Daily Archives: September 24, 2010

New Library Resources – Courtesy of supplemental funding the university received for libraries

At the end of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the Claire T. Carney Library purchased a number of electronic databases courtesy of supplemental funding the university received for libraries. Because of the nature of the funding, the criteria the library used in selecting these items were that they be digital resources and be one-time purchases as opposed to serial or continuing subscriptions. Selections were made from a “wish list” of items, based on user requests that the library had developed for just such an occasion. We are pleased to announce the new resources and continue to accept suggestions as we continually renew the list for future opportunities. Please contact your library liaison or Bruce Barnes at ext. 8666 with ideas to improve the resources available through the Library.

The American Chemical Society Legacy Archives provides full-text searching and instant access to all titles, volumes, issues, and articles published by the American Chemical Society from 1879 to 1995. The archive includes 464,037 articles, 11,103 issues, and 966 volumes. Use the Journal Locator to access the expanded online content for each title: https://libsearch.lib.umassd.edu:3210/sfxlcl3/az

Art Index Retrospective extends the coverage of Art Index the basic periodical index in art. It indexes the contents of about 300 journals, mostly in English, in all areas of art, architecture, and design published from 1929 -1984. Art Index provides coverage from 1984 to the present.

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is a leading sociological reference source featuring 1800+ entries written from an international perspective. The encyclopedia includes introductions to sociological theories and research, definitions, explanations of key concepts, and major topics covering both classical and contemporary developments in sociology.

Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920 offers a wealth of primary source material related to women’s lives in the US between 1800 and 1920. Searchable images, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides are included. Topics covered include politics, society, race, religion, health, cookery, family life, fashion and beauty, education, work, and farming. Fiction and children’s prescriptive literature round out the selections.

Inspec Archive – Science Abstracts 1898-1968 The Inspec Archive is the entire collection of Science Abstracts Journals digitized (back to volume one) dating from 1898 to 1968. The Science Abstracts Journals were the precursor to the Inspec database. The subject coverage is: All aspects of physics, electrical and electronic engineering and computing and control engineering. The archival backfile contains over 873,700 records from 176 volumes (and over 140000 pages) of the printed Science Abstracts Journals.

Literature Criticism Online is an extensive compilation of literary commentary including scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. It brings together 7 resources (list below) of an essential literary series that represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.

Moodys Complete Corporate and Municipal Collection / Mergent WebReports includes the full set of the Moody’s Manuals, 1909-present in a digitized format. The collection consists of the following: Industrial Manual since 1920 . Public Utility Manual since 1914 . OTC Industrial Manual since 1970 . Transportation Manual since 1909 . OTC Unlisted Manual since 1986 . International Manual since 1981 . Bank & Finance Manual since 1928 *Municipal & Gov’t Manual since 1918.