September 2009 Archives

Introductory PsycINFO Training

The American Psychological Association is pleased to invite you to attend a PsycINFO Webinar. We offer a 50-minute webinar titled "Introduction to the APA Research Databases" on several popular search platforms.

Introductory training is intended primarily for students who have not yet had a research methods class, though it is also useful for librarians, faculty, and researchers who are not familiar with the APA databases or are accessing them on a platform that is new to them. It will provide an overview of the APA research databases and the platform features and show you how to manage your results, create alerts, and set up personal accounts.

In addition, it will demonstrate how to craft searches that make use of controlled and natural language and the fields and limits available in the databases.

We encourage librarians and instructors to arrange Webinar sessions for students. If the prearranged times below are not convenient, please contact us to arrange a custom session.

If this session is appropriate for you, please email psycinfowebinars@apa.org with "Introductory Training" in the subject line, indicating the session you wish to attend. All times are listed in Eastern Time.

  • PsycINFO on APA PsycNET October 7, 2009 2:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on EBSCOhost October 14, 2009 2:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on CSA Illumina October 21, 2009 11:00 a.m.
  • PsycINFO on OvidSP October 28, 2009 12:00 p.m.

Please invite any students or new faculty to join this session, if you think they'd find it useful.

Information on all of our Webinars is at http://www.apa.org/databases/training/webinars.html

Palgrave Connect eBooks Webinar

Minitex is now offering Palgrave Connect eBooks. Join an online training session to learn all about Palgrave Connect, the multi-disciplinary platform that contains over 4,000 eBooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

Topic: Palgrave Connect (via WebEx)
Host: Denise De La Rosa
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time: 11:00 am, Central Time

To register email: librariansconnect@palgrave-usa.com by September 25, 2009. Please include the following in your RSVP:

Name:
Organization:
eMail address:

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You will receive a confirmation email with simple instructions for joining the meeting once you register.

In this Webinar, you will learn about:

Palgrave's unique offering to MINITEX!

Palgrave commitment to growing online content across 8 subject collections including:

  • More than 4,000 eBooks already online

  • Guaranteed to grow with 600 new titles each year

  • Flexible Ownership Business Models

  • Fully integrated in your library catalogue with MARC 21 records available

  • Easy to download Usage statistics

How Connect can help students take the search out of research.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - September 26, 2009

from ProQuest:

The next ProQuest platform maintenance window will be on September 26, 2009. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place for infrastructure maintenance and to install an exciting new enhancement. The window will take place from Saturday, September 26, 2009, at 22:00 Eastern Standard Time to Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 10:00 Eastern Standard Time. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

We are pleased to announce the following enhancement:

Historical The New York Times (1851-2005) with Index (1851-1993): A subject term browsing feature has been added to this database. With the addition of a topic browse tab, users can access more than 3 million historical subject terms-just as they appeared in the print version of The New York Times Index from 1851-1993.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series, ProQuest Obituaries

  • Chadwyck-Healey products only in North America

  • CSA Illumina products such as CSA Technology Research Database, Illustrata: Natural Sciences, and CSA Sociological Abstracts

  • K-12 products

  • COS products

  • UMI products including online dissertation products

Hundreds of titles added to Credo this year

from Credo Reference:

It's been a year since Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, released its new platform, raising the standard for how online reference services should work for libraries. Since then, Credo has substantially expanded the academic content available on the platform, all at no additional cost for Credo Unlimited customers.

"In deciding which titles to add to Credo, we've relied on suggestions from customers, prospects, and editorial experts, taking particular note of designations of excellence from RUSA, CILIP, Library Journal and Choice," commented John G. Dove, Credo President. "We also polled educators and subject librarians from universities with exceptional programs in core academic subjects, paying particular attention to subject encyclopedias on interdisciplinary topics where students are often at a loss to get a good grounding."

Some of the highlights of the significant augmentation of Credo's content in the past year are:

  • 173 new subject encyclopedias and dictionaries

  • 10 new publishers:

    • Edinburgh University Press

    • Edward Elgar

    • M.E. Sharpe

    • O.E.C.D.

    • Pearson Education

    • Perseus

    • SAGE Publications

    • Springer

    • University of Chicago Press

    • Willan Publishing

  • Comprehensive coverage of 15 core undergraduate subjects

  • Now 150+ Credo titles are found in Choice's list of 'must-have' titles for U.S. colleges and universities (Resources for College Libraries)

  • Over 25 existing titles updated at no expense to customers

"Users have responded very positively to the continually enhanced Credo Reference platform throughout this past year," added Dove. "Now with the thoughtful and comprehensive enrichment of content on the platform, they have an unsurpassed resource for accurate and coherent research."

Minitex Now Offering Palgrave Connect eBooks

Minitex is now offering Palgrave Connect eBooks. Join an online training session to learn all about Palgrave Connect, the multi-disciplinary platform that contains over 4,000 eBooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

Topic: Palgrave Connect (via WebEx)
Host: Denise De La Rosa
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time: 11:00 am, Central Time

To register email: librariansconnect@palgrave-usa.com by September 25, 2009. Please include the following in your RSVP:

Name:
Organization:
eMail address:

-----------------------------------------------------
You will receive a confirmation email with simple instructions for joining the meeting once you register.

In this Webinar, you will learn about:

Palgrave's unique offering to MINITEX!

