Learning Commons | Cardinal Cushing Library
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 (your username without the "@emmanuel.edu"). 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. access the New York Times In-Education resources?

These faculty teaching tools help students develop skills in critical thinking, analysis, information literacy, writing, and communications.  

  • Subject Areas included: Business, Communications, Finance, Architecture, English, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, The Arts, Political Science, Religious Studies, Journalism, Career Development and more. 
This site requires a separate registration, using your Emmanuel.edu email nytimesineducation.com/register

3. create a BostonGlobe.com account

Instructions for Registration:
 Setting up a Boston Globe account pdf 

A BostonGlobe.com Account provides:
Complete access to the Boston Globe website content including archives (1872-present).

4. create a permanent or persistent link to a resource 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 most cases the URL displayed in your browser is a temporary link.

Why use the persistent link?

  • If you don't use a stable or persistent link you may not be able to find the resources easily again
  • If you use a pdf instead of a persistent link your students will not be able to properly cite their resources
  • If you don't use a persistent link, the Library has no way of measuring resource usage. If a resources has no usage we may cancel it next year.
  • If you don't use a persistent link you may be in violation of the resource user agreement.

Accessing stable links varies by database; follow specific instructions below.

Please copy and paste the stable link into EC Learn for student access.

Instructions for selected databases/database vendors:   

Article Databases

EBSCO databases 
  • Databases include: Academic Search Premier, Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson), Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson), ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premier, CINAHL with Full Text, Communication & Mass Media Complete, 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, General OneFile, and Communication & Mass Media Complete.
  • 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 document by selecting on the document title from the result list.  Copy the link that is listed to the left of the preview of the document with the citational information for the source.
  • Instructions: Click the Email Jumpstart under the Tools menu. Copy the Jumpstart URL in the pop-up window.
Project Muse
  • Instructions: Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

  • Instructions: Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

  • Instructions: Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

E-Book Collections

Credo Reference
  • Instructions:  Click on the Permalink icon (chain links) in the toolbar on the top right-hand-side of the page and copy the URL.
Proquest Ebook Central
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the book, by selecting the book title from the result list. Select Share Link to Book from the menu on the left-hand-side or select the link icon on the top right-hand-side of the page. Then copy the link.

Streaming Video Databases

Alexander Street Video Collections
  • Databases include: American History in Video
  • Instructions: Below the video, click on Embed/Link.  Then you will be able to copy the permanent link or embed code.
  • Please be aware that EC Learn does not support embedding of selections from this database.
  • Instructions: Click on Share underneath the video and copy the link.
Swank Digital Campus
  • Instructions: Click on Copy Direct Link or Copy LMS Learning Management System link below the video. This copies the link to your clipboard, which you can then paste using CTRL+ V (PC) or Command + V (Mac).

Please ask a librarian if you require further assistance. 
(617) 735-9927, reference2@emmanuel.edu


EBSCOhost. (2014, September). EBSCOhost Persistent Links - Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=272

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5. 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: http://www.eigenfactor.org/faq.php.

  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 http://www.ebrary.com

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6. 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 Databases tab.
  • 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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7. place items on course reserves

See the Library Reserve Policy.

8. read today's New York Times in a layout more like the print edition

  • Log in using your New York Times - Academic Pass credentials
  • Go to the following URL https://app.nytimes.com/
  • Scroll through the menu on the left to navigate through the newspaper as it is laid out in print.

9. renew a book

For Emmanuel Books you can renew books a few ways:

  • In person at the Circulation Desk with Emmanuel ID
  • By phone (617) 735-9927
  • By email, ill@emmanuel.edu
  • Online through My Account.
Please note: The library reserves the right to deny a renewal request.

For InterLibrary Loaned Books:
  • Email request to ill@emmanuel.edu

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

General Information

  • Only current Emmanuel College patrons are eligible for the interlibrary loan service.
  • Required readings from a course syllabus cannot be requested.
  • A request does not guarantee that the material is obtainable.
  • The receipt of each requested item will vary based on lender.
  • On average requests can take one to three weeks to arrive.
  • There is a limit of 3 requests per day.
  • See the Interlibrary Loan Policy for further details.

Request forms

11. reserve DiscoveryLab media and equipment

See the DiscoveryLab Media and Equipment Reservation Policy.

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