January 2009 Archives

EBSCO System Maintenance

Dear EBSCO Customer,

Please be advised that this weekend, from January 31 through February 1, 2009, you may notice some intermittent access interruption, due to planned system maintenance.
We are conducting this necessary system maintenance during off-peak hours in order to minimize the impact it will have on our customers, and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Visit EBSCO''s Support Site (http://support.ebscohost.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php).

Sincerely,

Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Gale IP Update Message--New Addresses

from Gale:

Dear Gale Subscribers,

In February 2009, Gale will be introducing a new set of IP addresses into our hosting facility. We are adding the additional IP address ranges to increase customer availability to our online products, add redundancy, and to improve system monitoring. These new IP address ranges will be used in addition to our already existing IP ranges.

If you use IP addresses to include, exclude, or filter web sites, you should add these new IP addresses to your firewall and/or proxy server configurations. Listed below is a complete list of the IP address ranges we will be using for our online databases.

Existing IP Address Ranges:
69.32.182.0-255
69.32.183.0-255

New IP Address Ranges:
69.32.226.0-255


This information can be referenced online using the following web address:
http://support.gale.com/article.asp?article=1164&p=10

If you have questions please contact Gale's Technical Support department at 800-877-4253 (option 4), or by email at gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com.

Southeast Asian Affairs Debuts In Project MUSE

from Project MUSE:

** From the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies:

Southeast Asian Affairs

Southeast Asian Affairs, which has been produced since 1974, is an annual review of significant trends and developments in the region. The emphasis is on ASEAN countries but important developments in the broader Asia-Pacific region are not ignored. The publication seeks to provide readable and easily understood analyses of major political, strategic, economic and social developments within the region.

E-ISSN: 1793-9135
Print ISSN: 0377-5437

Included in the MUSE 2009 Premium Collection

For more information on the journal:

http://muse.jhu.edu/content/nja/journals/southeast_asian_affairs/

http://muse.uq.edu.au/content/nja/journals/southeast_asian_affairs/

 

For the Table of Contents:

http://muse.jhu.edu/content/nja/journals/southeast_asian_affairs/toc/saa.2008.html

http://muse.uq.edu.au/content/nja/journals/southeast_asian_affairs/toc/saa.2008.html

Changes to EBSCO A-to-Z Scheduled Downtime on January 31, 2009

from EBSCO:

Customer Care previously announced that A-to-Z Administrator and Reader sites would be unavailable on 31 January 2009 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central time (14:00 – 18:00 GMT). After further investigation, we have determined a workaround which will allow the A-to-Z Reader site to remain operational during the maintenance period.

However, any changes made after 12:00 p.m. Central time (18:00 GMT) on Friday, 30 January 2009 will not be reflected on the Reader Site during the maintenance period. The Administrator site will remain unavailable until maintenance has been completed.

Questions? Contact EBSCO Customer Care at 1-877-327-2622 (U.S.A. and Canada) or +1-205-981-4000 (Worldwide), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., CT (1 p.m. – 11 p.m. GMT). Select option 1 for A-to-Z or EJS, option 2 for LinkSource, or option 3 for EBSCONET. Fax: +1.205.408.6190. Email: customercare@ebsco.com. Online help screens are also available, or for more in-depth training, classes are available via http://training.ebsco.com.

Project MUSE News: MUSE Releases First Vodcast

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE invites users to view our latest research tool: a vodcast. The vodcast, "Research MUSEings Vodcasts: Discovering Linked Subject Headings," is a quick tutorial about the benefits of using MUSE's linked subject headings in your research.

A vodcast is a video podcast. The MUSE vodcast is a tool for both users and librarians and runs just over three minutes in length. Users can learn, on their own, what subject headings are, where to find them in MUSE, and how they help locate articles specific to a research topic. Librarians may find the vodcast useful as a supplement to instruction classes. The vodcast is a lighthearted approach to demystifying the notion of Library of Congress Subject Headings as they appear in MUSE.

On the MUSE website, find the link for the vodcast in the Training Materials section under the Tools & Resources and Librarians tabs, http://muse.jhu.edu/about/resources/vodcasts.html.

We hope you find the vodcast a helpful tool for conducting research in MUSE journals. Questions about the vodcast may be directed to MUSE Customer Service at muse@press.jhu.edu

New Palgrave Macmillan Resource: Dictionary of Economics

Palgrave Macmillan has just released The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.

Features include 1,500+ contributors, including 25+ Nobel Prize Winners; 1,850+ articles; 1 dynamic online resource

Benefits to Librarians & Researchers:

  • Allows remote access to members of subscribing institutions.

  • Offers excellent search and browse facilities, both full text and advanced.

  • Contains hyperlinked cross-references within articles.

  • Features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites, sources of further information and biographical citations.

  • ncorporates quarterly additions, updates and corrections.

