Introducing BrowZine & LibKey

Your Fielding librarians are delighted to announce a suite of new tools that will make browsing and accessing journal content easier than ever before: BrowZine & LibKey.

We’ve only recently set up access to these tools and are eager to get you started. We will announce new features and help materials in the near future offering additional information.

So, what exactly are BrowZine & LibKey?

These two tools work in tandem to help current students, faculty and staff more easily browse journal content and more quickly connect to article PDFs.

BrowZine in a nutshell:

You can access BrowZine on the web or via mobile devices to browse and stay up-to-date on scholarly journal content.

This platform allows you to discover, and save, journal content by drilling down through subjects and categories of interest.

Check out their 3 minute introductory video here:

Eager to try it out? Click here to connect to Fielding’s instance of BrowZine. You don’t have to log-in to browse, but you will be prompted to log-in to access subscription resources.

LibKey in a nutshell:

LibKey is a tool meant to help reduce the number of clicks needed to access full-text (hooray!). You won’t see anything labeled ‘LibKey’ in the library. Rather, you will see ‘download PDF’ links embedded directly into FASTsearch and BrowZine.

Check out our 2 minute introductory video to learn more:

This little tool has big potential and we’ll make an announcement soon about another great way to take advantage of it.

Ready to learn more?

If you’d like a more thorough introduction to BrowZine, check out our 6.5 minute video overview:

We’ve also created a PDF screenshot tutorial guide. Click here to download it.

We are currently running a trial of these tools and welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.

Lastly, keep in mind that BrowZine is meant to specifically help you access and track scholarly journals. It will serve as an excellent supplement to, not replacement of, our other library resources. Not all scholarly journals are accessible in BrowZine (though they work with hundreds of publishers) and the interface does not let you search across journals for individual articles. It is one of a number of excellent tools that will round out your research experience.

Happy Browsing!

National Native American Heritage Month


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Yolanda Lopez
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection
SFMOMA Accessions Committee Fund purchase

The Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University celebrates National Native American Heritage Month by highlighting the following resources:


Terry Huffman
University of Nevada Press, 2013
Peter C. Rollins
University Press of Kentucky, 2003
M. Elise Marubbio
University Press of Kentucky, 2006
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The Navajo Political Experience David E. Wilkins


American Indian law review (Nexis Uni)
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Journal articles:

Verbos, A. K., Gladstone, J. S., & Kennedy, D. M. (2011). Native American values and management education: Envisioning an inclusive virtuous circle. Journal of Management Education, 35(1), 10-26.
Bressler, M. S., Campbell, K., & Elliott, B. (2014). A study of Native American small business ownership: Opportunities for entrepreneurs. Research in Business and Economics Journal, 10, 1.
Stewart, D., Verbos, A. K., Birmingham, C., Black, S. L., & Gladstone, J. S. (2017). Being Native American in business: Culture, identity, and authentic leadership in modern American Indian enterprises. Leadership, 13(5), 549-570.


Zotero + Safari Update

Zotero recently posted an update on their blog regarding Zotero compatibility with the newest version(s) of the Safari browser.  If you use Zotero on a Mac with Safari, please check out their post for all of the relevant details:

Remember you can contact the library and we can connect you to Zotero’s help resources.  You can also connect to their support forums and support documentation for more information and to request assistance.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started as a week long observation in 1968, and was expanded to a month-long commemoration in 1988.1

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. According to the 2010 Census, more than 50.5 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino. 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.

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




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Alexander Street Video

Journal articles:

Agius Vallejo, J & Stephanie L. Canizales (2016) Latino/a professionals as
entrepreneurs: how race, class, and gender shape entrepreneurial incorporation, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39:9, 1637-1656, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1126329
Alcocer, L. F., & Martinez, A. (2018). Mentoring Hispanic Students: A Literature Review. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 17(4), 393–401.
Kasturirangan, A., & Elizabeth, N. W. (2003). Counseling Latina battered women: A
qualitative study of the Latina perspective. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31(3), 162-178. Retrieved from



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.


