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.

Note that the OVID access will only last to March, so get your users migrating!

ISI Web of Knowledge Upgrade

More details

* Quickly target the correct author with the Distinct Author Identification System, available in Web of Science®.

* Take advantage of new EndNote® Web functionality

Thursday, January 18, 2007

ArtStor upgrade--Contemporary, European and Asian Art

Additional 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 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

New Product Announcement-->e-Duke Scholarly Collection

e-Duke Scholarly Collection

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
American Literature
American Speech
boundary 2
Camera Obscura
Common Knowledge
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Eighteenth-Century Life
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
Mediterranean Quarterly
Modern Language Quarterly
New German Critique
Poetics Today
positions: east asia cultures critique
Public Culture
Radical History Review
SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly
Social Science History
Social Text

New Product Announcement-->CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts

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

New Product Announcement-->Classical Music Library

I believe I missed this when on just in case here is the official announcement

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.

Product Upgrade-->Blackwell Synergy

I am pleased to tell you that the Blackwell Synergy online journals platform has now been relaunched with a new design. Please take a look at

  • 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

We have provided some resources for promoting awareness of the online journals in your library, including email templates that you can forward out to faculty and students. Feel free to edit these to make them more appropriate for your institution:

You’ll also find links to a PowerPoint demo of the new site which explains many of the major functions, as well as a list of features for librarians and a summary of what’s new and what’s changed here:

Remember to sign up for the Librarians’ Newsletter to keep updated on new features and journal developments.


Online Access to Blackwell Publishing Journals

All institutional subscriptions to Blackwell Publishing journals include an element of online access. For the first time in 2007, Standard print subscriptions will include online access to the current and two previous years’ content, increased from the one year previously offered. Premium subscriptions include print plus online access to current content, content dating back to January 1st 1997, and OnlineEarly articles published online before print. Online Only subscriptions include the same access rights as Premium. Both Premium and OnlineOnly subscriptions include archival rights to paid for content. In most cases, Standard subscriptions are at 90% of the Premium price and Online Only subscriptions are at 85% of the Premium price. Access is provided through Blackwell Synergy.

For more information about subscribing to online journals, visit:

For information about licensing the Collection of online journals visit:


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


Your Feedback

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:

Best wishes,

The Blackwell Synergy Team
Blackwell Publishing

Friday, January 05, 2007

Product Upgrade-->ISI Web of Science

New in Web of Science®:

* 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

Product Upgrade-->Literature Online

ProQuest is pleased to announce the latest release of Literature Online.

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 IndriĆ°ason 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

Product Upgrade-->SportDiscus now Full Text

Our SPORTDiscus subscription has been upgraded to SPORTDiscus with Full Text:

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."


Product Upgrade-->North American Indian Biographical Database

Welcome to the fourth release of North American Indian Biographical Database. As a customer, you are automatically connected to the new content (

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
· Cochise
· Jim Thorpe
· Crowfoot
· Peter Pitchlynn
· Sacajawea
· Geronimo
· Hosteen Klah
· Black Elk
· Pocahontas
· 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.

New Product Announcement--->Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment (STKE)

We have started a subscription to Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment (STKE), one of the most highly-requested titles via Document Delivery over the past few years.

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

Andrew Waller
Serials Librarian
Collections Services
University of Calgary Library

ArtStor upgrade

Contemporary American Architecture and Public Art

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.