Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Trials

Check out the trials at

Trials Blog

*Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals 1800-1900

*SPORTDiscus and SPORTDiscus with Full Text

*Bibliography of Linguistic Literature / Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur" (BLLDB)

*Bibliography of German Literature and Literary Studies / Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft" (BDSLDB)

*ISI Web of Knowledge: Biological Abstracts® 1969 - present ; BIOSIS Previews®: 1969-present ; Zoological Record®: 1978-present

*PAHO E-book Collection

*International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance (full-text)

New Product Announcement-->Testaments to the Holocaust

Testaments to the Holocaust

Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London

This digital resource offers the unique resources of the World’s oldest Holocaust museum. Alfred Wiener fled Germany in 1933 and established his collection in London.

The collection offers fully searchable personal accounts of life in Nazi Germany, along with photographs, propaganda materials such as school text books, limited circulation publications and rare serials in a uniquely flexible format, enabling detailed research into the domestic policies of Nazi Germany, Jewish life in Germany from 1933 to after the war, propaganda, life in the concentration camps, in hiding, emigration and refugee life.

An essential collection for:

* 20th Century Jewish Studies
* Research into Nazi Germany
* Jewish Resistance Activities
* Holocaust Studies
* World War II Studies

New Product Announcement-->Arab Israeli Relations 1917 -1970

Arab-Israeli relations, 1917-1970

Series One – Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970 – offers the widest range of original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970/1

Here major policy statements are set out in their fullest context, the minor documents and marginalia revealing the workings of colonial administration and, following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, British diplomacy towards Israel and the Arab states.

Additional value has been added to this Series 1 by the expansion from the original 562 TNA records to over 17,000, thus substantially improving access to over 137,000 pages documenting the politics, administration, wars and diplomacy of the Palestine Mandate, the Independence of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Topics covered include:

* the background to the establishment of the State of Israel as a Jewish national home
* Black September
* the Border wars of the 1950s
* the British capture of Jerusalem
* the Cold War in the Middle East
* Formation of the United Arab Republic
* Jewish terror groups
* milestones in the Palestine-Zionist tension and their impact on British policy leading to the Partition of 1948

Platform Changes-->Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies and Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide

Both are now on the EBSCO platform.

JSTOR holding updates

New Titles

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 55, 1933-1995

Anthropological Quarterly
Previous Title: Primitive Man (0887-3925)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 75, 1928-2002

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 6, 1995-2000
Note: This title will be available to Mathematics & Statistics Collection participants in the next week.

The Canadian Journal of Statistics / La Revue Canadienne de Statistique
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1973-2002
Note: This title will be available to Mathematics & Statistics Collection participants in the next week.

The Journal of Aesthetic Education
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 36, 1966-2002

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 19, 1981-2000

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1971-2000

Revue Fran├žaise de Sociologie
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 43, 1960-2002
University of Pennsylvania Law Review and American Law Register Previous Titles: University of Pennsylvania Law Review (0041-9907); The American Law Register (1558-3562); The American Law Register and Review (1558-3538); The American Law Register (1558-3813)Release Content: Vols. 1 – 151 (Issue 2), 1852-2002

Friday, April 07, 2006

New Trials

To see the trials check out the blog

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance (Full Text)
Community of Scholars
BioMed Protocols

Thursday, April 06, 2006

LWW adds new access

These new journals have been added

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Men in Nursing
Nursing 2006: Critical Care
Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Medical Simulation

New Product Announcement-->ARTstor


Note: This url provides access to ARTstor, however users can register themselves to access further tools, etc.

Have bundles of fun with this new toy, er, product, from CRKN.

ARTstor is an art image database. Remember images aren't just for art teaching, but can provide visual aids and appeal for teaching over the entire send the word out.

Note that users may download a client for displaying images in presentations, but they can also capture them for use in powerpointsKey collections include

The Image Gallery:
a large (initially about 200,000) and continually expanding pool of images intended to offer the value usually associated with an academic slide library. The Image Gallery also embraces an Art History Survey Collection of about 4,000 images of key monuments, defined by a concordance of ten standard art history survey texts.

The Illustrated Bartsch:
about 57,000 images of Old Master European prints (engravings, etchings, woodcuts, etc.) from the 15th to the 19th Century, embodying the work of hundreds of printmakers derived from one of the great art reference publications of the past quarter century,

The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection:
about 4,500 images of canonic works of American art and architecture, selected by a scholarly advisory committee and a staple of teaching in American studies for forty years.

The Huntington Archive of Asian Art:
about 12,000 images of Asian art, curated by the art historians John and Susan Huntington and derived largely from the photo archive they have created at Ohio State University.

The Mellon International Dunhuang Archive:
high-quality digital images of the Buddhist cave grottoes in Dunhuang, China and associated objects now physically located in collections worldwide.

