Purchase (Unit 5)
We Invite You
Our librarians are committed to providing a comprehensive collection of
resources to support the academic programs at Union Institute &
University. We believe that faculty
participation is an essential component of library collection development and
we invite you to help us by recommending specific e-books and journals for
1) Check: To see whether or not a journal is in the UI&U
Library collection, go to the journal search box and search by journal name.
2) Recommend: To recommend that the library subscribe to a particular online
journal, send an email to Matthew Pappathan, Library Director. You will be
notified by email as soon as your recommendation has been received and
reviewed. Decisions on journal subscription renewals and new journals to add to
the library are made in August each year, so please get your recommendations to
Matt by July 30th. Once ordered, new
journal subscriptions generally begin at the start of next calendar year.
Ebrary has a growing collection of individual e-books that are
available for purchase and can be added to the UI&U Library
Collection. Please note: Many scholarly e-books, especially textbooks,
are not yet available for library purchase. You can use the title preview
website to check the availability of a particular title or to browse for books
in your subject area.
1) Search: To get started shopping for books, visit the
ebrary title preview website
and search for books.
E-books in Your Subject Area: Try a subject search. Please contact a librarian if you need help identifying potential subject searches. You can also use the Outstanding Academic Titles (OATS) search to limit search results to books that are highly recommended by the academic library community.
A Specific E-book: Try a search by
title (exclude the subtitle) or author (exclude the first name). We
recommend trying both an author and title search. For example, below are
two searches for Narratives in Social Science Research by B. Czarniawska.
2) Review: Search results will appear below. If the record lists a
single-user or multiple-user price, then it is available for purchase (we
already have access to books marked Subscription: Academic Complete). You can
preview a book by clicking the title.
3) Recommend: To recommend a book for purchase, send an email including
author and title to Matthew Pappathan (email@example.com). You will
receive an email notification as soon as your book is purchased and made
available for use via a link from our library catalog (if this is a
time-sensitive request, please let us know in your email). You need not limit
your requests to one book at a time---multiple items may be included in each
emailed purchase request.
Unit 5 Assignment (optional, worth
20 points): The assignment for unit 5 is
to shop for e-books!
Use the ebrary title preview to recommend (at least one) e-book for the
UI&U collection. Send an email
with the book recommendation(s) to the instructor of this course (please include a note explaining that this is in regards to
Unit 5 of the Faculty Library Orientation).