New resource: Biosis citation index

ISI has provided access to Biosis citation index as a free upgrade to our existing Biosis previews subscription through the end of 2010.

Please note, the two databases do not currently appear on the same platform. Biosis citation index is on the new platform while Biosis previews (along with Zoological record) continue on the older platform. All should migrate by “early 2011”.

Platform Change: OvidSP (New Date)

Ovid has announced that the platform migration has been re-scheduled for August 1.

Ovid has introduced a new platform and is making both platforms available from now until June 30, when they will migrate to the new interface. Click on the TRY IT NOW link at the top of any Ovid database page to get a preview.

The new interface introduces a new Ovid Toolbar, the My Projects work area, and new results management and research productivity tools and functionality.

Academic Universe: Platform and Access url change

Academic Universe has been in the process of migrating to a new platform for some time. For the last several weeks we have directed users through an intermediary page to explain the change and familiarize them with the new interface. During the Interim we will complete the switch to the new platform and url. It will take a few days for all the records to be changed.

OLD url:
NEW url:

Contact: Jessica Albano

New resource: Ethnographic video online

Funded by a recent large Allen grant, Ethnographic video online is intended to be a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.