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April 2, 2008

Continue to Place Orders for Library Materials

Please continue to place orders for library materials (not journals). There are some remaining funds to be spent and if your department has orders in we might be able to purchase some of them. We'll hold on to the remaining orders you send over and just order them with your department's FY09 funds.


April 8, 2008

New Library Mediagraphies

Library Media announces their new mediagraphies, which list all media resources on a particular subject. Existing subjects include Shakespeare, dance, human rights, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, speech, and food, and more are forthcoming. You may access the mediagraphies through the Library Media webpage; the direct URL is http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/media/mediagraphies/index. Check them out, and suggest new mediagraphy subjects!


New NIH policy on public access to published articles

As of April 7, 2008, all published articles arising from direct NIH funds are to be submitted to PubMed Central within 12 months of date of publication. This, in turn, requires UMBC authors to take explicit measures in dealing with publishers, to retain sufficient rights under copyright law to make the required submissions. See http://publicaccess.nih.gov/ and contact the Office of Sponsored Programs or the Director of the Library for further information.


April 14, 2008

Access Select Gale Resources throughout National Library Week

During National Library Week, April 13 - 19, AccessMyLibrary is offering FREE access to many of its valuable resources:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Biography Resource Center
  • British Library Newspapers
  • Gale Directory Library
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • General OneFile
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • History Resource Center: U.S.
  • History Resource Center: World
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • LitFinder
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Nursing Resource Cente
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking
  • Popular Magazines
  • PowerSearch
  • Small Business Resource Center
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: The American Revolution
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: Slavery in America

Go to AccessMyLibrary and select the resource you would like to use. You can either complete the registration form or click the "Skip Registration" button in order to access the free trial.



April 22, 2008

trial access to The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003

Hello,

Trial access to this database is now available at
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/umd_umbc?db=ECON

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

It starts on 4/21/2008 and ends on 5/20/2008. Please let us know what you think.


April 24, 2008

trial access to 19th Century British Library Newspapers

Hi all,

Trial access to this database is now available at
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/umd_umbc?db=BNCN

The trial runs from April 30, 2008 to May 30, 2008. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June