Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Changes to FirstConsult

Upcoming changes to First Consult

Some important and exciting changes to First Consult are coming soon. We are working to make First Consult an even more efficient and useful tool for clinicians and students to get evidence-based answers for the point of care.

First Consult will soon be provided as a fully integrated part of MD Consult, available for institutions, groups, and individuals to purchase in addition to their MD Consult subscription.

By making First Consult content available through the MD Consult interface, customers who have purchased both products will benefit in several ways by receiving the following:

* Access to a single, integrated resource that provides a complete clinical reference solution, combining evidence-based answers for the point of care with the highest quality, world-class, deep-reference information contained in leading medical texts and primary literature.

* Improved ease of use, taking advantage of MD Consult's new simplified and streamlined user interface and design.

* Enhanced search results with MD Consult's new smarter search that makes it easier to find the right information.

We have received significant input from customers regarding how we can make First Consult and MD Consult more valuable and easier to use. The feedback and suggestions have been very positive, and we look forward to providing an enhanced tool by which customers can efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions and make better treatment decisions.

Several resources are available if you would like to learn more:

* A frequently asked questions document Microsoft Word icon provides more information about the upcoming changes.

* A downloadable slide presentation Microsoft PowerPoint icon includes an overview of the changes and some screenshots

A free webinar tour of the changes will be held October 16, 2007 at 4pm EDT. This 60-minute session will provide a tour of the changes and an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more.

If you are unable to attend the webinar: The webinar will be recorded, and the archive will be available afterward to all who register. Register for the webinar, and you will receive an e-mail after October 16 with a link to view the archive.

WilsonWeb Interface Changing

Dear WilsonWeb Subscriber,

We're pleased to announce that WilsonWeb 3.0--the next generation of WilsonWeb--is on course for January '08 release! We're now making finishing touches, and invite your input as a Beta tester (October 2007).

WilsonWeb 3.0 will feature:

A Frameless Interface--for even faster loading, and better integration with your institution's website.

Enhanced Layout & Graphics: Clearer screens and more accessible tools, for quicker, more intuitive searching.

Navigational Improvements: New Full Text, Page Image, and Peer Reviewed tabs in results let you isolate those records at a click. In Full Display mode, you can now also choose between scrolling through results or clicking from record to record--navigating the way you find most comfortable.

Simplified Print, Email & Save functions: New buttons--Save This, Email This, and Print This--capture not just the citation, but also any available full text, saving a step. You can also use the Print Email Save button in the banner for simplified and complete functionality as well.

Simplified Search History screen allows you to more handily review, update, combine and organize saved searches, and receive new information on any search in email alerts.

Full text translations: Electronic conversion of articles into Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Korean.

Database Enhancements: New looks for Biography Reference Bank, Art Museum Image Gallery, Current Issues: Reference Shelf Plus, and Current Issues in Health offer more immediate access to essential information, better navigation, and suggestions for related searches.

We'd like your input! To become a 3.0 beta tester, register at www.hwwilson.com/wilsonweb_ng_beta/wilsonweb_beta_volunteer.htm. You can also view WilsonWeb 3.0 sample screens at www.hwwilson.com/Documentation/WilsonWeb/frameless.htm.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New ArtStor Content (History, Architecture, Fine Art)

Images from “Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States”
ARTstor is pleased to announce that 2,000 images from the Library of Congress “Eyes of the Nation” collection are now available through the ARTstor Digital Library. This collection provides a pictorial overview of American history and includes prints, posters, maps, manuscript pages, photographs, design, movie stills, and cartoons.

Additional images added to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection
We have released approximately additional 1,600 images to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection. This latest release focuses on Ottoman architecture in Turkey and brings the total number of images in this collection to over 10,000.

Additional images from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives
ARTstor has released approximately 1,400 additional images from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives. These high quality images, scanned from large format color transparencies, focus on key European artists and collections from major European museums outside Italy.

Chance to preview ISI's new interface

Okay so many of these dates are already passed, better late than never.

Gain access now to the all new
ISI Web of Knowledge

The new ISI Web of Knowledge is almost here ... and we want to help you smoothly integrate this new approach to research into your users’ workflow. So we’re offering you — and just a few other top customers — exclusive access to the Beta Preview of ISI Web of Knowledge.

In order to access this preview, please sign up for an introductory Webex training session. Each informative session is conducted live and is completely interactive with participants able to ask questions throughout. Once registered, you will promptly receive a confirmation email and full instructions. After you attend the session, you’ll receive the URL granting you exclusive access to the Beta Preview of ISI Web of Knowledge.

Simply choose the date and time most convenient for you:

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

To register for this training session, go here.

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Time: 10:00 am, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

To register for this training session, go here.

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

To register for this training session, go here.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

To register for this training session, go here.

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 10:00 am, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

To register for this training session, go here.

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

To register for this training session, go here.

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Time: 10:00 am, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

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Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

New Product Announcement-->MD Consults Clinics

MD Consult link changed

Separate record not created for the Full Clinics Series Package.

Based this on following information from Elsevier:
"Accessing the eClinics. The eClinics are accessible through your MD Consult subscription. On the main MD Consult navigation bar, a new Clinics tab will appear. Clicking on the Clinics tab, the Advanced Search box for Clinics is presented and the eClinics will be searchable as a separate content area, similar to the MD Consult Journal search. In addition, clicking the Clinics tab will display a hyperlinked list of available eClinics packages and titles.

The eClinics may also be accessed directly by going to the eClinics site at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/mdc/journals "

SFX - Clinics target activated; however, only journal level linking available. Still waiting for SFX to respond regarding MD Consult core service targets.