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National Black Business Month

August is National Black Business Month


2019 marks the 17th year of National Black Business Month, and the Fielding Graduate University Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library would like to observe this important month by highlighting a selection of our resources:




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Lough, A. J. L. (2015). Success factors for african american entrepreneurs in north carolina: A qualitative study.

Miller, M. (2016). How do the leadership styles of african american women entrepreneurs influence their ability to lead successful businesses?

Hardin, Floyd H., I.,II. (2016). African american gay male entrepreneurs: A study of enabling and inhibiting factors impacting entrepreneurial success.

Muron, A. D. (2017). African american women entrepreneurs.


Awadzi, C. (2019). African american female entrepreneurs: What keeps them successful? The Journal of Business Diversity, 19(1), 10-14.

Wade, C. L. (2010). African-American Entrepreneurs: Integration, Education, and Exclusion. Western New England Law Review, 32(3), 483–496.





Web resources:

Forbes article: 4 Black Women Entrepreneurs Share The Business Of “Buying Black”

HuffPost: 10 Ways To Support Black Businesses During Black Business Month

National Black Business Month website

We Buy Black website





LGBTQ Pride Month

We observe this commemorative month in order to recognize and honor the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.¹

Of the hundreds of resources in the Fielding Library collection, we would like to highlight the following sample of books and journals:



Journal of gay & lesbian mental health




Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
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Gay and lesbian issues and psychology review
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Books – Education:



LGBTQ Issues in Education : Advancing a Research Agenda



Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education: Programs, Policies, and Practices , James Sears, 2005. 

When the drama club is not enough : lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students, Jeff Perrotti, 2001.

Gender and sexual diversity in U.S. higher education : contexts and opportunities for LGBTQ college students, Stewart Dafina-Lazarus, 2015. 

Books – Psychology:



Teaching LGBTQ psychology: Queering innovative pedagogy and practice



Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families, Sari Dworkin, 2012.

Intersectionality, sexuality, and psychological therapies : working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual diversity, Roshan Das Nair, 2012.

Books – Human & Organizational Development:



Authentic leadership : discussion of LGBTQ work as culturally relevant 




Changing Corporate America from Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights, Nicole Raeburn, 2004.

Audio & Video:

Check out the Library of Congress website for free online resources, including video archives and LGBTQ-related digitized recordings.

Legal & Political Information:

The Library of Congress LGBTQ Pride Month website, including Executive Branch documents such as public laws, Presidential Proclamations and Congressional resolutions.


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Publishing, predatory

Warm greetings to the Researchers.  I hope all is well and trust you are doing splendidly.”

“For researchers to collaborate in a hot area of CNS & Neurological Disorders”

“This journal aims to publish quality manuscripts within the scope, hence we are seeking your support to develop the journal in organized way.”

“We do charge Article processing fee(APC) for accepted articles, the actual handling cost of the journal is 1819$, but considering your eminence and previous published articles history in the field of ………….., we are charging only 519$ towards Journal Formatting Services, The said fees are required to meet Web page maintenance, PDF and Full text.”

If you’ve published in the academic arena, chances are that you receive email with similar publishing offers.

Predatory publishers exploit the open access model of publishing for profit; not to further the scholarly conversation.  Publishing in one of these dubious journals can harm your reputation and your career.

To learn more about how to identify and avoid predatory publishers, as well where you can find legitimate publishing opportunities, take a look at our Predatory Publishing Library Guide.

3 New Features in FASTsearch

The makers of FASTsearch have recently released three new features. We’ve briefly summarized these enhancements below and hope you will enjoy them!

Feature 1: Citation Trails

What is this? Citation trails allow you to explore a topic and collect materials by following a chain of articles that cite each other

How does it work?

First, run a search as you normally would.

While scrolling through the results list pay attention to the ‘cites’ and ‘cited by’ links:

Screenshot of the cites and cited by links.

Cites: clicking this link will display a list of works that this article cites

Cited by: clicking this link will display a list of works that cite this article

When you click either the ‘cites’ or ‘cited by’ link, a new tab will open next to the search tab allowing you to view either the ‘citing’ or ‘cited by’ works (depending on what link you clicked on).

