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ReferenceUSA Is Back

Posted by eleres on 16th July 2014

We’ve re-established our subscription to ReferenceUSA, a directory of Canadian and U.S. businesses and residential white pages, as well as U.S. health care providers, job listings and internships, and new businesses. You can also search for consumer lifestyle data, such as apparel, motor vehicles, pets, sports, travel and more, with limits for name, city, and state.

If you have questions about this resource, contact Mike Davis, Business Reference Librarian, at 413-545-6822.

Posted in Business, New online reference source | No Comments »

More Comics!

Posted by eleres on 15th July 2014

The Libraries have added the second volume of Underground and Independent Comics from Alexander Street Press. Included in our two volumes are over 420 adult comic and graphic novel series and 1,900 books with interviews and critical essay. You can browse by characters, genres, publishers, series and subjects or search the extensive indexing of the content.

If you have questions about this new resource, Ask Us!

 

Posted in Languages & literatures, New online reference source | No Comments »

Up-to-Date Medical Reference Added

Posted by eleres on 30th May 2014

Up-to-Date is a database of evidence-based medical treatment guidelines, calculators, drug interactions and patient information sheets. You can browse by topic or search by keyword. Articles and information sheets are written by doctors.

If you’d like assistance using this source, Ask Us!

Posted in Health & Medicine, New online reference source, Nursing | No Comments »

Dictionary of American Regional English is now Online

Posted by eleres on 30th May 2014

The Libraries purchased the Dictionary of American Regional English online with audio clips and an interactive map. You can search for words or browse by region. Read about the regional affiliation and the history of usage. Neb around this fun new resource!

If you have questions about using DARE, Ask Us!

Posted in Languages & literatures, Linguistics, New online reference source | No Comments »

Foundation Directory Online Now Available

Posted by eleres on 30th May 2014

The Libraries have added a subscription to the Foundation Directory Online, a comprehensive source for grants, grantmakers, and grant recipients. You can conduct keyword searches of news, grantmakers, RFPs, companies, nonprofit literature, grants and more.

If you’d like assistance using this resource, Ask Us!

Posted in General & interdisciplinary, New online reference source | No Comments »

New Oxford Bibliographies for Cinema & Media Studies and Communications

Posted by eleres on 29th May 2014

Oxford Bibliographies for Cinema & Media Studies and Communications provide introductions to subjects in each discipline and annotated citations for general overviews, reference works, journals, histories, interviews, biographies and more. You can browse by subject or search for keywords in citations, authors, sub-headings and sources.

If you’d like more information or have questions about these reference works, Ask Us!

Posted in Communication, New online reference source | No Comments »

Peace Research Abstracts Added to Collections

Posted by eleres on 15th May 2014

Peace Research Abstracts from EBSCOHost covers international affairs, psychology and other disciplines as they relate peace and conflict resolution. Indexing and abstracting coverage goes back to 1964.

If you have questions about using this research tool, Ask Us!

Posted in New online reference source, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy | No Comments »

Global Industries, U.S. Business Environments Added to IBISWorld

Posted by eleres on 15th May 2014

IBISWorld has two new components: Global Industry Reports and U.S. Business Environment Profiles. Coverage of financial, manufacturing, mining, retail, telecommunications and many other industries is now international in scope. Global Industry Reports include an industry definition, major players, supply chain and related industries, a glossary and additional resources. U.S. Business Environment Profiles include consumer behavior and demographic reports which affect U.S. industries.

Ask Us if you have questions about these resources.

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Coverage Added to ProQuest Congressional Collections

Posted by eleres on 7th May 2014

The Libraries have added coverage to the following  ProQuest Congressional Collections:

  • Congressional Hearings, 2011-2013
  • Congressional Record, 1998-2001
  • U.S. Serial Set II, 2012-2013

These complement previously purchased date coverage for these collections, as well as Bills & Laws, Legislative Histories, House & Senate Documents and other collections.

If you have questions about using these collections, Ask Us!

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Berg Fashion Library Now Available

Posted by eleres on 2nd May 2014

Berg Fashion Library collects images and encyclopedic coverage of dress and fashion. You can browse by time period back to the 17th century, or place. You can search books and journals by author, title, publication date, etc. and images by object type, date and designer or manufacturer. The Library also includes several lesson plans.

If you’d like help using Berg Fashion Library, ask us!

Posted in Art & architecture, Cultural and Area Studies, New online reference source | No Comments »