New EBSCO features

Citation Format and Export

...we have updated our MLA and APA citation formats to conform to the latest guidelines available. Extensive help and citation format guides are now available to all EBSCOhost users, including information on how to cite, as well as extra instructions specific to EBSCOhost citations. For additional information, click on the online citation help link within the Print/E-mail/Save Manager in EBSCOhost:

Videos and Animated Content

The Consumer Health Complete (CHC) interface has been enhanced with videos, full text video transcripts and animated content, visible and searchable via a "Videos & Animations" icon on the main search page of the CHC interface.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Xrefer Content-->Health, Language, Biography, Technology

Latest Additions

Word Histories and Mysteries

In addition to these new books, we're also updating many of our titles to the latest available editions. The following updated titles were recently released. Expect more soon!

Ebrary News

Latest newsletter available.

-New Academic Subject Databases and Other Changes
Product Tip—Integrating with Blackboard

Historical Abstracts and America History and Life moving to EBSCO

It looks as through the EBSCO version will be available in January, with some overlap time between the versions. EBSCO has contracted with ABC Clio to continue to do indexing. EBSCO will also look into full text versions.

"Dear Librarians and Media Specialist,

As you may know, EBSCO Publishing recently acquired Historical Abstracts (HA) and America: History & Life (AHL) from ABC–CLIO. We are excited to pass along the press release regarding this announcement. We will be in contact in the coming weeks with specific information for current HL and AHL customers as well as with information for those non-customers who may be interested as the databases become available on EBSCOhost."

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Features in Science Direct--RSS and link to Scopus

New features make ScienceDirect even more efficient and supportive

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds - RSS is an established Web standard for the delivery of news headlines and other frequently updated content summaries. RSS feeds will be available on ScienceDirect for search results, citations and new articles, as well as more than 300 pre-selected topics. RSS feeds alert users immediately when Science Direct has new content of interest to them as soon as it is published, keeping users up-to-date with their chosen fields of interest..

Cited By in Scopus - Access to a wealth of citation information is made possible with Cited By in Scopus, which links to specific citations in Scopus - the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality Web sources. Cited By in Scopus, which is included on the ScienceDirect article pages, also features a real-time citation count. A Scopus license is not necessary to view the citations for a given article but a ScienceDirect subscription is required

Monday, June 11, 2007

ArtStor improves access for academic publishing

ARTstor Expands Accessibility to Images for Academic Publishing

In March 2007, ARTstor and The Metropolitan Museum of Art began a new collaboration, Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) that allowed scholars at ARTstor participating institutions to download and use, free of charge, high-resolution digital images for academic publications. Initially, nearly 1,700 images representative of the renowned Metropolitan Museum's encyclopedic collection became available through the ARTstor interface to users at all ARTstor participating institutions.

Access to IAP is now being extended to unaffiliated scholars, including those at institutions which do not license ARTstor. Scholars at participating ARTstor institutions are able to access these images through the ARTstor Digital Library. All other scholars can contact ARTstor or The Metropolitan Museum to be registered for free access to IAP.

Additional images will be added to IAP by The Metropolitan Museum of Art later this year and ARTstor is working with other museums and organizations to expand the content available through IAP.

ARTstor, a digital image library, was created in 2001 as a non-profit initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to serving education and scholarship in the arts and humanities. The more than 750 non-profit institutions currently participating in ARTstor are located in North America, Australia/New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – founded in 1870 with a mission to collect, preserve, and display works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture from every part of the globe, and to educate the public about art – is the most comprehensive art museum in the Western Hemisphere with a collection now including more than two million works of art.

New JSTOR Content

Agricultural History
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 77, 1927-2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Agricultural History Society
ISSN: 0002-1482

Business Ethics Quarterly
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 11, 1991-2001
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Philosophy Documentation Center
ISSN: 1052-150x

Epidemiology and Infection
Previous Title: The Journal of Hygiene (0022-1724)
Release Content: Vols. 3 – 127, 1903-2001
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0950-2688
NOTE: Volumes 1-2 (1901-1902) of The Journal of Hygiene are not available for release at this time. The content will be publicly released at a later date.

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Release Content: Vol. 1, Issues 1-10, 2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Ecological Society of America
ISSN: 1540-9295

Goodwin Series
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 8, 1972-2000
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: South African Archaeological Society
ISSN: 0304-3460
NOTE: No issues published 2001-2004. Vol. 9 published in 2005.

IMF Staff Papers
Previous Title: Staff Papers – International Monetary Fund (0020-8027)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 49, 1950-2002
Moving Wall: 4 years
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Journals on behalf of the International Monetary Fund
ISSN: 1020-7635

Northeastern Naturalist
Previous Title: Maine Naturalist (1063-3626)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 10, 1993-2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Humboldt Field Research Institute
ISSN: 1092-6194

The Plant Cell
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 16, 1989-2004
Moving Wall: 2 years
Publisher: American Society of Plant Biologists
ISSN: 1040-4651

Risk Management
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 5, 1999-2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Journals
ISSN: 1460-3799

Southeastern Naturalist
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 2, 2002-2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Humboldt Field Research Institute
ISSN: 1528-7092

Previous Title: Bears: Their Biology and Management (1936-0614)
Previous Title: Proceedings of the Bear Workshop (International Conference on Bear Research and Management) (1936-0606)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 14, 1968-2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: International Association of Bear Research and Management
ISSN: 1537-6176

ArtStor Update (egyptian, contemporary, architecture)

Egyptian art from Arielle Kozloff Brodkey’s personal archive
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new collection of Egyptian art to the ARTstor Digital Library. The Arielle Kozloff Brodkey archive consists of over 2,400 images focused on the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Egypt.

Additional images of contemporary art from the Larry Qualls Archive
Larry Qualls has been systematically documenting contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and other exhibition spaces throughout New York City and elsewhere. We are pleased to announce that we have just released an additional 5,000 images from the Larry Qualls Archive, bringing the total number available to ARTstor users to approximately 11,500.

