Looking for a Job? New Library tool can help!

Job & Career AcceleratorJob & Career Accelerator

For new graduates and other job seekers, help has arrived! Job & Career Accelerator, a comprehensive online job search system, is now available to help graduates from the University of Toledo launch a new career. This innovative online resource provides UT job seekers everything needed to find career enhancing jobs, all in one easy-to-use application. The online program is a new feature in LearningExpress Library and is available to all Ohioans at no charge. Job & Career Accelerator™ can be accessed for three months after graduation from any Internet-enabled computer by going to http://www.utoledo.edu/library/ and searching our library catalog for LearningExpressLibrary.com.

The Job and Career Accelerator provides an opportunity for job seekers to:

  • Explore over 1,000 occupations and match those that fit job interests
  • Search available jobs from over 5 million job postings
  • Create professional resumes and cover letters
  • Get tips and advice on how to improve your search each step of the way
  • Organize and track your job search progress

The Job & Career Accelerator™ is paid for through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

New Exam Prep tool for Med Students

(Cross-posted from the Mulford Library blog)

USMLEasy – part of AccessMedicine – is now available to UT Students. USMLEasy is a test preparation tool to help prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step3.  USMLEasy includes thousands of online questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems covered on the exam – along with customization features that allow users to focus on the topics they need to master and bypass what they already know. USMLEasy is accessible on both campuses, and remotely as well.

Click here for more information.

Three New Health-related Databases!

We now have access to three new databases in the health sciences!

DynaMed logoDynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool designed for use at “point of care.” It has summaries derived from peer-reviewed journals and systematic evidence review databases for 3,000+ topics on diseases, disorders, and symptoms. Summaries include information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment and prevention, as well as links to patient information.

Nursing Reference CenterThe Nursing Reference Center is a clinical point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Full text content from leading publishers includes information on diseases, disorders, diagnostic tests, and drugs; patient education resources; and best practice guidelines. Also includes continuing education modules, legal cases, and the latest medical news and drug updates. Full-text reference books include:

  • Davis’s comprehensive handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests,
  • Davis’s drug guide for nurses,
  • Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary, and
  • Diseases and disorders: a nursing therapeutics manual.

Health & Psychosocial InstrumentsAnd finally, HAPI (Health And Psychosocial Instruments) provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.  This database is limited to 5 users at a time.

New Business Database: Passport GMID

The University Libraries recently bought a subscription to a business & economics database from Euromonitor, Passport Global Market Information Database (GMID).   Passport GMID contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts.   In all, the database has:


  • 4 million demographic, economic and marketing statistics
  • 4 million consumer lifestyle statistics
  • 200,000 market size statistics


  • 1,500 market reports
  • 8,500 sector briefings
  • 45 strategy briefings
  • 70 global reports examining consumer markets, services and sectors
  • 6,700 local company profiles
  • 500 global company profiles
  • 79 future demographic reports
  • 213 regional and country profiles
  • 176 country briefings
  • 74 consumer lifestyles reports


  • Timely insight into the factors influencing industries, countries and consumers
  • New product launches, marketing strategies and industry trends
  • Acquisitions, disposals and strategic partnerships
  • Regulatory issues and seasonal trends
  • Social, economic and political issues
  • Emerging consumer trends and attitudes
  • New consumer segments
  • World events in context

Do to the subject content, this database is available to Main Campus library users only.

Testing out a new database for News: Access World News Research Collection

The Libraries are participating in a beta test of the Access World News: Research Collection through the end of Spring Semester.  This is a total news product including news from over 5,000 sources in all media types, including  116 sources from Ohio.

Access World News: Research Collection: Research current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more. Easy online access to local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, web-only and video content.

For comparison, we currently have access to a limited number of newspapers from the same NewBank company that is developing this database.  You may also want to compare this product with EBSCOhost’s Newspaper Source or LexisNexis Academic.

Two Career Resources on Trial during December

The University Libraries currently have trial access to two databases that could help you land a job or provide career guidance.  Please try out these databases and let us know what you think.  Send your comments to lucy.duhon@utoledo.edu.

Career Transitions

This resource provides an individualized career path self-assessment tool, a career and industry outlook locator, a resume advisor, job-landing advice, and a customizable search engine to locate actual job listings.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

This database includes job and industry profiles, advice on job-hunting and workplace skills, and career and industry resources. Special features include college profiles, financial aid directories, and hundreds of videos on career and industry, as well as a career news, and an expert advice column. Get advice on such things as applying for a job, preparing for an interview, and etiquette in the workplace.

Morgan & Claypool’s Synthesis Digital Library Trial

The University of Toledo Libraries have arranged for free trial access to Morgan & Claypool’s Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science.   These cutting edge and authoritative electrical engineering and computer science resources are essentially specially-commissioned e-books on specific topics.  The range of content level is intended to be fairly broad, from state-of-the-art research overviews, such as Transactional Memory to presentations appropriate for undergraduates or professionals seeking a review, such as Pragmatic Circuits: DC and Time Domain.  Furthermore, there are biomedical collections and life sciences collections.

During this trial period you are free to view, print and download whatever you would like without restriction.  User IDs and passwords are NOT required, but the trial must be access through an on-campus computer.   The trial period begins today and runs through December 15.   See http://www.morganclaypool.com/ for more information.

Please contact Lucy Duhon lucy.duhon@utoledo.edu with your feedback.

Wizard of Oz Anniversary

UT Libraries commemorate the 70th anniversary of the film The Wizard of Oz with several new purchases,

And if you’re a fan of Oz, you might enjoy Wicked, Son of a Witch, and Lion Among Men, best-selling contemporary stories about the world of Oz by Gregory Maguire.

Of course, we also have the original 1939 film of the Wizard of Oz as well as some of the original Oz books by L. Frank Baum.

Music Online Trial

For the next several weeks, we have trial access to the Music Online database.  This database includes both resources for listening to a variety of music, and reference materials to learn more about music in different genres.

Some of the subsets included are:

We will have access to this database during a trial period until October 25, 2009.  As always, we would appreciate your comments during the trial period.  Let us know if this would be useful to you in your classes or your research by e-mailing us.