New Self-Paced Library Course

We are delighted to announce that our new Self-Paced Library Course is now live in Moodle!

The course consists of eight learning modules designed to familiarize you with our library resources and learn tips and strategies to construct effective library searches. Each module consists of instructional materials and knowledge-check activities so you can practice what you have learned. 

The course is open to all students and faculty. You can access the course on the Library website.

Complete the course to unlock bragging rights and your certificate of completion!

New – HeinOnline Social Justice Suite of databases

To honor their “core value of corporate citizenship” HeinOnline recently made a set of three databases, known collectively as the ‘Social Justice Suite’, freely available to all interested institutions. We are pleased to announce that these resources are now accessible through the Fielding Library.

Each collection is comprised of a multitude of document types including scholarly articles; legal documents such as statutes, committee hearings, and Supreme Court briefs; and external links to additional relevant resources.

Use the links below to connect to the help guides for each resource which provide additional information and navigating advice. You can access the databases directly from the ‘Databases’ list on the library website:

National Native American Heritage Month

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


Selected books:

Selected articles:

Evans-Campbell, T. (2008). Historical trauma in American Indian/Native Alaska communities: A multilevel framework for exploring impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence23(3), 316–338.

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R. (2007). “They might think I was crazy”: Young American Indians’ reasons for not seeking help when suicidal. Journal of Adolescent Research22(1), 58–77.

Goodkind, J., LaNoue, M., Lee, C., Freeland, L. and Freund, R. (2012). Involving parents in a community‐based, culturally grounded mental health intervention for American Indian youth: Parent perspectives, challenges, and results. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(4), 468-478.

Gone, J. P. (2007). “We never was happy living like a whiteman” : Mental health disparities and the postcolonial predicament in American Indian communities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3-4), 290-300. doi:

Who’s the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim? poster
Yolanda Lopez
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection
SFMOMA Accessions Committee Fund purchase

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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2020 Hispanic Heritage Theme:

“Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future”¹

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 1988.²


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 Collection


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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.
Parra, L. A., & Hastings, P. D. (2018). Integrating the neurobiology of
minority stress with an intersectionality framework for LGBTQ-latinx populations. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018(161), 91-108. doi:10.1002/cad.20244


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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Image of the Juneteenth flag


Today is Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1st, 1863, it was not until June 19th, 1865 that General Gordon Granger and Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that enslaved African Americans were now free.

We invite you to learn more about this day by exploring some of these resources on the web:

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Check out their blog post ‘The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth’:

Be sure to also visit their Juneteenth webpage to find links out to many more resources including videos and photos:

In the Family Fun section you can find the ‘Make a flag for Juneteenth’ activity:

Library of Congress’ ‘The Birth of Juneteenth; Voices of the Enslaved’ blog post

Many news articles have been published in the last few days with more information about this topic and the surrounding issues. We encourage you to seek those out to learn more.

In the library:

Have you seen the Library Resource Guide created for the Building Inclusion Collaborative? There you will find citations, web resources and embedded videos on many topics of interest.

Did you know that the Fielding library’s subscription to Kanopy streaming video includes access to the 1,000+ titles in their Race & Class Studies collection? You can access these videos by logging in to the library site in Moodle and then clicking on the ‘Videos’ tab.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and the Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University would like to share a small sample of our resources* in recognition of this celebration!

*Be sure to login to MyFielding or your Moodle account before trying to access these resources:

Videos from Kanopy:

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The History of the Women’s Liberation Movement


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Female Political Activists in India


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An Afghan Feminist Rapper


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Apache Women Firefighters


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Female Jazz Musicians






  • Sanchez-Hucles, J., & Davis, D. D. (2010). Women and women of color in leadership: Complexity, identity, and intersectionality. American Psychologist, 65(3), 171-181. DOI:10.1037/a0017459
  • Scott, M., Brown, F., Marshall, K., Judd, E. J., Braboy, L., & Jhaveri-Mehta, S. (2012). Women Psychologists: Multiple Paths, Similar Yet Distinct Identities.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 52(3), 279–303.
  • Johnson, V. M. (2018). The Half Has Never Been Told: Maritcha Lyons’ Community, Black Women Educators, the Woman’s Loyal Union, and “the Color Line” in Progressive Era Brooklyn and New York. Journal of Urban History, 44(5), 835–861.
  • Joanna de Groot (2018) Women’s History in Many Places: reflections on plurality, diversity and polyversality. Women’s History Review, 27:1, 109-119,


Fielding Dissertations:

  • Fowler, P. (2016). Navajo female leaders: Weaving together their experiences, culture and community
  • Elkes, B. H. (2003). Reflections on the small screen: The changing role of women in american society as portrayed by prime -time television
  • Buckmaster, S. B. (2007). Standing up and standing proud: Senior executive women who advocate for gender -equity.
  • Clark, D. F. (2019). Women, relational leadership and power: A qualitative study of how senior women leaders experience, conceptualize, and practice leadership and power. 
  • Lascuola-Waddell, M. (2016). Women’s identity development: Investigating moratorium and relational paths for midlife doctoral students.