Additional images of contemporary architecture from ART on FILE
ARTstor recently added over 300 images to the ART on FILE collection, bringing the total collection to over 900 images. This most recent addition focuses on contemporary architecture of Los Angeles and Chicago.

More European Art and Architecture from Scala Archives and Art Resource
We are pleased to announce the release of additional images of major Italian and other European works from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to approximately 4,700.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

xrefer content update

Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures

A unique and comprehensive historical guide to some 1500 of the world's peoples, from the earliest times to the present.

This fascinating and informative guide includes the myriad discrete ethnic and cultural groupings that have inhabited our planet over the past 6000 years. It presents - in a simple and easy-to-follow A to Z structure within five regionally based sections (The Americas, Africa, Europe, South and Central Asia and the Middle East, and East and Southeast Asia and Oceania) - clear, concise and readable histories of some 1500 peoples, nations and cultures: from the Assyrians of the ancient Middle East to the modern-day Armenians, from the Belgae of ancient Europe to the modern-day Basques.

Latest Additions Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures

In addition to these new books, we're also updating many of our titles to the latest available editions. The following updated titles were recently released. Expect more soon!

New Content in Catalogue

Because we are asked for information on these collections so often, I'll be sending out notices when records are available in the catalogue. First up is...

American Film Scripts Online

To pull up a list in the catalogue search the phrase "american film scripts online". 568 hits ranging from Gunga Din to Boogie Nights.

Early Encounters in North America

Searching "early encounters in north america" brings up 161 records, but the real value is seen when searching an author with proper authorities, such as Catlin, George, 1796-1872.
E-versions, microforms, print, all gathered together...it's lovely.

New Product Announcement-->Illustrata

CSA illustrata, natural sciences

This is sooo cool you have to try it to believe it. Let's say a student/prof wants a graphic to illustrate grizzly bear range in the Rockies....well after a quick search they get a nice little map.

Then, what if they want an actual picture of a grizzly bear....well no problem.

We know that both students and instructors have a hard time finding graphics to use in the classroom, as well, the graphics in articles often contain key information that isn't captured in indexing and therefore searching. So I encourage you all to give this one a try and become more familiar with it.

PS: I did a search for "big foot", alas no pictures.

CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences is interdisciplinary, covering a wide variety of journals from all major areas such as: biology, earth sciences, environmental studies, medical sciences, agriculture, fish and fisheries, education, geography, veterinary science, food and food industries, pharmacy and pharmacology, meteorology, public health and safety, water resources, conservation and forests and forestry. CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences is the first in a series of CSA Illustrata databases of searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature. Coverage includes 1977 to current.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Three new tools-->new books list, books on order list, hooks to holdings in GBIP

Thanks primarily to David and Nella we have three new tools for leveraging collections information.

Please send me a note if you have any questions or would like to see any changes to these.

1. New Books List
2. Books on Order List
3. Hooks to holdings in Global Books in Print

1. New Books List (BETA)
Word of warning, this is in beta, so if you use the url in web pages or give it out, you'll need to send an updated url later when the permanent address is established.

To use:
go to http://www.ucalgary.ca/~ndlall/newbkform3.html

Note that you can set this up as an RSS feed. I've done this for Library Science and it works quite well.

2. Books ordered by fund (BETA)
Word of warning, this is in beta, so if you use the url in web pages or give it out, you'll need to send an updated url later when the permanent address is established.

The new workflows module on SIRSI doesn't provide a good listing of items ordered by fund (i.e., no titles!), as a workaround Nella is providing this report as an option

To use:
go to http://www.ucalgary.ca/~ndlall/getfundordersql.html

Pick your fund and get a report of the titles associated with that fund in the current fiscal cycle. So if it was received in a previous year, it won't show here.

If you need help remembering the fund or program codes, go to http://library.ucalgary.ca/libraryinformation/collectionsservices/librarycollectionsfunds.php

I haven't used the RSS feed option, let me know if it is problematic.

3. Hooks to holdings in Global Books In Print
Yay, this one isn't in BETA and should work just fine.

This works by clicking on the Search My Library's Catalogue tab.

For example, search "spanish inquisition" and a list of titles appears.
Select up to 5 titles.
Click the Search My Library's Catalogue tab.
A popup appears, press Go.
A list will display with either "not found" or with holdings information from our catalogue.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

New xrefer content

New titles and publishers are continually being added to Xreferplus. Recently added titles include:

Chambers Classic Speeches

New Artstor Content (fine art)

Additional images from the Erich Lessing and Fine Arts Archives
ARTstor has released approximately 600 additional images from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives. These high quality images, scanned from large format color transparencies, focus on key European artists and collections from major European museums outside Italy.

Additional images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
We are pleased to announce the addition of over 900 new images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This addition significantly enriches ARTstor’s offerings from the permanent collection of this outstanding museum to over 3,000 images.

Monday, May 07, 2007

19th C Masterfile adds Royal Societies Catalogue of Scientific Papers (1800-1900)

The files of the Catalogue of Scientific Papers now online via 19th Century Masterfile include over 450,000 citations to all manner of scientific inquiry during the 19th Century--from Darwin to Freud.

CSP indexed 1,555 periodicals in numerous languages, and included the transactions of the European academies and other learned societies.

Two major installments of Catalogue of Scientific Papers are now online for searching through 19th Century Masterfile:

Installment 1: The three Subject indexes produced by the Royal Society covering
Pure Mathematics (1908);
Mechanics (1909);
and a 2-volume set covering Physics (1914).

Installment 2: Volumes 13-19 covering 1884-1900, containing over 400,000 citations.

For a quick glance at all the files now available through 19th Century Masterfile, please go to www.paratext.com/NCM2007.pdf

New Artstor content-->Frescos, Paintings, and Architecture

Two Archives from the Negative Collection at the Frick Art Reference Library
The first archive consists of over 3,000 images produced by the Italian photographic firm of Sansoni and richly documents fresco cycles and other forms of architectural decoration throughout Italy. The second archive, from A.C. Cooper and related archives, documents paintings as they passed through art auction galleries in London in the 1920s and 1930s.

