Thomson West on Campus Oct. 28

Thomson Westlaw representatives will be on campus next week:

Wednesday October 28
10-11 a.m.
Suzzallo 5th Floor East

This presentation will focus on their product “Campus research”, which is marketed as a competitor to Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe at a much lower price. We need to make an informed decision on how thoroughly to consider this product, whether to conduct a campus-wide trial, etc.
For more info on Campus Research see:
http://west.thomson.com/products/services/campus-research/default.aspx

Westlaw will be sending Jodelle Pulda-Gantner and Denny O’Connor
Please RSVP to Diane Grover

TRIAL AVAILABLE: Dance education literature and research descriptive index

Trial Access until 11/13/2009

Send comments to Angela Weaver

The Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (DELRdi) is an index of literature and research from 1926 to the present that informs teaching, learning, and future directions of research in the field of dance education. It contains extensive descriptions of 4,100+ literary works including theses, dissertations, journal articles, conference proceedings and other reports from over 200+ different publications and organizations and 147 university dance programs. In addition to providing basic citation information, the DELRdi provides detailed descriptive information on the methodology, techniques, and characteristics of the research documented in the index.

TRIAL AVAILABLE: AP Stylebook online

Trial available until November 13, 2009

http://www.apstylebook.com/washington/

Send comments to Katie Whitson

AP Stylebook Online takes everything you love about the Stylebook — A-Z guide to usage, spelling and punctuation – and adds Internet functionality to make it an even more convenient tool.

• Web-based access from desktop, laptop or Web-enabled phone
• Search for a listing without knowing the exact heading
• Add notes to AP’s style listings and create your own custom entries
• Site licenses can share notes and custom entries within an organization

New Digital Collection: World and regional maps from the 16th to the 19th c.

Explore the latest addition to the UW Libraries Digital Collections: World and Regional Maps from the 16th -19th c.

Over 170 large-scale, color maps from the Special Collections Rare Map Collection. Coverage spans the world but emphasizes the Pacific Northwest and exploration in this region from the 17th to 18th centuries.

Click on the “detailed view” in the metadata of each map to zoom in for details and to pan around the large image. View maps grouped by Cartographer, Publisher, Area Depicted and more.

World and Regional Maps from the 16th to the 19th Centuries is available at http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/index.html

For introductory tour of the features in this collection, view a short video at [http://screenr.com/5eH].

NEW Resource: eStatement Studies

Also known as Annual Statement Studies is now available.

http://www.statementstudies.org/iplogin.aspx

Contains composite financial data from over anonymous financial statements of manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, and contracting businesses operating in industries. Designed to be particularly useful to lending and credit risk professionals who want to compare one company’s performance relative to other companies in the same line of business