Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lots of Cool New E-Resources

We have recently scored some really nice additions to our online collections.  Here are the highlights:

Ebrary "Academic Complete" Ebook Collection
Ebrary has over 70,000 titles.  They are loaded in our library catalog (or you can search directly at ebrary).  Once you find a title, you can view it on screen, or you can download it to your computer or other device (Paul Bartels and I just put one on his Ipad, and it looked great--hint, hint).  Right now, the default download period for ebrary is 14 days.  Please give it a try, and let us know if you have any trouble.

National Geographic Magazine Archive
Includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.  'Nuff said.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
Maybe you remember the bound volumes of this one from high school?  It was the go-to general-purpose source, before Google and Ebsco (Ebsco bought the original company, btw).  The online version offers full coverage of the original paper volumes, providing indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines.

Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Another classic resource from the Wilson company.  Provides indexing for important humanities-related content--including nearly 800 periodicals, over 1,000,000 articles, and citations for over 155,000 book reviews. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 - March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965--March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 -- March 1984. Subject coverage includes:
  • Archaeology
  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Folklore
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Literary & Social Criticism
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Religion & Theology

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