Monday, April 30, 2007

New ArtStor Content (Getty, Classics, Architecture)

Paintings and Tapestries from the Getty
ARTstor is pleased to announce two new collections from the Getty. The first, J. Paul Getty Museum Collection, contains nearly 400 paintings from the 14th century through the early 20th century. The second collection, Study Photographs of Tapestries in the Getty Research Library, contains over 4,000 images from the Tapestries Collection.

Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures from the Berlin State Museums
ARTstor has just added 301 images of Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures from the Collection of Classical Antiquities at the Berlin State Museums.

Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture
ARTstor has released over 300 images of historic art and architecture illustrations to the Digital Library. This collection, created by Allan Kohl, contains illustrations originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Product Announcement-->Mosby's Nursing consult

Mosby's Nursing Consult

Mosby's Nursing Consult brings the leading resources together in one integrated online service to help nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions. Mosby's Nursing Consult is the perfect resource for the clinical nurse, the nurse administrators and the nurse faculty.

Mosby's Nursing Consult offers a single destination for the busy nurse. Easily search to seamlessly find information very quickly. It includes:

* Latest Drug Information
* Patient Education
* Professional Journals
* Reference Books
* Current News
* Clinical Practice
* Evidence-based Content
* Care Planning Tools

JSTOR upgrades its PDF's, highlights search terms, and links with ArtStor

Improved Article PDF Files

A new PDF format for downloading and printing articles has replaced the previous High Quality PDF format. This new format enables JSTOR users to "search" or "find" words and phrases within the PDF version of JSTOR articles, as well as copy and paste portions of text from them. In addition to these benefits, the new format facilitates the use of screen-reading software, such as JAWS for Windows. Moreover, PDF files in this new format are, on average, smaller in size than our current High Quality PDF files, which means that they can be downloaded more quickly and easily. We encourage you to try the new High Quality PDF files, especially if you have had printing or downloading difficulties in the past.

Search Term Highlighting

Search term highlighting is now available in JSTOR page images. When a user searches for a term and follows a link to an article from the results, the search terms will be highlighted in the article's page images. Along with the existing "Page of First Match" feature, this new highlighting allows users to see their search terms more easily within the context of the article text as they browse through the pages. If an individual prefers, search term highlighting may be “turned off” on the user preferences page.

JSTOR/ARTstor Searching

ARTstor, a non-profit initiative founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. Similar to JSTOR, ARTstor's mission is to serve the scholarly community through its collections. To enhance the benefits of these two resources and to enable researchers to discover useful content across all formats, JSTOR has developed a way to search both JSTOR and ARTstor content simultaneously.

Specifically, users have the opportunity to search JSTOR article content, JSTOR image captions, and metadata for ARTstor images. Search results pages are separated into three tabs — Articles, Images from Articles, and ARTstor Images — so that users can easily view and choose among their results. Article image thumbnails accompany the caption results, and ARTstor results contain title, creator, and date information. If your institution participates in ARTstor as well as JSTOR, you will also be able see ARTstor image thumbnails in your results and click to view the full-sized image and complete metadata through the ARTstor website. Users at non-participating institutions will be able to search and see the metadata, but not images, for ARTstor results.

New Product Announcement-->POEISIS (philosophy)


POIESIS is a subscription based reference and publishing service offering searchable access to the full text of hundreds of current, recent, and back issues of a growing number of philosophy journals and series.

New Product Annoucement-->Film & television literature index

Film & television literature index

Film & Television Literature Index is the definitive index to film and television literature. It is a bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.

New Product Announcement-->Brepolis Online (history, classics, religion, literature)

We have upgraded our Brepolis subscription to include all databases.

Vetus Latina database

The huge panoply of Latin biblical texts which were in existence and use from the second century AD/CE until the time when the Vulgate became predominant are known under the common rubric of the Vetus Latina, or the Old Latin, Bible. The term Vetus Latina refers to all those biblical texts translated into Latin which are not found in the Vulgate. The textual tradition of the Vetus Latina is complex and incomplete. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.

This database contains every citation, listed by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. The citations can be searched individually or as a whole, following the biblical structure.

Within the application the complete repertorium of H.J. Frede (Kirchenschriftsteller - Verzeichnis und Sigel, Freiburg, 1995) can be consulted online, as well as its updates (R. Gryson)

In principio : incipit of Latin texts

1 million incipits covering Latin literature from its origins to the Renaissance006699

An inevitable research tool for all those scholars and libraries interested in the writers, texts and manuscripts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Ut per litteras apostolicas : papal letters

La collection des CD-Rom Ut per litteras apostolicas... constitue la version électronique de la série des registres et lettres des papes des XIIIè et XIVè siècles, conservés aux Archives Secrètes Vaticanes à Rome. Cette série, éditée depuis 1883 par l’École française de Rome, puis en partenariat avec le CNRS, compte à ce jour quelque 80 volumes imprimés, reproduisant les lettres pontificales soit sous forme d’analyses, soit sous forme de transcriptions partielles ou exhaustives.

Database of Latin dictionaries

The purpose of this �Database of Latin Dictionaries� is to produce for scholars and students an online database comprising a large number of Latin dictionaries. The database will: continue to grow gradually and will comprise three kinds of dictionaries:

* dictionaries to assist translation from Latin into modern languages,
* dictionaries providing semantic and etymological explanations in Latin of Latin words
* historical Latin dictionaries.

The aim of the database is not only to integrate different types of Latin dictionaries, whether modern, medieval or early-modern, but also to build in links between these different tools. Where the dictionaries provide Latin terms and vernacular equivalents or explanations (whether in contemporary or historic forms of English, French or German, say), searches will be possible on both the Latin lemmata and the English, French or German lemmata. This database will provide an unsurpassed tool since all Latin word-forms that appear concretely in texts will have a link to entries in relevant dictionaries and from there the user can go and read the selected dictionary entry.

