New! BrowZine email notifications!

BrowZine account holders may now set up daily or weekly email alerts.

Once a week, BrowZine will check to see if new articles have been published in any of the journals you are following on your My Bookshelf. If so, an email will be sent on Monday morning (Central US time) showing which journals have new articles and containing a link to easily read the new articles.

If you would like to receive email notifications more frequently, or not at all, simply update your email subscription preferences.

For more information about this exciting new feature, please see this knowledge base article

Library Holiday Closures

As the year ends and the term draws to a close, many of us notice our academic anxiety grows.

As festivals and celebrations abound, you may worry, “How will I get library help if no one is around?”

Don’t let our absence cause you concern, there are self-paced resources about which to learn!

The “How To” and “Common Questions” tabs are filled with scholarly treasures:

Our Research Guides cover various topics, including tests and measures.

If there are research skills on which you want to get a handle, go to our Fielding Librarian YouTube Channel.

The Fielding Librarians will be enjoying the holidays from December twenty-third to January third, but we look forward to connecting with you when we return!

Native American Heritage Month

The Dr. Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University offers this sample of resources in support of Native American Heritage Month.





Native American Heritage Month from The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

National Congress of American Indians:

National Park Service:

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University is proud to offer the following library resources in support of this national observance.

The library resources highlighted in this post are available to current Fielding students, faculty and staff.

Why kick off Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15th?

September 15th marks Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico’s independence day is September 16th, Chile’s is September 18th.

What does Hispanic mean?

The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central America, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. Hispanics trace their heritage to the following countries that were colonized by Spain and continue to use Spanish as an official language: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Kanopy videos:




National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund a non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities- for the institutional development of the member colleges and universities and for the advancement of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students in the United States of America.

MANA, A Latina Organization to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service and advocacy.

MALDEF, the Latino Legal voice for Civil Rights in America, promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health work to improve the quality of care and its availability to all.

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES): Latinos in Science and Engineering is the foremost Latino organization for the development of STEM leaders in the academic, executive, and technical communities.

Latino, Latina, Latinx?

The Merriam-Webster’s definition of Latinx.

Daniel Hernandez’s LA Times opinion piece: The case against “Latinx”.

NBC News To Be Or Not to Be Latinx? For Some Hispanics, That Is the Question

Hispanic or Latino?  Follow different discussions:

Diversity Journal – Hispanic or Latino: Which is correct?

NPR’s Code Switch: On The Census, Who Checks ‘Hispanic,’ Who Checks ‘White,’ And Why.

U.S. Census Bureau: About Hispanic Origin.

A humorous look from the web:

I’m Latino.  I’m Hispanic.  And they’re different, so I drew a comic to explain.

Hispanic Heritage Month is confusing.  (And that’s okay!)

The New Zotero 6

The new version of Zotero is here! Zotero 6 includes many upgrades and improvements, including a built-in PDF reader, a new note editor, and amazing shortcuts to organization.  Learn more about the new version of Zotero here : 

Download the new version of Zotero here:

There is also a new Zotero app for iOS!  Download here:

Check out our video tutorials on Zotero 6 on our Fielding Librarian YouTube playlist:

Research Methods

Did you know that the library has a database devoted entirely to research methods? Sage Research Methods Core includes books and videos on popular research methods, including, but not limited to:

  • Action Research
  • Case Study
  • Coding
  • Ethnography
  • Evaluation
  • Internet Research
  • Interviews
  • Literature Review
  • Mixed Methods
  • Narrative Research
  • Observational Research
  • Questionnaires
  • Survey

Access this database by navigating to the Library Services page, clicking on the “Journals, Books and Databases” link, and then scrolling down to the “Databases” section:

We also have a research guide about using this resource here:

Happy researching!

APA Style

When was the last time you checked out the APA Style website?

There are resources and examples to help with formatting your paper, style guidelines, in-text citations and references! Check out the Style and Grammar Guidelines:

The blog post is a great way to learn details about APA Style, like: From COVID-19 to demands for social justice: Citing contemporary sources for current events

For more great free resources on APA Style, be sure to visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (the OWL at Purdue)!

Pride Month

The Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month by offering a small sample of our library resources. Please browse our full selection in BrowZine, Kanopy and FASTsearch, or reach out to a librarian!




Library of Congress

UC Davis’ LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary

White House Proclamation 2021