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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
New
Guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world
New
French texts, primarily in literature and philosophy.
New
Journals in art, architecture, & design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theater, and cultural studies.
New
CDC links to vital statistics and records.
Trial
Collection of chemistry databases from CRC Press.
Available through Friday, May 4, 2018. Send feedback to pgstreby@umflint.edu.
New
Index of articles on films and film personnel from around the world.
New
Over 400 of the most important and innovative films from the early 20th Century to today.
New
Downloadable environmental and health data for Michigan.
New
Videos of important theorists in nursing.
Trial
Patient case studies.
Available through Friday, April 20, 2018. Send feedback to lflynn@umflint.edu.
Trial
Videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers, with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board.
Available through Friday, April 20, 2018. Send feedback to lflynn@umflint.edu.
New
Current coverage of U.S. politics. Includes articles, documents (including Congressional Dear Colleague letters) and infographics.
New
Covers book and film reviews for published materials related to psychology.

Proxy string

If you are denied access to an online resource provided by the Thompson Library, it might be because there is no proxy string in the URL. You can attach the following (including the equals sign) to the front of the URL and try again:

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Example:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256   (not accessible off campus)

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256   (accessible off campus)

If you still cannot gain access, please contact a librarian. It's helpful if you have the the error or denial-of-access page in front of you when you contact us.

DOI: If you have a DOI (digital object identifier) for an article, but not a complete URL, add this to the beginning of the DOI:

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Example:

10.2307/3162256 (DOI without a URL)

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3162256 (working URL)

You can also visit the DOI link resolver at http://dx.doi.org/ and enter the DOI to get a working URL. You will still need to add the proxy string if you're off campus.

EZProxy Bookmarklet

The EZProxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Thompson Library’s EZProxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription for, and you're presently off-campus, then you should get you immediate access to the resource once you've logged in with your uniqname and LAN password.

How Do You Add It?

There's a different method for different browsers:

Firefox: Right-click on the following link, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option:
Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
Internet Explorer: Right-click on this link
Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
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Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy

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Please let us know how well the EZProxy bookmarklet works.

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