“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 join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history”:

National Women’s Museum:


Accessing articles just got easier

We understand that sometimes your search for articles doesn’t begin on the Fielding library website. However, we still want to make sure that you are able to take advantage of all of the wonderful resources to which we subscribe. Accessing our subscription content is now easier than ever before thanks to a new tool: LibKey Nomad.

LibKey Nomad is a Chrome browser extension which can be accessed via the Chrome Web Store. When you’re viewing a work on a scholarly website that’s also available in our library, Nomad will notify you and quickly connect you to the full-text.

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster, easier access to the full-text works you need.
  • If you forget or don’t want to start your searches in our library, you will still know if an article you discover online is available in our collection.
  • On top of that, you’ll be able to access the full-text with the click of a button!

Check out our 4 minute overview video to learn how to install and use Nomad:

We’ve also created a LibKey Nomad Set-Up Guide if you prefer text/screenshots.

We highly encourage you to take a few minutes to learn more about how this tool can improve your research experience.

LibKey Nomad was created with privacy in mind and does not cache any credentials. You can read more about their privacy policies at the bottom of this page:

Please reach out to us any time with questions:

Happy Searching!

How to find an article.

Found an interesting reference in a paper?  Has a professor given you a citation they’d like you to read?  If you’d like to see if an article is available in the Fielding Library, there are several different ways to look for it; this post will highlight two:

  1. The fast, easy and mostly reliable way – using Google Scholar.
  2. The longer, not as easy, but most reliable way – using our journal/book search.

Let’s say you want to find the following article:

Leban, W., & Zulauf, C. (2004). Linking emotional intelligence abilities and transformational leadership styles. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 25(7), 554-564.

Method #1

Using the first method, make sure you have Fielding saved in your Google Scholar library links:  Set up your Google Scholar account

Look up the title of the article on Google Scholar to see if we have it in our collection.  If we do, you’ll see a “Full Text @ Fielding” link on the right side of the results page:


The advantage of using Google Scholar is that if Fielding doesn’t have access to the article, you may be able to find a free copy elsewhere.

Method #2

Another way to look for an article is to look up the journal using our Journal and Book Titles search box.

Open the “Journal, Book & Databases” link under the default ‘Research’ tab on the main Library page, and search the title of the journal in the first search box:



The results page shows the databases that index the journal.  Choose the database based on the dates of coverage of the journal.  In this case, both databases – ABI/Inform and Emerald, include the proper dates of coverage to include our journal’s publication date, so you can choose either database.


You may notice the “Search inside this journal” box in the screenshot above.  This tool often does not work, so to find your article, proceed to the steps below.

Click on the link to the database, and you’ll land of the journal page of the database.  These pages will look different depending upon the database.  For example, here is the Emerald page:

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and here is the ABI/Inform page (which we will use for the rest of this exercise):


Since the article was published in 2004, click the + sign next to the proper date range (2000-2009) in order to reveal the link for 2004:

Then click on the + sign next to 2004 to open the issues for that year.  Then click on the proper volume/issue:

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Now we have the contents of the issue, so we need to look for our article:

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The article we want is listed above, and we can see that there are full-text options.  Success!

If you aren’t successful with your own search, consult our “Finding Full Text” guide under our list of quick tip documents:

If you’d like to see the content of this blog in video format, take a look at our quick-tip videos:





African American History Month

February is African American History Month.  In order to commemorate this month, the Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University would like to highlight the following resources:

Videos from Kanopy Streaming Video Database:

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African American Leadership
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The African American Experience: Psychoanalytic Perspectives


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Bonaparte, Y. L. (2015). A perspective on transformative leadership and African American women in history. The Journal of Values-Based Leadership, 8(2), 25.

Boyce, T. (2017). Putting learning into practice: Integrating social media, crowd learning, and #ColinKaepernick in an introductory African American history class. Radical Teacher, (109), 21-28,63. DOI:

Chikkatur, A.  (2013) Teaching and Learning African American History in a Multiracial Classroom. Theory & Research in Social Education, 41:4, 514-534, DOI: 10.1080/00933104.2013.838740

D’Amico, D., Pawlewicz, R. J., Earley, P. M., & McGeehan, A. P. (2017). Where are all the black teachers? discrimination in the teacher labor market. Harvard Educational Review, 87(1), 26-49,155-156.

Mondisa, J. (2018). Examining the mentoring approaches of African-American mentors Journal of  African American Studies, 22: 293+ DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9411-y

Suneetha B. Manyam & Terah L. Davis (2019) Trauma Group Therapy with African American Children and Adolescents: A 30-plus Year Content Analysis.  The Journal for Specialists in Group Work. DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2019.1699619

Vaughan, A. G. ( 2019) African American cultural history and reflections on Jung in the African Diaspora. J Anal Psychol, 64: 320348.

On the web:

African American History

Meet the man who created Black History Month

National Park Service African American Heritage page

National Archives Black History

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!