New Electronic Resources for January '12

Greetings and welcome to Jan Term, fellow Gaels, we hope that you were all able to partake of the year-end festivities in the style to which you're accustomed. The Library is kicking off the new Gregorian calendar year with a a new slate of electronic resources, and here they are:

New Academic Databases

  • VAST Academic Video Online is a veritable smörgåsbord of streaming video - it integrates a variety of separate video resources, in a variety of disciplines, into a single, cross-searchable database.
  • Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. It includes includes more than 871,000 records, supporting issues related to women's and gender studies in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.

New Electronic Periodicals

Due to popular demand, we now have online access to the following periodicals (the print subscriptions will no longer be received by the library, but our previously archived editions remain available):

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is universally recognized as the top source of news and information for college and university faculty and administrators. The Chronicle's online edition contains the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • Nature is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal, and publishes the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has been continuously published for something resembling the lifespan of Methuselah, and is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world.

As always, any bug reports, new database requests, or general questions about electronic resources can be sent directly to Electronic Resources Manager Mike Jung. Onward! Onward into January!