Palgrave commitment to growing online content across 8 subject collections including:

  • More than 4,000 eBooks already online

  • Guaranteed to grow with 600 new titles each year

  • Flexible Ownership Business Models

  • Fully integrated in your library catalogue with MARC 21 records available

  • Easy to download Usage statistics

How Connect can help students take the search out of research.

Advanced PsycINFO Webinars

The American Psychological Association is pleased to invite you to attend a PsycINFO Webinar. This 1-hour Advanced Training session will detail the coverage and selection practices, the structure of the database, and annual reloads. The session reviews the structure of PsycINFO records, covering the elements of the bibliographic citation, controlled vocabulary and indexing, and value-added fields, such as author affiliation, grant/sponsorship, and tests and measures. Sample searches will demonstrate searching using the online thesaurus, author and journal indexes, natural language or keywords, and fields and limits. For date and time information, please see below.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand PsycINFO content and structure.

  • Become familiar with PsycINFO record structure and indexing practices.

  • Learn how to use field values and limits effectively.

  • Know how to create precise search strategies and manage results.

Audience

  • This session is ideal for subject specialists, reference librarians, and
    instructors who provide support for the behavioral sciences.

Please invite any members of your library staff or faculty who are interested in gaining in-depth information about PsycINFO content and structure, as well as how to build efficient search strategies to obtain scholarly literature and enhance their research process.

All times are listed in Eastern Time. Please email psycinfowebinars@apa.org with "Advanced Training" in the subject line indicating the session you wish to attend.

  • PsycINFO on OCLC September 23 2009 2:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on EBSCO host October 8, 2009 1:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on APA PsycNET October 16, 2009 3:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on OvidSP October 20, 2009 2:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on CSA Illumina October 23, 2009 1:00 p.m.
  • PsycINFO on EBSCO host October 27, 2009 2:00 p.m.

Project MUSE Renewals and Orders

Minitex is offering a 10% discount off list price on 2010 Project MUSE renewals and orders. For pricing, please see: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/cpers/electronic/projectMuse/2010Pricing.pdf.

The collections offered by Project MUSE are:

  • Premium Collection
  • Standard Collection
  • Basic Research Collection
  • Basic College Collection
  • Humanities Collection
  • Social Sciences Collection

Please visit our Project MUSE web page at http://www.minitex.umn.edu/cpers/electronic/projectMuse/ for information about the collections, and email anne@minitex.umn.edu with any questions. Subscriptions run from January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010.

To place an order or renewal, please complete and submit the following webform by September 30, 2009: https://www.minitex.umn.edu/cpers/electronic/projectMuse/renew.aspx

Please note: The rates on the 2010 price sheet are list prices and do not include the 10% discount offered by Minitex.

Lock in 2009 subscription rates for CQ Global Researcher

With the addition of a deeper backfile in 2010, the CQ Global Researcher subscription price will be increasing--list pricing at $550 to $660 will increase to $972 to $1200 in 2010.

Lock in your subscription at 2009 prices today; contact Minitex for pricing.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - September 26, 2009

Dear ProQuest Customer,

The next ProQuest platform maintenance window will be on September 26, 2009. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place for infrastructure maintenance and to install an exciting new enhancement. The window will take place from Saturday, September 26, 2009, at 22:00 Eastern Standard Time to Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 10:00 Eastern Standard Time. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

EBSCO Announces Two New Resources

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing has released a new resource addressing an area of critical significance in today's world--health policy. Health Policy Reference Center provides extensive coverage of all aspects of health policy and related issues.

Designed to assist those involved in the creation, implementation, and study of health policy & the health care system, Health Policy Reference Center is a vital tool for researching health policy issues. This collection is a valuable information source for corporate entities as well as for large hospitals and other medical facilities, particularly those with a large role and interest in community health. Academic institutions as well as governmental agencies & departments and government policymakers will also benefit from this research tool.

OvidSP WebStats Now COUNTER 3/SUSHI Compliant

from OVID:

We are pleased to announce that, with a recent release of the OvidSP WebStats tool, OvidSP stats reports are now COUNTER 3 and SUSHI (Standardized Usages Statistics Harvesting Initiative) compliant. COUNTER 3 is the latest standard from the COUNTER organization. Other enhancements were included in the release.

Please see below for additional details:

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf: New Titles Now Available

from Oxford University Press

Oxford is pleased to announce the addition of two exciting new resources to the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf:

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Editor in Chief: David P. Forsythe
This encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. This extraordinary work provides situation profiles and full coverage of the development of the movement, historical cases of abuse, the key figures, major organizations, and a range of other issues in economics, government, religion, and journalism that touch on human rights theory and practice.

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO ARCHITECTURE
Edited by Patrick Goode, Stanford Anderson, and (the late) Sir Colin St John Wilson
The Oxford Companion to Architecture is a new reference book on a popular and much-debated subject. It contains over 1500 A-Z entries covering all aspects of architecture, from architects, building types, and movements and styles to materials, aspects of design, and definitions. It is particularly strong in its coverage of architecture around the world, and of modern and vernacular architecture. The Companion is strongly rooted in an approach to architecture that looks at its social, technical, and practical aspects, as well as viewing it from an art-historical perspective.

Special note for Oxford Reference Online Premium subscribers: all Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles, in addition to being accessible at their individual URLs, seamlessly integrate and are cross-searchable within Oxford Reference Online Premium.

Contact Minitex for pricing or a FREE 30-day trial.

COMING SOON! The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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