In the last few months, the Full Sail Library has added new databases that will help students conduct research and enhance their visual presentations.
Here’s what’s new:
AP Images Collection
The new AP Images Collection gives students and instructors access to more than 3,500 popular and timely images that can be searched and used for educational purposes. The collection has downloadable images from the latest national and international news stories, as well as historical images.
“It’s great for presentations, PowerPoints, and reports,” says Reference Librarian Mollie Peuler.
The database is available through EBSCO. Online, students and staff members will find a direct link to the AP Images Collection within the library’s Online Research page on the student website, Connect.
The library has also added three psychology databases, PsycArticles, PsycCritiques and PsycInfo, which are available through EBSCO. These databases will be available on a trial basis until March 8. After the trial period, the library will evaluate the databases and decide which ones to keep.
Peuler says all of the databases are excellent research tools for students studying behavioral science or other psychology-oriented classes. The PsycCritiques database might be particularly useful to students in the Film, Digital Cinematography, and Creative Writing degree programs because of its entertainment-related articles.
“They have popular film and trade book reviews from the psychological perspective,” says Peuler. To create great characters, “You really need to get inside the heads of people!” added Puerler.
Coming Soon: Koha
In April, expect big changes to the library’s online services when the library moves from Library World to Koha, an open source online library system.
“Koha is going to expand user access,” says Peuler. “Students and instructors will have 24-hour access to their accounts. They’ll be able to view how many items have been checked out, when they’re due, and renew them.”