TRIAL: ShipIndex

Ship Index will be on trial 2/25/10-3/25/10. Now extended to 4/12/10.

Send comments to Blynne Olivieri

Created by Peter and Mike McCracken, Ship Index tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you’re researching. With 143,937 entries in the free database and 1,278,431 entries available with premium access, you’re bound to find useful information here.

TRIAL: Naxos video library

Trial available 2/23/2010 – 3/23/2010

Naxos provides a streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world’s greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand.

Key features include:

1. Over 250 full-length videos, available anytime, anywhere
2. Create custom clips: edit and add them to individual playlists
3. Subtitles available in over 5 languages

Comments to Judy Tsou

CRC netbases: changes to platform and access url’s

CRC netbases came up on a new platform 2/16/2010. UW currently subscribes to STATSnetBase and ENGnetBase, both collections of e-books and e-reference.

These collections may be searched together at:
Note: if you search the entire collection, mark the check box in the upper right hand corner to limit to full text.

or separately:


CHEMnetBase remains on its own platform and does not change its url.

TRIAL: Design and applied arts index
Password: Welcome

Trial available 2/9/2010 – 3/10/2010

Send comments to Angela Weaver

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture. Around 1200 new records are added in each monthly update.

CANCELLED: NTIS database via CSA

The NTIS subscription database via CSA has been cancelled effective 2/2/10.

The publicly available (free) database on the NTIS website has now been cataloged and added to the digital registry.

There are other government technical report databases:

Public Technical Reports – DTIC Online
Defense Technical Information Center
Covers Defense Department funded research and related research areas (NTIS accession numbers AD/ADA/AD-B/AD-D, etc.)
Back to 50s – many .pdfs (full text)

DOE Information Bridge
many .pdfs (full text)
The Department of Energy database containing full text for Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored scientific and technical reports back to the early 1990s.

NASA Technical Report Server

Also, using Google can turn up NTIS accession numbers, report numbers and links to full text reports in .pdf from a myriad government agencies. is a good resource as well> for technical report literature.

We are currently exploring the possibility of acquiring the NTIS Technical Reports Library. This includes the full text of the reports from NTIS