New Library database: Statistical Abstract of the United States

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 9th, 2016

New in the library’s fleet of digital collections is the Statistical Abstract of the United States.


What’s in it? 


U.S. Statistics including: population, economics, energy, politics and education.

“Home Page.” Statistical Abstract of the United States. Proquest. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

ebrary Co-Searched with Proquest

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 2nd, 2013

ebrary, a major supplier of Library eBooks (about 85,000 at the time of this post) is now automatically co-searched when using the Proquest periodical database.  Thousands of magazine, newspaper and journal articles from the 1800’s to today, searched simultaneously with 85,000 eBooks.  Level up!

Newsweek: Last Print Issue

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 31st, 2013

Now on newsstands and library shelves is the last print issue of Newsweek.

While the print issue will no longer be delivered to the Library, the content of Newsweek continues to be available via Library databases.

Newsweek articles are available via two Library-purchased databases of digitized periodicals: Proquest and Ebsco’s MasterFile.

As always, when looking for a digitized periodical housed in a Library database(s) the eResource Finder is here to help!  Simply type the title of the periodical in the search box and the eResource Finder will locate and link to any occurrences of the periodical throughout the Library’s database collections.

Below is an eResource Finder widget for you to try out right from Ohrstrom Blog:

Search for Periodical Titles

Browse Periodical Titles

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

Or access the full eResource Finder site by clicking HERE.




Scanning the Globe: Finding International Newspapers via ProQuest

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 29th, 2008

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

ProQuest offers access to English-language versions of several major international newspapers.  Follow the steps below to find the information you need:

Step 1: From the Ohrstrom Website – Select ProQuest Periodicals

Step 2: Click on “Databases Selected” to limit searching

Step 3: Select: International Newspapers

*Tip:  Click the “View Titles” option to browse by title.

Step 4: Select your paper and browse by date or search by keyword.

Helpful for:  Humanities III, Humanities in general, Newspaper readers

The New York Times: All the news that’s fit to print (or surf)

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 20th, 2008

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

There are several ways to access The New York Times through Ohrstrom Library – online or in the library, choose the one that fits your needs and stay connected to a great source of information.

Current News: Come to the library!  We love to see you!  The print version of  The New York Times is delivered to the library daily and is available in the periodicals room on the library’s main level.
Can’t make it in?  Try ProQuest (available from the library’s website HERE) providing access to the New York Times from 1980 to the present day.  Select the publications tab and search for “New York Times”.  Or, for instant gratification, use THIS LINK (so long as you’re online on campus).

Historical News: Feeling old-school?  We have The New York Times archive, 1851-2008, available on microfilm on the library’s lower level.

For Easier Access: Consider using The Historical Newspaper Collection.  This online database, available at the library’s website HERE, provides access to The New York Times from 1851-2001 (as well as a few other newspapers).

Fun search fact: Check out the search box in the upper right-hand corner to quickly search headlines appearing on your birthday.

RSS Feed: The Times offers a wide selection of RSS feeds in a variety of themes.  Customize the daily feed headlines coming to your feed reader to support your own special interests in news.  You can access the list of feeds HERE.

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