A �live link� to the Library of Latin Texts is available for all institutions subscribing to both online databases.

This link will enable the user who has conducted a search on a word in a dictionary within DLD to export this word automatically to its sister-database and thereby identify actual occurrences of the particular word in CLCLT in its actual context. Likewise, a user can select a word found in a text of CLCLT and automatically find entries on the word in the constituent dictionaries of the DLD.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

The Monumenta Germaniae Historica (frequently abbreviated MGH in bibliographies and lists of sources) is a comprehensive series of carefully edited and published sources for the study of German history (broadly conceived) from the end of the Roman Empire to 1500.

The society to sponsor the series was established by the Prussian reformer Heinrich Friedrich Karl Freiherr vom Stein in 1819 and the first volumes appeared in 1826 and following years. The editor from 1826 until 1874 was Georg Heinrich Pertz, who was succeeded by Georg Waitz. Many eminent medievalists from Germany and, eventually, other countries, joined in the project of searching out and comparing manuscripts and producing scholarly editions. The motto chosen by Klein, Sanctus amor patriae dat animum ("Holy love for the fatherland gives the spirit") is an important example of the coincidence of Romantic nationalism and highly professional scholarship.

The collection consists of five main areas, Antiquitates, Diplomata, Epistolae, Leges, Scriptores as well as Necrologia. Many subsidiary series have also been established, including a series of more compact volumes for school use (Scriptores in usum scholarum) and special studies (MGH Schriften).

The project, one of the greatest group efforts of historical scholarship, continues in the 21st century. In 2004, the MGH, with the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, took a step which makes it even more extraordinary: all of its publications which have been in print for more than five years can now be read online, in photo-digital reproduction, via a link on the MGH homepage.

Bibliographie de civilisation medievale

Intitially the bibliography focuses on the Central Middle Ages, but the coverage will be expanded in stages to cover both the Early and Late Middle Ages. The Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale currently comprises 40,000 titles from 1958 to 2003, i.e. the whole of the relevant elements from the famous bibliography in the Cahiers de civilisation médiévale.

International directory of medievalists

Lexikon des Mittelalters online

the standard encyclopaedia for medieval studies. It deals with all branches of Medieval Studies and covers the period from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of the Middle East and North Africa

International encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages

The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online (IEMA), an entirely new supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA), is being produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers; it will be made available at Brepolis, the Brepols site for online medieval encyclopedias, bibliographies, and databases. The chronological range of IEMA is 300-1500 CE, and it will cover all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. IEMA will complement and fill in gaps in the coverage of the present Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA).

Europa sacra online

coverage of medieval Church prelates
information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates under obedience to Rome
prosopographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs
prosopographical works on members of religious orders and data on secular clergy supplied by nationally-based prosopographical projects will be added
Europa Sacra Online 2004 draws its initial information fromC. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica medii aevi... ab anno 1198 [1st and 2nd edns. M�nster, 1898ff]P.B. Gams, Series episcoporum ecclesiae catholicae [Regensburg, 1873-86]

International Medieval bibliography

The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is the world's leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500.

Library of Latin Texts

CLCLT is the world's leading database for Latin texts. It contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas including texts from the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Kempis can thus be consulted. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions.

New Product Announcement-->MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com academic

MarketResearch.com Academic provides thousands of full-text market research reports.

For example,

Italian Foods in the U.S.
Drug Delivery Markets, Vol. IV: Transdermal
Corporate Credit Cards in the U.S.
Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2007
Functional, Fortified and Inherently Healthy Foods and Beverages: The U.S. Phood Market
Ingredients Affecting Health and Wellness: Innovations and Trends to Watch in 2007
Mature Market in the U.S.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and the U.S. Food and Beverage Market
Anti-Infectives: World Market, 2nd. Ed., Vol. I: Antifungals
Diabetes and Diabetic Complications: Major World Markets, 3rd Ed.

New Product Announcement-->Play Index

Play index
You can search for plays by author, title and subject, so this is a good thing.

New Product Announcement-->Orlando: women's writing in the British Isles from the beginnings to the present

Orlando: women's writing in the British Isles from the beginnings to the present

Wow, from Bugga to PD James, they are all here! This is a bit of a slog to get used to as it is a compendium of information about women writers, with biographical, bibliographic, and historical content, very hyperlinky and non-linear. Take some time to swim around and play.

Refworks Upgrades

General Program Enhancements

RefShare Enhancements

Miscellaneous Enhancements

Administrator Tool Enhancements

It should be noted that the "Attachment Feature" will not be automatically made available at this time for all subscribing organizations. Over the next few months, RefWorks will be introducing the attachment feature in phases to all our subscribing organizations.

Upgrade to EBSCO Literary Reference Centre

We are pleased to announce that EBSCO's Literary Reference Center now
features several usability enhancements, for example:

+ "Full Text of Classics" content (mostly PDFs), accessible via the Works authority file
+ Two new Works authority filters: Genre and Locale
+ Four new Author authority filters: Country, Culture, Genre and Movement
+ A more interactive timeline, with links to works and authors mentioned
+ Links to articles from within the Timeline screen
+ Index Browsing and Cited References from the Advanced Search Screen

For your convenience when training others on the updated Literary Reference
Center, we have created a PowerPoint presentation, linked from this Top
Story on EBSCO's Support Site

New JSTOR Content

The Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 58, 1919/1920-2003

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 25, 1979-2003

Release Content: Vols. 3 – 12, 1992-2001

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 40, 1962-2001

The Journal of Arachnology
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 33 (Issue 1), 1973-2005

Journal of Social History
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 35 (Issue 2), 1967-2001