  • Special consortia pricing is available for MINITEX institutions

Take a tour to see why others have adopted it:
http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/resources/about_tour

For pricing and a trial subscription, please contact Matt Nasser at 646.307.5014 or matt.nasser@palgrave-usa.com

Project MUSE News: Back Issues Pilot Program Continues

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE just released the back issues of nine of its long-held journals. The addition of the back issues now offers subscribers the complete run of eight of the titles. This latest addition of back issues is part of MUSE's ongoing pilot program to determine the feasibility of expanding coverage to include back issues. The journals initially included in the pilot are selected journals published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. There is no additional charge to subscribers this year for the back issues added to the MUSE collections.

Back issues were added for the following journals:

  • Children's Literature (Vol. 1, 1972 – Vol. 30, 2002)

  • Children's Literature Association Quarterly (Vol. 1, 1976 – Vol. 30, 2005)

  • The Emily Dickinson Journal (Vol. 1, 1992 – Vol. 6, 1997)

  • Journal of Early Christian Studies (Vol. 1, 1993 – Vol. 3, 1995)

  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (Vol. 1, 1991 - Vol. 5, 1995)

  • The Lion and the Unicorn (Vol. 1, 1977 – Vol. 18, 1994)

  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies (Vol. 31, 1985 – Vol. 40, 1994)

  • Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas (Vol. 1, 2003 -Vol. 4, 2006)

  • Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (Vol. 1, 1994 – Vol. 2, 1995)

Subscribers of MUSE's Premium Collection have access to current issues of all nine journals and now have access to the back issues.

Subscribers to the Standard Collection have access to current issues and now have access to back issues of:


  • Children's Literature

  • Children's Literature Association Quarterly

  • The Emily Dickinson Journal

  • Journal of Early Christian Studies

  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal

  • The Lion and the Unicorn

  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies

  • Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology

EBSCO Research Starters - Education: Free Extended Trial

from EBSCO:

Dear EBSCO Customer,

We are very pleased to extend this opportunity to try a brand new database:  Research Starters - Education, designed to complement subject-specific EBSCOhost databases, and to assist students researching top areas of academic study. 

Because you already subscribe to one of these products (Academic Search Elite, Premier or Complete, Academic Source Premier or Complete, Associates Programs Source, Associates Programs Source Plus, Education Research Complete, Vocational Studies Complete, Vocational Studies Premier), Research Starters - Education will be available to you for the 2008/2009 school year at no charge, on an opt-in basis.

Key Features of Research Starters - Education:

  • Convenient 3,000-word topic overviews with concise, yet comprehensive content 
  • Overview information on 500 topics parallel to course offerings at major colleges and universities, with links to key articles in associated EBSCO databases
  • Content designed to be appropriate for advanced high school and two/four-year college students, public libraries and selected schools
  • Quality study guides written by highly qualified professors, school administrators, consultants, educators and professional writers

For more information on this exciting new product, please see this FAQ (http://support.ebscohost.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=4084).  To begin your free trial of Research Starters - Education, please complete this form:  (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/research_starters.phpNote:  To allow 3-4 weeks for processing, please don't delay! 

Visit EBSCO's Support Site (http://support.ebscohost.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php).

New EBSCO Resource: Public Affairs Index

 

from EBSCO:

Dear Librarians and Information Specialists,

Are you able to offer your researchers relevant content in all aspects of national and global contemporary affairs? EBSCO Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Public Affairs Index. This bibliographic database covers all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict.
Public Affairs Index draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today. Coverage of these popular topics is included:
  • Government
  • Law & legislation
  • Ethics
  • Politics & elections
  • Banking
  • Public finance
  • Economic policy & taxation
  • Energy & energy policy
  • Industry & labor
  • Emigration & immigration
  • Natural disasters
  • Poverty
  • Humanitarian issues
  • Education & education policy
  • Transportation
  • Social policy
  • Criminal justice

Current EBSCOhost customers will be able to link seamlessly to hundreds of full-text journals in EBSCO’s Academic Search products, when accessed on EBSCOhost.

Please contact MINITEX for more information.

New H.W. Wilson Resource: Cinema Image Gallery

H.W. Wilson is adding a new collection to its Art Suite. The Kobal Collection is one of the world’s finest and most comprehensive image archives of movie, television and entertainment history. An essential companion to Wilson’s Art Museum Image Gallery, Cinema Image Gallery presents the history of movie-making through a wide range of high-quality images of films in production: directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design as well as hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the scenes material. Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive featuring classic and modern TV: comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars of this medium.

ProQuest Black History Month Trial Offer

from ProQuest:

See for yourself how new offerings in Black studies online research can help researchers compare events from various perspectives. Request a free library trial for ProQuest Historical Newspapers-Black Newspapers, Black Studies Center, and Ethnic NewsWatch. Illuminate the Black experience and see how people of African descent are making a difference every day in our lives.

