25 April 2013, Volume 6, Number 34

This entry is a continuation of the list of Alumni services and resources which we began in last week’s newsletter.

This week we will focus on access to full text journal articles, e-books, databases, and bibliographic software. We all have read about the high cost of purchasing access to full text journal articles. When students are enrolled at UVa,  the library pays the fees for that access. Once a student graduates and leaves UVa, obtaining access to databases and full text journal articles can be challenging. We hope the information below helps you secure the articles you need as you continue your career and personal development.

In addition to the access Alumni have to the five full text databases provided by the Library and U.Va. Alumni Services, graduates do have other databases they can freely access. However, the familiar Find@UVa icon will no longer appear to provide full text access to the journal articles.  UVa’s  contract with the full text journal providers stipulates that U.Va. can only provide access to only current students and faculty. Alumni may be able to procure full text articles by visiting university, public or school libraries; purchasing copies from online suppliers, or obtaining subscriptions to the journals. Call us at 434.924-7040 if you have any questions about this.

Free Databases
In addition to the five full text databases available to alumni (note, these 5 databases do provide the articles full text), alumni can access the following databases without charge. Access to full text is not offered by the database providers listed below  except as noted. Instead, alumni will need to investigate other options for acquiring full text articles such as visiting a public university library which has a subscription to the journal, purchasing a copy from the journal publisher, or seeing if the article was included in one of  the free full text databases offered by the U.Va. Office of Engagement and the University Library.

    1. ERIC
    2. PubMed
    3. PubMed Central.  All articles are available full text without cost.
    4. What Works Clearinghouse database.   The reports are available full text without cost.
    5. Directory of Open Access Journals.  All of the journals are full text.
    6. Google Scholar
    7. Google Books.   While books in the public domain may be available full text, books that are under copyright will not be available.
    8. PsycINFO.  If you join the American Psychological Association, you can purchase year-long individual subscriptions to their database and full text articles or you can use their “on demand” service to gain 24 hour access to the database. *
    9. Udini. Search the Udini database without charge for academic research, news, and trade news from authoritative publications. Users pay per article, project or month.

Bibliographic Software (Free)
UVa Alumni continue to have free access to RefWorks software at no cost as long as UVa subscribes to RefWorks.   Click here to read how to transition from a student account to an alumni account.

Find @ UVaAs stated before, the one major difference when using RefWorks will be that the Find@UVa button does not display.  Our contract with the full text journal providers stipulates that the Library can only provide full text access to current UVa students and faculty. Alumni may be able to procure full text articles through other options including:  visiting university, public or school libraries that subscribe to the journal in print or online, purchasing copies from online suppliers and publishers, or seeing if the article was included in one of the free full text databases offered by the UVa Office of Engagement and the University Library.  Do note that if you attached articles to the citations in your RefWorks account during your student days, those will continue to be available full text.

  1. EndNote Basic.  On April 23rd,  EndNote’s publisher began offering a free version of EndNote called EndNote Basic.
  2. Mendeley
  3. Zotero
  4. RefWorks. See the 2 paragraphs directly above this listing.


cover of the Handbook of Psychology: Educational Psychology, 2nd ed., volume 7NEW HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Psychology: Educational Psychology, 2nd ed., Volume 7 in series
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: BF 121 .H213 2013
Table of Contents

Note: Handbooks in the CLIC may not be checked out, but may be scanned for free or photocopied for 8 cents per page in the CLIC.


Thomson Reuters, owners of EndNote, announced this week they would offer a free version of EndNote called EndNote Basic. EndNote Basic includes storage for 2 gigabytes of attachments and 50,000 references, as well as the top 20+ most frequently used styles.

EndNote and EndNote basic are tools for searching, organizing and sharing work, creating bibliographies, and writing papers. The EndNote iPad version will soon be updated to reflect the new EndNote Basic functionality. EndNote’s iPad version is available on iTunes for $.99 (discounted from $9.99) through the end of July 2013.


HOOS YOUR Data spelled out in lights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.


Big Data 2 The Second Big Data Summit May 14, 2013
Data is everywhere and growing every day. The second Big Data Summit will be held at UVa in Rice Hall  on May 14 from 8:30 am- 1:30 pm. This half-day event will bring together the University community to discuss issues, opportunities, and research regarding Big Data. More information and the online registration form is available on the UVACSE website.


University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering
TOPIC: The basics of high-throughput and parallel computing
DATES: June 10th – June 14th
TIME: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 205 MEC (Mechanical Engineering Building)
DESCRIPTION:  The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE) is offering a High Performance Computing (HCP) Bootcamp. HPC Bootcamp is a FREE one-week short course for those who wish to learn the basics of high-throughput and parallel computing. Topics covered include MPI for distributed systems and OpenMP for multicore systems.

Registration is required, but the week-long Bootcamp is FREE for all participants. Register here to attend. If you have any questions, please email uvacse@virginia.edu


Cover of the Nation's Report Card: Economics 2012NATION’S REPORT CARD: ECONOMICS 2012
First administered in 2006, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) economics assessment measures twelfth-graders’ understanding of a wide range of topics in three main content areas: market economy, national economy, and international economy. This report provides results of the economics assessment in 2012 based on a nationally representative sample of nearly 11,000 twelfth-graders. Results from 2012 are compared with those from 2006 to investigate whether our nation’s high school seniors are becoming increasingly literate in economics. Download the full report.


Logo for the International Year of StatisticsCELEBRATE STATISTICS
2013 is the International Year of Statistics.  Find out why and how over 1,900 international organizations are celebrating the year by visiting the International Year of Statistics web site.

Many of these organizations have devel­oped primary and secondary school statistics education programs and resources, most of which are free.  Check out the Teacher Resources page on the IYS web site to access the resource links which are organized by topics and country of origin.


Cover of the NAEP report: Algebra I and Geometry Curricula:Results From the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum StudyNATION’S REPORT CARD:  NEW MATH REPORT
Does taking an honors course guarantee a rigorous curriculum? For parents and students, the news from this new report that high school honors algebra I and geometry may not always reflect the course content was a surprising finding.

The video, Inside America’s Math Courses captures parent and student reactions to findings from the Mathematics Curriculum Study, as detailed in the report Algebra I and Geometry Curricula: Results From the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum Study. See what math curriculum and assessment experts have to say about the findings and what insights they have for parents and students.


This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians,
Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman for the Curry School
of Education to support digital scholarship and research

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