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September 20, 2012

Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education Everywhere

UMC's access to the Chronicle of Higher Education was limited to the UMC network or via our proxy. You can now get access anywhere even when you are not using the proxy. There are three ways to do this.

1) From iPad using the Chronicle's free iPad app can be found: here.
2) From your smart phone or tablet using the device's Web browser.
3) From any computer by direct access to Chronicle.com from any remote location
This solves the problem with articles forwarded from Academe Today or other Chronicle e-newsletters which would not open because they were limited to the sending network.

You have to establish a free Chronicle account using your university email address. (If you already have one great). A Chronicle account can be created by going to Chronicle.com and clicking on the "create" link at top, right hand side of Web page.

You must use your email address with the crk.umn.edu domain. Generally you will only have to log in once and the settings will be retained.

September 17, 2012

Schaums on Kindles

We have five Kindle Fire readers to go with our five basic Kindles. To check out a Kindle request one at the Circulation Desk.

The Kindle Fire readers now have Schaum's Outline of PreCalculus, Schaum's Outline of Calculus, Schaum's Outline of College Physics, Schaum's Outline of College Algebra, Schaum's Outline of Organic Chemistry and Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry. These study aids have tavle of contents with links that aid study and review. The Kindle Fire readers also have the nearly ninety eBooks listed on the UMC Kindle page. Because of these study materials could be higher use have currently set a four day loan period.


The older kindles have over 70 recreational reading books on them. These are good for basic pleasure reading. The load period is four weeks.