New Databases

AIHCAmerican Indian Histories and Cultures presents material from the       Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection, one of the strongest    available archival collections on American Indian history. Early contacts between Europeans and American Indians and the subsequent political, social and cultural effects of those encounters on American Indian life is told against the backdrop of the expanding western frontier right through to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.       The material includes: • Manuscripts (treaties, speeches, petitions,        diaries, travel journals, ledger books) • Artwork (illustrations, sketches, watercolours, oil paintings, American Indian art) • American Indian Newspapers covering the 1960s to 1990s • Rare Printed Books •     Photographs • Maps This rich and diverse material allows for an                exploration of the following themes: • American Indians and the           European Powers • American Indians and the US Government •        Indigenous Peoples of Mexico • Military Encounters: Conflicts,                  Rebellions and Alliances • Observation, Representation and Cultural    Encounters • Missionaries and Education • Trade • Civil Rights      Movement

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eMarketer covers digital marketing, media and commerce, offering    insights essential to navigating the changing, competitive and         complex digital environment. By collecting data from thousands of sources and putting it into context, eMarketer conveniently provides the world’s top brands, agencies and media companies with the most complete view of digital marketing available.


 

marketresearchlogoDetailed research reports aggregated from up to 720 research and consulting services. Global coverage, major categories: consumer goods, food & beverage , heavy industry, services, public sector, life sciences, technology and marketing.


 

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MEF Digital is the online platform for viewing all of the Media            Education Foundation’s documentary films as streaming video. The Media Education Foundation’s films address the cross section of    media and various aspects of society, including race, gender,                  education, environment, and health.

Subjects included: The Arts, Business/Training, Health, Media/Comm, Sciences, Humanities and Education K-12, each with several subtopics.

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SAGEResearchMethods_RGB_72ppi SAGE Research Methods is a research tool created to help                           researchers, faculty and students design and conduct research projects by linking case studies, videos, book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects,      understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, behavioral sciences and more.


 

 

Brill Online Books and Journals: Technical Issues

brill headerPlease be aware that the Brill Online Books and Journals platform is experiencing technical difficulties at this time, and our users may not be able to access some of our holdings.  The Brill technical team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Brill specializes in the humanities, social sciences and language studies.


 

New Trials: American Consumer Culture and Loeb Classical Library

 

header-logoACCMarket Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.

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This trial is available on-campus only and ends October 16, 2014.

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @ eresources@ua.edu.

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loebheaderThe mission of the Loeb Classical Library, founded by James Loeb in 1911, has always been to make Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb’s vision of accessibility and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

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This trial is available on-campus only and ends November 21, 2014.

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @ eresources@ua.edu.


 

ASME Offers New Journals

ASME headerASME offers some of the profession’s most prestigious journals,    conference proceedings, and press books that provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

This fall, ASME is expanding the Digital Collection by adding: Two new journals!

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Journal of Nuclear Engineering
and Radiation Science

The ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science is ASME’s latest title within the energy sector. The publication is for specialists in the nuclear/power engineering areas of industry, academia, and government.
Frequency: Quarterly (2015)
(JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER)

JRUES

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering                Systems,
Part B: Mechanical Engineering

The ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering    Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering will serve as a medium for dissemination of research findings, best practices and concerns, and for discussion and debate on risk & uncertainty related issues. The journal will report on the full range of risk and uncertainty analysis state-of-art and state-of-practice relating to mechanical engineering including but not limited to risk quantification based on hazard        identification, scenario development and rate quantification,             consequence assessment, valuations, perception, communication, risk-informed decision making, uncertainty analysis and modeling, and other related areas.
Frequency: Quarterly (2015)
(MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, DECEMBER)
Joint Publication with ASCE

EBSCO October Webinars

Tune in for the following webinars in October:

“Full Text Finder and Holdings and Link Management: Integrated Workflows to Manage and Promote Your Holdings”

  • Rescheduled from today to Thursday, October 2 at 2p.m.- 3p.m. EST: Sign up
  • Wednesday, October 8 at 1p.m.- 2p.m. EST: Sign up

“Full Text Finder: The New Publication Discovery Experience”

  • Tuesday, October 7 at 1p.m.- 2p.m. EST: Sign up

You can catch the replay of the first “Full Text Finder: The New Publication Discovery Experience” on the Pulse blog.

ScienceDirect Download Problem

sciencedirectThe Document Download Manager in the ScienceDirect interface is experiencing problems.

The ability to download multiple PDFs in DDM isn’t functioning    properly at this time. Users are receiving a “Page Not Found” error. ScienceDirect is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

Single PDF downloads are working normally.

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Want to add some color to your space while alerting patrons to                     interesting databases and research options?
COMX.76Alexander Street Press offers free, high-resolution downloadable PDF posters for their various collections. The files, 8.5 x 11 inches each,  can be resized and      converted to alternate file formats as needed. Not only can they be printed, but they can also be used as      screensavers, on web pages and many other options.
The posters can be found on their website. WASM Brochure-1-poster
ASP also offers a plethora of other free resources from video tutorials to free music downloads to bookmarks, which are also available on their website.
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Every two weeks ASP offers a free music download from their online collection. These downloads are free regardless of whether the library subscribes to the collection. If you would like to receive an email notification when new downloads are available, complete the form.
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ScienceDirect Updates Interface

sciencedirectInterface updated on Saturday, September 6, 2014
The ScienceDirect interface was updated on      Saturday, September 6 as part of a longer-term      initiative to improve site efficiency and effectiveness for the user.
Key area updates:
  • My Alerts page
  • Recommended Articles export option with multiple download capabilities
  • Book citation export function for easier downloads

A better performing ScienceDirect was introduced to users in              February as part of our efforts to simplify and streamline the ScienceDirect user experience.

With this month’s release users will notice a new and more unified    interface on the My Alerts page. The alert page enhancements make it easier to modify, save and delete alerts without having to leave the page. In addition, search types have been reordered for easier selection and users can now choose between journal, topic and search alerts. In addition, the order of the email contents have changed with Table of Contents now listed first and Articles in Press second. Users can get started with these new alert tools by opening the dropdown menu from the ‘+’ symbol adjacent to their username on ScienceDirect and choosing the ‘Manage My Alerts’ option.

Do More with Mendeley, Book Citations and Document Download

Exporting PDF options have also improved  and users can now download and save multiple ‘Recommended Articles’ to Mendeley for later review.  Another new function with this release is the ability to export book citations without having to download the citations first. Lastly, we are pleased to introduce a new more reliable and faster document download manager.

These enhancements are driven by our goal of assisting researchers in simplifying their daily workflow. We encourage users to become registered ScienceDirect users in order to take full advantage of the range of tools available on ScienceDirect.

If you  need further help, then please take a moment to rediscover the help files on ScienceDirect by watching this short video. Finally, to continue to get the most out of ScienceDirect please remember to follow us on Twitter and check back with this blog for timely product updates.