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New & Updated Resources, Fall 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012
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Listed here are the major research databases and other library resources added or updated in the past several months. Grouped by broad subject area, this is not an exhaustive list but presents selected resources. For more information about these, or any other library resources, please contact the subject librarian in your discipline

Health Science

Anatomy TV

3D anatomy database, where the anatomy visuals are accompanied by three-dimensional animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics and surgical procedures.

Facts & Comparisons Clinical eAnswers

In addition to descriptions, generic and commercial names, dosage, warnings, includes a drug/disease indications database, dosage, body measurement, and general pharmacology calculators, patient handouts, and much more for the health professional, and pharmacy and pharmacology researcher.

AMA Manual of Style

Contains information needed by medical and scientific researchers, writers, and editors to produce well-organized, clear, readable, and authoritative manuscripts.

MD Consult

MD Consult includes full-text articles from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, 50 medical references, clinically relevant drug information, and patient handouts.


General Science

Web of Science Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide. This resource offers a complete view of conference proceedings and their impact on global research, letting you use cited reference searching to track emerging ideas and new research beyond what is covered in the journal literature.

Annual Reviews

Definitive reviews in 37 scientific disciplines, mostly biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Excellent for finding overviews of new topics.

Scientific American

Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space.



ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines including aerospace and biomedical. Provides electronic access to books, special technical publications and all issues of all ASTM journals. Includes the full text of all current ASTM standards. Downloadable.

Knovel Library

Interactive ebooks and databases for scientific and engineering information.


Synthesis is an innovative information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. Synthesis includes 50 - 100 page dynamic 'Lectures' in an important research topic in engineering or computer science.


Arts & Humanities

American National Biography

American National Biography Online includes biographies for more than 18,700 American men and women whose lives have shaped the nation.

BBC Shakespeare

The entire BBC Shakespeare, produced in the 1970s and 1980s, now viewable from any computer or other device connected to the internet.

Chicago Tribune

The historical Chicago Tribune collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text.

Classical Scores Library Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of classical music scores.
Encyclopedia of Islam Encyclopaedia of Islam Online (EI Online), published by Brill, consists of all three editions of the encyclopedia. 

Illustrated London News

A historical archive of the Illustrated London News, the world's first pictorial weekly newspaper, from 1842-2003.  Includes over 260,000 pages in facsimile, fully searchable.

Index to Jewish Periodicals

English-language articles and book reviews on Jewish history, activity and thought in more than 220 journals devoted to Jewish affairs.

Jewish Studies Source

A multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Over 350 full-text titles including academic journals, abstracts of monographs, newspapers and periodicals, including complete Jewish Telegraphic Agency wire service articles from 1922 to the present.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains over 58,000 biographies of people who shaped the British Isles.

Oxford Language Dictionaries

Language resources never before available online, the Oxford Language Dictionaries are searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries with study materials and more. Languages include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

World Newspaper Archive: African Newspapers

This collection of historical African newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive provides coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that shaped the continent.


Social Sciences

AP Images (no longer available)

AP Images, a division of The Associated Press, is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery of history, news, sports and entertainment. An essential source of photographs and graphics.

Cabell's Directories

Information to help you publish your journal article, including acceptance rate and refereed status of thousands of journals.  Cabell's Directories include addresses, phones, e-mails and web sites for journals.

Chicago Manual of Style

Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.

Counseling and Therapy

Alexander Street Counseling provides video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.  Users can create, edit and share playlists or clips.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Digital National Security Archive

The Digital National Security Archive contains a comprehensive set of declassified government documents. Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included.

Oxford Bibliographies

Developed with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offer authoritative research guides, featuring enyclopedic entries and annotated bibliographies on scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education.

Wiley Complete E-Journals

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.




The EdITLib Digital Library is an online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and proceedings papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.

Education Index Retrospective

The Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 has information on societal trends affecting education, including segregation, multiculturalism, feminism, and economic developments.


Education in Video

Education in Video is an online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.

Europa World of Learning

A comprehensive directory of academic institutions worldwide. Includes colleges and universities, international organizations, regulatory and representative bodies, learned societies, research institutes, libraries and archives, museums and art galleries.

Kraus Curriculum Development Library

This searchable database of curricula, frameworks, and standards brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education.




MarketLine Advantage  Provides company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world.
ISI Emerging Markets

News as well as company and financial data from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.



Research Databases
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