Beginning July 1st, The Economist magazine will no longer be available full-text in any of the EBSCO databases (i.e. Academic Search Complete) or in Factiva. We will continue to have online full-text access to The Economist through the ProQuest CBCA Reference & Current Events database and all “Check for Full Text” links in other databases will connect to the article in ProQuest.
Proquest electronic resources will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday June 30 at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday July 1 at 7:00 a.m. PDT
Resources affected include:
20th century parliamentary papers
African writers series
American Film Institute catalog
American Periodicals Series (Collection I)
Aquatic sciences & fisheries abstracts : ASFA
Black studies center
British Periodicals Collection I and II
CBCA Reference & Current Events
Design and applied arts index
Digital national security archives
Early English books online
Ethnic NewsWatch [Current]
Environmental sciences and pollution management
Film index international
Historical newspapers: Baltimore Afro-American
Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910–1975)
Historical Newspapers:Los Angeles Times
Historical Newspapers:New York Times
Historical newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier
Historical newspapers : The Times of India
Historical Newspapers:Wall Street journal
House of Commons parliamentary papers, 1801–1900
International bibliography of art
Library & information science abstracts
Linguistics and language behavior abstracts
MLA international bibliography
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications 1895–1976
Patrologia Latina Database
Prisma — Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas
Proquest digital microfilm
Proquest dissertations and theses
Social services abstracts
Community of Science Funding Opportunities and COS Expertise Database are now called Pivot.
New access url: http://pivot.cos.com
The Pivot subscription is managed by the Office of Research (not the Libraries) and will be discontinued after 06-30-2013.
For years, we have had limited concurrent users for SciFinder Scholar, and we have experienced issues with turnaways.
The good news: access has now been opened up to unlimited seats!
LGBT studies in video from Alexander Street Press is now available in trial.
Trial dates: 6/21/12 – 8/20/12
Send feedback to Cass Hartnett
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people and the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. The collection will have cross-disciplinary relevance beyond LGBT courses, serving research and teaching in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies.
This landmark project, currently at 70 hours, will be growing to 500 hours of streaming video. Although this is an unusually small launch for Alexander Street, we made the decision to release the collection with careful consideration. Customers have been checking in with us often for news about the release of our two LGBT collections LGBT Studies in Video, launching today, and Gay and Lesbian Thought and Culture, the full-text and archival collection going live later in the year. With the demand great, we didn’t want to hold back these 70 hours of films while processing additional titles currently in production. Please keep this in mind as you review Release 1 of LGBT Studies in Videoï and know that hundreds of additional premium films will follow. For example, we’re excited to announce that we’ve just signed an agreement with Frameline, a key distributor of LGBT film and video for the past thirty years. We will add nearly 100 hours of content from Frameline by early fall.
We now have access via the Muse platform http://muse.jhu.edu/
to ebook collections:
2010-2012 Global Cultural Studies Collection
2010-2012 Archeology and Anthropology Collection
Cataloging for individual titles is in process.
We currently do not have access to 2012 content. CUP and Orbis have been notified. No time estimate for service restoration.
This resource is available in modules. At present UW subscribes to the Communication module.
We are currently trialing Hinduism, Buddhism and Islamic Studies modules which are now available at the same url as the Communication module.
Trial available 6/13/12 – 7/13/12
Send comments to Linda DiBiase
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on a topic, receives multiple peer-reviews as well as Editorial Board approval, and is designed to facilitate a research experience with no dead ends. All citations are linked through to your collection via OpenURL, full-text via DOIs, or to the web via links to OCLC, WorldCat, and Google Books, allowing users to locate quickly full-text content directly from OBO. OBO is the ultimate collection development tool for librarians and time saving tool for students and researchers.
IPA Source is now available:
IPA Source contains International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. Translations into English from multiple languages.