CINAHL with Full Text!

Thanks to ICONN, The UConn Libraries know have CINAHL with Full Text!

EBSCO says:  “CINAHL with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 580 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 278 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source, or Nursing & Allied Health Collection. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.”


you can access it at



New Interfaces Changes for 3 databases

Three new / changed databases interfaces / platforms for your information:

1. The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals has switched from the RLG interface to the FirstSearch interface. The link in the ERM for Avery now points to the new interface; see for yourself at

2. Social Work Abstracts has gone from Ovid / SilverPlatter to EBSCO. The link in the ERM for Social Work Abstracts now points to EBSCO; see the new interface

3. The AP Photo Archive is working on a new interface. You can see a trial of it here:



RCL Library Toolbar Available

Looking for a quick and easy way to use our libary resources?

Then download the library toolbar from

It works with Internet Explorer and Firefox to give you quick acess to:

  • Library resources: eJournal, Inter-Library Loan, All Databases, Citation Linker and Live Chat
  • Searching our library catalog- HOMER, and the Boston Library Consortium Virtual Catalog (BLC)
  • Renew books via MyHOMER and other online research tools
  • Searching Google and a MyToDo list gadget
  • Library and UConn news RSS feeds to subscribe too
  • and more….

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New DD/ILL (Interlibrary Loan Page)

UConn Libraries InterLibrary Loan Services has a new webpage!

We hope these changes will help to better direct you to the best service option for your needs.

Where did the NetID and password log in go?

Most services do not require a log in. If the service you select from the menu requires one, you will be prompted, and your log in will take you directly to the form needed for your request.

For books and videos, why should I go to the Virtual Catalog or WorldCat before using the book form?

· The Virtual Catalog allows you to bypass the DD-ILL staff and place a request for a title directly from a lending library. As a result, you obtain the title much faster.
(Book requests only)

· WorldCat offers you direct access to more than 16,000 libraries while allowing you to request books, DVDs, musical scores, etc. Also, because using WorldCat requires less intermediate handling, it too can often get you what you need more quickly.

We hope that you will find these changes useful! Please feel free to send comments and questions to

Find articles and more with our new Research Database Locator

The Uconn libraries has redesigned the Library Research Database Locator! You can search by Subject or by Database Name. If you’re just beginning to research and not sure where to start? That’s ok, we’ll help you through that too! Check it out!


Use it to find search engines (databases) for scholarly articles on a wide range of topics. Also use it to find collections of newspaper articles, images, music, and more!. Try out this new version and send us your comments. Access through link below or from the All Databases link on the library home page.




Find Reference Books Online at UConn

A web site has been developed by librarians at the Homer Babbidge Library in Storrs to make it easy to find electronic reference books that have been purchased by UConn. Reference Books Online allows you to browse titles or subject to find a wealth of information traditionally found on library reference shelves. Many of these electronic books are only available to UConn students, faculty, & staff. If you have a valid NetID but are off-campus, please log into the Libraries’ VPN before accessing this page.

Reference books online. Check it out!