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February 3, 2010

Historical Statistics of the US - New Database

We are pleased to announce that UMBC now has access to the database Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online.

The Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online is the online edition of the print set available in the Reference collection (REF HA202 .H57 2006) providing access to statistics on population, work & welfare, the economy, foreign affairs and more.

This thoroughly revised five-volume reference work, available both in print and electronic editions, reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest. You must create a (free) account in order to create custom tables and spreadsheets.

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


October 23, 2009

New Database: Sage Reference Online

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to Sage Reference Online. This reference package includes 80 encyclopedias and handbooks in the following subject areas:


  • Aging & Gerontology

  • Business & Management

  • Communication & Media Studies

  • Counseling & Psychotherapy

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice

  • Economics

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Family Studies

  • Gender & Sexuality Studies

  • Geography

  • Health & Social Welfare

  • History

  • Politics & International Relations

  • Psychology

  • Public Policy & Public Administration

  • Research Methods & Evaluation

  • Social Issues

  • Social Work & Social Policy

  • Sociology

  • Urban Studies & Planning


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


August 28, 2009

New Database - Ambrose Video Shakespeare Collection

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the Ambrose Video Shakespeare Collection

The Shakespeare Collection provides streaming video of BBC productions of of 12 Shakespearean plays:

As You Like It
Richard II
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry V
Twelfth Night
Hamlet
The Tempest
Merchant of Venice
Othello
King Lear
Pericles
Much Ado About Nothing

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 20, 2009

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


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: 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: 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


May 19, 2009

WorldCat UMBC

Use WorldCat UMBC to search for:

  • Books, journals, musical scores, media, government publications, and more held by the Albin O. Kuhn Library, the University System of Maryland and partners (USMAI), and libraries worldwide.

  • Article citations from a growing list of databases including NLM Medline (medicine and health), ERIC (education), GPO (U.S. government publications), ArticleFirst and British Library serials.

What isn’t included?

  • Some of the materials that are on order or are in the process of being added to the library's collections.

  • Individual titles included within most of the UMBC-licensed collections such as NetLibrary and Early English Books Online.

  • Article citations from databases other than NLM Medline, ERIC, GPO, ArticleFirst and British Library Serials.

What else does WorldCat UMBC do?

  • Free registration within WorldCat UMBC allows you to mark, save, email and export citations, maintain your own file of citations, and contribute reviews, ratings, and lists.

  • Provides links to full-text content as appropriate per licensing agreements (available to current UMBC students, faculty and staff only).

  • Allows you to easily share links with Facebook, Del.ic.io.us, Twitter, and other social networking tools.

  • Integrates request and delivery from University System of Maryland and partners (USMAI) and interlibrary loan (available to current UMBC students, faculty and staff only).

Can’t find what you want?

If you don’t find what you want in WorldCat UMBC, try the UMBC Library Catalog, Research Port, or our Subject Guides. Or visit or contact the Reference Desk.


Credit: this page inspired by the “About UW WorldCat” page of the University of Washington Libraries.


January 22, 2009

New Database: Cambridge Histories Online

Our subscription to Cambridge Histories Online is now active. The database is a fully searchable online version of the collected Cambridge Histories in print. Topics range from ancient history to modern, with subject volumes on topics ranging from philosophy, literature and science to the history of the book. On campus access and off-campus with validation.


November 5, 2008

New database added - ISI Journal Citation Report

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of the 2007 ISI Journal Citation Report. To access it, go to: http://isiknowledge.com/JCR
Or you can access it via Web of Knowledge. Once you are on the Web of Knowledge homepage, click the tab "additional resources" and you will see JCR listed. The JCR tracks 7,600 of the most important journals in the sciences and social sciences. With the data provided, researchers can use the JCR to help determine the most influential journals in their disciplines and which journals they should read.
Early editions are available in CD-ROM format at the reference desk in library.

For off-campus access, please use research port. Or you can 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


September 8, 2008

New database added - Women Studies International

Hi all,

The library just subscribed to Women Studies International from Ebsco.

It covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.

Check it out and let us know what you think.


July 22, 2008

New database added - Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Library now subscribes to Early English Books Online (EEBO). It is a searchable full text database of over 95,000 titles published between 1475 and 1700. Over 125,000 titles anticipated (new titles are added each year). Searchable by author, title, subject & imprint information. Documents can be viewed online and or downloaded in PDF format (Adobe). The coverage is from ca. 1475 to 1700 (historical).

