New Tools for Improved Teaching and Research

Sept. 12, 2005

Did you know that the Baylor Libraries provide access to more than 59,000 e-books, 19,000 e-journals, and 300 research databases? Investigate the possibilities of virtual research by using the resources listed under the "Books, Articles, & More" menu on the libraries' new home page. Some more recent acquisitions are listed below.

Evans Digital Edition - Text Creation Partnership (TCP) - For several years, the libraries have provided access to the Evans Digital Edition - online access to the works in the American Bibliography by Charles Evans which trace the history of the American colonies that eventually became the United States. The corpus covers topics as diverse as temperance, witchcraft, slavery, diplomacy and music. With participation in the Evans TCP, Baylor researchers will now have access to the searchable full text of 6,000 of the most frequently studied works available in the Evans Early American Imprints Collection.

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) - With the addition of GSW, geology students and faculty will have access to a comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals, indexed, linked and interoperable with GeoRef.

Making of Modern Law - Purchased by the Baylor Legal Research and Technology Center, this collection provides access to over 21,000 books derived from two essential reference collections for historical and more contemporary legal studies - the Nineteenth Century Legal Treatises and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises microfilm collections. This unprecedented archive is the world's most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set - As a companion piece to the Lexis/Nexis Congressional product, this resource includes the American State Papers, and all maps, illustrations, photos and lithographs found within the U.S. Serial Set during 1789-1969. LexisNexis plans to digitize the entire collection (1789-1969) with the target completion date set for December 2005.

Keep up with the latest happenings and new databases in the libraries by checking out the "Spotlights" section on the new home page.