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Both campus libraries closed Wednesday December 24th through Thursday January 1st for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. Both campus libraries reopen Friday, January 2nd 2015 for normal hours.

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Dr. Christine Downing's Epiphanies public program freely available online
Dr. Christine Downing has graciously given the library permission to make a digitized audio copy of her Epiphanies: big dreams and transformative meetings public programs workshop freely available in MP3 format. This workshop was originally delivered 10/31/14 through 11/2/14 and was presented by Pacifica Graduate Institute public programs.

Search widgets now available on databases page

The library now provides quick search widgets for all EBSCO databases we subscribe to, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text, Ebrary ebooks, and Gale Virtual Reference Library on our Research Databases page. These widgets allow you to quickly search these resources without having to access the databases individually. Please know that they are designed for quick retrieval and do not have nearly the comprehensive search tools and limiters that the database advanced search screens themselves have. For comprehensive graduate student library research, we still recommend accessing the databases themselves.

Library Now Provides Over 110,000 ebooks!

The library now provides over 110,000 ebooks to all Pacifica students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the ebrary Academic Complete database. Use is unlimited and ebooks come from a variety of academic disciplines. Ebrary allows downloading (in PDF) and/or printing up to 60 pages at a time within an ebook, per browser session, though exact downloading and printing restrictions are determined by ebook publishers. For more information about using ebrary, see the Quick Start Guide (in PDF) or view the Quick Start Video which can be viewed by section, though it may take a few seconds to load. We also have an FAQ about using ebrary as well.

Library catalog now has access to over 10,800 ebooks


The library has updated its catalog to contain records for and links to our ebooks from ABC-CLIO, ebrary, EBSCO, PEP Archive, and PsycBOOKS. For more tips on searching for and retrieving ebooks, please see the FAQs on ebooks, ebrary, and EBSCO search tutorials.

Psychotherapy Research journal now available online

The peer-reviewed journal Psychotherapy Research, published by Taylor & Francis, is now available online to current Pacifica students, faculty, and staff from volume 1 issue 1 (1991) to current. It is accessible from our Journals & Ebooks Directory but is also indexed (thus searchable) from the PsycINFO database.

Jung Collected Works Available Online!

All 20 volumes of C.G. Jung's Collected Works are now available as an ebook to Pacifica students, faculty, and staff through the EBSCO eBook Collection. Alumni can now access it through the Alumni version of the EBSCO Collected Works eBook.

Access is unlimited and sections can be downloaded and printed out repeatedly. Records for each volume of the Collected Works in the Library catalog contain links to the corresponding ebook volume, and there is also a link to the entire Collected Works in the Journals & Ebooks Directory. To assist you with navigating through the ebook version of the Collected Works, Mark Kelly, Lead Reference Services Librarian, created a library guide for it (links are to the version for students, faculty, and staff).

For more information on using the EBSCO interface, see the EBSCO eBooks user guides and Reading an eBook on EBSCO interfaces guide. Videos Now Indexed in Library Catalog

The videos from the database, including those by James Hillman, Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers, Otto Kernberg, Irvin Yalom, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, are now all indexed in the Library's catalog. This means that therapists' videos can be found by searching the catalog by author. Videos on specific topics can also be found by searching in the Keyword search box for those topics. We also recommend that you use the Advanced Search screen in the catalog to effectively search for videos because the Advanced Search screen will allow you to limit your search by the Online Video option, which you can put a check mark next to (the option and icon for it is lower on the page), in case you want a targeted "video only" search.

Depth Psychological Research Methods: multiple and engaged approaches

This is a special issue, volume 7, issue 3 (2013) from the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. It contains articles written by several Pacifica faculty members. We have purchased access to this special issue as an EBSCO eBook for all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff.

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