• Databases,  Humanities,  Research

    Dear Hum. V,

    Great to see you this week!   I loved your mind-mapping of the ‘Scholarly Conversation.’   When you’re ready to leap into the academic literature, here’s the page in the research guide (screenshot below) listing four databases providing just that.   As always, please be in touch with any research-y queries!  I love hearing from you. 🙂    

  • Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Language,  Literature,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    How fast does JSTOR grow?

       JSTOR is one of the library’s most popular digital collections. Thousands of searches are conducted in JSTOR over a typical year, sometimes thousands of searches are run in a single month.   From a recent email, JSTOR, in 2015, added: Archives of 226 journals Comprising 856,000 articles If shelved, the print version would consume 1,348 linear feet of shelving   What does this mean for JSTOR‘s collection contents, when taken all together? Archives of 2,300 journals 10.7 million articles in print, this would be 68.9 million pages of text     Information from: JSTOR. “988,000 articles added to JSTOR Archive Collections.” Message to Lura Sanborn. 1 Feb. 2016. E-mail.

  • General Works,  Library Tech,  Research,  Technology,  Web Resources

    Google Scholar? Holler!

    Google Scholar What?  A subset of Google that searches for scholarly literature on the web. A mix of full-text, citations and abstracts.   New: Three of the library’s digital collections are now indexed in Google Scholar: JSTOR, Ebsco, and Proquest.   Meaning? When searching Google Scholar, freely available citations, abstracts and full-text are retrieved, AND now, content from the three library providers named above.   “Adolescents and Sleep.” Search results page.  Google Scholar. Web. 02 Feb. 2016. Quick note: While an exciting and valuable tool, Google Scholar is a non-discerning aggregator, in that it includes questionable and even possibly predatory open-access titles.  When using Google Scholar, consider consulting Beall’s list of “Potential, possible,…

  • History,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Periodicals,  Research

    New interface for journal Science

    Did you know?  The library purchases a site license to the preeminent journal Science.   This site license provides access to the most current issues and the complete archive (1880 to the present) of the journal.   New for 2016 is an updated interface, allowing for improved presentation on mobile devices and 1-click access to bibliographic references!   Science Homepage.  AAAS. 13 Jan. 2015. Web.

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Dear American Government class,

    Researching polarization in U.S. government?  Below are recommended research sources purchased by the library.  The EbscoHost Academic Search Premiere collection will help to satisfy the academic article requirement; the additional sources will help you HH! CQ Researcher: Analytic reports, background and historical data, about 15-30 pages in length, focused on contemporary issues.  CQ reports are designed to be written in an impartial manner and also include a pro & con on either side of the issue. Here is  their 2/2014 report on polarization (& impact) in U.S. government Here’s their 2004 report on the same issue, in case history matters? Here also is a link to all the CQ Reports focused on Congress.…