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Monday, June 04, 2007

New Databases

Here are recent databases added to the collection since the last post:

Academic OneFile from Gale
This is a multidisciplinary database providing access to scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals. Full-text is available in the database for approx. 40% of the articles. Includes newspapers, newswire services, magazines, podcasts, and transcripts NPR, CNN, and the CBC. Includes full text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Integrates with Web of Science® and Journal Citation Reports®. 1980 Coverage: 1980 - present.

Birds of North America Online from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Birds of North America Online is an online version of the 18-volume print series, the Birds of North America. It provides detailed scientific information covering the life histories of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. BNA Online will be updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors. In addition, BNA Online will build image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings. Each online species account will contain recordings of that bird's songs and calls, selected from Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.

ebrary Academic Complete from ebrary
ebrary is a collection of approx. 30,000 fully searchable full-text online books and maps. Download of the ebrary reader is required the first time you connect to the service. The download is automatic and only takes a minute. ebrary allows you to create a Personal Bookshelf to save, annotate, and highlight your favorite books. Other functionality includes the capability to copy text and paste into Word with automatic bibliographical citations. For more information, consult the user guide at ebrary User Guide.

ETS TestLink from Educational Testing Service
ETS TestLink is an index to the ETS Test Collection, a microfilm library of more than 25,000 tests, standardized tests, research instruments, and other measurement devices. Collected from the early 1900s to the present, the ETS Test Collection is the largest such compilation in the world. The tests in this collection were acquired from a variety of U.S. publishers and individual test authors. Foreign tests are also included in the collection, including some from Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. The microfilm ETS Test Collection is kept on the 3rd floor of the Library in the microfilm shelving area of Periodicals.

Europa World Plus from Routledge
Europa World Plus combines Europa World Year Book and the nine Europa Regional Surveys of the World into one database. It provides regularly updated economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations. Multinational statistics can be compared directly in graph and tabular form. Also includes interactive maps, flags and downloadable graphs.

Film & Television Literature Index from EBSCO
Film & Television Literature Index is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Foundation Directory Online Professional from Foundation Center
The Foundation Directory Online Professional provides information on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. Includes 88,000 detailed funder profiles for foundations, corporate giving programs, and donors; over 400,000 trustee, officer, and donor names; program details and application guidelines; charts depicting grant distributions by subject, geographic, and demographic focus; recently awarded grants; searching across over 250,000 Form 990 entries. Also includes foundation news, requests for proposals, publications, and job postings. Updated weekly.

Gale Virtual Reference Library from Thomson Gale
A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Includes: African American Almanac; African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience; Business Plans Handbook vols. 1-12; Cities of the United States; Cities of the World; Countries and Their Cultures; Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook; Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History; Encyclopedia of Business and Finance; Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America; Encyclopedia of Management; Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook; Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America; Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources; Who's Who Among African Americans; Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations.

Gerritsen Collection from ProQuest
Covers 4 centuries (1543-1945) of monographs and periodicals reflecting the evolution of feminist consciousness and women's rights. Contains two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country's movement on those of the others. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time. Includes publications from Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand and spans 15 languages.

Humanities International Complete from EBSCO
Produced by Whitston Publishing, this database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus the full text for about one third of the journals. Major subject areas include literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture and multi-disciplinary humanities titles, with a special emphasis on literature and the literary arts. Title coverage goes back as far as 1929.

LexisNexis Primary Sources in American Women's History from LexisNexis
Primary Sources in American Women's History provides key documents and collections in American women’s history from the early 19th through the 20th centuries. Sources include manuscripts, laws, court cases, speeches, contemporary accounts, photographs, and political cartoons. The database covers a variety of topics such as the Women's Liberation Movement, voting rights, abortion, birth control, child custody, civil rights, divorce, domestic violence, labor, marriage and property, the legal profession, lesbians and same-sex families, mental health, prison reform, prostitution, surrogate motherhood, and rape and sexual assault.

Library PressDisplay from NewspaperDirect
Provides a full-color and full-page collection of newspapers from around the world. Includes over 300 titles from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. A 60-day archive is available, searchable by country, language, title, frontpage image, photograph, or headline. Updated daily.

Nutrition and Food Sciences Database from CABI Publishing
Nutrition and Food Sciences Database indexes and abstracts articles on all aspects of nutrition, food science and food technology : food composition and nutritive value, food science and technology, functional foods, nutraceuticals, supplements, physiology and biochemistry of nutrients, epidemiology, public health nutrition, socioeconomics, analytical methods used in human nutrition and food analysis, nutrition policy, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, diet-related disorders, preventive nutrition, maternal and child nutrition, and nutrigenomics. Coverage is world-wide and ranges from 1973 to present.

PapersInvited from CSA
PapersInvited is a database of calls for papers or posters issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines. Its purpose is to assist researchers at all levels - scientists, professors, post-docs and students – in finding publishing opportunities for their research papers.

Salud en Español from Ebsco
Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

SRDS Media Solutions from SRDS
Online collection of SRDS publications Consumer Magazine Advertising Source, Newspaper Advertising Source, Radio Advertising Source, Out-of-Home Advertising Source, Interactive Advertising Source, and TV and Cable Source.

Textile Technology Index from Ebsco
The Textile Technology Index provides extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. The Textile Technology Index contains indexing and abstracting for periodical titles, books, conferences, theses, technical reports and trade literature. The database traces the body of knowledge in textile science and technology as far back as the early years of the 20th century. Subject coverage includes manufacturing techniques, textile end products, chemicals and dyes, the properties of natural and synthetic fibers and yarns, environmental issues, and the related areas of chemistry, biology and physics. Coverage spans the domestic and international arenas and includes publications covering the major resources from the scientific community as well as the apparel, home furnishings, flooring, and polymer industries.

Thomson Gale Databases from Thomson Gale
Thomson Gale is an online database provider. Use this link to access any of the Thomson Gale databases or to simultaneously search selected databases (InfoTrac Newspapers, Expanded Academic ASAP, InfoTrac OneFile, General Business File ASAP, Health Reference Center Academic, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Academic OneFile).

Twentieth-Century Drama from Chadwyck-Healey
When complete, Twentieth-Century Drama will contain 2,500 plays from throughout the English-speaking world, covering the history of modern drama from the 1890s to the present. Release Four includes more than 1,050 plays by authors such as Ama Ata Aidoo, Maxwell Anderson, Ed Bullins, Noël Coward, Susan Glaspell, John Godber, Beth Henley, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Eduardo Machado, John Osborne, Sean O’Casey, Terence Rattigan, Bernard Shaw, Derek Walcott, and August Wilson.

Value Line Research Center from Value Line, Inc.
Updated weekly. Provides online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Included in the Value Line Research Center are The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap, The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, The Value Line Daily Options Survey, The Option Strategist, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Convertibles Survey, and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Wilson Omnifile Full Text, Mega Edition from H. W. Wilson
Multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. Full-text articles from five additional databases are also included: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science.

WorldImages from California State University
WorldImages provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 50,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images are searchable by art form, style, nationality, city/site, historical era, material, technique or medium. You can also browse the images by continent and topic, or by “portfolio” (subject category).
Terms of Use: Images are free for educational, non-commercial use.

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