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Spring 2010 Library Electronic Resources Update

The Libraries’ databases are constantly updated and upgraded to provide new content and improved ways to access it. During Summer & Fall 2009, the Libraries purchased several new databases and added a number of free resources. Many of our vendors also enhanced their products. Below are the highlights!

General Updates

Subject-Specific Updates

OhioLINK chooses ISI

ISI Web of Knowledge logo

learn more about Web of Knowledge

This fall, OhioLINK issued an Intent to Negotiate for an interdisciplinary citation index and examined proposals from both ISI (Thomson Reuters) and Scopus (Elsevier). We are happy to announce that OhioLINK accepted Thomson’s proposal. This means that not only will BGSU continue to have access to ISI’s Web of Science, other Thomson products will be added to our subscription as well. The full lineup will be available by early February and includes:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1965 to present)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1965 to present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present)
  • Journal Citation Reports (2003-2008)
  • BIOSIS Previews (1969 to present)
  • Derwent Innovations Index (patents) (1963 to present)
  • MEDLINE (1950 to present)

New LexisNexis Interface

LexisNexis screen shot

try the new LexisNexis interface

This January, LexisNexis launched a new interface that will make it easier to find newspaper articles, company information, legal cases and biographies in LexisNexis Academic.

Enhanced database descriptions

Resource Record Screenshot

click here to see an annotated record

The full records of our databases (like this one, for Business Source Complete), have been updated and enhanced to include dates of coverage, short and full descriptions, links to tutorials or user guides, and more, helping your students choose the right resource and providing value-added information.

Five Ohio newspapers

America's Newspapers Screenshot

learn more about America’s Newspapers

While OhioLINK budget cuts caused cuts to some databases, OhioLINK did retain full-text access to five important Ohio newspapers through the database America’s Newspapers. The Toledo Blade, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, and Cleveland Plain Dealer can be searched here from the 1990s to the present, and the Cincinnati Post from 1990 to 2007.

Historical index to the BG News

BG News Index

search the BG News Index

The BG News Index now searches citations to articles from the BG News back to 1920. The paper itself can be viewed in the Libraries’ Center for Archival Collections (5th floor, Jerome Library).

RefWorks updates

RefWorks logo

access RefWorks

This fall we added a few new custom import and export filters to RefWorks, including the newest editions of MLA (7th) and APA (6th) styles. We customized our landing page to display links to our new RefWorks guide and importing/exporting directions. We also implemented a way for current BGSU students, faculty and staff to look up the RefWorks group code (required for off-campus access) in Blackboard. RefWorks is also now available to alumni. Look for an updated interface for RefWorks this spring.

Not a RefWorks user? Sign up for a RefWorks training session through the CTL. Next sessions are:

  • Friday, January 15, 2:30pm-3:45pm
  • Thursday, February 4, 3:30pm-4:45pm
  • Friday, February 12, 9:30am-10:45am
  • Thursday, March 4, 10:30am-11:45am
  • Friday, March 26, 1:30pm-2:45pm

All sessions are held in 142 Jerome Library.

Marquis Who’s Who now in LexisNexis

Many of the Who’s Who biographical publications are now full-text in LexisNexis Academic. Use our record for Who’s Who to limit a LexisNexis search just to these publications

History & Law

Westlaw logo

more about Westlaw Campus Research

HeinOnline logo

more about HeinOnline

  • New! Westlaw Campus Research
    From the acclaimed publisher West, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. This resource for students contains full-text legal news and primary sources, including the U.S. Code, all federal and state cases, state statutes and regulations, and more. Also includes the full text of the comprehensive legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence.
  • New! HeinOnline: U.S. Department of the Interior Collection
    Reports, legislation, legal decisions, papers and policies published between 1789 and 1995 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Particular emphasis is on U.S. government policy related to Native North Americans. A wonderful full-text primary source for U.S. history and law.

Health Sciences

Find It! in PubMed

Find It! in PubMed: click for full image

  • PubMed and OLinks
    When you link to PubMed from the Libraries’ website, full records of individual articles will now display our Find It! button, which enables linking to full text and interlibrary loan requesting.
  • New! Free influenza information portals
    This winter, both EBSCO and ebrary released free portals to information about H1N1 and the seasonal flu. Both search government documents, research reports, and more to provide high-quality and up-to-date information.


David Bell delivering a Harvard FSS

watch David Bell talk about “The Revolution in Retailing” in BSC

  • New interfaces for CCH and ReferenceUSA
    Two business databases got new looks last summer: CCH Tax Research Network launched a new platform called “IntelliConnect,” and ReferenceUSA also redesigned its interface.
  • Harvard Faculty Seminar Series Lectures in Business Source Complete
    55 videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series are now in Business Source Complete. Each is between 40 and 90 minutes long. To view a list, go into Business Source Complete, click on “more” (at the top of the page), choose “business videos/images,” and search for “business.”


IPA Source Screenshot

view the entire transcription in IPA Source

  • New! IPA Source
    This November the Libraries acquired IPA Source, a database of International Phonetic Alphabet and literal transcriptions for over 4,500 opera arias and art songs by composers from Bach to Zingarelli. Also included are tools to help with diction and Latin, Italian, German and French sound recordings to improve singers’ pronunciation.
  • Find It! now in Music Index
    Users searching for articles in Music Index Online will now see the Find It! button in their lists of results. This allows them to easily find full text or connect to Interlibrary Loan requesting.
  • Three Free Music Resources
    These free databases have been added to the Libraries’ Music Databases page as well as our catalog:

    • British Library Archival Sound Recordings: over 44,000 digital sound files, including music, drama, oral histories, and more.
    • Hiphop Archive: a gateway to these collections, housed at Harvard University’s Du Bois Institute.
    • RoJaRo Index: RoJaRo stands for Rock, Jazz, Roots, etc. This free index searches articles, reviews, and more.


