Friday, February 17, 2012

Trial Access to the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (1691-1877) Through April 15

Through April 15 the Cheng Library is offering trial access to the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (1691-1877) on the EBSCOhost platform. This rich collection consists of over 7,600 full-text periodicals comprised of over seven million pages and covering all aspects of American history and culture from the late 17th century colonial period through the end of the Reconstruction era. The American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and for two centuries it has amassed a substantial collection of over three million books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, graphic arts materials and manuscripts. With a subject focus on pre-twentieth century American history and culture, the Society is one of the most important research institutions in the country. This digitized collection, in five Series, offers many extremely rare materials and represents a treasure trove of primary sources for historical research.

Please contact Richard Kearney (x 2165) if you have any questions about the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (1691-1877) during the trial.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education is Now Available Online

The Cheng Library is pleased to announce that campus-wide "click-through" access to the online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education is now available. The Chronicle of Higher Education is a major news publication covering the college and university sector. The online edition of the Chronicle is published every weekday and features news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's web site features the complete contents of the latest print format issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content back to 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools. Free personal accounts are available to members of the WPUNJ community in addition to the campus-wide subscription access.

Online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education has been provided by the President’s Office to promote easy access to important, national news and feature articles about the higher education community. Moreover, by reducing paper usage online access also supports the University’s ongoing green initiatives.

Access to the online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education is available both on and off campus through the Cheng Library's web site. Links can be found in our periodicals directory and on our databases directory; after selecting one of these just log in with your WPUNJ Username and Password. Please contact Richard Kearney (x 2165) if you have questions about the Chronicle of Higher Education online.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Try IBISWorld Industry and Risk Analysis – Trial Access Now Through March 2

The IBISWorld database provides industry data and analysis on niche and emerging industries. Using primarily NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System) as a basis for identifying industry sectors, IBISWorld offers a collection of industry reports in the areas of agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trades, transportation, information, finance and insurance, real estate, business support services, education, health, accommodations and food. Each report includes a definition and discussion of the industry, its performance and outlook, products and competitive landscape. Since 1971 IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. Today, IBISWorld employs a team of dedicated expert analysts who research economic, demographic and government data.  IBIS World Reports provide insight into America’s 700+ industries plus a number of reports on global industries.

In addition to the industry reports, the database includes a series of business environment reports covering topics such as consumer behavior, demographics, domestic commodity prices, and a variety of indicators covering the domestic and international economy and the financial markets.  Another report area focuses on global industries with an analysis of selected industries such as global mining, global manufacturing among others. The global reports section also includes detailed reports on industries in the US, China, Australia and the UK.

Please contact Kathy Malanga (Library Liaison to the College of Business, x 3189) or Richard Kearney (Electronic Resources Librarian, x 2165) if you have questions about IBISWorld.