Monday, December 16, 2013

Library Hours: Winter Intersession

Winter Intersession library hours are in now in effect.  Regular hours resume on Monday, January 6, 2014.  For the full library schedule and to keep up-to-date with changes, extended hours, closings, and more, bookmark:

NOTE: library hours are for both Green Library at MMC and Hubert Library at BBC. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

NEW RESOURCE: FIlms on Demand, Master Academic Collection

We now have access to the Films on Demand, Master Academic CollectionFilms on Demand give us access to high-quality digital programs and video clips. Available collections include the Humanities and Social Sciences Collection, Science Collection, Business and Economics Collection, and Health Collection.  Options for embedding, creating playlists, and mobile device viewing are also available.  To start using the collection, visit our A-Z Databases & Resources list

Thursday, December 5, 2013


We now have access to BrowZine! BrowZine is a mobile app that allows you to browse and read the Libraries' online journal content.  Made speficially for tablets, the app is available for download for iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire (Windows tablets coming soon).
  • Easily read and follow your favorite scholarly journals 
  • Stay current in your field of study 
  • Easily find scholarly journals and save articles to your tablet, Dropbox, Refworks, and other services 
  • Create your personal bookshelf of favorite scholarly journals 
To get started, download BrowZine:
Once the app is downloaded, select FIU as your institution and just login using your Library Account information.  Start reading, and enjoy!  More information on BrowZine and other mobile research tools available here: FIU Libraries Mobile Apps & Resources

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

EVENT: Faculty Book Readings Series, featuring Professor Vernon Dickson

Join us for a new installment of the Faculty Book Readings Series this Wednesday, 12/04 at 3pm.   Professor Vernon Dickson will discuss his new book, "Emulation on the Shakespearean Stage." The work explores social and rhetorical theories and practices of imitation and emulation through their enactment on the English Renaissance stage and examines their cultural significance in the often touted age of imitation. Professor Dickson is an active member of the Shakespeare Association of American and the Rhetoric Society of American. He has published articles related to Shakespeare, the Renaissance, rhetorical theory, exemplarity, and emulation in Renaissance Quarterly, Studies in English Literature, and the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America.

WHERE:  Hubert Library, BBC room HL175
WHEN:  Wednesday, December 4th, 3 - 4:30pm 
light refreshments will be served

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TRIAL: IMD World Competitiveness Online

We now have a one month trial to IMD World Competitiveness Online.
Available here:

World Competitiveness Online allows you to:
-       Analyze a country’s competitiveness performance over time, up to 18 year time series are available
-       Select a group of countries to benchmark, view results in tables or charts
-       Any combination of countries, criteria and years is possible
-       Download the results in Excel or CSV for your own research

From the publisher: "It is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness by gathering the latest and most relevant data on the subject and by analyzing the policy consequences. The WCC conducts its mission in cooperation with a network of 55 partner institutes worldwide to provide the government, business and academic community..."

No username/password is required, but access is restricted to on-campus only. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

TRIAL: Mintel Collections

We now have trial access to 4 new titles from the Mintel's Oxygen Market Analysis collection.  These reports cover market data, including size, segmentation, forecasts and share; consumer research; assessments of the key forces driving industry change; analysis of the big issues facing the sector; Company profiles and ad-spend data.  Included are:
  • US Reports
  • China Reports
  • Brazil Reports
  • and the Global Inspire Trends Database
To access these trials, visit Mintel's online portal.  NOTE: you do have to accept the terms of use before you can access the reports.

This trial is available via on-campus access only through December 5. 

REMINDER: Library Holiday & Finals Hours

The Libraries will be closed this Thursday, Nov 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Friday, Nov. 29th and Saturday, Nov. 30th we will be open from 9am-5pm. 

Finals & Extended Hours:
Sunday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 14
Sunday    10:00am - 3:00am
Monday through Thursday      7:30am - 3:00am
Friday      7:30am - Midnight
Saturday      8:00am - 8:00pm

Winter Intersession hours begin Sunday, Dec. 15th.
For the full library hours schedule, visit: