UVic voice messaging system was down again on Sunday afternoon and some calls were also not able to come through. Hopefully everything will be back up and running on Monday morning. Lynne
At the ArcGIS workstation, a license renewal reminder appears when people log on. Geography Dept., which administers the site license, has been negotiating a new contract and is awaiting the new license key. The software itself is working fine.
Access is now available to:
Library Literature and Information Science Full Text
Reflecting the latest trends in a rapidly evolving field, this database indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. This invaluable resource delivers full text articles cover to cover from over a hundred select publications. PDF page images of the full text articles bring researchers charts, graphs, photos, and other valuable graphical information. Providing enhanced access to your periodical collection, this database also steers users to valuable information on the Web with hotlinks to sites mentioned in articles
Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
Simultaneous Users: One
Product name: Eighteenth Century Journals i and II from Adam Matthew Digital Collections
The Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c1685-1815 offers seamless, integrated access to Sections I and II of our digital project Eighteenth Century Journals. Institutions who have purchased both sections can enjoy streamlined browsing and searching across material from both collections simultaneously.
This Portal brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. Topics covered are extremely wide-ranging and include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and coffee house gossip and discussion.
Eighteenth Century Journals I contains material from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, one of the finest surviving collections of eighteenth-century periodicals. In this resource we have drawn together 95 rare journals printed between 1693 and 1799, combining major publications with more ephemeral works to underline the broad variety of eighteenth century print journalism.
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center holds one of the finest collections of 17th and 18th century newspapers and periodicals in the world, and it was from here that items for Eighteenth Century Journals II were selected. These holdings were documented in ‘British Newspapers and Periodicals, 1632-1800’, compiled by Powell Stewart in 1950. More recent acquisitions have further enhanced these collections.
The titles chosen for this project have been screened carefully against EEBO, Early English Newspapers and ECCO so that there is minimal overlap with these projects. The material reproduced in this new digital project covers many rare items not held by the British Library.
Note: There will be entries for both collections but the URL will be the same and will take you to the portal.
Access in for unlimited simultaneous users.
FYI - on Sunday afternoon the UVic voicemail was not working in the library. I put in a request to the UVic telephone services with a request. Lynne
The Atlas of Canada recently released a series of climate maps showing precipitation and temperature. View them at: http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/environment/climate
Choose the largest map size for best view, and use the zoom-in tool to compare places relatively close together. The maps clearly show the sometimes-subtle climate differences between Victoria and Vancouver.
UpToDate is a comprehensive evidence-based clinical information resource available to clinicians on the Web, desktop, and PDA. UpToDate is designed to get clinicians the concise, practical answers they need when they need them the most - at the point-of-care.
This product has been purchased with funds donated by the Freigang family. The subscription is for a CDROM on a standalone workstation.
Simultaneous users: One
Location: IC Station #160 (near Reference desk)
Mark had to replace the ancient desktop that supported the Lexis connection in the Ref CDROM area.
Things to note:
1. Students will have to log on to the workstation
2. Printing will be directed to the public print stations.
Remember, that Lexis software is installed on all Information Commons workstations. Five people can log on to the account at one time.
If you need a refresher on how to use it, let me know.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Today is the official release from Statistics Canada of the 2006 Census Age and Sex information. You may heard about it on the radio, in the newspapers, or via various list serves.
The information released today is in electronic format. The easiest way to access the information is using this link: http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/release/release_agesex.cfm.
The information is presented in three formats, Data (tables, charts, etc) Analysis (written commentary) and Geography (maps).
Just noticed that RefGrabIT and Write N Cite have to be installed in Room 080. Sent in a help desk request.
Applied Science & Technology Index is a bibliographic database that indexes articles of at least one column in length. English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere are covered; non-English language articles are included if English abstracts are provided. Contains the complete content of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957) and Applied Science & Technology Index (1958-1983), offering unique coverage of business and industry up through 1957.
Periodical coverage includes trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues such as buyers' guides, directories, and conference proceedings.
Acoustics, Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Automatic Control, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication & Information Technology, Construction, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering & Biomedical Materials, Energy Resources & Research, Environmental Engineering, Fire & Fire Prevention, Food & Food Industry, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Machine Learning, Machinery, Marine Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography, Petroleum & Gas, Physics, Plastics, Solid State Technology, Space Science, Textile Industry & Fabrics, Transportation, Waste Management.
Remote access: yes
Simultaneous Users: 1
Access to the online product: Natural Standard is available. This product was on trial earlier this year.
The Natural Standard© database is a clinical decision support tool that is designed to help clinicians and consumers on the safety and efficacy of herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices (yoga, chiropractic). Natural Standard© consists of over 500 internationally world-renowned clinicians and researchers. More than 45 translators translate all foreign language articles for accurate literature capture. The content is first person authored and undergoes blinded multidisciplinary peer review by academics and scientists across the world.
Remote access will be possible.
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited.