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April 28, 2006

New free database from Ebsco

Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. This database has links to text of articles in other Ebsco databases and is FindIT enabled.

Chronicle of Higher Education

UMC Library is providing campus wide access to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Chronicle site highlights:

the Web site is updated daily with the latest news in academe;
all the text from the current print issue, which prints and mails on Friday, is posted the following Monday morning;
a searchable archive of back issues going back to September 1989;
all commentary and essays from our weekly magazine, "The Chronicle Review";
all the data from the annual Almanac and other reports in an easy-to-search databases.

Sage Full-Text Collections

The UMC Library has subscribed to the Sage Full-Text Collections which consists of more than 230 peer-reviewed journals containing 80,000 plus articles, book reviews, and editorials from SAGE Publications and participating societies.

We are very excited about this addition because the new journals add significantly to the full text available to those using our databases (using Find It). The subjects match well with UMC's academic offerings and add significant resources to our journal collection.


The new journals are divided into eleven discipline specific research databases. Disciplines included are: Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Nursing and Health Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies.

Sage continues to add titles to these collections.


New Federal Income Tax Resource

The UMC Library has subscribed to RIA's Checkpoint® system. Checkpoint® is a tax and accounting research resource. It provides access to the federal tax laws, cases and regulations as well as news and analysis of these laws and regulations.

Click on the Reseach tab at the top of the page to search this database.

PowerSearch - One search to unite them all

Google has created an expectation that there should be a simple interface that searches everything and what is found should be immediately available. Libraries and database vendors are responding to this demand creating by single consolidated (federated) search of all of a vendor's resources.

An example of one of these consolidated searches is the new Thomson Gale PowerSearch - PowerSearch searches all (or a selected subset) of the Thompson Gale Infotrac databases. The interface is well thought out and is user centered. Breadcrumbs, ability to search within the document, within the journal, linked subject headings, clear identification of source database and multiple output options are but a few features. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

The Twin Cities Campus Libraries included UMC in their subscription to Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Chemistry faculty will recognize it as one of the basic resources for chemical technology and related fields. Check out the article on Beer and Brewing to see the kind of useful detail this resource provides.

This is another example of the benefits of being part of the University of Minnesota.

Ebsco's Hospitality and Tourism Index now has full text

Hospitality and Tourism Index now contains the full text for more 130 unique hospitality and tourism publications. It had been an index with abstracts. The full text plus FindIt links to text in our major periodicals collections and in other linked databases makes this one stop shopping for research in this area.

New Books for March 2006

Check out the list of new books acquired in March 2006.

April 25, 2006

New books at UMC Library Winter 2005-06

Check out the list of new videos, and a list of new books acquired earlier in the semester.

Also see the more extensive list of new books acquired between September 2005 and January 2006.


April 21, 2006

New NetLibrary ebooks

We have added 1535 new NetLibrary ebooks to the UMC Library Collection. We buy these collectively with other Minitex libraries. These are current books from major trade publishers and serve to add a significantly to the diversity of the UMC Library collection. Click here for a list of these titles. You can find these new titles when you search the Crookston Catalog Plus Internet Resources.

April 20, 2006

New books list - Fall 2005

This is a short list of recent books purchased by the UMC Library. We focused on updating titles on resumes and job interviews.

New Videos and DVDs for Fall 2005

We have added a number of new videos on variety of topics. Some suppport a particular class and others are of broader interes.

Take a look at the list.

New study space at UMC Library

The UMC Library received the furniture from the old student center. We lacked space for much of it so we rolled up our sleeves, tore down shelves, and moved books to create a nice new reading and study area. Check it out.