Gale LRC screen shot

access the new interface to Gale’s LRC

  • New interface for the Literature Resource Center (Gale)
    Last summer, Gale released a new interface for the Literature Resource Center, a database containing full-text biographical information and literary criticism about major authors and their works.
  • Two Free Literature Databases
    New additions to the Literary Works Databases page.



17th century image of Gluttony from the Harry Ransom Center

  • Additions to ARTstor
    The huge image database ARTstor is always negotiating the rights to new digital collections. This fall they reached an agreement with UT Austin’s Harry Ransom Center, among other collections.
  • New interface for Safari Books Online
    Safari Tech Books, a collection of over 7,000 full-text IT, computer science, web development, and applications how-to titles, upgraded its interface this fall. Click here to view highlights in our E-Books Guide.

Please keep an eye on our blog for continued news and updates about library resources this spring, and, as always, contact your favorite librarian with your questions, suggestions and feedback.

New Resource – IPA Source

The University Libraries have just acquired IPA Source – a database of International Phonetic Alphabet and literal transcriptions of over 4,500 opera arias and art songs. A range of composers are represented, from Bach to Zingarelli. Users can browse by composer, poet, or title, or by opera aria or Latin text.  The database also includes tools to help with diction and sound recordings of texts in Latin, Italian, German and French intended for pronunciation help for the singer.
For more information, and to access the resource, go to:

Upcoming Workshops Sponsored by University Libraries

University Libraries sponsors several different workshops throughout the year. Some of them take place in Jerome Library and some of them take place in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Workshop: Manage Yourself and Your Info!
Date: October 22
Time/Location: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m., 201 University Hall
Audience: Faculty, Instructors, Graduate Students
Registration Information: or 2-6898
For more information, click here.

Doing a Research Paper and Don’t Know Where to Start?

The Library Can Help!  
Beginning October 26th and continuing through November 20th, Monday – Friday, University Libraries will once again offer Individual Research Appointments (IRAs) for undergraduate students.  
Individual Research Appointments provide students with one-on-one research assistance to help them identify and locate library and online sources and to help them formulate search strategies.
To schedule an appointment, please call 419.372.6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk on the first floor of Jerome Library.  Please schedule your appointment by midnight of the day before you would like to meet with someone.  This allows librarians time to prepare.
Students should have a specific topic or assignment and will be asked to state it when calling to set up their appointment.  
A similar service is available for graduate students. Please call 372-6943 or stop by the Research & Information Desk for more information.

Upcoming Workshops Sponsored by University Libraries!

University Libraries sponsors several different workshops throughout the year. Some of them take place in Jerome Library and some of them take place in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Workshop: Manage Yourself and Your Info!
Date: October 19
Time/Location: 2:30-4:00 p.m, 201 University Hall
Audience: Faculty, Instructors, Graduate Students
Registration Information: or 2-6898
For more information, click here.

The Learning Commons at the University Libraries

University Libraries, in collaboration with the Office of Advising & Academic Success, will offer several academic services to students at Jerome Library after regular business hours. The following services will be available at “The Learning Commons” in Jerome Library every Sunday and Tuesday evening starting January 24 through May 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

  • Academic Advising-1st floor
  • Research and Information Assistance-1st floor
  • Tutoring for biology, chemistry & psychology – 7th floor 
  • Writing Consultations- 1st floor (Reserve Room)

These are drop in services. No appointments are necessary.

Upgraded Access to Electronic Books from OhioLINK

OhioLINK, which makes online research tools available to Bowling Green and other academic institutions statewide, has enhanced their searching and browsing capabilities for e-books in the Electronic Book Center (EBC).

Now users can:

  • browse e-books by subject
  • limit searches by date
  • see persistent links for individual titles
  • e mail e-book links and citations

BGSU has unlimited online access to thousands of scholarly, reference, and literary e-books through OhioLINK, including:

Explore all our e-books! Visit our E-Book Collections subject page.

New UL Electronic Resources for 2007

Bibliography of Asian Studies
Includes citations to research and scholarly literature on Asia written in Western languages from 1971 on. It covers the humanities, the social sciences, and those natural sciences having strong human components.

Chronicle of Higher Education (new in 2006)
Provides news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The online version includes special features such as daily news, opinion polls, data, job-hunting advice and discussion forums.

Offers the latest global business news & information from over 10,000 sources from 159 countries, in 22 languages. Contains the full text of the Wall Street Journal.

Global Market Information Database (GMID)
Provides country data, market size data and lifestyle indicators. Full text market analysis may include global, country and company reports. The other ingredients are company & shares and information sources. Country profiles (205) look at political and economic indicators in each country.

IEEE computer society: site search
Offers online access to the premier collection of computing periodicals and conference proceedings.

An online encyclopedia of medical images, including more than 55,000 images from 90+ collections ranging from allergy to urology. Each image is accompanied by detailed and informative text contributed by more than 2,000 medical experts.

Kraus Curriculum Development Library
Provides a wide selection of developed curricula & offers access to resources needed to implement educational strategies and objectives, & improve learning in Pre K-12.

Literature Resource Center
Contains information about authors and their works, including biographies, portraits, critical essays, excerpts of literary criticism, summaries of works, & full text articles. Originally published in print by Gale in series such as Contemporary Authors.

International, interdisciplinary journal of science, publishing the highest quality peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. 1997 to present.

The world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Full text back to 1997.

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
Contains annotated entries for all important books, articles, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews, A/V materials, electronic media, & other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published/produced between 1962 and 2006.

Prepared by Linda Rich