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Hoffman Family Library Newsletter

News and updates from the Hoffman Family Library!

News and Updates From the Hoffman Family Library

Fall 2019


Welcome to the fall semester and the new academic year! We've been busy here at the library getting ready for new students, new faculty, and new challenges. Below you'll find news, information, updates, general tips, and more.

Thank you for taking the time to read!



APA 7 Releases in October


The new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition will be officially released by the APA this October! This will affect how your students write and cite, and there will be a period of adjustment as we all adapt to the changes in the style. Among those changes:

  • Differentiation between student and professional papers
  • Elimination of the running head for student papers
  • Simplification of in-text citations and references
  • Updated guidelines for language and usage

Check out the introduction, with a summary of the changes, here:


Librarians are here to help! Please let us know how we can support you and your students as we move to APA 7.

New Librarian

Welcome to our newest librarian, Andrea True! Andrea started with us over the summer, and we're delighted to have her. 


"Hi! My name is Andrea True and I am the new Technical Services Librarian. I serve as a liaison for the School of Social and Educational Sciences/General Education and the School of Business, Management, and Advanced Manufacturing. I’m passionate about writing, and helping students conduct research. When I’m not at the library you can find me out hiking in the woods, playing bassoon, or reading a good book (surprise, surprise)!"


Kanopy Video is Here!


The library is now offering Kanopy streaming video! This collection of over 30,000 high-quality films and documentaries is perfect for online and in-class learning.

Click here to take a look, or browse our guide here.

Embedded Librarian

Add an Embedded Librarian to Your Course!
What is an Embedded Librarian?
An embedded librarian is a librarian that is integrated into an online class for a period of time to support the students’ in their research process. 
What can the embedded librarian do for your class?
Help narrow topics and brainstorm ideas for research
Identify keywords and search terms for a topic
Help students find credible sources and peer reviewed articles
Provide information about the library’s databases, eBooks, and services
Provide information about citations
Answer questions about the library or research


Library Display: The Great River

Come see the library's latest display, all about the history of life along the Connecticut River!





PowerNotes is a powerful browser extension for Chrome that allows students to save, categorize, and organize material as they research. All Goodwin College students now have access to the full version of PowerNotes, which can: 

  • Help students organize their papers
  • Enable students to take notes on whatever source they find, anywhere on the web
  • Prevent students from losing track of research material

All library computers now have PowerNotes installed as a Chrome extension.