Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The New York Times archive site also includes contents from 1923 to 1980, but the majority of these articles are not freely accessible.
In addition to the archive, the Cheng Library also provides subscription access to the full text of the New York Times from June 1980 to the present through the ProQuest search interface and through the Lexis-Nexis Academic database.
The online version of Magill's Medical Guide provides easy search and browse access to the full 3,200 pages of text found in the five-volume print version (also available in the Library - Call Number REF RC41.M34). The online indexes also offer fast access to the Guide's glossary, table of contents, anatomy and systems affected, medical specialties and related fields, and diseases and conditions, plus lists of health care providers, medical journals, pharmaceuticals, health organizations, recommended web sites, and contributors to the Guide.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Topics covered in the database include architecture and urban design, business and employment, crime, criminal justice, and law enforcement, education, environment and resource conservation, housing and real estate, politics, government, and law, rural development, social and public services, social issues, transportation and communication, trends in urbanization and urban society, urban and regional economics, urban development and redevelopment, urban fiscal and budgetary policy, urban history, urban planning and land use, theory and research. Links to full-text articles from the Cheng Library's online journal collection are provided where available, along with pointers to journals in our print and microform collection.
The online version of Urban Studies Abstracts has been launched with backfile coverage extending to 1988, but EBSCO plans to add retrospective content back to 1973. More information about Urban Studies Abstracts, including searching tips, a list of searchable fields and field definitions, and keys to browsing the index, is available from EBSCO.
The online version of Public Administration Abstracts has been launched with backfile coverage extending to 1974. More information about Public Administration Abstracts, including searching tips, a list of searchable fields and field definitions, and keys to browsing the index, is available from EBSCO.
The online version of Educational Administration Abstracts has been launched with coverage extending to 1993, but EBSCO plans to add retrospective content back to 1966 while also adding records for books, government reports, and conference papers. More information about Educational Administration Abstracts, including searching tips, a list of searchable fields and field definitions, and keys to browsing the index, is available from EBSCO.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
We are pleased to announce that the ComDisDome (Communication Sciences and Disorders Dome) database, previously provided by ContentScan, is now available on the ProQuest Illumina search platform. ComDisDome is the principal index to scholarly literature in communication disorders, with a focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. The database offers citations to journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area. ComDisDome currently provides over 273,000 records, with coverage extending from 1950 to the present, and updates that add approximately 400 new records each month.
The Illumina search platform includes several powerful tools not available through the previous service, including the ability to:
- search on 14 different index fields
- access your search history during a session
- print records
- save search strategies and create automated search alerts
- generate bibliographies from marked records or transfer your results to a RefWorks account with a few clicks
The former ComDisDome "Topic Guide" has also been converted to a subject thesaurus with subject terms applied to all records. A comparison chart (in RTF format) provides additional details about the differences between the old and new search platforms.