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. 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. create a permanent or persistent link to a document in selected Library databases
General Information:
A permanent or persistent link (URL) to a document in one of our subscription databases allows a member of the Emmanuel community (enrolled Emmanuel College students, College Faculty, and Staff) to access that document directly (EBSCOhost). In some cases, the URL displayed in the browser is only a temporary link.

Once you have the completed the instructions, you can Paste the link into Blackboard, a Word document, or email. To link to documents from the library’s subscription databases in Blackboard, see Blackboard Vista 8.0.1 Support for Faculty - Creating a Web Link (PDF). 

Instructions for selected databases/database vendors:   

EBSCO databases 
  • Databases include: Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premier, CINAHL with Full Text, EconLit with Full Text, ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center, European Views of the Americas: 1493–1750, GreenFILE, Humanities International Complete, Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts, 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, which is accessed by selecting the document title from the result list. Click on the PermaLink option from the right menu to copy the URL that appears in the pop-up box.    
ProQuest Central and ProQuest Newspapers
  • Databases include: ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest), Education Journals (ProQuest), Health and Medical Complete (ProQuest), Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Newspapers, Boston Globe (1980–1996), Boston Globe (1997–current), Christian Science Monitor Archive (1908–1996), New York Times Archive, 1851–2007, Wall Street Journal Archive, Wall Street Journal Online (1984–present), and Washington Post Archive (1877–1994) 
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document, which is accessed 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, General OneFile, General Reference Center Gold, and Massachusetts History Online
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document, which is accessed 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.
Please ask a librarian if you require further assistance. 
(617) 735-9927, reference@emmanuel.edu


EBSCOhost. (n.d.). EBSCO help - Linking to Information: Persistent Links. Retrieved from http://support.ebsco.com.webadvisor.emmanuel.edu:2048/help/index.php?help_id=86

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3. determine a journal's impact factor

Open Access Impact Ranking Systems:

1. SCImago Journal & Country Rank (http://www.scimagojr.com/ )

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: http://www.scimagojr.com/help.php#understand_journals .


2. Eigenfactor: Ranking and Mapping Scientific Knowledge (http://www.eigenfactor.org/)

“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 2009. See the FAQ section for information on the ranking: http://www.eigenfactor.org/faq.php .


Determining Times Cited by Other Works:

Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/)

Search for the number of times specific journal articles and books (and other scholarly works, e.g., theses, conference proceedings, technical reports, etc.) have been cited in subsequent works.

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4. find full text of an article from a citation
• Search for the journal title in the Full-Text Finder.

       • In the Full-Text Finder results list, check that the available dates for full text include the date of your article citation.

• Remember to go through the Emmanuel College Library web site for free full-text access. DO NOT GOOGLE the journal or article title, since that will direct you to the publishers' web sites and you will be prompted to pay for access to the article. The College pays for access to more than 2,000 journals, but you must use the Library web site. 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.

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5. place items on course reserves
6. request a book/article
7. reserve media equipment