New Electronic Resources Now Available

March 7, 2006

The Electronic Library strives to provide the most up-to-date access to virtual research materials. This year, 17 databases and journals have been added to the Electronic Library, which already consists of over 59,000 e-books, 19,000 e-journals and more than 300 research databases.

These new databases and e-journals are:

  • African American Song Database - Documents the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others.

  • American Drama - When complete, the database will contain more than 2,000 plays by American dramatists that chronicle the history and culture of America through dramatic writings from 1714 to present.

  • Americas' Newspapers - Contains complete full-text content from 600+ American newspapers, covering local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

  • Business Knowledge Research (Conference Board) - Provides full-text research reports from the Conference Board on the latest issues in business management and on United States and global economics, covering topics such as business outlook, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, human resource management, productivity, economic indicators and analysis/forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions.

  • Early American Newspapers - Features cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. For students and scholars of early America, this unique collection - based largely on Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers,1690-1820 - offers an unprecedented look back into the history of the United States

  • Emerald Management Xtra - Provides access to more than 50,000 full text articles, 185,000 reviews from the world's leading management journals, case studies, literature reviews, book reviews, conference information, interviews, profiles and 'How to...' guides.

  • Fiction Connection - Use this database to find book suggestions based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included. Uses a graphical interface and clustering techniques to help focus searches.

  • Godefroy Dictionnaire de L'ancienne Langue Française (IXe-XVe siècle) - Electronic edition of a dictionary that was originally published 1881-1902.

  • IEEE Xplore Database Upgraded - Now provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, IEEE and IEE journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988, and all current IEEE standards; brings additional search and access features to IEEE/IEE electronic library users.

  • In the First Person - Provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world. With future releases, the index will broaden to identify other first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies, and other personal narratives.

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - Provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

  • Latin American Newsstand - A selection of full-text Latin-American newspapers and newswires covering international and Latin-American regional topics.

  • Medieval SourcesOnline - Web-based resource that contains hundreds of original medieval history documents compiled for the teaching and study of history. Includes both translations of source documents and thematic volumes. Provides access to the Medievalportal, which provides a gateway to other medieval material on the Internet.

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary - A guide to all aspects of the ancient world--political, economic, philosophical, religious, artistic, and social.

  • SpringerLink - Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles, including journals from life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering and economics.

  • Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro - Contains the full text of the earliest available editions of the most important plays of the sixteenth and seventeenth century in Spain. More than 800 plays by 16 dramatists are included with associated texts, stage directions, and front matter.

  • WorldSciNet - Provides access to the full text of 21 journals in the field of physics and electrical engineering, including an array of services such as: free table-of-contents e-mail alerts on new issues of our journals, latest news related to our journals, free online sample articles, feature articles, search functions and related links, etc.

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