FASTsearch will keep track of the cites/cited by links you follow in what they call a ‘citation path’

Screenshot of search tab and cites tab on the results page

Click on ‘view your citation path’ to see the running list from where you started to the most recent work you clicked on:

Screenshot of the citation path display

From the path, you can return to a previous citation in the trail by selecting its link. To display your original search results, select the Search tab.

Feature 2: Books & Related Items

What is this? When you are viewing a record for a book in FASTsearch it will link you out to the records for any related book reviews or individual chapters it can see.

How does it work?

When viewing a book’s record look for the ‘Reviews and chapters’ link below the description:

Screenshot of reviews and chapters link

Clicking on the link will open a new pane on the right side of the screen which will list out any reviews or chapters related to the book title:

Screenshot of new pane displaying reviews and chapters

Note: This link might not be available for every book title you discover in FASTsearch.

Feature 3: Glanceability 

What is this? FASTsearch is trying to make it easier for you to know more about a work without having to connect to the full-text. This feature will tell you how long an article is and if FASTsearch thinks it is original research.

How does it work? 

If the information is available, you will see it displayed just above the article’s title:

Screenshot of FASTsearch result with glance-ability feature

Important note: This is not an exact science and FASTsearch is doing its best to make the determination about ‘original research’. You will still need to read the abstract or skim the work to confirm.

FASTsearch includes the ‘original research’ label when any one of the following is true about the article:
• Subject_terms contains Original Research.
• Subtitle equals Original Article.
• Title equals Review Article.
• Is_peer_reviewed

We hope you enjoy these new features. Please feel free to reach out with feedback, comments, or suggestions any time.

Happy Searching!

Free free free!!

We like to make sure our Fielding Graduate University students are aware of the great open access resources that are available to them.

This week we’d like to highlight MyJSTOR.

JSTOR is a subscription database that offers a program called MyJSTOR.  This allows registrants to access 6 free articles per month that may not be accessible from our regular subscription.

Click here to get more information and sign up.

Click here to learn how to use your free reads in MyJSTOR.

How it works:

If you are looking for a resource that is indexed in JSTOR, but the full-text is not available with our Fielding Library subscription, you may see a result like this:


Once you are registered, you can access the article by clicking on “Read Online (Free).”

Things to know:

Not all JSTOR articles are available through this program.

MyJSTOR articles may be read online (it is possible to copy and paste into a word processing document), but you cannot download them.


FASTsearch–now with saved searches!

We are delighted to announce that you can now save searches run in FASTsearch to a Google account.  This functionality will work with your Fielding student email, or with any other Google account. Learn a few easy steps to take advantage of this new feature below.

How to permanently save a search in FASTsearch

  1. Run a search in FASTsearch and apply any filters you wish to use.
  2. When you are ready to save the search (including applied filters) click on the small star symbol inside the search box at the top of the screen:Screenshot of FASTsearch results page
  3. A pop-up window will appear giving you two options: A) sign in to Google to permanently save your search or B) press save to  temporarily save the search.  We highly recommend permanently saving, otherwise you will lose the search at the end of your session.Screenshot of pop up window prompted sign in
  4. After selecting ‘Sign in with Google’ a new window will appear.  From here you can choose a Google account if you’re already signed in, or you can sign into an account of your choosing.Screenshot of sign in prompt
  5. After you sign in, you’ll be taken back to the original pop-up window.  Now you can press ‘save’ to permanently save the search.
  6. After you’ve saved your search you’ll return to the results page.  Now that you’ve signed in you can either:
    • Run new searches and use the small star symbol to save those
    • Click on the large star symbol to the right of the search box to view previously saved searches.
    • Use the ‘sign out of Google’ link along the top of page to un-link your Google account.

Screenshot of FASTsearch page after signing in

There you have it.  Whenever you want to access and view your saved searches, you need to do so directly in FASTsearch.  Just connect to the results page and click on one of the star symbols to log into your account.

When viewing saved searches, you can click on the search terms to run the search again in FASTsearch.  You can also rename the search if you want to use a designation other than the search terms themselves:

Screenshot of how to interact with saved searches


We hope you will enjoy this new feature!  Remember you can always contact the library with questions or comments.

Happy Searching!