New Online Databases and Trials

The Resnick Library hopes that the summer is a time for rest and relaxation for both the students and faculty of SUNY Delhi, but don’t assume for one second that your librarians have been dozing the summer away.  The Resnick Library has acquired some great new databases and titles, as well as some trial subscriptions worth checking out.  First, we’ll start with the new purchased items:

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Journals Online
AVMA publishes two excellent veterinary journals which the library has had in print for many years.  We are now happy to announce that with our print subscription comes the electronic version of the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR) and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) from the year 2000 to the present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): New Titles
The GVRL reference e-book database has been originally provided to SUNY Delhi through our consortium with the other SUNY schools (SUNYConnect), but now we are proud to announce that the following titles have been added to the collection:
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd ed.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
National Survey of State Laws, 6th ed.
Psychology of Classroom Learning, an Encyclopedia

Salem History
Salem History is NOT just about the Salem witches.  Salem is a publishing company that provides great reference resources in many different subject areas.  The library has purchased a great new biographical reference resource called Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century.  This is available in the Reference section of the library in print (REF ML105 .M883 2009), but also will be available in an online database form through Salem History.  It contains biographies and histories of the great musicians of this past century.  Check it out, and look for more to come, since the library intends to purchase the 13-volume biographical reference called Great Athletes to be released in September, which will also be a part of the Salem History database package.

And now for some great titles that the library will be providing as trials for part of the Fall semester (keep in mind that by giving us feedback on these materials, we can better decide whether or not it is useful to purchase them).  All trials are found in the find articles A-Z and by Subject listings:

Art & Architecture Complete
This database if provided through EBSCO, and is shaping up to be an excellent resource as it covers a wide variety of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more. We will have access for a trial period for this month and during part of the Fall semester.  It is also this month’s featured database.

This database is provided through Gale, and it is a SUNY-wide trial.  It is a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.  This should be on trial for much of the Fall semester.


New Emergency Summer Password for Databases

A new emergency summer password has been created for the databaess (where it asks for your 800#).  The summer password will be in place until the beginning of the fall 2009 semester.

If your 800# is not working, this password can be used in its place.  The spring 2009 password will work for one more week, and then it will be removed.  In order to keep it secured, it can be viewed on the Library’s Vancko Hall page in the News Forums and Databases Forums.  There is also a troubleshooting guide on the Library’s VH page if you are having difficulties with the databases.  If you have any questions, please contact the library.