Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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.
Note that the OVID access will only last to March, so get your users migrating!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
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 now that we have just released additional images from the Larry Qualls Archive, bringing the total number available to ARTstor users to approximately 7,500. more
More European Art and Architecture from Scala Archives and Art Resource
We are pleased to announce that we released additional images of major works of Italian and other European art from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to approximately 3,000. more
Southern Asian Art: ACSAA Color Slide Project Completed
The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) project is now complete. An additional 7,000 images from the ACSAA collection are now available to ARTstor users, bringing the total number of images to 12,186. more
Not sure if you guys were aware that Duke University Press removed some of its titles from Project Muse.
In any case we now have access to the e-Duke package wit the following journals
American Literary Scholarship
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
French Historical Studies
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Hispanic American Historical Review
History of Political Economy
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
Modern Language Quarterly
New German Critique
positions: east asia cultures critique
Radical History Review
SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly
Social Science History
Heads up all of you that are not aware of the coverage of this product...
CAB abstracts is a bibliographic database compiled by CAB International. It covers the significant research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health, human nutrition, animal health, and the management and conservation of natural resources. CAB abstracts indexes articles, books, conferences, reports and other kinds of literature dated 1910 to the present.
Note this product will be paid from library funds for Veterinary Medicine.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Classical music library
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added with a particular focus on contemporary music and women composers.
- movement of the major functions to the left-hand menu, the grouping together of tools at each level of the website
- tabs being replaced by left-menu listings and a cleaner and more modern look and feel.
- In addition, the new website meets the latest accessibility standards (ADA section 508 and W3C’s WAI-AA).
Marketing Resources Available
Online Access to Blackwell Publishing Journals
Overview of Blackwell Synergy Features
- clear search and browse functions and ability to search within other databases
- articles available in PDF and full-text HTML
- HTML articles include embedded references, figures and tables
- OnlineEarly and OnlineAccepted articles available online before issue publication
- OnlineOpen articles available free to all as part of our open access initiative
- quick links to the most-downloaded and most-cited articles by journal
- reference links and citing article links allow users to follow the research
- export citations of articles into reference management software
- receive e-alerts for tables of contents, topic and author research alerts, citation alerts and OnlineEarly and OnlineAccepted alerts
- all e-alerts available as email or RSS newsfeeds
We hope that you and your library patrons will find the new look Blackwell Synergy easy to use and invaluable for study and research. Please do send us any feedback by filling in the Feedback form on: www.blackwell-synergy.com
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Friday, January 05, 2007
* Citation Report — New, powerful citation analysis feature
* Distinct Author Identification System — Find the right author, quickly
* Full Author Names — Web of Science now captures full author names as they are listed in original articles
This release is a data update only, and includes the following new content:
New Criticism and Reference resources this month
Sixty-two new and revised author biographies have been added to this month's release. The new entries include examples from the full range of authors covered by Literature Online Reference Edition, from the Elizabethan court poet George Gascoigne to contemporary crime writers Arnaldur Indriðason and James Ellroy.
Other authors include:
• Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
• US historical writer William Bradford
• English poet and critic John Heath-Stubbs
• Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh
• Scottish novelist Susan Ferrier
• Elizabethan sonneteer Lady Mary Wroth
• African-American children's writer Virginia Hamilton
• Feminist novelist Erica Jong
• Booker-shortlisted author of Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
• Nineteenth century American writer Elizabeth Stoddard
• Author of The Outsider 'cycle' Colin Wilson
• Author of Night-Thoughts Edward Young
• English Decadent poet Theodore Wratislaw
• African-American novelist and dramatist Shay Youngblood
From the EBSCO website:
"SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 415 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, nearly 250 have cover-to-cover indexing in SPORTDiscus. With more than 700,000 full-text articles dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports and sports medicine literature."
Please forward this email to faculty and users, so that they may enjoy the database’s newest additions:
The database has grown to more than 62,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, autobiographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives. North American Indian Biographical Database is dedicated to telling the life stories of both the well-known historical figures such as Pocahontas and Sitting Bull, and also the lesser-known men and women whose day-to-day experiences give an equally valuable portrayal of Indian culture.
Newly added materials include several major contemporary works from University of California Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Nebraska Press, and Coyote Books.
New and current full-length biographies include works on
· Quanah Parker
· Dennis Banks
· Susan La Flesche Picotte
· Jim Thorpe
· Peter Pitchlynn
· Hosteen Klah
· Black Elk
· George Washington Grayson
· Standing Buffalo
· and many other figures
More than twenty volumes covering chiefs of various nations are now included, as well as a modern edition of the collected speeches of Sitting Bull. The 5-volume Encyclopedia on American Indian Artists by the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures is in the database (searchable as the American Indian Art Series). The recent publication, American Indian Biographies (Salem Press, 2005) also adds many contemporary names to the collection.
This release contains many seminal reference works, including the complete volumes of Edward Curtis's The North American Indian, the McKenney-Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America volumes, and J. Norman Heard’s five volumes of the Handbook of the American Frontier.
From the STKE website:
"Signal transduction is the study of how cells control their own and each others' behaviors through chemical signals. Signal transduction research is an intensely active field of biomedical research and is of interest to a broad array of scientists. Science's STKE should be useful to the scientists who specialize in signal transduction, as well as the many scientists who need to follow and apply the current findings of this field even though their primary interest may not be in signal transduction mechanisms themselves."
The link for STKE is
More information can be found at http://stke.sciencemag.org.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/about/.
University of Calgary Library
ARTstor Digital Library recently added over 600 images focused on contemporary architecture and public art in the western United States.
Works by Elizabeth Peyton
ARTstor is now actively collaborating with a wide range of living artists and estates of modern artists. A collaboration with artist Elizabeth Peyton has allowed us to add to the ARTstor Digital Library images of 173 works by this remarkable contemporary American painter and draughtsman.
Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise”: Additional Images
To complement the existing 590 color photographs of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise” available in the ARTstor Digital Library, we recently released approximately 150 black-and-white photographs of frieze elements in their state prior to the recent cleaning campaign.