Did we ever link the CUFTS journal--databases search page to the Gateway (I saw the posts from last year)? Seems like it might be useful (e.g. see Kwantlen "Which database indexes your journal title?" link under "Using our Article Indexes" heading).
Over the next few weeks we will be adding records to the Database page(s) and to the catalogue for the recently negotiated Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) products. NEW products are listed first; the remaining titles we were already subscribers but by joining the CRKN license we were able to achieve a substantial cost savings. The 3-year agreement will provide UVic with access to the following collections:
NEW The entire suite of SAGE Full-Text Collections. We currently subscribe to the Education and Sociology collections and will now have access to the 8 other subject areas which inlcude; Communication Stuides, Criminology, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Nursing and Health Sciences, Political Science, Pyschology, and Urban Studies & Planning.
The SAGE Full-Text Collections will be available via the CSA Illumina Platform.
Backfiles offer 57 years of coverage where available.
NEW Sage Journals Online which includes those journal titles not part of a SAGE Full-Text Collection. These are made avaiable via the HighWire Press platform. Coverage will be from 1999-
NEW ARTStor Digital Library
Offering a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. Note: we are awaiting access activation from ARTStor
NEW Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Access to the Economist's Country Reports and ViewsWire providing comprehensive economic, political, and business analysis on over 200 countires.
ECCO - Eighteenth Century Collections Online (currently a subscriber)
ECO - Early Canadiana Online (currently a subscriber)
Canada’s Heritage- Globe and Mail (currently a subscriber; we will be purchasing the backfile)
Wiley Interscience Journals Online (currently a subscriber)
The National Library of Medicine is retooling its PubMed search engine....according to an article in today's Bio-IT World: http://www.bio-itworld.com/newsitems/2006/january/01-30-06-news-pubmed.
We now have trial access to the Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900.
A directory to the largest single body of historical documents arising out of nineteenth century England at the height of the British Empire. It is subject-comprehensive, intending to include every periodical and newspaper published on a regular basis, from daily to annually, in every language, within England: a goldmine for cultural historians, genealogists and all subject specialists.
Trial access is available until April 1, 2006.
A link has been added to the Databases A-Z listing and to the Statistics page for the Index of Downloadable Statistics Canada Publications
This index provides links to publications available for download for free to depository and data libraries. Use this index to locate to Statistics Canada publications listed in the Daily where users are prompted for payment. The links provided by the Index do not prompt Uvic users for payment.
We now have a trial to the Music Index Online (via the EBSCOHost platform).
We currently have access to Music Index Online via the Harmonie Park Press interface so this trial has been set up to compare the two platforms.
The Music Index ..PP.The The Music Index, by Harmonie Park Press, is the single most comprehensive annual subject-author guide to music literature. Published since 1949, The Music Index contains surveyed data from more than 725 international music periodicals from over 40 countries in 23 languages. Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are thoroughly categorized and organized according to the framework of an internal Subject List, which includes both Subject and Geographic headings. Covering all styles and genres of music, The Music Index duly cites book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry.
Further to my Janaury 5th blog about locating free pdf files for titles listed in the Stats Can Daily at http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/Statcan/index-e.html ...
Stats Can has confirmed that titles are listed in the Daily SIX WEEEKS prior to their distribution in physical format to depository / data libraries (including UVIC).
We now have online access to Mental Measurements Yearbook via the EbscoHost platform.
Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska , the Mental Measurements Yearbook™ (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. All MMY entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. To be included in the MMY, a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new or revised since it last appeared in the series. First published by Oscar K. Buros
I'm posting this for Jean who doesn't yet have access to this blog...
Another Change Forthcoming for Handout Maps
The location of oversized books on the second floor and third floor mezzanine was omitted in the last round of edits to the blue handout maps.
However, you can find this info on the laminated maps which live at the Reference Desk.
The Oversized book locations on all floors will be included in the next printing of the maps.
In the 'give 'em what they want' category...
Here's a library catalogue that allows you to search for books by colour:
This is brilliant, if a little weird...
Please note several new trials currently available:
Libros en Venta en America Latina y Espana (LEV) (1964-) trial until January 27, 2006
Password required Libros en Venta en America Latina y Espana, produced by NISC, has been the reference source of record and acquisition tool of choice for Spanish-language books-in-print since 1964. LEV includes in-print titles from over 26,000 Latin American and Spanish publishers and contains over 864,530 records. LEV covers all types of books including: adult fiction, non-fiction, juvenile, scholarly subjects, textbooks, reprints, legal, medical, business, science & technology, religious, and more. LEV's publisher information includes the following when available: publisher street addresses, phone & fax numbers, e-mail addresses, Website URLs, and the names of any distributors and sales outlets.
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS) (1900 and earlier to present) trial until January 27, 2006
Password required Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, produced by NISC, is a systematic and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. This database contains more than 332,790 records and coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to present. Over 12,000 records of recently published and grey literature are added annually. Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs - business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology. MECAS includes the following: Middle East Bibliography (1946 - 2001), Middle East Book Bibliographies, Theses & Dissertations, MECAS Citations Database and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Library Catalogue (1900 - present).
