New Resource: Global Health

Access to Global health and Global health archives is now available via the CAB Direct platform:

Global health via CAB Direct replaces the UW’s former subscription via the Ovid platform (cancelled December 2010)

Global Health is the only specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice.

Derived from over 3500 journals, plus reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 1.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Over 90,000 records are added each year, and over 95% of these records include an abstract.

Publications from over 158 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated to give access to research not available through any other database.

The database’s open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, patents, theses, electronic only publications and other difficult-to-obtain sources are included.

The archive is a fully searchable modern database of research dating from 1910 to 1972, containing 800,000 records derived from six printed abstract journals. Global Health Archive is fully compatible with Global Health and can be searched alongside it for records from 1910 to the present day. Together they provide a global picture of international public health research both past and present.

TRIAL and Change of platform: SimplyMap

SimplyMap version 2 is now available, and UW will likely migrate in August.

Extended trial access to version 2 available now:

Click on “create an account” and enter your e-mail address and a password. We will then send a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address – please click on the link in this e-mail to activate your account.

Trial available 5/23/2011-8/1/2011; limited to 5 concurrent users.

Send comments to Doreen Harwood. Doreen has a quick reference guide available on request.

1st webinar.On Wednesday, June 1st, there will be a webinar hosted on the Bothell Campus for SimplyMap 2.0 from 1-2 pm in LB1-220. Here is the information If you cannot be there in person but would like to login:

Meeting: To conduct a SimplyMap demonstration for Doreen Harwood and colleagues at the University of Washington.
When: Wednesday, June 1st at 1:00pm PT.

(1) WEB
To join the meeting click on this link and enter your name.

Conference Number: 888-675-6779
Participant Access Code: 1062027(#)

2nd Webinar: A webinar is also being arranged for Tuesday, July 26th, at 1:30 pm, in Allen Auditorium as part of the Develop U series. Here is the login information if you cannot be there in person:

Meeting: To conduct a SimplyMap demonstration for Elaine Jennerich, Stephanie Wright and colleagues at the University of Washington Seattle Campus.
When: Tuesday, July 26th at 1:30pm PT.

(1) WEB
To join the meeting click on this link and enter your name.

Conference Number: 888-675-6779
Participant Access Code: 1062027(#)

New Resources: Environmental Financial Information Services

We now have 2 databases available from EFIS on a one-year extended trial basis:

Both are available from the same access url:

Corporate Reference Library
A database of corporate information and history including name changes, acquisitions, acronyms, corporate family connections and stockholder equity. Updated continuously and has 24 hour a day access to the latest available data.

Superfund Information Service
EPA Superfund document database, fully searchable, containing complete document detail for virtually every Superfund Consent Decree and Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) issued from the inception of the EPA Superfund program to date.

Send comments to Siew Choo Poh

TRIAL: History vault

From Proquest, new resource “History Vault”
Trial access available 5/6/11 – 6/6/11

Send feedback to Theresa Mudrock


Password: DYLD3J

Primary source materials from its University Publications of America (UPA) Collection in a digital format. Researchers will be able to access letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more from a single interface. ProQuest History Vault debuts with three modules of archival collections documenting two of the most important and widely studied topics in 20th Century American History: the Black Freedom Struggle and the Vietnam War. These modules are but the first three in a five-year plan of more than 25 individual modules

Proquest: Scheduled Downtime 5/5/11

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on May 5, 2011. A two (2) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 20:00 PDT to Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 22:00 PDT.
The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, American Periodicals Series

Genealogy and local history products including Ancestry Library Edition

UMI products including ProQuest Digital Microfilm and online dissertation products