New Resource: Oxford history of western music

Electronic version of the 6-volume Oxford History of Western Music by
UC-Berkeley musicology professor, Richard Taruskin.   It covers western
music of all eras, with an emphasis on the most studied works of the last
two centuries.  The author situates the music history in the larger social,
cultural, and political context and focuses on how the canon of western
music is formed.  Many articles have direct links to related articles under
“See Also from Grove Music Online” at the bottom of the left sidebar.

ARTStor: Scheduled maintenance 1/26-1/27

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to our systems beginning on Saturday, January 26th at 8:00 PM PST and concluding on Sunday, January 27th at 10:00 AM EST. While the upgrade is being performed, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.

During this time, we will be bringing our new Oracle server online. This improvement constitutes a major upgrade to our infrastructure; for more details, please see Oracle’s press release.

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Education databases

Another in a series of changes from former Wilson databases to Ebsco.

Effective 1/31/13 we will no longer have access to Education fulltext:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eft

In its place will be the much larger Education Source, which is already available:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eue

Please note that individual title records/links for Education source are not yet available.  Title level links for titles in Education fulltext will be removed shortly.




Scopus training 1/24/13

Date:                         Thursday, January 24th

Location:      Health Sciences Library, Computer Commons, Classroom A

Time:                         9:00-10:00am

Join us to learn more about the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature! Find abstracts and references from over 19,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide – ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage.

Scopus (1 hr)

  • Check out what’s hot in a research area by finding the most highly cited articles and authors
  • Stay up-to-date by setting up search and citation alerts using RSS feeds
  • Support grant and tenure applications by tracking citations to articles by year
  • Find out how Scopus can help in your search and discovery and learn how to analyze, refine and export your search results
  • Compare and rank journals using the Scopus Journal Analyzer & metrics
  • Learn how to make changes to researcher profiles in Scopus

 Elsevier Resources (5 min)

  • Take a quick tour of Elsevier’s TrainingDesk and find out why and our Info site are such valuable resources

For information please contact:Terry Ann Jankowski, MLS, AHIP
Head, User Experience
University of Washington, Health Sciences Library
Email: | Phone: 206/543-3397


New resource: Arctic and Antarctic regions,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=fih

Arctic and Antarctic Regions is the world’s largest collection of international polar databases. It is interdisciplinary covering all aspects of the life, social arts, physical engineering, and the earth sciences in the world’s coldest regions. Materials indexed include scientific periodicals, monographs, proceedings of conferences and symposia, government reports, theses, dissertations, and native and northern newspapers.

Change in access: Russian Academy of Science bibliography

Also known as: Russian humanities/social sciences index|

After 2/15/13, this resource will no longer be available on the OCLC platform and will only be available via Ebsco.   Catalog and other records will point to the Ebsco version only within a few days.