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science trial until February 22, 2006
The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (ELIS) updates the first edition, which achieved status as an outstanding reference work. This edition is a compilation of diverse topics representing the digital world in which we live. Topics include database design, intellectual property, user services, and the Internet. Entries also cover the activities of selected national and academic libraries, as well as library and information professional associations. The online version of ELIS is a dynamic database of full-text articles that include numerous new topics as well as updates of critical articles from the first edition. Through quarterly updates, future online coverage will address all types of libraries and information organizations, as well as content documenting the further evolution of digital libraries and learning resources. In addition, articles will describe exciting practices and applications of information technology.
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide (WESW) (1935 and earlier - present) trial until January 27, 2006
Password required Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide (1935 & earlier to present), produced by NISC, is the world's largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Coverage includes more than 670,388 bibliographic records many of which include abstracts. Most of the records in this database are from Wildlife Review Abstracts, formerly Wildlife Review, which until 1996 was a print publication produced by the U.S. National Biological Service. Wildlife Review Abstracts plus the 7 other related databases in this exclusive collection offer a global perspective and together form the most comprehensive resource on wildlife information. Major topic areas include studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behavior, management techniques, diseases, ecotourism, zoology, taxonomy and much more. Approximately 18,000 records are added per year. As one of NISC's best selling databases, many researchers turn to this file when they can't find what they want anywhere else.
PsycBOOKS (1806 - present) trial until February 05, 2006
PsycBOOKS is a full-text database of books and chapters in the American Psychological Association’s array of quality electronic databases. Each month books published by APA and classic books from other publishers are added to the database. In 2005, the database offering includes about 750 titles, including 100 out-of-print books from 1950-2002, approximately 120 archival resources in psychology, and the exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology with over 1,500 authored entries. Select browse>browse books to view all titles in the PsycBOOKS collection.
TableBase trial until February 17, 2006
Password required TableBase specializes exclusively in tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics. Precise indexing and unique table titles make it easy to find and select the information you need. Find market share, company and brand rankings, industry and product forecasts, production and consumption statistics, imports and exports, usage and capacity, number of users/outlets, trends and much more. TableBase data is culled from the more than 1,000 publications included in Business and Industry, privately published statistical annuals, trade associations, government agencies, non-profit research groups, and industry reports prepared by investment research groups.
Your feedback on any of these trials is appreciated.
I've added a resource list for the English 387 assignment in the binder. Please be aware that for this assignment the students will be looking at the Wellesley Index to find articles on their topics and then looking at journals in the 1800s to find some articles. There are several journal titles listed in the resource list as well. Some of them are also indexed in Periodicals Index.
If you have any questions about the assignment please let me know.
Just wanted to let you know that I've made a new guide for Business on using Mergent Online to find company and industry information. Katy is using it for her Geog 211 class. The guide is linked under: Research a Topic --> How to Guides --> Find Company/Industry Information - Mergent Online
I was asked how to cite a Wikipedia article according to APA style. After looking through APA Manual for several minutes, I looked at Wikipedia. They have a link to "How to cite" each specific article. Very helpful.
This crucial resource seems to have gone missing from ready reference - Anyone who can produce it before Wed, 25th Jan gets free chocolate from me.
It's a set of 19 laminated 8 1/2 x 11 cards, stuck together with a binder ring. They are help guides for the various EU websites and subscription products. They were never barcoded.
EIA quick guides / European Information Association.
Title: EIA quick guides / European Information Association.
Location: Reference Desk
Notes: Latest edition of each number only retained
Call Number: JN30 E14
Number of Items:
Status: No information available
Library has: 1-19
Published: Manchester, UK : European Information Association, -
Description: v. ; 30 cm.
Subject(s): Legal research--European Union countries.
European Union--Outlines, syllabi, etc.
We have mad a change to the Frequently Used Databases drop-down menu on the Gateway.
ABI Inform has been replaced by Business Source Premiere. ABI Inform has been cancelled and access will cease at the end of March.
The Chadwyck-Healey databases have now been reconfigured to correct the GODOT linking problem we were experiencing. You should now be able to run the "Where can I get this?" request at both the journal title level and the article level. Please let me know if you experience any difficulites.
The databases include:
Periodicals Index Online (formerly Periodicals Contents Index)
ABELL Annual Bibiliograph of English Language and Literature
LION Literature Online
The 2nd issue of "Google's newsletter for librarians" is now available at: http://www.google.com/newsletter/librarian/librarian_2006_01/article1.html
You can also subscribe to receive this newsletter here - http://www.google.com/services/librarian_center.html
I have a message from Nancy Stuart that ILL is changing their procedures to try to educate our users about when to order directly rather than through ILL. The problem is that they often get ILL requests that could more easily have been ordered directly from the supplying library. What they will do is:
When a patron requests something through ILL that should have been ordered directly, they will fill the order but will attach a yellow note to the item when it comes in. The note will read:
"Please note: You could have ordered this item by sending a Direct Request to the supplying library. This is a faster and more economical service. To obtain more information on Direct Requesting, please ask at the Reference Desk."
