Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Library Databases

Thanks largely to the collaborative work of the Keystone Library Network, a consortium of 18 academic and research libraries that includes the 14 PASSHE libraries, the Bloomsburg University Andruss Library has acquired the following databases. Some are upgrades to previous versions of the database, with significantly more full-text content, and some are completely new databases.

As always, if you have questions, Ask a Librarian or contact your department's librarian.

Upgrade to America: History and Life. Indexes over 1,800 scholarly U. S. and Canadian history journals, with full-text coverage for nearly 290 journals and more than 80 books. Good source for book and media reviews and dissertation information. 1964 - present

New database. More than 3,500 printed works about slavery, all digitized in full color.

Upgrade to Art Full Text.Covers a broad range of related subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.

New database. Provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books.

Upgrade to Business Source Premier.Our largest business database, BSC provides the full-text for more than 3,800 full-text journals, including nearly 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.

New database. Database of journal information for evaluating and selecting academic journals for publication.

Upgrade to CINAHL. The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature database indexes more than 5,300 journals and provides full text for 1,400 journals. Includes research instruments, clinical trials, and continuing education modules.

Civil War Primary Source
New database. Captures various accounts of the Civil War, including firsthand perspectives from hospitals and prison camps, and reactions to the War from the home front. Focus is on the War years, but it also includes important documents from the years leading up to the War and after the fall of the Confederacy.

Upgrade to Communication and Mass Media Complete. With addition of Communications Abstracts (formerly published by Sage), contains full text for more than 630 journals, and indexing and abstracting for over 1,100 core titles.

New database. Coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. More than 2,500 journals, full text for over 1,150 journals, and full text for nearly 200 monographs.
New database. Collection of nursing streaming videos covering a range of topics covering Academic Success Skills; Career Development and Exploration; Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities; Nursing Foundations; Patient Care and Interventions; Skills; and Special Topics in Nursing.
New database. Combines the Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues.

Upgrade to Historical Abstracts.Database of the world's scholarly literature in history (except U. S. & Canada) and related fields.

Upgrade to MEDLINE. Provides full text for over 2,500 medical journals, and abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals indexed by the National Library of Medicine.

New database. Evidence-based resource, providing quick reference at the point-of-care including: disease and condition overviews, evidence-based care sheets, nursing cultural competencies, patient education handouts, and point-of-care drug information.
New database. Provides nearly 340 full-text reference books and monographs and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers, which includes those from the International Political Science Association.

New database. Current information about social work best practices covering a wide array of topics such as adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity.

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