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Something New for YOU at UST Libraries

It’s that time of year here at UST Libraries: we’ve heard from many of you and are now working hard to purchase resources and get new subscriptions set up.

New Resources Now AvailableBlog

GENERAL/INTERDISCIPLINARY

  • Kanopy Streaming Films A database that contains documentaries and educational films on social, political, cultural issues, education, and American history. It also provides a collection of Foreign Films.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online:  There were a number of changes to our subscribed subjects, adding some and dropping some.  We now have access to these 11: Art History, Childhood Studies, Chinese Studies, Criminology, Education, Management, Medieval Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology
  • Routledge Handbooks Online: We are in the process of activating and cataloging approximately 100 titles in this new resource, in seven different subject bundles: Business & Economics; Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture; Environment & Sustainability; Health & Social Care; Linguistics; Philosophy; and Sport and Leisure.

BUSINESS/ECONOMICS

  • Mergent Archives:  An additional component to MergentOnline; an indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents.
  • Mergent Intellect:  An additional component to MergentOnline; a collection of worldwide business information incorporating sources such as Hoover’s, Dun & Bradstreet, and First Research.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online  Economics & Finance Foundation Collection:  An additional book bundle to fill out the existing Economics & Finance Collections previously purchased
  • Oxford Handbooks Online  Economics & Finance 2013 Collection:  An additional book bundle to fill out the existing Economics & Finance Collections previously purchased
  • SRDS Compete Pro  A new resource from the SRDS/Kantar Media family. Use it to see the traffic, engagement, and demographics for any of the top 1 million sites on the internet. Restricted to UST students, faculty, and staff; users must log in with their UST email address.

ENGLISH/COJO/HISTORY/MODERN LANGUAGES

  • Bibliography of British and Irish History is an extensive guide to the published writings (books, book chapters and journal articles) on British and Irish history.
  • Oxford Dictionaries  Please welcome Arabic and Portuguese to our Oxford family of dictionaries: Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German, and French.

PHILOSOPHY/LAW/THEOLOGY/RELIGION

  • Philosopher’s Index with Full Text on EBSCOhost: We upgraded our subscription to Philosopher’s Index (now retired) to the full text version.
  • ProQuest Congressional Base This resource that provides access to congressional publications is now available to all of UST. In the past, our access was restricted to just the Law Library, but now all of UST may access.

HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

SCIENCE/COMPUTER SCIENCE/ENGINEERING

SOCIAL SCIENCES/PSYCHOLOGY/EDUCATION

  • LGBT Life This new EBSCO database indexes the world’s literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues, both academic and grassroots.
  • Sage Research Methods Online Use to find articles, books, and videos online about different methodologies, statistical analyses, and research designs in the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

UST Libraries are excited to be able to continually add new resources to our collection. If you ever come across something you’d like to see added, please let us know. Requests can be made directly to any UST Librarian or through one of our online request forms.

Classical Languages, Database Highlights & Trials, Latin America, Libraries, Media Resources Collection, Modern Languages, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

World Cinema Video Database

FOD The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the World Cinema Video Database, a streaming movie collection delivered by “Films on Demand.” We have over 400 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse by country. To watch a film, click on the “title of film.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

Database Highlights & Trials, English, Libraries, News & Events

Literature Online now includes MLA Bibliography

Literature Online
The Literature Online (LION) database now includes content from the MLA International Bibliography, making this a single-point resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. The fully integrated service combines the texts of over 357,000 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference. It lets users search across the two leading literary indexes – MLA and the Annual Bibliography of Language and Literature (ABELL) – and link directly to literary criticism and reference from an extensive collection of full-text literature journals.

The MLA add-on module provides over 2 million citation records of books and articles covering literary criticism, modern languages, folklore, and linguistics. Users will now benefit from full integration with the database and features such as:

  • Immediate access from MLA citations to full-text journal articles in Literature Online
  • Access to full-text articles via Open URL and JSTOR links
  • Integration with the extensive library of primary works, criticism, and reference sources in Literature Online

Researchers will be able to cross-search these bibliographies by keyword, title keyword, subject author/reviewer, publication details, journal, and publication year. Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!

Database Highlights & Trials, News & Events

SCHEDULED SERVICE INTERRUPTION: Value Line

value line system maintenance

Value Line’s technology team will be performing maintenance on their website beginning Thursday evening (April 2, 2015) and ending early Sunday morning (April 5, 2015). During that time, the following digital services will be unavailable:

  • The Value Line Daily Options Survey Online
  • The Value Line Fund Advisor
  • The Value Line Convertibles Survey
  • Portfolio Tracker

We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

Database Highlights & Trials

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES – Political Risk Yearbook

RESOLVED! We have reports from our colleagues in the field that this problem has been resolved. If you experience otherwise, please let us know.

 

For those of you in the international business law class looking for Political Risk Yearbook, I have bad news and good news. First the bad news… Political Risk Yearbook is not working from off-campus. I’ve contacted the vendor and they are experiencing problems on their end. A few other university libraries reported the same problem yesterday. I am working with the vendor tech support to resolve the problem. In the meantime, the good news… We have Political Risk Yearbook available in Business Source Premier.  Here’s how you get there:

Go to Business Source Premier

Click on BASIC SEARCH

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Type in your country’s name and then limit to PUBLICATION TYPE/COUNTRY REPORT

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In the list of results you’ll see many different types of country reports, but the Political Risk Yearbook report should be near the top of results.

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I’ll update this post when I get good news from the vendor. Sorry about the hassle.

Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries, News & Events, Services

Do you Summon?

Hi Students! As your research is gearing up this semester, we have a question for you:

Do you Summon?

Summon is a Google-like search tool here at UST Libraries, and you can use it just like you’d use Google…Go ahead and search our databases, book catalog, video collection, and more – all at once!

We know your professors ask you to find specific types of resources for assignments.  With Summon, you can easily filter for peer-reviewed articles, items published in a particular time range, and more.  Even better, it automatically refers you to a relevant UST librarian if you need more help!

Watch the short video below for more great tips and hints about using Summon, and (as always), Happy Searching!

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Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries, News & Events, Science

Trial – JoVE Chemistry Section

Attention UST Chemists! 

This February, we are taking a closer look at the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)’s Chemistry Section

For those of you uninitiated, JoVE is a unique resource that not only provides scientific papers, but includes videos of the experiments they involve.

The entire list of Chemistry Section titles is available for browsing, and about 10% of the content is available for viewing if you’d like to see an example. We already subscribe to the Biology Section, so much of that is also available.

Here are direct links to some of the sample Chemistry Section videos available (there are a more sprinkled throughout the collection, too – feel free to ask me for a complete list).

Please let us know what you think! Send questions or comments to Laura Hansen (laura.hansen@stthomas.edu).

Database Highlights & Trials, News & Events

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Entries are clear and concise, and Benezit contains thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. In addition to its outstanding scope and depth, two features in particular make Benezit unique among art reference works: its superb coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps.

Key Features of Benezit Include:

  • Nearly 170,000 entries on artists from the first English edition (2006), the largest edition to date, plus revisions and new biographies exclusively available online
  • More than 11,000 images of artists signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale
  • Detailed museum listings, bibliographies, exhibition information, and auction records
  • Ability to view Benezit results separately or alongside Grove Art and other Oxford art reference works
  • Comprehensive coverage on artists across all media, from painters and sculptors to calligraphers, ceramicists, illustrators, installation artists, and performance artists
  • Updated three times per year to reflect new scholarship, additions to the bibliographies, and corrections – concurrent with Grove Art updates

Please contact Kate Burke with your comments