New Resource: Economist historical archive 1843-2006

In more than 8,000 issues since first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. With objective authority, clarity and wit, The Economist presents the world’s political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. Because of its global editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world’s political and business leaders than any other magazine.

The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2006. New full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlighting a key topic of each week – all combine to offer a primary source of research covering the 19th and 20th centuries.

Funded by the Center for Western European Studies.

Change to resource: JSTOR

Earlier this summer, we reported on major changes to the JSTOR interface in Weekly Online News

Since that time, JSTOR reports that the default option for authenticated users on all search forms has been changed to search licensed content only. Authenticated users include users on campus or users logged in via a remote access option.

For authorized users at participating institutions, the checkbox for “Include only content I can access” on the Advanced Search form will be selected by default. Individual users will be able to deselect the checkbox if they wish to search across all content.

Other JSTOR search forms (the new basic search box on each page, the Citation Locator, and search within a journal) will also default to searching only licensed content.

After receiving search results for any search, any user may still elect to view all results for all content including unlicensed content.

The second major issue is a delayed implementation of JSTOR’s open url linking. Users who do access unsubscribed content may therefore miss getting to content we do subscribe to or own via another channel. A revised date for this implementation has not been announced.

Send questions to Diane Grover

TRIAL: Congressional Research Digital Collection

CRDC historical archive and CRDC Prospective service
We are considering prospective service 2004-2010

Trial available 9/23/2010 – 10/23/2010

The CRDC (Congressional Research Digital Collection) collection is a unique repository of CRS reports and Congressional committee prints from 1830 to the present, providing a wealth of information about public policy hot topics on a wide variety of subjects.

A White paper can be found at:

More information on CRDC can be found on the wiki:

A brochure is available at:

Send comments to Dave Maack

Platform/Content change: Greenwood Press databases

The four Greenwood Press databases we began subscribing to in 2009 just went through a major content and platform change. The databases are: American Indian experience, Latino American experience, Pop culture universe, and Daily life through history. Until Aug. 23, these were actually subscription (non-permanent) collections of some 600+ ebooks that were searchable.

The changes made Aug. 23 include:
1.dropped Greenwood Press from the pages, now they are ABC CLIO.
2. the ebook content is no longer embedded in the databases, the content has completely changed. The new content and organization is intended to be more supportive of student research and teaching.
3. all the urls changed. ITS will automatically change as many of these as possible on LibGuides, but selectors should check their pages (see list below)
4. we have been notified that we have perpetual access to the 600+ ebooks formerly in the databases is available. The records indicate: “part of the ABC-Clio ebook collection”

Database access urls: OLD and NEW

American Indian experience


Daily life through history (now Daily life online)


Latino American experience:


Pop culture universe:


TRIAL: Berg fashion library

The Berg Fashion Library from Oxford University Press is now available for trial access:

Username: orbis-trial Password: orbis-trial

Trial available September 10-22, 2010

Send comments to: Angela Weaver

The Berg Fashion Library is an online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.

New Resource: International bibliography of art;=uwash347&db;=iba-set-c

The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art, and is published exclusively by ProQuest. IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA. These records were created in 2008-2009, and cover scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years. ProQuest will be building on this by adding 25,000 new records per year going forwards, ensuring unbroken coverage of indexed journals.

ProQuest is retaining the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field, and will use the Getty Research Institute’s own thesaurus and authority files. The bibliography provides authoritative coverage of international scholarship within the following broad parameters:

* European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945
* Visual arts in all media, plus decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology and classical studies, antiques and architectural history, and related fields
* Scholarship from at least 500 core journals, plus detailed coverage of monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues
* Very international coverage, with at least 60% of records from non-English-language publications (principally German, French, Italian and Spanish)