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Library Resources Available While Teleworking

As many of you continue to telework, the library continues to support you and your research. You can access all Library electronic resources (databases, eJournals and eBooks) as long as you are using EZproxy authentication system or are connected to the Boulder Labs network.

EZproxy allows your IP address to be recognized as a Boulder Labs Library user when off campus and when accessing library subscribed content.

The Library has created a new tool to get immediate authentication of a subscribed resource, no matter how you searched for the resource. When you are on the webpage of a subscribed library resource, such as an article abstract page or Web of Science, simply click on our new bookmarklet. This action will add the proxied prefix to the URL so that EZproxy can authenticate your access.

EZproxy BLL

Click and drag the button above into your internet browser bookmarks list and use it to access subscribed Boulder Labs Library content. Specifically, open a subscribed Boulder Labs Library resource in your browser, such as Web of Science or AMS and then click on the EZproxy BLL bookmarklet you just created. Depending on the resource, you may be prompted to sign in. You will then notice that the URL in the browser changes and that there may be text on the page that says “Subscribed content from the Boulder Labs Library".

The bookmarklet works on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer (but not Edge). If you use Chrome, also check out the Kopernio Chrome extension that automatically finds proxied and Open Access versions of articles as you search the internet.

For further guidance, please consult library staff, NIST staff, or your systems administrator. Library staff are virtually accessible during operating hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm). Your systems administrator can provide assistance about remotely connecting to the Boulder Labs network. The NIST eResources cheat sheet and NIST staff (Marilyn White and Julie Jew) can provide instruction for NIST staff.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources from Local Libraries

In addition to the Library's curated Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Special Collection, the Boulder, Denver (DPL), Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Longmont, and Loveland public libraries also provide diversity, equity and inclusion eResources. Please see a list of these resources below:

Library Resources that You Can Manually Search by Diversity & Inclusion Topics:*

*Overdrive and AudioBookCloud are available from most all of the libraries, while the other listed resources are only available at a few libraries.

DPL Diversity & Inclusion Resources:

Go to the Knowledge Base for links for how to sign up for a library ecard for the respective libraries. Check each library's website for the most up to date policies about hours of operation, entering libraries, home delivery, and pickup/dropoff of physical items.


Clarivate Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Updates

For 2020, Clarivate Analytics has improved the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), its annual journal assessment publication. Available via Web of Science, librarians use it for collection development and it helps researchers decide where to submit their manuscripts. It includes data and visualizations on 9,370 journals that are screened for quality and publishing behavior. The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is among the metrics listed in each journal profile. New for 2020:


Cabell's Predatory Journal Registry

The Cabell’s Predatory Journal Registry uses over 60 indicators to screen for deceptive, illegitimate, and predatory publishers, from misleading metrics to irregular publication practices. The searchable database identifies probable threats, with detailed reports on when and why a journal has been flagged as predatory. Visit our website for more resources on illegitimate journals.


International Programmer's Day: Sept 12

The Day of the Programmer honors the innovators who continue to change the world, one program at a time. The library can help you on your journey as a programmer by accessing ebooks its collection of various programming topics, such as C++, MATLAB, Go, Haskell, Swift, and many other languages. The library has also created a Special Python Collection for one of the most popularly-searched languages.