The Museum of Modern Art Architecture and Design Collection:
about 8,000 images of approximately 6,200 design objects and drawings from the Department of Architecture and Design of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

New Product Announcement-->PapersInvited


PapersInvited was conceived and developed to assist researchers at all levels - scientists, professors, post-docs and students who are seeking publishing opportunities for their research papers.

PapersInvited presents an exhaustive list of Calls for Papers issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines.

Don't forget that individual users can sign up for alerts etc., including an, ahem, "Holiday Planner".

New Product Announcement-->Natural Standard

Natural standard

Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.

This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions.

Note there is a PDA version....something to take to the Health Food Store??

Also has a condition index, I looked up stress, and found out that Art Therapy might help....tie in to ARTstor?

New Product Announcement-->Historical New York Times 1851 to three years ago

Historical New York times (1851 to 3 years ago)

This one that we've wanted for a few years.

It's a great compliment to our other major historical newspaper archives
Times (London)
Globe and Mail (Canada's Heritage from 1844)
Toronto Star (Pages of the Past)

Should be a good resource for undergrads to compare contemporary coverage of events.

New Product Announcement-->Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials

Sax's dangerous properties of industrial materials

Since its inception in the early 1950's, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials has become the primary source for those who need to evaluate the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce.

Sax's is the only reference that combines - for so many substances - data on toxicological, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information.

Now in its eleventh edition, Sax's contains extensive data on approximately 26,000 substances, including 2600 new entries. Numerous entries have been revised to reflect the latest information.

What's more, this extraordinary guide has been thoroughly updated to contain Immediately Dangerous Life or Health (IDLH) levels for approximately 1,000 chemicals. It also covers exposure-level classifications for a number of regulatory agencies, from OSHA to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In short this latest edition of Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials is an essential, up-to-date resource for every professional engaged in industrial hygiene,

New Product Announcement-->Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of inorganic chemistry

The ultimate resource on inorganic chemistry – new and completely revised, 10 years after publication of the First Edition

The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry treated the elements of the periodic system in alphabetical order, with multiple entries for key elements. The articles from the First Edition were written more than 10 years ago and all areas of inorganic chemistry have seen such a vigorous development that it was necessary to update most articles and to add a considerable number of new articles.

The result of this major work is the proud Encylopedia of Inorganic Chemistry Second Edition (EIC-2).
now includes colour
30% growth on previous edition
6,640 pages, published in 10 volumes

The Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry continues to present articles in alphabetical order, but the content has been slightly reorganized to the following subject areas: Main Group Elements; Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry; Organometallic Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; Solid State, Materials, Nanomaterials and Catalysis; and General Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Methods.

New Product Announcement-->House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 19th and 20th Century

House of Commons parliamentary papers

It isn't ezproxied, but to get a feel for the range of materials covered in this collection check out "mode of admission to the British Museum and its Reading Room"

sigh....the good old days.

Between 1801 and 2000, around 9.5 million pages for over 184,000 parliamentary papers were published. Since 2001, the number of papers has grown by approximately 4,000 for each parliamentary session. HCPP delivers searchable full text for each paper, along with a detailed index.

HCPP currently contains an index for 1801-2004, full text for the entire 19th century, and for 1901-1906.

The remaining 20th century content will be added in a series of substantial releases over the next year, beginning in May with the addition of 1914-1945. (Your institution's coverage varies according to your subscription.)

New Product Announcement-->American State Papers, 1798 - 1838

New Product Announcement-->US Congressional Serial Set 1817 - 1980

U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1980

Here' s your test...find the senate reports that discuss Mary Todd Lincoln's pension.

New Product Announcement-->History Resource Centre : World

History resource center. World

I hope no one is getting too wigged out over all the announcements, they should slow down in number soon. If you are feeling tense there is a prize at the bottom of the message.

HRC is bit of a departure for us, as it is as much a teaching aide as it is a content repository. Read on....

The History Resource Center: World combines Gale's proprietary reference content, from imprints such as Gale Group, Macmillan Library Reference, and Charles Scribner's Son, with Primary Source Microfilm original documents, from collections such as Churchill at War, History of Women, and The Middle East from the Rise of Islam.

Along with these resources, History Resource Center: World provides seamless access to the full-text from over 100 periodicals and 1400 maps and images. The content supports a core list of approximately 90 essential topics that appear in textbooks and syllabi within the typical undergraduate World History curriculum. The History Resource Center: World also includes a graphical Chronology covering events in arts, science, politics, and society from 1900 to the present.

The primary purpose of the History Resource Center: World is to provide students, their teachers, and library patrons with a single place to begin researching the vast topic of world history from B.C. to the present. Search results are categorized into six categories, allowing students to focus on the information, not on which database is most suited for a particular search.

Several search paths have been designed to facilitate the research process. With a dataset as vast as that in the History Resource Center: World, search paths geared toward specific interests are essential to assist the user in locating desired information. The following search paths offer the user various approaches to discovering information:

Click for the reward.....
IR Staff member who has too many emails to fit in their box.