Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Trial of Waters & Oceans Worldwide Database

Waters & Oceans Worldwide combines databases on all facets of international water research. Included in this collection are records from the now-ceased database Marine, Oceanographic and Freshwater Resources (MOFR), plus six of the world's major water resource databases, including WATERLIT, The Freshwater Biological Association Library Catalogue, The International Water Management Institute Database (IMWI), AQUAREF, ACQUIRE and Delft Hydro. The database includes over 1,854,600 citations and abstracts dating back to the 1970s, on all aspects of water and water-related subjects ranging from coastal and offshore engineering to pollution and water treatment. The trial runs through the end of June 2010.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

ARTstor Scheduled Maintenance

ARTstor will be performing temporary maintenance on Saturday evening, May 1, 2010 between the hours of 9:00 PM and 2:00 AM EDT. At this time, service will be termporarily suspended.

Friday, March 05, 2010

American Geophysical Union Backfile Now Available

The library has recently acquired access to the digitized backfile of journals published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a worldwide scientific community that started more than 110 years ago. A list of the journals in the collection, dates included, and links to full text are available on the AGU Digital Library website. Also available is a set of streamed AGU lectures and interviews.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monograph Collection - Trial Access through June 30

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monograph Collection, Series 1: 13th Century-1893, and Series 2: 1894-1923.

These ATLA collections contain more than 29,000 titles focused on religion and theology.

Series 1 contains over 5 million pages of content and consists of titles from the 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, with the majority of titles from the 19th century. Since religion was such an integral part of the social, political and economic fabric of life during the time period of this collection, historians researching a wide range of areas, not just religion, will find invaluable material relevant to their work.

Series 2 consists of titles published from 1894 through 1923 and presents a comprehensive picture of the growing interest in and understanding of Eastern religions from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It also highlights significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans, and of new interest in and experimentation with non-western religions.

Series 2 contains hundreds of volumes describing the evangelical movement and collections of evangelical sermons, including coverage of the debates between science and religion in the late nineteenth century. A significant number of titles that describe the missionary activities of the period are included, as well as numerous biographies of nineteenth century theologians, which provide perspective on how and why these leaders were valued in the nineteenth century. The collection offers a unique array of books by and about women and the church, and also books about Native Americans and their religion, and the view that Puritans and others.

More information, including title lists.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Trial through June 30

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1: 1691-1820; and Series 2: 1821-1837.

The collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals housed in the American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Series 1 presents over 500 titles, dating from 1691 through 1820, with over 850,000 total pages. Almost every seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821. Subject strengths include but are not limited to Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, eighteenth-century imprints, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature. Long runs of popular magazines can be found here, as well as unusual and short-lived titles, such as works published in Peru and Cuba, an early millennial publication, satirical serials, music journals, and titles printed and edited by women.

Series 2 presents over 1,000 titles, dating from 1821 through 1837. The subject matter covered represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope, including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.

Historical Abstracts and America:History & Life Full-Text Upgrades Through June 30

Two of the library's important history databases, Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life, now have trial access to full-text upgrades through June 30, 2010.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. Selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.

Through June 30, 2010, it will also include full text of more than 300 journals and over 130 books.

America: History and Life with Full Text
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

Through June 30, 2010, it will also include full-text coverage of nearly 200 journals and over 90 books.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Cambridge Books Online Trial

Cambridge University Press is one of the largest and most prestigious academic publishers in the world and publishes scholarly journals and books for subjects as diverse as astronomy, Shakespeare studies, economics, mathematics and politics. Cambridge Books Online provides desktop access to thousands of books published by Cambridge. Trial access to this collection is available until the end of March 2010.