Credo Reference: Publisher Collections trial

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Credo Reference is providing full-text trial access to their new Publisher Collections to UMass Lowell through April, 2011.

Publisher Collections are offered as supplemental individual purchases from Credo Reference. They consist of collections from the following publishers:

Access to this trial is available through the library’s New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

CRCnetBASE Trial access to complete eBook database

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Taylor & Francis Publishers has made the entire CRCnetBASE eLibrary collection available to UMass Lowell on a trial basis through April 22, 2011.

CRCnetBASE is made up of over 6000 online books that span over 40 disciplines. The collections include full text handbooks, references, and monographs published by CRC Press as well as Auerbach and Chapman & Hall.

CRCnetBASE offers subject collections in multiple scientific and engineering disciplines as well as nutrition and healthcare, mathematics and statistics, economics and public administration.

UMass Lowell has long subscribed to CHEMnetBASE and ENGnetBASE, but now for a limited time the entire CRCnetBASE eLibary collection is available for full-text access:

SCI-TECHnetBASE: CRC’s most complete repository of scientific and technical information, it includes their entire line of science and technical books. It contains more than 5,500 online volumes and growing.

BUSINESSnetBASE: A complete library of accounting principles, ethics, and organization, this collection offers the very best business references from Routledge & Auerbach in one convenient location. Access the latest information, including e-business technology and globalization.

ECONOMICSnetBASE: This versatile library, featuring works from Routledge, includes current studies, risk assessments, and simulation models. It examines hot topics such as affirmative action, trade liberalization, feminism, and ecological risk, providing historical and biographical information, as well as statistics and analysis.

MILITARYnetBASE: Exploring war history, weaponry, superpower politics, and the cold war, this e-library offers authoritative data on terrorism and national security procedures. Featuring diverse works from both Routledge and Auerbach, it provides historical commentary and discusses current security concerns and threats.

PublicADMINISTRATIONnetBASE: This collection includes entire catalog of CRC public policy handbooks and their expanding portfolio of strategic texts. This collection includes all eleven volumes of Principles and Practice of Public Administration.

ProjectMANAGEMENTnetBASE: This e-library contains the work of seasoned experts who discuss preferred software packages and models. The collections offer step-by-step advice on how to maximize talent, processes, and resources to produce a positive bottom line and guarantee projects are delivered on time with a strong return on investment.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

Springer eProducts Trials

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Springer has provided UMass Lowell with free trials for its four new eProducts databases: eBooks, SpringerMaterials, SpringerProtocols, and SpringerImages. The trials run through 31 October 2010.

Springer eBooks offers access to over 20,000 titles divided between twelve subject collections ranging from Behavioral Science to Professional and Applied Computing. The trial includes access to all English/International language content from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as well as book series dating back to 1997. This constitutes close to 20,000 titles. These are the eBook Packages that are currently being marketed in the Americas.

SpringerMaterials includes 165,000 substances and material systems, 3,000 properties, and 1,000,000 literature citations, based on the high-quality source Landolt-Börnstein, and presented in a user-friendly one-stop web platform.

SpringerProtocols includes more than 22,000 protocols based on tried and tested resources grouped in 15 fully indexed and searchable subject specific Online Libraries. The Springer Protocols content originates from Methods in Molecular Biology and several other highly acclaimed book series and monographs, including: Neuromethods, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Methods in Biotechnology, and the Springer Protocols Handbook.

SpringerImages is a rapidly growing collection of over 2.5 million scientific images, graphs, histograms, tables and more.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics available online

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UML Libraries has just purchased online access to the 2008 2nd edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. This is an 8-volume set available online that includes additional quarterly article updates.

Originally published in 1894 and later revised in 1923 and again as a “New” four-volume set in 1987, the Palgrave Dictionary of Economics has continuously drawn together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools to produce an consistently valuable work of reference that has contained many individual classic essays of enduring importance.

In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions. This new edition retains the tradition of bringing together the world’s most influential economists (including 25 Nobel Laureates in Economics) writing in their own voice on their areas of expertise, but in its online incarnation it has married this tradition with the benefits of a dynamic resource that is updated with new and revised articles on a quarterly basis.

The online edition not only provides unlimited-user access to the 8-volume print edition but does so using the full advantages of dynamic web functionality:

  • offers excellent search and browse facilities, both full text and advanced
  • contains hyperlinked cross-references within articles
  • features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites
  • enables users to bookmark searches and articles, along with their own notes, in My Dictionary, or add links to articles on social bookmarking sites
  • incorporates quarterly additions and updates

Links to the Palgrave Dictionary can be found in the Library’s Business Databases Subject page as well as in the pop-up alphabet index list of online resources available from the Library’s website home page.

ebrary adds new titles and new functionality to QuickView reader

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ebrary no longer requires a downloaded Reader in order to take advantage of ebrary’s key book-reading functionalities. ebrary has just added significant capabilities to QuickView, the reader that is embedded within the browser and immediately available for reading books.  Downloads or installations are no longer necessary.

