Nov. 16, 2020: Changes to Gale Testing and Education Reference Center; and Literary Index

Starting on December 18th, 2020 Gale Testing and Education Reference Center will become Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. Peterson’s Test Prep will include the same experience and career tools, but will feature an improved and re-designed navigation in order to enhance user experience.

Gale Literary Index will be updated in November, 2020 and will include new usability features. The updated site will include enhanced accessibility tools, such as text-to-speech capabilities and adjustable text size, and increased user privacy. The Literary Index will also feature integration with Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 tools, to allow users to more easily save, download, and share content.

You can access both of these resources by visiting Radford’s A-Z Database list.

May 22, 2020: JSTOR Open Community Collections

Radford University users now have access to JSTOR Open Community Collections. This is an exciting resource that allows our users to access other institutions’ special collections. Users can browse these community collections by institution and explore many different topics ranging historical clothing from 1800 to present, to 17th century colonial records, to photographs documenting traditional Lebanese architecture.

The JSTOR Open Community Collections can be accessed by visiting https://about.jstor.org/whats-in-jstor/open-community-collections/, or through the library’s A-Z Database list at http://libguides.radford.edu/az.php?a=j.

January 21, 2020: Changes to Our Kanopy Streaming Video

In an effort to contain our spending with Kanopy, McConnell Library changed the way our account works and it is now in Mediated Mode. Users will have access to videos for which the library has paid a one-year licensing fee. If a user selects a video that has not been licensed for the year, the user will be prompted to fill out a form to request access to the video. A librarian will evaluate the request and determine the best option for access.

For more information about how this process works, as well as instructions for requesting videos through the Mediated Mode, please visit our Kanopy Streaming Films - Mediated Mode LibGuide.