The Journal of the History of Sexuality
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 12, 1990-2003

The Journal of Wildlife Management
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 68, 1937-2004

Medical Care
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 39, 1963-2001

The Modern Language Review
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 98, 1905-2003

Le Mouvement social
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 205, 1951-2003

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 14, 1885-1908, Vols. 1 – 95, 1909-2003

Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 91, 1903-1998

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 76, 1926-2001

Political Psychology
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 24, 1979-2003

Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 62, 1942-2003

Records of the Academy
Release Content: Nos. 1958/1959 – 2001, 1958/1959-2001

Reproductive Health Matters
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 11, 1993-2003

Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1966/1967-2003

Sociology of Religion
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 65, 1940-2004

Vingtième siècle. Revue d'histoire
Release Content: Nos. 1 – 80, 1984-2003

Wildlife Society Bulletin
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 32, 1973-2004,

New IEEE Content--Standards

We are writing to inform you that the 2007 National Electrical Safety Code
(NESC®) is now available in IEEE Xplore.

The NESC is one of the most popular titles from IEEE, and is now full-text
accessible in IEEE Xplore for subscribers of the IEL and the IEEE All
Inclusive Standards Online Subscription. Published exclusively by the IEEE,
the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC®) sets the ground rules for
practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or
maintenance of electric supply and communication Lines and associated
equipment. Subscribers to IEL, and the IEEE All-Inclusive Standards package
can access the 2007 version of the NESC in IEEE Xplore.

To access, visit http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/standards.jsp?start=N and
click on the 2007 NESC title.

In addition, the Authoritative Dictionary of IEEE Standards Terms Seventh
Edition has been loaded in IEEE Xplore for subscribers of the IEL and the
IEEE All Inclusive Standards Online Subscription. Last updated in 2000, the
dictionary contains nearly 35,000 terms and definitions, an acronym and
abbreviations section, and abstracts for over 800 IEEE Standards.

To access, visit
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/standards.jsp?start=100&end=199 and click on
the title.

New xrefer content

Brewer’s Britain and Ireland, Cassell
Brewer’s Curious Titles, Cassell
Dictionary of Business and Management, A&C Black
Chambers Classic Speeches
Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, 6th edition, Houghton Mifflin
Harrap’s Dalloz French English Law Dictionary, Chambers

In addition to these new books, we're also updating many of our titles to the latest available editions. The following updated titles were recently released. Expect more soon!

Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, 3rd edition (2006), Cambridge University Press
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 20th edition (2005), F.A. Davis

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Omnifile full text Mega

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases:

§ Education Full Text
§ General Science Full Text
§ Humanities Full Text
§ Readers' Guide Full Text
§ Social Sciences Full Text
§ Wilson Business Full Text

In addition, Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition presents complete indexing, abstracting, and full text from all of the journals in the five databases below to which Wilson has full text rights.

§ Applied Science & Technology Full Text
§ Art Full Text
§ Biological & Agricultural Index Plus
§ Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text
§ Library Literature & Information Science Full Text

I've attached a list of the new titles that come through this purchase.

New Product Announcement-->Art Full Text (Art, Architecture, Archaeology, Design, Film and Broadcast)

Art full text

This database offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Subjects Covered
Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles, Video

New Product Announcement-->Applied Sciences Full Text (technology)

Applied science full text

Look here for fast, convenient access to the most important sources in applied science and technology—much of it from peer-reviewed journals. This database features full text, graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of data in scientific and technical articles. Full Text coverage for selected periodicals is also included

Subjects Covered
Acoustics, Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Atmospheric Sciences, Automatic Control, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication & Information Technology, Computer Databases & Software, Construction, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering & Biomedical Materials, Energy Resources & Research, Environmental Engineering, Fire & Fire Prevention, Food & Food Industry, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Machine Learning, Machinery, Marine Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Neural Networks, Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography, Optical & Neural Computing, Petroleum & Gas, Physics, Plastics, Robotics, Solid State Technology, Space Science, Textile Industry & Fabrics, Transportation, Waste Management, Other Industrial & Mechanical Arts.

New Product Announcement-->Biological and Agricultural Index Plus (agriculture, vet med, biology, environment)

Biological & agricultural index plus

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus offers researchers convenient online access to the core literature of biology and agriculture—much of it from peer-reviewed journals—plus full text. Full text citations also link to PDF page images, featuring graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations indispensable to science research.

Subjects Covered
Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture and Agricultural Research, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cytology, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Science, Fishery Sciences, Food Science, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Immunology, Limnology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Paleontology, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine, Weed Sciences, Wildlife Management, Zoology.

Friday, February 23, 2007

IEEE Standards Upgrade

Dear IEEE Subscriber,

As a result of this upgrade, the display of standards in the IEEE Xplore
digital library has been significantly enhanced with:

* An improved navigation to help you find standards faster

* The ability to search and browse over 500 draft standards in IEEE
Xplore (to access the full-text of draft standards, the purchase of an
add-on drafts package will be required)

* Clearer distinction between active, archived and superseded standards

* Availability of standards email alerts to keep you up-to-date on
standards revisions

* And the inclusion of links to standards interpretations, errata and
other related documents

Please note that the following release features will be loaded and
available within the next two weeks:

* The option to search standards by status (i.e. active, draft,

* The inclusion of the 2007 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
which will be full-text accessible to IEL subscribers at no additional

New Access to Choice Reviews

There is a new version of Choice available which includes a campus wide site license.www.cro2.org

Check out the "Important Information" below for basic info & instructions for this version.

For those who don't have accounts, you can now register & then followup by creating "my profile". (Register just below the member login on the righthand side of the screeen)

For those of you who did have accounts you should have received an email about the new access, however there was a problem which they cleared up today.

In case you didn't get an email here is the list of our previous users (note you must go in to your profile to activate it on this new version).

