Periodical Subscriptions


Unless specifically requested, the library is not renewing these periodicals because they are full text usually for the last 20 years in multiple databases:

  • Country Extra
  • Country Living
  • Discover
  • Grit
  • Handyman
  • Inc.
  • Instructor
  • Money
  • Mother Earth News
  • Mother Jones
  • Psychology Today
  • Scientific American
  • Vanity Fair
  • Vegetarian Times
  • Writer’s Digest

If you want a hard copy subscription continued, please contact Library Director Marilyn Nowlan.


Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:00:00 PM EDT

Please join the library staff for this webinar supported by Blackboard.

Colleges and universities are no longer taking their first steps into the use of digital tools for either in-person or online instruction. Rather this is an era of refinement of strategies.

Colleges have used digital teaching tools so long enough that they can track success and failure and adjust accordingly. Colleges that experimented with MOOCs are applying lessons learned to in-person instruction. With hybrid formats increasingly popular, colleges are mixing and matching the best of in-person and online instruction. And for all of higher ed, having the right learning strategies is closely related to enrollment and financial goals.

Join Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and technology reporter Carl Straumsheim for a lively discussion on these issues. Before attending the webinar, we invite you to download our free booklet, Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives, at The Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era booklet and webinar are made possible in part by the support of Blackboard. Your registration information will be shared with the company.

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webinars. I will provide transcripts upon request.


Women’s History Month

2015 Theme

March is National Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating at the Hoffman Family Library by collecting the stories from the Goodwin community about inspirational women in our lives.

Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.

There is a real power in hearing women’s stories, both personally and in a larger context. Remembering and recounting tales of our ancestors’ talents, sacrifices, and commitments inspires today’s generations and opens the way to the future.

(National Women’s History Project.

Come to the library or email to add your story.

Library Advocacy Committee welcomes nutritionist Heidi McIndoo

On Thursday, March 5th, the Library Advocacy Committee will sponsor a lecture featuring nutritionist Heidi McIndoo, MS RD LDN, author of books including What to Eat When and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 200-300-400 Calorie Meals. The event will allow staff, students, and future healthcare professionals the opportunity to discuss nutrition, recipes, and the link between diet and well-being. The lecture and accompanying Q&A will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the auditorium. The invitation to attend is extended to all classes scheduled to meet during this time. Join us!

New Social Work Database Trials

The library has started trial subscriptions to two new databases: SocINDEX and Social Work Reference Center. Students and other member of the Goodwin community will be able to access both databases for the next month. Try them out and let us know what you think!

SocINDEX with Full Text

This database is the world’s most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.

Social Work Reference Center

Created by a multi-specialty editorial team, Social Work Reference Center covers a wide array of topics such as adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity. Content is organized in a way that makes it easy for users to get answers to questions quickly and easily.

Business Writing Reception

pen.jpgJoin Goodwin students, professors, and administrators, business leaders, and community partners for an evening of inspirational presentations. Students in the Management and Leadership Program’s ENG 325 will discuss their experiences working with small businesses and nonprofits and share their insights about building bridges between higher education and the local community. The event will be held on Monday, December 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the main campus building. Food and drink will be provided. Please contact Randy Laist at or (860) 913-2080 with questions.

Writing Workshop for Students

By Leonid Pasternak [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsPlease share with your students: Students are invited to the S.S.B.E. Grammar and APA Writing Workshop on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Building 247, Room 102. Faculty will assist students in improving their grammar and writing style, structuring their papers, and communicating their thoughts clearly. Student will learn to use APA formatting to build proper reference pages, cite sources, and improve their grades on writing assignments. Only 20 seats available. Students should sign up by December 3 with and bring a sample of their work to the workshop.