. Check out these Wheelock students’ excellent work here: http://library.wheelock.edu/sp/subjects/guide.php?subject=healthcare
Many thanks to Elizabeth Blumin, Jonna Green, Andrea Mellonakos, Caitlyn Neithercut, Bethany Spheekas, and Heather Strauch for sharing their wonderful work with the Library. And many congratulations to them on their attainment of the Master’s of Social Work degree on May 17, 2013! Their work on this project clearly shows that healthcare is a human right, and we at the Library wish them all the best in their future careers.
Can we help you to build something to for your Wheelock course or project? If so, please get in touch with a librarian! We would be happy to help.
Full-text in ERIC is currently limited as the US Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fix privacy issues encountered in the ERIC database. Below is a link to the ERIC website for further information.
IES representatives indicated that most scholarly journals in full-text are available. Full-text access to ERIC documents will be suspended until the US Department of Ed and IES fix the privacy issues.
While the Department of Ed and the IES work out the ERIC issues, try some of these other great education resources below.
Education Research Guide or the Early Childhood Education Guide- Wheelock College Library’s own collection of general education and early childhood education resources including online databases and select websites.
List of some relevant databases:
Proquest Social Sciences
Educator’s Reference Complete
Teacher Reference Center
If you have any questions or encounter any issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me directly at the information below.
Wheelock College Library
Please be aware that EBSCO will be making technical changes to their databases this Sunday, July 1st. There is a chance that there may be off-campus access issues for the first few days, so please plan your research accordingly. Some of our popular EBSCO databases include Academic Search Premier, ERIC, CINAHL with full text, PsycArticles, and SOCindex.
Keep in mind that we do have some great alternatives to EBSCO such as Academic Onefile, Sage Journals Online, and our Proquest curriculum collection. Our full list of databases can be found at http://library.wheelock.edu/sp/subjects/databases.php If you need help navigating the databases, don’t hesitate to visit the Library or contact us at 617-879-2222 or email@example.com
Access to all of our databases will be also down for about 12 hours from 9:30pm, Monday night, July 2nd through 9:00 am, Tuesday morning, July 3rd. This is due to a power switch being performed on the off-campus server that handles the Library’s database access. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Some of our Library’s online services will be not be available this weekend (2/3-2/5) from 9pm, Friday evening until 10am, Sunday morning. The Library Catalog and eJournal Finder will be unavailable during this time.
Database access will be available, but at a limited capacity. The “Check SFX for full text” button will not work. Please plan accordingly, especially if you have a pressing deadline coming up and need to look up books and articles! Our hours will remain the same, so do not hesitate to drop by. We apologize for the inconvenience and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
On March 28th, the New York Times’ website enacted a paywall. Formerly free to all, the site’s content will now be limited to 20 articles per month for non-subscribers. For a detailed FAQ about the new policy, click here. The 20-per-month limit does not apply to articles linked through blogs, Twitter or Facebook.
For Wheelock students, staff and faculty, unlimited access to the Times from 1980-present is still available. While the Library does not have a digital subscription directly through the NYT site, we do subscribe to a variety of databases that offer full content. Click here for a list of these databases and their coverage ranges (Though not included on the list, access is also available through Massachusetts Newsstand). You can also find this list by searching for “New York Times” in our Full-Text Journal Finder.
Viewing article titles on the NYT site is still free, so if you find something you’d like to read, accessing it through a Library database will save on your monthly quota. If the article dates before 1980, we’d be happy to find it for you via interlibrary loan.
Please contact us or visit the reference desk if you have any questions!