Our two newest offerings are preferred primary resources for researchers studying the stories of people and events that shaped history:

Gale IP Update Message--New Addresses

from Gale:

Dear Gale Subscribers,

In February 2009, Gale will be introducing a new set of IP addresses into our hosting facility. We are adding the additional IP address ranges to increase customer availability to our online products, add redundancy, and to improve system monitoring. These new IP address ranges will be used in addition to our already existing IP ranges.

If you use IP addresses to include, exclude, or filter web sites, you should add these new IP addresses to your firewall and/or proxy server configurations. Listed below is a complete list of the IP address ranges we will be using for our online databases.

Existing IP Address Ranges:
69.32.182.0-255
69.32.183.0-255

New IP Address Ranges:
69.32.226.0-255


This information can be referenced online using the following web address:
http://support.gale.com/article.asp?article=1164&p=10


If you have questions please contact Gale's Technical Support department at 800-877-4253 (option 4), or by email at gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com.

New Gale Database: Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues.
Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context is a truly non-U.S. centric resource that ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues — providing information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Global Issues in Context features hundreds of continuously updated, media-rich issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. The hundreds of full-text, English language international periodicals and newspapers included in Global Issues in Context offer local viewpoints, virtually transporting the user to where news is happening.

from Rosen Publishing:

Personal Story Project, Reading List Feedback Feature Allow Teens and Staff to Interact with Database

NEW YORK CITY, NY – January 13, 2009 – Rosen Online, a division of Rosen Publishing, a leading K-12 educational publisher, is pleased to announce the addition of new content to its award-winning Teen Health & Wellness electronic resource in several ‘hot topic’ areas including green living and obesity. The database tackles these urgent issues by offering a new section on green / environmentally-friendly living, as well as expanded coverage on obesity for teens. Other new entries include enhanced coverage of issues such as autism, sickle cell anemia, school violence, and domestic violence. School and public libraries report an increased demand for concise and well-researched information on these critical subjects, and Teen Health & Wellness provides anytime, anywhere access for teens and young adults searching for help.

from Gale:

Dear Gale Customer,

 

As part of our ongoing platform development, a software maintenance release will take place on Saturday, January 17th, 2009.  The work will begin at 3:00am CT and last until approximately 5:00am CT.

 

Customers who subscribe to Gale Virtual Reference Library and Literature Resources from Gale can expect significantly faster download times when viewing multipage PDF files.

 

Customers accessing these products during the 3am to 5am maintenance window may experience a brief interruption in service.

 

Thank you for continuing to support Gale and the products we provide.

 

Sincerely,

Gale Technical Support

Celebrate African American Accomplishment with Gale Resources

from Gale:

On the heels of the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States, this year's Black History Month will be a momentous celebration. To help you plan for the month's activities and beyond, we've updated Gale's Black History Month Web site with free resources and special pricing:

  • From January 5-21, get free access to Biography Resource Center: African Americans plus 41 eBooks that are perfect for Black History Month
  • Receive a 15% discount on any title from the African American subcollection of eBooks in Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Download free Black History Month lesson plans and other resources and access a free quiz
Take advantage of these savings and resources today!
Call your Gale Sales Representative, Derrek Pulliam, at (800) 877-4253 x8197 for details and be sure to mention GIN31309 for special pricing!

Sign up soon for the OCLC NetLibrary West Region eBook Collections for 2009 (collections shared with four other library networks—OCLC Western, ILLINET, WiLS, and BCR): Academic, Community College, and Reference.

Pricing for the Academic and Community College collections are based on FTE or population served. Reference is a fixed price, $3,500; but, when purchased along with the Academic or Community College collection, the Reference Collection is only $2,500.

See the MINITEX NetLibrary Available Titles page for the initial title lists.

Final orders must be placed by January 30, 2009.

To place an order, please complete and fax the West Region Shared Collection Order Form to 612-625-3569. Email Rita Baladad at MINITEX for pricing.

New Interface, Web Tools for ProQuest eLibrary

from ProQuest:

The new eLibrary brings together with an engaging next-gen interface, new Web tools, and editorial context. Plus everything you already love about eLibrary like multimedia, 100% full-text, and instructional tools. See what it's all about with a quick tour (video).

Through July 2009, current subscribers can choose to remain on the old interface or move to the new eLibrary.

You can access the new eLibrary starting in January via a link on the main eLibrary search screen; or by authenticating via the appropriate URL:

eLibrary®
http://elibrary3.bigchalk.com

eLibrary® Curriculum Edition
http://elibrary3.bigchalk.com/ce

In August, all accounts will automatically move to the new eLibrary. You won't have to do a thing--other than enjoy all the new features!

If you're not a current subscriber, but want to try the new eLibrary, contact a ProQuest Representative.

Learn all about the new eLibrary by joining our update newsletter. You'll receive information on transition schedules, ongoing enhancements, training tools, and more (approx. 4 issues through July).

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