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New Databases: Medical, Statistics, Book Reviews, and more!

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We've added a host of new databases this year, so check them out.

 

  • NEW! - AAFP Conditions A to Z (STAT!Ref)    
    AAFP Conditions A to Z is a handy patient-information tool that’s been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
  • NEW! - Anatomy and Physiology Online (STAT!Ref)    
    Includes 20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.
  • NEW! - Choice Reviews Online  
    Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.
  • NEW! - MedCalc 3000 (STAT!Ref)    
    MedCalc 3000 is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees that are indispensable to anyone practicing, teaching or studying evidence-based medicine.
  • NEW! - Statista  
    Provides statistics, charts and graphs on over 60,000 topics. Particularly strong in Business.
  • NEW! Mergent InvestorEdge  
    This database provides a powerful business research tool, access to the documents and financial information you need for each individual company and incorporates the latest reserch technology for comprehensive investment research. It includes corporate documents such as annual, industry and equity reports as well as general contact information for each domestic and international company found in the database.
  • NEW! Oxford Reference  
    Oxford Reference contains almost 40 e-reference Books- encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.- on all topics. Caution, while Oxford Reference does not require a user name, password, or personal subscription, not all content is accessible. Consequently we recommend that you limit your search to Full Text. Titles identified with a padlock icon are not available.
  • NEW! University Publishing Online  
    A new eBook Platform – University Publishing Online has been added to manage both eBooks and journals from Cambridge, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, etc.
    Users can limit their searches to library-owned content or use the platform as an index to identify materials available through Interlibrary Loan. Currently contains over 100 eBooks.

New eBook Collection!

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The Academic eBook Subscription Collection has been added to eBooks on EBSCOhost, which includes 86,000 titles! This collection covers a vast range of topics including art, business, literature, technology, and much more!

New Ebook Collection - ebrary!

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We are excited to announce our new ebook collection, ebrary! With this new collection, we're adding 70,000 books on a variety of subjects. ebrary allows a user to:

·         Search across every single word on every single page of every single eBook.

·         Copy and paste. Email. Print. Cite.

·         Take notes. Store and share your research online.

 

Get it here – On Campus Link

Or here – Off Campus Link

 

View the Quick Start Guide.

Downloading – Although ebrary eBooks can be downloaded as an entire book, book chapter, or page range, most users prefer to access them online where the ebrary reader provides a superior reading experience along with many research aids such as highlighting passages, note taking, and online storage of your research when you create a personal account.

 

NetLibrary becomes eBooks on EBSCOhost

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NetLibrary, home of the library’s largest eBook collection (41,000 vols.) has changed names and looks. It is now called eBooks on EBSCOhost. This change is expected to make eBooks easier to find and easier to use as EBSCO rolls out a series of improvements including:

- Integration (including linking) with other EBSCO databases (We have about 25.)

- Free inclusion in EhIS (EBSCOhost Integrated Search) – Allowing users to search eBooks and articles at the same time.

- Improved Title Acquisitions Process

- Greatly improved searching, including subject searching (previously unavailable)

New Database! LexisNexis Academic

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Lexis Nexis Academic, available from the database pages, is great for business and legal studies! Provides access to over 10,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Please check it out!

Tuesday Trivia! October 5th, 2010

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Interested in learning a little more on your Tuesday? Use our library resources to try to answer these trivia questions!

 

1. What is a bucky ball?

2. What was the title of Edgar Allan Poe's first published work?

3. What was the name of Napoleon Bonaparte's second wife?

 

(Hint: You can find these answers and a lot more in our new Reference Universe database)

New Trial Database - September 2010

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ebrary  - (on campus access only during trial)  - During the month of October the Thrift Library will be conducting a trial of ebrary, an online ebook collection of 47,000 titles.  ebrary is similar in size, scope, and features to NetLibrary.

 

This collection is available through a variety of pricing  schemes including:

Subscription – around $6,000 per year

Purchase entire collection or any combination of sub collections

Purchase by title

And even a deposit account where you only buy the titles that are used. In other words, you the user, select your own collection on a per need basis.

 

ebrary provides online support at the following locations.

 

1.     View our Quick Start video at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/flash/QuickStart/ (please allow a few seconds to load). We also offer a one-page Quick Guide, which includes easy, step-by-step instructions on how to get started with ebrary.

 

2.     The Quick Guide can be found online at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Quick_Guides/Quick_Guide.pdf. Printed copies are also available upon request.

 

3.     Sign up for live, online training for you and your library patrons. We offer several different modules at a variety of times to meet your library’s needs. For a description of the modules and to sign up, please visit http://www.ebrary.com/corp/training.jsp.

 

4.     Additional training materials, including Flash videos and user guides, are available at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/training.jsp.

 

 Your opinions as to the usefulness of this second eBook collection would be appreciated.

 

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