Many exciting changes have come to the University Libraries’ electronic resources collections since we published our Spring 2012 update last January! Here’s what’s new for fall:
United States Serial Set
The Libraries purchased the complete digital version of the United States Serial Set in June. Anyone researching American history, government or policy will want to explore this important resource. As our government documents and history librarian Carol Singer would tell you, “Documents in this database cover any topic that Congress has found interesting at any time during the past 225 years.” Learn more.
HeinOnline: American Indian Law Collection
Last January, the Libraries upgraded from the HeinOnline U.S. Department of the Interior Collection to the American Indian Law Collection. It features serials, legislative histories, and other works related to the history of Native American policy in the United States. Learn more.
Unlimited seats on SciFinder!
In May, BGSU became part of the SciFinder Academic Unlimited program, doing away with the three-person user limit on the chemistry database SciFinder. No more turnaways! Users must still create a SciFinder account before they can begin using the database. Learn more.
Database platform changes
Many of our databases have changed platforms. But while they may look different, they are still delivering the same great content! Here is a rundown of the changes:
- Anthropology Plus is now on the EBSCO platform
- Avery Index of Architectural Periodicals is now on the EBSCO platform
- Biosis Previews on Web of Knowledge has replaced Biological Abstracts on OSearch (learn more)
- Compendex is now on the Engineering Village platform
- FRANCIS is now on the EBSCO platform
- PsycINFO is now on the EBSCO platform (learn more)
- World News Connection is now on the ProQuest platform (learn more)
More changes are coming soon, including for GeoRef (the database will be searchable on EBSCO and users will be able to link to the full text of forty important geoscience journals on GeoScienceWorld).
Write-N-Cite 4 now available for RefWorks
This summer, RefWorks released Version 4 of Write-N-Cite, the tool that allows you to run a version of RefWorks from within Microsoft Word and streamline the process of creating and inserting citations as you write (learn more). While the Libraries have chosen to wait until spring semester to update Write-N-Cite on campus computers, you can download the new version from within your RefWorks account now (if you are a new RefWorks user, you also have the option of downloading Version III). In addition to this update to Write-N-Cite, RefWorks now also features drag-and-drop functionality and a new LibGuide with user tips. RefWorks workshops begin August 23; view dates and times on our website, and contact the CTL to sign up.
- SRDS Media Solutions (the Standard Rate & Data Service database of media reach and advertising rates) has a new interface (learn more)
- Passport GMID (the market research database) has additional content (learn more)
- Business Videos on EBSCO are even easier to find through our new record
- Morningstar, a database of information on stocks and mutual funds, now offers unlimited simultaneous users
OhioLINK Digital Collections have new platform and urls
This summer, the OhioLINK Digital Media Center collections became the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons collections. The urls for these collections and their contents have changed, most notably the urls for the thousands of educational videos and documentaries in the Educational & Instructional Videos collection, which includes full-length videos from Films for the Humanities and Ambrose Videos. If you link to any of these digital videos in Blackboard or your syllabi, you may want to check your links (learn more).
[U.S. Serial Set Image: Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society [nhnycw/aj aj90079]]