TRIAL: China yearbooks fulltext

Trial available 10/25/12 – 11/25/12 (English interface) (Chinese interface)

Send comments to Zhijia Shen

Introduction: China Yearbooks Full-text Database (CYFD) is the largest, continuously updated yearbooks full-text database in China. It collects various type of yearbooks including national, regional, industry, enterprise yearbooks and so on. By the end of 2009, there are about 2000 titles, 12681 volumes of yearbooks and 12 million entries in all in the database.
Content Organization: 1. The database comprises 10 series and the 10 series are further divided into 168 subjects and then 3600 sub-subjects. See the subject navigation on the left.
2. According to industry classification, the yearbooks are classified into 16 industries of geography/ history, politics/ military/ diplomacy, law, economics, finance, construction/ land resource, agriculture, industry, transportation/ post/ telecommunications/ information, domestic and international trade, scientific research achievements, social science research achievements, education, culture/ sport, medicine/ hygiene, character.
3. According to administrative districts, local statistical yearbooks in CYFD is classified into 34 province-level districts. See the district navigation on the left.
Year Coverage: 1912 onward

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Access url changes for two Alexander Street Press databases

We have outdated access urls for two databases, and they are no longer working.   Record changing is in process.

1. North American women’s letters and diaries

2. Black drama 1850-present


Trial: Digital Sanborn maps 1867-1970

No maps are consulted more in academic and public libraries than Sanborn fire insurance maps–the detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. Now they’re as close as your keyboard with the Digital Sanborn Maps collection, available online from ProQuest Information and Learning.

Trial available 10/22/12 – 11/21/12

Send comments to Theresa Mudrock

TRIALS for Library and information science resources

From Ebsco, two library-related databases on trial
10/19/12 thru 12/21/12

Library & Information Science Source:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lls

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lih

Send comments to Nancy Huling

New Resource: OneClickdigital

OneClickdigital is a digital audiobook download service from Once patrons set up a OneClickdigital account, they
can checkout, download and listen to audiobooks on their computer, iPod,
or Android powered device.

The UW Libraries has purchased many OneClickdigital titles in the
Pimsleur Language courses to start our collection. With this purchase,
we have access to the OneClickdigital platform and selectors are now
able to purchase individual titles from the OneClickdigital collection.

Detailed Instructions:

Create a OneClickDigital account

  • If you are off-campus, you will need to log in to off-campus access first.
  • Either click on a title in the UW Libraries catalog or go to the OneClickDigital home page here: On either of the OneClickDigital pages, there will be a link in the top right corner that says “create an account”.

Download the OneClickDigial Media Manager

  • Links to the download can be found on the right side of the page, about halfway down on individual title pages or by clicking on “getting started” on the OneClickDigital home page. Choose the version you need (Windows, Mac, etc.), depending on your computer. We recommend that most Windows users select to use the OneClickdigital Media Manager as their method to download audiobooks and transfer them onto their portable devices. For Portable Device Type, if using any Apple device or iPod, select Apple Device, for any other device select “Other”.
  • The download process will create a shortcut to the Media Manager on your desktop and also put it in your start menu under Start > All Programs > Recorded Books

Open the Media Manager and sign in

  • Use the account info you created when you set up your OneClickDigital account (not your UW NetID).

Check out a book

  • Go to the webpage for an individual title and click on “check out now” on the right side of the page. Books can be checked out for 10 days, and can only be checked out and accessed by one person at a time. If the book you want is checked out by someone else, you can put yourself on a hold list for the title. Your book will now be in the Media Manager application and you can find it under the check outs tab.
  • You can listen to your audiobook either by using the Media Manager to listen to your book directly from your computer or by downloading it to a device such as an iPod or Android-based device. If you are downloading books to your Apple device (iPod, iPad, etc), you must have iTunes installed. The books will not show up in your iTunes library.
  • If you have already done steps 1 and 2 and checked out a book, you can access it directly later by launching the Media Manager. Look for the shortcut on your computer desktop or you can find it under Start > All Programs > Recorded Books.

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TRIAL: eHRAF World Cultures Beta

On campus trial available October 18 – November 17, 2012

Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. Founded in 1949 at Yale University, HRAF is a not-for-profit membership consortium of universities, colleges, and research institutions. Its mission is to provide information that facilitates the cross-cultural study of human behavior, society and culture.

In the 1930s, behavioral scientists at Yale’s Institute of Human Relations started to develop a classification of cultural information by subject, providing quick access to research materials. HRAF grew out of these efforts. Today, HRAF is committed to developing dynamic, fully-indexed electronic collections on the World Wide Web.

Send comments to Anne-Marie Davis

TRIAL: Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Available in trial October 17 thru December 16, 2012

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

The current release contains 305 comic series, 1,654 comic books totalling 103,683 pages.

Send comments to Leslie Bussert


New Resource: Springer Protocols

 – We have a new subscription to the whole package of Springer Protocols, which includes the Archives (1980-2011) and current year of 2012.  Protocols or “recipes” are predefined written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments.  Protocols are added to the collection as they are updated and submitted.
Included in the Protocols are the following titles:
  • Methods in Molecular Biology (MiMB) – top requested article through ILL
  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neuromethods
  • Springer Protocols Handbooks
Currently, there are over 28,000 protocols included in the Archives and current year.  Each year we will have access to the current year and ownership after that.  This is an expansive addition to our collection which will help reduce the need for ILL to request articles as well as improve user access to the protocols.

New Resources: PsycCritiques and PsycExtra

PsycCritiques and PsycExtra are on extended trial through 6/30/13.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=pvh
®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books. PsycCRITIQUES includes approximately 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956 and is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=pxh
, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a bibliographic and full-text companion to the scholarly PsycINFO® database. The document types included in PsycEXTRA consist of technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures and more.

This database complements PsycINFO and the other APA databases with extensive coverage of gray literature relating to psychology and the behavioral sciences; it contains around 200,000 records that are not indexed in any other APA database. Furthermore, content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection is expected to increase the number of records substantially. PsycEXTRA is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.