TRIAL: Proquest Legislative Insight

Trial available 3/27/12-4/23/12

http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/1univ/plog/LexisNexisAcademicTrial.asp
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Send comments to: Cass Hartnett

ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.

Product Overview
ProQuest® legislative histories are comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.

Legislative histories may be used to discover the legislative intent behind a specific law and to aid in the teaching of legislative process to law school and main campus students. The histories also offer insight into laws of general interest to Political Science, Government, and U.S. History students, as well as to students preparing for careers in public health, education, business, or any other discipline subject to Federal regulation.

Proquest re-scheduled downtime March 24-25

Proquest: scheduled downtime 3/24 -3/25
Proquest databases on the new platform will be down due to scheduled maintenance:

Saturday, March 24 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, March 25 7:00 a.m. PDT

Databases affected include:
Alt-PressWatch
American Periodicals Series (Collection I)
Aquatic sciences & fisheries abstracts : ASFA
British Periodicals Collection 1
British Periodicals Collection II
CBCA Reference & Current Events
Canadian research index/Microlog
Design and applied arts index
ERIC (Proquest)
Environmental sciences and pollution management
Ethnic NewsWatch [Current]
Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
Historical Newspapers:Los Angeles Times
Historical Newspapers:New York Times
Historical Newspapers:Wall Street journal
Index Islamicus
International bibliography of art
Linguistics and language behavior abstracts
Library & information science abstracts
MLA international bibliography
PAIS International
Prisma – Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas without HAPI
Proquest newspapers
Social services abstracts
Sociological abstracts

Proquest: scheduled downtime 3/17 – 3/18

Proquest databases on the new platform will be down due to scheduled maintenance:

Saturday, March 17 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, March 18 7:00 a.m. PDT

Databases affected include:
Alt-PressWatch
American Periodicals Series (Collection I)
Aquatic sciences & fisheries abstracts : ASFA
British Periodicals Collection 1
British Periodicals Collection II
CBCA Reference & Current Events
Canadian research index/Microlog
Design and applied arts index
ERIC (Proquest)
Environmental sciences and pollution management
Ethnic NewsWatch [Current]
Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
Historical Newspapers:Los Angeles Times
Historical Newspapers:New York Times
Historical Newspapers:Wall Street journal
Index Islamicus
International bibliography of art
Linguistics and language behavior abstracts
Library & information science abstracts
MLA international bibliography
PAIS International
Prisma – Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas without HAPI
Proquest newspapers
Social services abstracts
Sociological abstracts

TRIAL: PrivCo

http://www.PrivCo.com

Trial available March 6, 2012 – April 2, 2012

Send comments to Doreen Harwood

PrivCo is a relatively new business database that provides information on non-publicly traded corporations. Companies covered in-depth by PrivCo include family and private equity owned businesses, venture-backed businesses, and unlisted international companies. Much of this information is not covered in larger, well-known business databases that focus on publicly-traded companies.

TRIAL: Classic Mexican cinema

http://mco.primarysourcesonline.nl/

Trial available until 3/31/12

Send comments to Glenda Pearson

This extraordinary collection contains ca. 40,000 images, all full color and fully searchable. The magazines scanned are not in Google and cannot be found in any US library, at least not as comprehensive as we offer them. This is considered by scholars as the largest Latin American collection in the US with a strong focus on film studies. In fact, the two issues of El Cine Gráfico are the only known to have survived in the whole of Mexico. Cinema Reporter is held by only one other archive in Mexico and cannot be found anywhere else in such a complete run (although even the Filmoteca’s run has some gaps).

The collection also gives access to the personal scrapbook of Fernando de Fuentes, a major director from the so-called “Golden Age” of Mexican Cinema. This album is, of course, unique and many people working on Mexican Cinema will find this a great treasure. It contains reviews, movie stills, lobby cards, photos from premieres, etc.

The collection will be of interest to academics working on Latin American Studies, Film & Media Studies, Queer Studies, Gender Studies, etc. One can find information on movies and movie stars, but it’s also a treasure trove for people working on early advertising and fashion.