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FAQS: FAQ Collection: Faculty

1. access databases off campus

These databases are licensed for the exclusive use of enrolled Emmanuel College students, College Faculty, and Staff. Remote access is available for most of the Library's subscription databases with an Emmanuel Portal username and password.

For all databases, click on the database title to access the login screen and enter your Emmanuel Portal login information. If you do not know your username and password, first click on "Find My Username" on the login screen. Then once you know your username, click on "Forgot My Password" on the login screen to reset your password.

If you cannot set or reset your password, please notify the Emmanuel College Helpdesk. The Library cannot set or reset passwords.

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2. create a permanent or persistent link to a document in selected Library databases

General Information:
A permanent or persistent link (URL) to a document in one of our subscription databases allows direct and stable access to that document, because in some cases the URL displayed in the browser is only a temporary link. Accessing stable links varies by database; follow specific instructions below.

Copy and paste your stable link into EC Learn.

Instructions for selected databases/database vendors:   

EBSCO databases 

  • Databases include: Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premier, CINAHL with Full Text, EconLit with Full Text, ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center, European Views of the Americas: 1493–1750, GreenFILE, Humanities International Complete, LISTA, Medline through EBSCO interface, Military & Government Collection, PsycARTICLES, PsychINFO, Regional Business News, and SocINDEX with Full Text 
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document by selecting the document title from the result list. Click on the Permalink option in the right menu to copy the URL that appears in the pop-up box.    

ProQuest Central and ProQuest Newspapers
  • Databases include: ABI/INFORM Complete, Education Journals (ProQuest), Health and Medical Complete, Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Central, ProQuest US Newsstream, Boston Globe (1980–1996), Boston Globe (1997–current), Christian Science Monitor Archive, New York Times Archive, Wall Street Journal Archive, Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition, Wall Street Journal Online Edition, and Washington Post Archive.
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document, by selecting the document title from the result list. Copy the Document URL link given at the bottom of the document. 

INFOTRAC/Gale Cengage
  • Databases include: Academic OneFile, Educator's Reference Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP, Gale Biography in Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and General OneFile.
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document, by selecting the document title from the result list. Select Bookmark this document from the Tools options on the right and, then, Copy the Bookmark URL. 

  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the book, by selecting the book title from the result list. The URL for the detailed record of the book is a permanent link. 

Alexander Street Video Collections
  • Databases include: American History in Video
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the video, by selecting the video title from the result list. Select Embed/Link from the options above the video on the page. From there, you will be able to copy the permanent link. 
  • Please be aware that EC Learn does not support embedding of selections from this database.

Please ask a librarian if you require further assistance. 
(617) 735-9927,


EBSCOhost. (2014, September). EBSCOhost Persistent Links - Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from

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3. determine a journal's impact factor/other journal metrics

Open Access Impact Ranking Systems:

  1. SCImago Journal & Country Rank Contains “journals and scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database (Elsevier B.V.)”  See the Understand Charts and Tables section of the Help.

  2. Eigenfactor: Ranking and Mapping Scientific Knowledge "A non-commercial academic research project sponsored by the Bergstrom Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington.”  The most recent impact factors are 2013. See the FAQ section for information on the ranking:

  3. Google Scholar Metrics "Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research." (See description for metric details).

  4. Publisher/journal web site may also list impact factor or other journal metrics. For example, see the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

For further information, see:
Haustein, S. (2012). Knowledge and Information: Multidimensional Journal Evaluation : Analyzing Scientific Periodicals beyond the Impact Factor. Retrieved from

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4. find the full text of an article from a citation

The Full-Text Finder can help find available articles through our more than 50 subscription databases.

  • From the Library Home Page (, select A-Z Journals by Title under Library Resources.
  • Enter the journal title in the text box and click on Search.
    Note: For the citation below, Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy is the journal title.

    Monk-Turner, Elizabeth, et al. "A Content Analysis of Violence in American War Movies." Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy 4.1 (2004): 1-11. Academic Search Premier. Web. 11 August 2011.
  • Use the title of the article in the Search within Publication text box. For off-campus access, enter your Emmanuel Portal login when prompted.
If full text is not available, place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request for the article.  An ILL request may take 2-3 weeks to fill depending on the availability of the item.

See also:

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5. place items on course reserves

See the Library Reserve Policy.

6. request books or articles from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

See the Library Interlibrary Loan Policy.

7. reserve media equipment

See the Library Media Policy.

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