A few people have had their user name (your last name) modified due to duplication on the Choice system ( in this case a number has been added eg. White2). Once you login you can go make adjustments to your profile and change it (if you don't have your password contact me).
Cloutier, Claudette
Hayden1, Alix
Hemmings, Mary
Hunter1, Maureen
Lipton, Saundra
Murrell, Cindy
Pahulje, Dani
Robertson, Helen
Rutherford, Shauna
Vaska, Rosvita
Waller, Andrew
Warren1, Darlene
White2, Peggy

February 2007 Issue of ChoiceReviews.online

The new version of Choice Reviews Online is now available at www.cro2.org!

During this transition phase, the original ChoiceReviews.online remains available and fully operational at http://www.choicereviews.org. You can see the new February reviews that match your profile by clicking on "My Current Issue."

Important Information for Accessing the New Choice Reviews Online

Most users will be able to access the new site www.cro2.org with their current username (last name) and password, but a few usernames have been modified. If you are unable to log on, click on the "Forgot Your Password" link on www.cro2.org and enter your e-mail address; you will promptly receive an e-mail with your new username.

New reviews that match your profile appear in the My Monthly Reviews section.
To see new reviews, you must activate this section by going to My Profile and clicking on the Update My Profile button at the bottom of the page. We encourage you to take this opportunity to review and update the information contained in your profile.

Your Profile and Lists were transferred to the new site in late December; any changes you made to your Profile or Lists after December 21 will not be reflected on the new site. You may encounter a few discrepancies with this transfer of data, so please carefully check the My Lists and My Profile sections in the new CRO for accuracy. Your Profile and Lists remain on the original CRO site as well.

We urge you to review the many new options available in the My Profile section. By clicking on My Profile, you may change your username and password. You can also change your Profile as frequently as you like and immediately view titles that match the revised Profile. You can change the publication date at the top of My Monthly Reviews to see reviews matching your profile for any previous issue.

To get the most out of the new Choice Reviews Online, please read the "Top Tips for Using the New Choice Reviews Online," which you will find prominently displayed on the home page. This new version contains many new features and expanded content, including bibliographic essays, forthcoming titles lists, and all special editorial features; Web exclusives; and enhanced functionality such as saved searches.

New Product Announcement-->Literary Reference Centre

Literary Reference Center

This one has Masterplots, undergraduates rejoice.

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day.

LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.

LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

New Product Announcement-->Professional Development Collection

Professional development collection

Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.

This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.

Examples of titles offered in Professional Development Collection include: Booklist, Curriculum Administrator, Education, Education Digest, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others.

The majority of full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in the Professional Development Collection dates as far back as 1965.

New Product Announcement-->Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion and philosophy collection

The Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

This database offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the database.

Examples of titles offered in the Religion & Philosophy Collection include: Archaeology, Biblical Interpretation, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Catholic Historical Review, Christianity Today, Comparative Sociology, Ethics, Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Islamic Law & Society, Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Philosophical Perspectives, Religion & Theology, and many more.

New Product Announcement-->World History Collection

World history collection

World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals.

Full text dates as far back as 1964. These hand-selected information sources cover a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, and more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.

New Product Announcement--> Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational and career collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries.

The collection provides full text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Video Business, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

New Product Announcement-->LGBT Life

LGBT life with full text

LGBT Life with Full Text contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs.

The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.

Full text content available in LGBT Life with Full Text includes The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents, Washington Blade, and many more.

New Product Announcement-->Humanities International Complete

*Humanities international complete *

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.

Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from /Humanities International Index/ (over 2,000 titles and 2 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases.

The database includes full text for more than 770 journals.

Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Humanities International Complete is an essential collection for libraries looking to provide comprehensive coverage of the humanities with full text content.

New Product Announcement-->Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts FT

Library, information science & technology abstracts with full text

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts,(LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

JSTOR Content Added

Computer Music Journal
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 25, 1977-2001

Previous title: Holarctic Ecology (0105-9327)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 22, 1978-1999

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 6, 1988-2003

Financial Management
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 32, 1972-2003

Journal of Avian Biology
Previous title: Ornis Scandinavica (0030-5693)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1970-1999

Mathematics of Operations Research
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 32, 1976-2002

Mountain Research and Development
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 23, 1981-2003

The Oral History Review
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1973-2003

Previous title: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 25, 1970-2001

Perspectives on Politics
Release Content: Vol. 1, 2003

Revue belge de Musicologie / Belgisch Tidjdschrift voor Muziekwetenschap
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 55, 1946-2004

The Southwestern Naturalist
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 48, 1956-2003

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 33, 1971-2004

Systematics and Geography of Plants
Previous title: Bulletin du Jardin botanique National de Belgique / Bulletin van de National Plantentuin van België
Previous title: Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État a Bruxelles
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 71, 1902-2001

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Release Content: Vols. 1 – Series 6 Vol. 11, 1872-2001

ArtStor Content Added--Lichtenstein, Renaissance, Architecture

Images from Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate
ARTstor is excited to announce that the first set of images from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate have been added to the ARTstor Digital Library. These images span a range of periods over the artist’s life and include many of his most well known works. To browse these new ARTstor images, click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Individual Artists and Estates: Roy Lichtenstein” or simply search the keyword “Lichtenstein.”

Italian Renaissance Painting from the Foto Reali Archive
The Foto Reali Archive, one of the most important photographic archives belonging to the National Gallery of Art Library’s Department of Image Collections, is now available to ARTstor users. Foto Reali was a Florentine photographic firm that surveyed private art collections as well as dealer inventories in Italy in the early twentieth century, often photographing the paintings in situ.

Medieval French Architecture and American Architecture from the Clarence Ward Archive
The Clarence Ward Archive richly documents Romanesque and Gothic architecture in France and selectively documents American architecture from Colonial times through the early 20th century. ARTstor has digitized the ca. 4,000 large format nitrate negatives and is now distributing them through the ARTstor Digital Library.

