Change in access to The Economist

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.

System downtime: Proquest June 30-July 1

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
ERIC (Pro­quest)
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
Index Islam­i­cus
Inter­na­tional bib­li­og­ra­phy of art
Library & infor­ma­tion sci­ence abstracts
Lin­guis­tics and lan­guage behav­ior abstracts
Lit­er­a­ture Online
MLA inter­na­tional bib­li­og­ra­phy
Monthly Cat­a­log of U.S. Gov­ern­ment Pub­li­ca­tions  1895–1976
PAIS Inter­na­tional
Patrolo­gia Latina Data­base
Prisma — Pub­li­ca­ciones y Revis­tas Sociales y Human­is­ti­cas
Pro­quest dig­i­tal micro­film
Pro­quest dis­ser­ta­tions and the­ses
Pro­quest news­pa­pers
Soci­o­log­i­cal abstracts
Social ser­vices abstracts


TRIAL: LGBT Studies in Video

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.


TRIAL: Oxford bibliographies online: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islamic Studies

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.

New Resource: IPA Source

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.