New Databases and E-Journals
Whether you're looking for TV news clips, aids to singers' diction or peer reviewed health sciences literature, our new databases have you covered:
- NBC Learn Higher Ed and NBC Learn K-12 are both collections of news clips from NBC News from the past and present, over 18,000 of them. The Higher Ed platform helpfully organizes them by academic discipline, while K-12 maps them to state curriculum standards.
- SingersBabel provides a set of tools to aid singers in their pronunciation and diction. These tools include pronunciation guides and audio readings for German, French, Latin and English vocal repertoire, as well as language sound sets for each phoneme in English, French and German. With SingersBabel, a singer can become comfortable singing in a variety of languages.
- ScienceDirect Health and Life Sciences E-Journals - We've also added over 1,300 academic e-journals in the health and life sciences from Elsevier, with all issues from the last twenty years up through the present. They're all available now in the ScienceDirect database, and also discoverable in OneSearch
New E-Resources Available
We've added a veritable boatload of new electronic resources, including:
- New JSTOR Collections - Arts & Sciences III, Arts & Sciences VII and Arts & Sciences X, including the backfiles of seminal academic journals in film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, architecture, history, political science, sociology, art history, literature, business, education and public administration.
- Cochrane Collection - These databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, comprise the core of evidence-based practice across all medical and allied health fields.
- Wiley E-books - Thousands of new e-books are available now from top academic imprint John Wiley & Sons. These are discoverable now in both OneSearch and the library catalog (Webcat).
- Business Expert Press - 160 introductory e-books on important business topics like business statistics, negotiation and sales technology.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Education - We've added an authoritative and up-to-date collection of bibliographies on education to go alongside our collection of bibliographies on psychology. Grad students (especially), check them out!
Celebrate National Library Week
April 12-18 is National Library Week! Here's how we're celebrating:
- Game Night @ the Library, Friday April 17, 6 - 8:30 PM - Come enjoy board games & snacks. Everyone's welcome!
- Overdue fine forgiveness - This week only, we're forgiving overdue fines. All you need to do is ask!
- Staff Picks - We've picked some of our favorite library materials to recommend, so check out the posters, then check out the books (or movies)!
More study spaces, more PC workstations
Can't find a spot to study? We're very happy to announce the addition of twelve additional, brand new PC workstations and over twenty additional seats for individual studying. Come learn with us!
E-Resources Update: Six new databases, tens of thousands of new e-books
The library is finishing up the year strong, with a significant expansion of our database offerings, including:
- Art Source is a large database for finding articles in the fields of art, architecture, graphic design, film and other related subject areas. It includes articles from over 640 magazines and journals!
- The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is the standard index to journal articles about architecture.
- Classical Scores Library includes tens of thousands of authoritative scores. Scores you find on the open web can be full of errors, so look here first.
- Communication and Mass Media Complete provides full-text journal articles from over 500 journals in communication, mass media and related fields.
- Criminal Justice Abstracts contains more than bibliographic 400,000 records for articles in areas related to criminal justice and criminology.
- Psychotherapy.net is a database for streaming video related to counseling and therapy, many of which include recordings of therapy sessions (actual or re-created). Currently includes 90 videos from influential therapists like Aaron Beck, Marsha Linehan, Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis.
- We've also recently added over 20,000 e-books to the ebrary database, and nearly 4,000 e-books in the humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies. All of these e-books are discoverable both via OneSearch or the library catalog (Webcat).
Book a group study lab now!
Looking for a space to cram, coordinate or collaborate? We've added two new group study labs in the library, including 55-inch wall-mounted monitors and wireless screen-sharing capability for up to four laptops. Both group study labs are available by reservation only -- reserve your spot by clicking "Group Study Lab Reservations" under the Services menu above, or just click here.
Library Unveils Absolute Slew of New Resources
Gearing up for our biggest year ever, we've added more than a handful of important new tools and collections. In addition to Films on Demand, described below, check out the following:
- A major aid to beginning researchers, OneSearch allows you to search nearly all our collections at once.
- We've joined with institutions like Pepperdine and Occidental to provide Camino, the fastest, most reliable way to get books from outside our collections.
- RAND California provides in-depth statistical information on California at the state, county and city levels.
- We've published new subject research guides on accounting, architecture, aviation, chemistry, communication disorders, early childhood studies, mathematics and political science. More to come!
- Thousands of new e-books from academic publishers like the APA, Springer and Wiley, including the APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology.