RMU Library is currently trialing the database subscription of Video Online Premium from Alexander Street Press.

This database subscription includes key content from over two dozen best-selling video collections, including:

A& E Biographies
American History in Video
Counseling and Therapy in Video
Environmental Studies in Video
Filmmaker’s Library Online
Meet the Press
World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

Alexander Street Press Video Trial

Links to this Alexander Street Press Digital Video trial can be found under “A” on the Databases A-Z Library web page and also on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication Skills database web pages.


RMU Library is currently trialing the database, PsycTESTS.  

It is accessible on the EBSCO database platform, and you will be able to find a temporary link for it on the Databases A-Z, Education and Social Sciences Databases web pages. 

The direct link for this database is:

PsycTESTS is a research database providing downloadable access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments.

Please take advantage of checking out this very useful database. Thank you! 

RMU Library is currently collaborating with PALCI (the same consortium we work with to bring you EZ-Borrow books) to offer access to thousands of eBooks through Discovery on the EBSCO eBook platform. Once you find an eBook and want to view it, you will be prompted for your “MyEBSCO” account password. If you have never created a personalized account within EBSCO, for saving search results, articles, etc., you will need to create a MyEBSCO account. Once you create a MyEBSCO account, you will not need to create one again. Each eBooks you check out through this PALCI eBook program will be available to you in your MyEBSCO account for 7 days.

When titles are viewed for more than 10 minutes or are downloaded by any participating PALCI library user, a purchase of the title is triggered and these titles will become part of the PALCI collective eBook holdings. At the conclusion of the pilot, purchased titles will also be accessible via the EZ-Borrow platform.
The PALCI DDA project is a way for RMU Library to provide access to eBooks while simultaneously supporting the ILL cooperation model, combining funds to create a pool of consortially-owned books to which many users have access across a statewide network of academic libraries. 

As an added service to our students, the circulation period for popular DVDs over the upcoming Spring break will be extended:
Beginning Friday morning March 7, 2014, DVDs checked out will be due at the close of business on MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014.

Palgrave Macmillan is offering free online access to all of its eJournals during the entire month of March. 

Viewers will be able to browse through archival and current journal content in Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Marketing Analytics, and Risk Management


Newsbank’s Access World News is the most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, Access World News provides access to the vast majority of U.S. newspapers, including almost one thousand hard-to-find local and regional titles. 

Check out Access World News today!

This database trial will run through February 16, 2014. If you have any feedback concerning the trial, send comments or questions to paladino@rmu.edu. Thank you!:)

24-7 Study Space

Remember, while the main service points & parts of the Library close down at 5 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, there are plenty of quiet study spaces, wired tables, and Macs now available for you all hours of the week. Happy Studying!:)


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