Friday, June 29, 2007

Upcoming additions and changes to library resources

The Empire State College library is excited to announce the addition of several new research databases to its online collection, which will be available by August 1st. These new resources cover a variety of topics and offer access to a rich array of primary and secondary source materials. Included in this round of additions are:
  • AnthroSource: contains the searchable full text of 32 journals and newsletters published by the American Anthropological Association.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost): full-text for 290+ journals and indexing and abstracts for 600+ more titles dating back as far as 1915.
  • CQ Public Affairs Collection: features in-depth coverage of vital public policy issues, statistical and historical analyses, and full-text historical documents and primary source materials.
  • Daily Life Through History: focuses on the billions of men and women history often forgets, but whose everyday lives created the world we know.
  • Dissertations Full Text: Humanities and Social Sciences (ProQuest): provides access to hundreds of thousands of dissertations and theses in these fields.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest): a comprehensive full-text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press (1990-present)
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest, currently available): a full-text database comprised of periodicals and other publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • World Cultures Today: examines the way our contemporaries live their lives focusing on the cultural richness and diversity of the modern world with additional features including illustrations, maps, and web links.

In addition, the First Search collection of specialized bibliographic databases (they offer indexing and abstracting but no full -text articles), will be discontinued July 1st. This includes access to Alt Press Index, AH Search, BasicBIOSIS, Dissertations, EconLit, PapersFirst, Proceedings, and PsycFirst.

The WorldCat and ArticleFirst bibliographic databases will continue to be available via the WorldCat.org web site (which also now includes MEDLINE indexing).

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Xrefer changes name to Credo Reference

The reference service Xreferplus, which provides cross-searchable access to dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference tools, has changed it's name to Credo Reference. The service, available through the Empire State College library, remains the same as before, but with a different name. More details can be found here:
http://corp.credoreference.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=746&Itemid=30

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New edition of Kraus Curriculum Development Library

The complete 26th Edition of the Kraus Curriculum Development Library (KCDL) is now available through the Empire State College library. With 500 new documents, the KCDL database now contains over 7,000 curricula, frameworks, and standards from 1983 through 2006. New titles for the 27th Edition will begin to be added this August and updates will continue monthly. In total, there are now over 3,000 records with full-text documents in this database.

You can access this resource by clicking on the "All Research Databases" link from the library home page and scrolling down to the "Kraus" listing in the table.