Nancy is also rewriting the ILL FAQs to include: 1) What is Direct Requesting? and 2) When should I forward my request to library staff?
I have asked Nancy to come to our February meeting to review this and other ILL procedures. In the meantime, please direct questions or comments directly to her.
There was a question about one part of the English assignement: "standard scholarly edition" of text by authors. I asked the professor for her interpretation of this and here is her answer:
Standard scholarly edition: Sometimes there is more than one. I mean the edition(s) that a scholar would cite in a critical article (as opposed to classroom editions or commercial editions). The easiest way to find an answer is to look in the back of The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2 vols), although in four years no one has figured that out! There's a bibliography therein for each author that begins "The standard scholarly edition is....." Other ways: check the stacks (ah yes, actually holding the book in one's hand); look at scholarly articles to see what scholars have cited; check Gale Literary Databases. So there are a number of acceptable answers. I want them to think creatively here, so the best guidance you could give them would be to reframe the question. "How would you find out which edition is most often cited by scholars writing about this author?" Get them to do the work of thinking about looking at the criticism.
Hope this helps.
Students in POLSCI 343 / 348 (International Organization and International Security) are looking for older and more recent (2004, 2005) articles from the European Journal of International Law and have been told these are all are online.
After not being able to access 2005 through the Oxford Journals I checked with Caron Rollins. She informed me that the current year (fulltext) is available only through Lexis/Nexis. You have to go into the UK Law Journals collection to find this journal.
The journal is available in hardcopy, including 2005 and more recent issues, at the Law Library and Caron has put vols. 15 and 16 on reserve so that students can have equal access to the current issues of the journal.
There is a prof who has given a citation to an article in Energy Economics - Oil and Nuclear Power is the title of the article. The article is available online through Science direct and in the v 28 2006 issue NOT Sept 2005 issue.
There are two map library questions on this "treasure hunt". Although both can be answered through online sources, the point is to bring students into the map library (and encourage them to explore), so the paper indexes in the map collection are preferred. Here are the details:
Question 1. Finding the roll number and frame/photo number for recent airphoto of UVic
- they can look this up using the 1997 paper airphoto flight/index maps (in the top drawer of the 92B section in the map case kittycorner from the airphoto cabinets). There are a few 1997 index maps, but only one actually shows UVic. When showing students how to read a flight map, I point out that the red and green lines on them are to show which photos we hold in the map library--green is a color print, red is black & white.
The answer is roll no. BCB97003, frame/photo no. 85. The roll number can also be written as 15BCB97003. They may also find a color photo, BCC97001; no. 75 might be the frame no., but more guesswork is involved because the flight/index map doesn't actually show the university.
Question 2. Finding index number for a topographic map of Victoria
- index map for B.C., for the NTS (Canada topographic) series is on the map case above G3400 s50 no. 86D/1. The small laminated index maps taped to the tops of adjacent map cabinets all have instructions on looking up an NTS map number. The "final answer" is 92B/6.
This page has great resources for instruction in Women's Studies - including help guides for the most commonly used Indexes on the subject - Everything you ever wanted to know about searching Alt Press Index, Contemporary Women's Issues, and a variety of indexes that we don't currently have access to.
So if you're unsure about what these are, why one should use them, or how to best effectively use them, check it out: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~clark078/wss_instr.htm
The StatsCan Daily is used by many professors and librarians as an alert about new Stats Can publications, publications usually in electronic form, namely pdf files. There are multiple access points for the Daily, including Estat from the Statistics database subject page at http://gateway.uvic.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/databasespages.woa. There is also a record for the Daily in the library catalog.
One slight problem with using the Daily is that some of the pdf links will show as "free" and others will show as requiring payment. However, everything is free to UVIC users through either our depository agreement or our data agreement.
The question then is - how do you find a "free" pdf link rather than a "paid" pdf link? There are two answers: first, check the library catalog first, by title (e.g.electric lamps lightbulbs and tubes) for a record with a web link; second, check the "Index of downloadable Statistics Canada publications" at http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/Statcan/index-e.html . Everything listed in that index is free to depository libraries. The index is also as up to date as the Daily, whereas our catalog takes bit longer to have
titles added. Incidentally, StatsCan titles and links are also listed
in the general Government of Canada Publications Catalog at http://publications.gc.ca/control/publicHomePage?lang=English
I'll aks Lisa to add to the Statistics page a link to the "Index of downloadable Statistics Canada Publications"
I have just noticed that when you send patrons PDFs from the reference desk terminals, it doesn't actually send until you activate Outlook. I just went to open Outlook to have a look, and noticed some PDFs from before Christmas sitting in the queue!! I'm not sure how often people use the e-mail link to send PDFs to patrons (I use it fairly regularly), but we need to open Outlook for things to actually send. Temporarily, I suggest that whoever opens in the morning should also open up Outlook; as long as we leave it open all day, things should send properly. We can discuss this at the reference meeting (I remember ref desk procedures being an agenda item). A note keeps coming up saying that the IMAP server has closed the connection, so I will log a help desk call for this issue.