The Resnick Library has been hard at work over the summer to purchase and set up some great new databases and online journal titles for the 2010/2011 year, and there’s also been modifications to make some of our existing databases work even better for you.
New Databases & Titles
This is a major purchase, as it is one of the most respected and used archival journal title providers available. The library has purchased three of JSTOR’s collections: Arts & Sciences I, Biological Sciences, and Business; which adds about 350 new full text journal titles in liberal arts, sciences, and business. Along with full text access to these collections, users will also be able to search JSTOR’s entire collection and use 360Link to link out to our other databases when full text is not available. Look for the JSTOR databases as part of the Databases A-Z and Databases By Subject pages.
While there are no “new” titles added, Sage is a new provider that Resnick Library has purchased full text content for 3 titles pertaining to Nursing (previously through Ovid): Journal of Holistic Nursing, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, and Nursing Science Quarterly. Searching Sage will allow you to see their full collection, but to only view full text content from these three titles. Unfortunately, there is no 360 Link option available at this time. You will find Sage in the Database A-Z and Databases By Subject page
EBSCO Integrated Search
While the Integrated Search was rolled out last semester, it was not until the summer that the library took the opportunity to fine-tune the customizable subject searches. Integrated Search allows a searcher to retrieve results from various databases at the same time (even books from the library catalog)! Links to these customized searches are on Databases by Subject page, and some new search boxes may be on the way for even faster searching.
American Medical Association: Disaster Medicine
From the AMA, the Resnick Library has purchased full text content to the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal. While there is no ability to search AMA’s other content, the library feels that Disaster Medicine is an important addition to the medical and nursing sciences collection. Disaster Medicine is indexed in CINAHL (the library’s largest Nursing database), making linking out to the journal a snap with the help of 360Link. It will also appear on the library’s Databases A-Z list under AMA, and Databases by Subject under Nursing.
No “new” content was added to the Resnick Library collections, but access to the content has been made easier with an upgrade to a full site license for the full text content. Now, there are no restrictions on the number of viewers to a particular journal title at a time. The library was able to purchase this by canceling some titles, and purchasing some through another provider. The titles with a full site license access are as follows: Advances in Nursing Science, AJN, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal of Nursing Management, MCN, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Research. Along with this site license, Ovid now has the ability to link out to other databases if full text is not available by using 360Link: . Just look for the image on an article you want, and it will try to find the article in another database.
Engineering Design Graphics Journal
Last but not least, the library announces full text access to the Engineering Design Graphics Journal. The journal ceased printing the title in Fall 2008, and now has their content archived and current online. Access to the title will be available through the Resnick Library Catalog, the Databases A-Z and Databases By Subject pages.
The Resnick Library strives to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff that it serves. If you have any questions about the library’s print or online collections, do not hesitate to contact us. Also, if you would like to make a suggestion to purchase anything in print or online, send us a Suggest a Purchase request.