Archive for the 'Resources' Category

July 11, 2008

Blackwell Synergy E-Journals Move to Wiley InterScience

Electronic access to journals published by Blackwell formerly available via the Synergy database, have now been transferred to the Wiley InterScience database.  1400 journals with 3,000,000 articles are affected.  This course of action is needed to prepare for the new combined Wiley-Blackwell service that will appear in 2009.

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July 11, 2008

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes through American History

Edited by Thomas W. Paradis and published by the Greenwood Press in 2008, this four-volume work is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (Dudley Hall) under call number NA 7205 .G745 2008.

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June 19, 2008

GreenFILE

A searchable database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.  Scholarly, governmental, and general-interest titles dating back to the 1970's include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact.

Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  GreenFILE is multidisciplinary and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology.  The database contains 384,000 records including 4700 full-text articles.

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June 19, 2008

Encyclopedia of the Cold War:  A Political, Social, and Military History

Edited by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO in 2008,  this five-volume set is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number D 840 .E63 2008.

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June 5, 2008

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

This online resource offers two Spanish-language encyclopedias.  For high school ages and up, Gran Enciclopedia Planeta is a comprehensive encyclopedia with 145,000 articles, along with timelines, an atlas, and a dictionary.  Enciclopedia Juvenil is designed for elementary and junior high ages, and includes learning materials, images, and videos.

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June 5, 2008

Edited by John H. Moore and published by Macmillan Reference USA in 2008, this three-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number E 184 .A1 E584 2008 .

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May 23, 2008

The EBSCO company has taken over this database from the ABC-CLIO company and one result is a new interface that resembles that of other EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Premier .

Historical Abstracts is a bibliographic reference to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).  Currently over 2000 journals published throughout the world are covered.  Historical Abstracts includes citations from a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of special interest to researchers and students of history.  Also, citations to useful historical books as reviewed by the most prestigious journal in the field and citations to abstracts of dissertations complete worldwide of particular interest for historical research. 

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May 23, 2008

The EBSCO company has taken over this database from the ABC-CLIO company and one result is a new interface that resembles that of other EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Premier .

America:  History and Life provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.  Includes information abstracted from over 2000 journals published worldwide and is based on the print index published since 1964. 

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May 2, 2008

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance:  Italy, France, and England.  Edited by Diana Robin and others and published by ABC-CLIO in 2007, this work is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HQ 1148 .W67 2007.

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May 2, 2008

Edited by Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn and published by Columbia University Press in2007, this two-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PN 1861 .C65 2007.

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