November 2012 Archives

EBSCO Publishing Adds Art History Resource

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing has added a new art history resource to its collection. Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals, a bibliographic index formerly available via First Search from OCLC, is now available via EBSCOhost®. As the only index to 42 art journals published in the U.S. during the 19th Century, Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals is an invaluable resource for art history research as well as a valuable source of information on popular culture and industry.

Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals includes more than 26,000 records covering American art from 1800-1899. This unique resource covers all facets of American art during this time period and is ideal for researchers studying any one of the following subject areas:

  • Artists
  • Illustrators
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Architecture and Design
  • Exhibitions and Sales
  • Decoration
  • Collecting

Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals joins EBSCO's expanding collection of art resources. Additional resources include Art & Architecture Complete™, Art Full Text™, Art Index™, Art Museum Image Gallery and coming soon Art Source™.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts Pricing Now Available

Minitex is now offering ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the United States.

Please contact CPERS for pricing.

ProQuest has created a website with further information, including a recorded webinar.

Order confirmations are due to Minitex by Friday, November 30. Access to Statistical Abstracts will begin in December 2012 and expire December 31, 2013 (so, the subscription date for all Minitex subscriptions will run from January 1 through December 31).

Contact CPERS for pricing or questions.

Alexander Street Press Filmmakers Library Online Giveaway

from Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is broadening the reach of scholarly video in libraries across the United States with a giveaway of 52 subscriptions to Filmakers Library Online.

One library from each state--plus the District of Columbia and Canada--will be selected to receive a year free access. University, research, and public libraries that are new to digital video are encouraged to apply and find out firsthand why vivid streaming video delivers data in a way no other medium can.

The featured collection, Filmakers Library Online, contains more than 1,000 high-quality, issue-based documentaries and independent films from around the world--over 800 hours of content in all. Films in the collection were hand-selected to meet the needs of researchers and teaching faculty in a wide variety of disciplines: from race and gender studies, international relations, and criminal justice to the environment, bioethics, psychology, and the arts. Library Journal named the collection a 2011 Editor's Choice Award winner, and Booklist declared it "highly recommended."

Qualified institutions are encouraged to apply online.

EBSCO Publishing Releases Legal Source

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has expanded its collection of legal resources with the release of Legal Source. Developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, Legal Source provides full-text coverage of the world's most respected scholarly journals making it a valuable resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law.

Legal Source consists of more than 870 full-text journals and 2.5 million records including book reviews and case citations. The database is a combination of all the records in Wilson's Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Retrospective: 1908-1981, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books and EBSCO's Legal Collection™ and includes many unique sources that were never previously available.

Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Source provides information in the areas of criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical law, labor & human resource law, ethics and the environment.

EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Legal Source. EBSCO recently released additional source products focusing on specific subject matter including Education Source™, Applied Science and Technology Source™, Library & Information Science Source™ and Humanities Source™.

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Humanities Source

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released Humanities Source™, the most comprehensive resource available in the Humanities field. The bibliographic and full-text database was developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson, and includes many unique sources that were never previously available. Humanities Source is the first time the entire H.W. Wilson indexing collection of Humanities research literature is available within a single database.

Humanities Source offers an invaluable collection for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. The extensive collection features full-text for more than 1,480 journals, high-quality indexing and in-depth abstracts for thousands of journals, and indexing for hundreds of thousands of articles, including book reviews.

The millions of records cover subject areas such as archaeology, art, communications, dance, film, folklore, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism. Coverage also includes classical studies, area studies and gender studies. Humanities Source includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs and much more. Additionally, there is a unique subject thesaurus.

Humanities Source is a combination of the A&I and full-text records from the H.W. Wilson databases Humanities Retrospective: 1907-1984™ and Humanities Full Text™. In addition, all of the unique A&I and full-text content from the EBSCO database Humanities International Complete is included, plus an additional 140 full-text titles not available in other EBSCOhost® databases.

EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Humanities Source. EBSCO plans to release additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the next few months.

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