New features include the following:

  • Ability to customize InfoTools, which turns every word into a portal to additional information in online resources of your choice
  • Print an entire chapter at a time (up to session limits)
  • Choice of four citation preferences
  • Navigate to the previous or next page by double-clicking on the document
  • Ability to select text and navigate throughout documents by finger swiping on the iPad and iPhone
  • Enable RefWorks, EndNote or both at the institution level

 Additionally, end-users can easily share ebrary citations with peers at other institutions. Anyone who clicks on the URL to an ebrary title is automatically directed to the same document in their library’s ebrary collection (if available).

ebrary has added over 1,100 new multidisciplinary e-books to the Academic Complete collection that is available to UML users.  The new titles are available today via the ebrary site, or you can preview a list of the new titles on the ebrary site.

MIT CogNet adds 40 new eBook titles

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MIT CogNet has announced the addition of 40 new book titles to the CogNet Library, all published in 2007 and 2008. This now brings the total eBook count to over 525 titles.

In addition, CogNet contains 10 major reference works plus full text from six MIT Press Journals along with abstracts from 25 journals from other publishers.

Developed by The MIT Press, MIT CogNet is an online location for the brain and cognitive science community’s scientific research and interchange. Since breaking ground in 2000, MIT CogNet has become an essential resource for those interested in cutting-edge primary research across the range of fields concerned with understanding the nature of the human mind.

Credo Reference added as new online resource

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UMass Lowell Libraries has added Credo Reference as a new online resource.

Credo Reference is an award-winning online database that allows users the ability to search across hundreds of reference titles from over 70 different publishers covering every major topic, including art, medicine, history, technology, literature and more. Overall, the collection contains over 3 million entries; 200,000 audio pronunciation files; 40,000+ art, science, and medical images; and 90,000 atlas images of places and geographic features throughout the world, all fully integrated and intelligently cross-linked.

For the next two months all of Credo’s 479 reference works will be fully available for UML users. Beginning in June, however, the UML subscription will be limited to following 100 selected reference titles:

Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History ABC Clio 2008
All Things Chaucer: An Encyclopedia of Chaucer’s World  ABC Clio 2007
Andromeda Encyclopedic Dictionary of World History Andromeda 2001
Atlas of the Bible, Andromeda Andromeda 1985
Atlas of the Universe Philip’s 2003
Black’s Medical Dictionary, 42nd Edition A&C Black 2009
Bridgeman Art Library Archive Bridgeman 2008
Bridgeman History of Science Bridgeman 2006
Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History ABC Clio 2005
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development Cambridge UP 2005
Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing, The Cambridge UP 2005
Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness  Cambridge UP 2007
Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour, The  Cambridge UP 2006
Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine  Cambridge UP 2007
Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology, The  Cambridge UP 2007
Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, The Cambridge UP 2007
Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business Wiley 2003
Cassell’s Peoples, Nations and Cultures Cassell 2005
Chambers Biographical Dictionary Chambers Harrap 2007
Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters Chambers Harrap 2004
Chambers Dictionary of World History Chambers Harrap 2005
CIA World Factbook  CIA 2009
Collins Dictionary of Biology Collins 2005
Columbia Encyclopedia Columbia UP 2008
Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy Routledge 2002
Concise Atlas of World History, Andromeda Andromeda 1997
Conspiracy Theories in American History ABC Clio 2003
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World:  Media, Industry and Society Continuum 2003
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World:  Performance and Production Continuum 2003
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World:  Locations Continuum 2005
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary Elsevier 2007
Elsevier’s Dictionary of Psychological Theories Elsevier 2006
Encyclopedia of African History Routledge 2004
Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology Elsevier 2004
Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy Greenwood 1997
Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science Wiley 2005
Encyclopedia of Computer Science Wiley 2003
Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World  M. E. Sharpe  2007
Encyclopedia of Ethics Routledge 2001
Encyclopedia of Insects Elsevier 2003
Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, An Edward Elgar 1999
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World’s Cultures  Springer 2004
Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature Greenwood 2000
Encyclopedia of North American Indians, Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin 1996
Encyclopedia of Public Choice, The Springer  2004
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender Springer  2003
Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults Wiley 2007
Encyclopedia of the History of American Management Continuum 2006
Encyclopedia of the Human Brain Elsevier 2002
Encyclopedia of the Human Genome  Wiley 2005
Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 Routledge 2003
Encyclopedia of the Solar System Elsevier 2007
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century Thomson Gale 2000
Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs ABC Clio 1998
Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict Elsevier 2008
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender Elsevier 2001
Encyclopedia of Women’s Health  Springer  2004
Encyclopedia of World History Houghton Mifflin 2001
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930, An Routledge 2005
Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music Faber and Faber 2001
France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History ABC Clio 2005
Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia ABC Clio 2007
Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History ABC Clio 2005
Great American Court Cases, Gale Thomson Gale 1999
Guide to the Ancient World, H.W. Wilson H.W. Wilson 1986
Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law ABC Clio 2003
Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences Elsevier 2005
Handbook of Environmental Sociology Greenwood 2001
Handbook of Global Environmental Politics Edward Elgar 2005
Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, A Edward Elgar 2005
Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts: Sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English Routledge 2003
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Routledge 2006
Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music Harvard UP 2003
Harvard Dictionary of Music Harvard UP 2003
Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures: Continental Europe and its Empires  Edinburgh UP  2008
Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders Dorling Kindersley Pub. 2009
Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide Helicon 2008
Immigration and Asylum from 1900 to Present ABC Clio 2005
Iran’s Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook ABC Clio 2005
Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care Sage UK 2006
Marquis Who Was Who in America 1607-1984 Marquis Who’s Who LLC 2009
Marquis Who Was Who in America 1985-present Marquis Who’s Who LLC 2009
Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History ABC Clio 2004
Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions 8th edition Elsevier 2009
National Gallery Collection National Gallery 2009
Need to Know? Islam Collins 2008
New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965 Harvard UP 2007
New Encyclopedia of Judaism, The New York UP 2002
New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health, The Harvard UP 2004
Philip’s World Factbook 2008-2009 Philip’s 2008
Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present ABC Clio 2003
Science in the Ancient World: An Encyclopedia ABC Clio 2004
Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia ABC Clio 2005
Science in the Enlightenment: An Encyclopedia ABC Clio 2003
Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary F.A.Davis Co. 2009
U.S. Census 2000 State & County Statistical QuickFacts U.S. Census Bureau 2000
Ultimate Business Library, Wiley Wiley 2003
Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations M. E. Sharpe  2008
Who’s Who in Classical Mythology, Routledge Routledge 2002
World Politics Since 1945  Pearson 2009

