New resource: TRACFED

“Your source for comprehensive, independent, and nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, staffing and spending.”

Presents the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), an organization associated with Syracuse University that gathers, performs research, and distributes data about the activities of the federal enforcement and regulatory agencies. Describes the information that is available. Links to TRAC Web sites related to the U.S. Customs Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Immigration and Nationalization Service (INS). Explains how to order data from TRAC.

For more information, contact Glenda Pearson

New resource: Scopus

Elsevier’s Scopus database is now available on the Science Direct platform. The UW Office of Research coordinated this subscription and it is scheduled to be available through the end of 2012. Continuing access will depend on evaluation and funding.

The access url is

You can also access it as a tab on the SciVerse platform which includes Science Direct. Scopus is an abstract and citation database and a competitor to ISI’s Web of Science.

For supporting documentation, take a look at

Alexander Street Press: Scheduled Downtime 1/8/12

Alexander Street Press resources will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance:

Sunday, January 8, 2012
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST

The following databases are affected:

American film scripts online
Black drama : 1850 to present
Dance in video
Ethnographic videos online
Garland encyclopedia of world music online
Latin American women writers
Music Online Listening package
North American Indian drama
North American women’s letters and diaries
Opera in video
Theatre in video
Women and social movements