IoP launches environmental website

Actually, this looks pretty good, those with a subject interest should take a whirl.

You need to register to get the full deal.

Hein On LIne New Content-->English Reports

HeinOnline’s English Reports (full reprint) online edition will bring more than 100,000 of the most important early English cases to your desktop.

The English Reports online edition from HeinOnline will deliver exact page-images of the original bound reprint edition together with the Indexes and Book of Charts to complete the collection. In addition, multiple navigation tools, such as a Case Locator, Chart Tool, and an Advanced Search feature will enhance the ease of access to specific cases. For those interested in browsing the online collection as if they were holding the actual books in their hands, we will provide browsing by volumes, indexes and by the Book of Charts. All of these features will create a one-of-a-kind online collection capable of efficiently aiding the researcher in locating a case of interest.

HeinOnline’s English Reports (full reprint) online edition will be available at no charge to HeinOnline Law Journal Library subscribers or those subscribing to the entire collection of HeinOnline content.

JSTOR Updates-->interface improvements

Revised Search Forms

In response to ongoing feedback from researchers and librarians, we have modified the JSTOR Advanced Search form.

the Advanced Search form will now include four new fields for entering and combining full text, author, article title, abstract, and caption field search queries.

In addition to these changes to the Advanced Search Form, navigation options and help files for the Basic Search and Article Locator forms have been updated, and the Expert Search form has been removed.

New Product Announcement-->SCOPUS


This is an important one, purchased through CRKN. It joins Google Scholar and Web of Science as general indexes that
employ citation tracking as sorting and searching strategies.

Try out some comparative searches, I found that all three products returned different results. I have to say I prefer the SCOPUS
interface, but others may prefer whats familiar. Still, even if you start with one, you may well find yourself using the others.

I've done a bit of reading and here are some key differences
Web of Science--goes back further, covers some humanities material
SCOPUS--strong for STM, includes books and conference proceedings in these areas
Google Scholar--quick start, uncovers the unexpected

New (or is that Moo) Product Announcement-->Animal Health and Production Compendium

Animal health and production compendium

If there were a prize for loopy interfaces this one would win. However, if you want to know about critters and their aliments, this is the place to go. It covers:

* Ruminants
* Pigs
* Poultry

The Animal Health and Production Compendium focuses on all aspects of animal health and production, including diseases, nutrition, husbandry and breeding.

It has been designed primarily for problem solving and as a reference tool for practical use throughout the world. It is relevant for use in both developed and developing countries and features extensive as well as intensive production methods.

The Compendium covers several hundred topics in food-animal production (cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry), including husbandry, housing, handling, identification, transport, behaviour, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, techniques, welfare, slaughter, meat, milk, eggs, products and legislation.

Clippy is dead

Read the Gizmodo article about the demise of our favourite windows icon.

I still remember the day my husband came home and described how he'd had to intervene in an altercation between the Library Assistant and Clippy.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New Product Announcement-->New Testament Abstracts

New Testament Abstracts

New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu.

The database contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion.
In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually.

Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.

New Product Announcement-->Environment Index

Environment Index

Formerly known as Environmental Knowledgebase OnLine (created by the International Academy at Santa Barbara), Environment Index offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

Environment Index contains more than 1,590,000 records from 1,500 domestic and international titles going back to the 1950s (including 960 active core titles) as well as 100 monographs.

Environment Index also features an in-depth thesaurus, and author profiles will be provided for 3,000 authors in the discipline.

Please note that this product recently changed names from Environmental Issues and Policy Index.

New Product Announcement-->Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Catholic periodical and literature index

The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online is the product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Library Association. The database covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 380,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers.

Indexing for CPLI Online corresponds to the print version, The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index,published by the Catholic Library Association and covers content from over 200 periodicals. Coverage in the database dates back to 1981.

PS: I searched "guilt", only 154 hits, not nearly as many as my colleagues have led me expect

New Product Announcement-->Garden Landscape and Horticulture Index

Garden, landscape & horticulture index

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is the premier resource for access to articles about gardens and plants. Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and
horticultural therapy. A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.

This index and abstract product is designed for gardening enthusiasts,professionals, and students of horticulture and of garden and landscape design & history.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index covers a wide range of serial titles including general gardening titles of national, international, and regional interest, and titles devoted to specialty gardens and plant groups.

Indexed and abstracted are more than 300 core titles, the majority of which are published in English.

Coverage for many titles extends back further than a decade. Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is a unique resource that brings together articles about plants and gardens into a single source, and it includes titles that are not available in any other index.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Royal Society of Chemistry adds new features

Kind of cool, I think you have to view the html version of an article to see these features.

RSC Publishing pioneers next generation of enriched articles

"Readers will be able to click on named compounds and scientific concepts in an electronic journal article to download structures, understand topics, or link through to electronic databases; compounds and ontology terms will be published as RSS feeds enabling automated discovery of relevant research. "

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

ERIC via EBSCO upgrades

We are pleased to announce that the 2006 ERIC reload and data format change has been completed and the up-to-date version of the database is now available on EBSCOhost. Records marked by ERIC as “peer-reviewed” can be easily accessed via a new check-box limiter. The thesaurus has been upgraded to include new terms and the database now contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full text documents from ERIC.

Product Change-->CINAHL moves to EBSCO and gets full text!!

The Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library products are coming down the pipe.

Many thanks to Gloria, Joyce, and Andrew P for fast tracking this one to help out with instruction.

CINAHL Plus with full text

CINAHL Plus with Full Text database is a comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 560 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, nearly 400 have cover-to-cover indexing in CINAHL, and of those, more than 230 are not available with full text from any other EBSCO database. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index- -with no embargo. With more than 600,000 full-text articles dating back to 1937, CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. This EBSCO database also features author affiliations, searchable cited references, research instruments, evidence-based care sheets and continuing education modules.

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