Trial for Cambridge Books Online, Feb. 5 – Mar. 7

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Cambridge University Press has provided UMass Lowell Libraries 30-day trial access to their newly launched Cambridge Books Online Collection. For access to the trial, please visit the libraries’ Database Trials and New Resouces web page. 

Cambridge Books Online was launched just last month with an initial offering of over 6,000 front & backlist titles from Cambridge University Press. More books are added daily with over 10,000 titles expected by Spring 2010. Content covers many fields of contemporary scholarship, including world-renowned books in science, technology and medicine, as well as the humanities and social sciences.

All titles are available in PDF format and downloadable to a personal computer.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading research institutions. It is the oldest publisher and printer in the world, having been operating continuously since 1584, and one of the largest academic publishers globally renowned for publishing some of the finest academic and educational writing from around the world.

New Sage Reference Online Handbooks

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The SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection consists of 80 authoritative, award–winning, interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences.

International in scope, the Sage Handbooks offer critical analysis within a discipline or sub-discipline. Created for academics, researchers, practitioners and advanced postgraduate students, they offer retrospective and prospective overviews, reviewing past and present theory as well as mapping out new directions for the future.

The handbooks cover topics in the following subject areas:

  • Business and Management
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Counseling and Social Work
  • Education
  • Geography and Urban Studies
  • Marketing
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Research Methods and Evaluation
  • Science, Technical and Medical
  • Sociology

They can be browsed by title or searched individually, in combination with other handbook titles, or included in a search of all Sage Reference titles along with the nearly 50 Encyclopedia and other Handbook titles subscribed to by UML Libraries.  Searches can also be limited to sidebars, images, and/or tables.

Access to this database can be found on the Library’s web site either from the front page alphabet list of resources or from several Database Subject pages plus the eBooks page.

Safari Books Online releases version 6.0

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On Tuesday, 27 October 2009, Safari Books Online released their new version 6.0 that provides the following features:

Enhanced Usability / Optimized Search
The search functionality has been optimized. Safari 6.0 also makes it easy to read the content you search while also continuing to see the list of search results.

Value-Based Ratings / Customer Ratings
Safari 6.0 provides both an Amazon rating (where available) and a Safari Books online rating on all titles within the digital library.

A Wealth of Knowledge Tailored to Your Needs / Categorization
Safari has added the ability for users to categorize the material in its digital library according to the user’s own preferences. Users can now create and fill their own categories of preferred titles.

Improved Readability of the Content You Want
With Safari 6.0, users have the ability to make inline notes in the actual text they are reading. They can now dog-ear or bookmark specific pages. They can make notes while reading on a given page, AND they can share these notes and bookmarks with others – making Safari Books Online a more powerful learning and teaching tool.