Check it out and let us know what you think.

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


July 15, 2008

New database added - Oxford Languages Dictionaries Online

The library now subscribes to Oxford Languages Dictionaries Online.
http://www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com/
Now you can search Oxford's bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. It can be searched or browsed, phonetic symbols are explained, and references can be emailed or exported to bibliographical software. Other features include audible pronunciation, grammatical notes, guides to cultural events of each country, and hints for writing in a variety of situations and formats.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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


July 1, 2008

Oxford Reference Online added

Starting July 1, 2008, UMBC library users can now have access to Oxford Reference Online (ORO)

It includes full text of over 100 dictionaries, general reference, language reference, and subject reference works. You can access it either from the Database Search option on the library home page or via the Research Port. Also about 20 Oxford Online Encyclopedias library previously purchased are cross-searchable in ORO.

Please check it out and let us know what you think.




June 25, 2008

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Digital Library added

Hi,

We just recently added the HFES Digital Library to our collection. It includes the following five titles:

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings
Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications
Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Coverage may go back to as early as 1980s. You can access it either via Journal Finder or Research Port. For remote access, please check information on this page.


December 13, 2007

New Database - Women and Social Movements

UMBC now has a one year subscription to the Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 database, thanks to the combined contributions from the departments of Africana Studies, American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, History, and Social Work and the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The database is accessible through the library catalog, Research Port, and the database search box on the library homepage. Please take a look and also let your colleagues and students know
about this important research website!


December 9, 2007

Web of Science has ARRIVED!

UMBC students, faculty and staff now have access to the long-awaited Web of Science. As coverage only goes back to 1998, please continue to make use of the many other very high quality databases to which the Library subscribes. Access is available to all three online citation indexes which comprise Web of Science: Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Additional searchable resources are available from the Web of Knowledge homepage (choose from WoS drop-down menu). The Library is developing training workshops for UMBC students and faculty.

Send any immediate questions about Web of Science to Uta Hussong at: uhussong@umbc.edu


November 16, 2007

DiscoveryGate for Beilstein & Gmelin

The library now has access to DiscoveryGate (http://www.discoverygate.com/) for searching CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin, and the MDL Compound Index.

CrossFire Beilstein for organic chemistry includes information on over 9 million compounds, over 10 million reactions, and 2 million citations, along with hundreds of thousands of abstracts and bioactive compounds. Find physical and chemical data, spectral information, and more.

CrossFire Gmelin collection of inorganic and organometallic substances includes chemical and physical properties, preparation and reaction details, condensed phase data, spectral information, and more.

MDL Compound Index provides links to other databases, including PubChem and the OHS Pure Substance MSDS database.

Windows users must download and install a Java applet from the DiscoveryGate site before using DiscoveryGate. No installation is required for Mac users.

Send any questions on using DiscoveryGate to: Janet Hack jhack@umbc.edu


November 9, 2007

Oxford e-reference books

The library recently purchased the following e-reference books from Oxford University Press. See titles below. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Note: They will be added to the library catalog soon!

In case you didn't know, we also have e-reference titles from Credo Reference as well as Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
Encyclopedia of Global Change
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Encyclopedia of Evolution
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, 2nd Edition
Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
Oxford Companion to World Exploration
Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture


September 11, 2007

Gale Science Resource Center

A new database to check out: Gale Science Resource Center.
It is provided by Maryland Digital Library and is a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. It reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms including biology, chemistry, physics, etc
Take a look and let us know what you think.


AnthroSource

The library now subscribes to AnthroSource. AnthroSource provides online access to the current issues of 15 of AAA's (American Anthropological Association) peer-reviewed publications. It also serves as an electronic archive, with more than 100 years of anthropological material online, for all of AAA's 33 journals, newsletters and bulletins.
Check it out and let us know what you think.


International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)

Starting July 2007, the library re-subscribed to IIPA database. It indexes more than 200 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and other materials such as conference papers, obituaries, biographical profiles, reviews, interviews and discographies. The coverage is from 1864 to present.
Check it out and let us know what you think.


Anthropology Plus

Library recently subscribed to Anthropology Plus, which is an index of bibliographic materials in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology; ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture; and interdisciplinary studies. It covers all core periodicals in the field and dates back to the late 19th century.

Please let us know what you think.