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July 20, 2009

New Database: ArchiveGrid

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to OCLC's ArchiveGrid.

ArchiveGrid is a database for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions. Records include collection descriptions, content notes, links to Finding Aids (if available) and contact information.

For off-campus access, please use research port. Or you can login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu).

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


New Database: Camio

The library is pleased to announce the availability of CAMIO, the Catalog of Art Museum Images Online.

CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Images may be used for educational and research purposes if properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.

For off-campus access, please use research port, or login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu).

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


New Database: OAIster

The library now has access to the OAIster catalog of digital resources.

OAIster provides access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive records using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. (The Open Archives Initiative is not the same thing as the Open Access movement.) These resources, often hidden from search engine users behind web scripts, are known as the "deep web." The owners of these resources share them with the world using OAI-PMH. OAIster reveals these digital resources in an easy-to-use, searchable interface.

For off-campus access, please use research port, or login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu).

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


New Database: Clase and Periódica

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the Clase and Periódica database through OCLC.

CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology and offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.

For off-campus access, please use research port, or login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu).

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


July 23, 2009

NEW Online Exhibit: Sci Fi Pulps & Fanzines

Learn more about science fiction in general, the origins of sci fi pulp fiction, the sci fi community, fanzines, and notable sci fi authors.

Science Fiction Pulps & Fanzines

Visit Online Exhibits in the future for more online exhibits.