Friday, September 05, 2008

New Product Announcement-->Criminal Justice Abstracts

Criminal Justice Abstracts

"Criminal Justice Abstracts, the criminology database from SAGE Publications, contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines.

Prepared in co-operation with the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University Law Library, Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice."

New Product Announcement-->Tests in Print

Tests in print

Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

New Product Announcement-->Mint Global

Mint Global

Another one of those mysterious business products.

I had to allow popups for this to work with firefox.

Four different databases are presented in a modular format.

Users can build reports containing detailed standardised financial information (when available) or summary information, ownership details, graphics plus data from the other modules. Information for listed companies is comprehensive but MINT GLOBAL'S major strength is its extensive coverage of private companies.

Market Research
Over 2,600 industry and 2,700 company profiles from Datamonitor to add depth and authority to your research.

Stories from various high profile sources such as the FT Newswires and Newspapers, Dow Jones Newswires and Reuters. MINT GLOBAL also includes M&A news and rumours from our own database ZEPHYR. A webwatch service trawls 25,000 live web sources for up to the minute news.

Scanned reports
This module gives you the option to refer back to original documentation when you need it. Listed companies' reports are provided in full colour PDF files from Global Reports as well as quarterly and interim reports and corporate and responsibility documentation. For US listed companies full SEC filings are provided by Edgar Online. For many other countries reports are scanned from various registries.

New Product Announcement-->Henry Stewart Talks

Henry Stewart talks. Biomedical & life sciences collection

Oddly compelling, this is a collection of audio lectures with accompanying slides covering a wide range of topics. The product received a raft of positive comment from faculty when we tested it in the summer, and, while it seems a bit quaint in presentation, it does appear to be very useful as a teaching and learning supplement.

BibServices will be including marc records for the individual talks in the near future. Aaron did some work with the HST group and was able to determine they are in the process of preparing what looks to be some good quality records.

New Product Announcement-->

Social Theory

Social Theory offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The current release features more than 76,000 pages of content by such major theorists as Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Ulrich Beck, Howard Becker, Nancy Chodorow, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Erving Goffman, Robert Merton, and Talcott Parsons.

New Product Announcement-->CCH Titles

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reporter. Statutes and regulations edition

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reporter. Opinions, orders and decisions edition

Federal securities law reporter

Federal estate and gift tax reporter

Standard federal tax reporter

Federal excise tax reporter

Labor law journal (Note: access has been added to the print record. I have also asked Serials Solutions to add this title)

New Product Announcement-->RefAware


RefAware – a web-based current awareness service. Providing one source for a
variety of research data, RefAware constantly scours the internet for the latest information and automatically delivers newly found data. By harnessing the speed and accessibility of the internet, RefAware provides a comprehensive, up-to-the minute picture of today’s global

Basically an alerting service. Take some time to explore this'll need to set up an account. Why buy this when so many journals and packages offer alerting services as well...mostly because we are looking for tools that help users avoid repetitive stop shopping. Still, with only 8,000 journals on its list I won't be deleting any of my existing alerts right away....we'll have to see. By you guys using the product and getting responses from faculty we'll be able to give the vendor good feedback.

New Product Announcement-->TALES Online

Tales Online

Tales Online is a database of folktales, fairytales, myths of indigenous peoples, legends, sagas, and fables of world cultures in collections. All of the texts and notes are exact duplication of the original and no attempt has been made to either alter the style or wording contained in the original collection. Although at times the language is awkward, it is true to the original.

The collections contained in the database includes journal articles, archival material, and tales contained in printed volumes. Each tale is analyzed by a professional or advanced student folklorist. The analysis includes: an identification of the "genre" of the tale; a notation is made if the tale is field collected or adapted. (A field collected tale is spoken by a storyteller -- anyone who is telling a story--and the tale is recorded by an individual listening to the tale. The tale is either published in a journal, placed in an archive for listening, or is later selected for inclusion in a collection in a book.) Along with the preceding the analyzer identifies the "tale type," "motifs," (a classification system of individual events which occur within a tale,) identification of characters appearing in the tale and their role, (see glossary for an explanation of the various roles possible,) and the various settings that appear in the tale.

These analyses help identify various elements of a tale in which a user may be interested. For example: role--hero, villain; setting--forest, the sea, a cave; and any other terms which may appear in the description for each tale type or motif. The use of these various analyses enable one to locate a number of tales that contain similar elements.

To aid in the selection of appropriate tale(s) a short summary has been written for each tale and appears on the results page along with the title and the source of the tale. This enables you to include all of the information for each tale in a bibliography if needed.

Updated ArtStor content (civil war, design, art history)

Century Magazine Illustrations of the American Civil War
The Century Magazine Illustrations of the American Civil War collection is now available in the Digital Library. This collection is the result of a project undertaken by Allan Kohl, Visual Resources Librarian at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, to assemble images depicting Civil War battle scenes and camp life, as well as details of weapons and uniforms.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design collection now available in ARTstor
More than 450 images are now available from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Visual Resources Collections's Slide Library depicting works of art and architecture.

Final Images added to Sansoni Archive (Frick Art Reference Library) collection
The final images from the Sansoni Archive at the Frick Art Reference Library are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. Digitized from large–format negatives, these images are prized by scholars as a unique visual record of lesser–known and largely unpublished works of art, many of which have subsequently been damaged, lost, or destroyed

New look for Credo Reference

What you'll see in the updated Credo:
We have added a number of new features to the site, as well as updating and improving our current features:

Faceted browsing -- REFINE searches by subject, person, location, type of content, and entries with images, animations or audio. Plus, quickly locate our long, encyclopedic entries.

LINK directly from CREDO into your other online resources! View search results in another library resource with one click - through our new "Related Resources" feature. Library configurable.

MULTILINGUAL interface -- change the interface language to Spanish, French, Chinese, Polish or Urdu.

New, vastly improved CONCEPT MAP -- invaluable for visual learners and mind mappers.

SAVED RESULTS & CITATION MANAGEMENT -- export to your tool of choice -- RefWorks, EndNote and others. BOOKMARK in your favorite site -, Facebook and many more.

Thoroughly EXPLORE each title by quickly locating people and places cited, images, and contributors. Hover mouse over index for article preview.

BROWSE for books not only by subject, title or type but now by Dewey or Library of Congress classifications.

One of our key new features is the ability to provide seamless navigation from Credo Reference into other library resources - your OPAC, journals databases, etc. For more information about setting up these Resource Links, download instructions (pdf).

You can begin setting up these links now before the August release. Any links will transfer to the new site.