EBSCO eBooks

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EBSCO Makes Reading an eBook Easier!

EBSCO’s updated online eBook viewer supports reading on desktop or laptop computers and tablet devices. Our reader is browser-based, so there’s no need to download special software or hardware; users simply search, click and immediately start reading.

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Key Features:

  • Access anytime, anywhere – available for iOS and Android devices
  • Support for scrolling through the entire eBook to find relevant         information
  • Updated handling to display PDF content without plug-ins or         adjustments to browser settings
  • Support for researchers’ needs with cite, note, export and               dictionary tools
  • Print, email, and save tools enable patrons to take chapters or pages directly from the viewer
  • Quickly download the entire eBook for further reading offline
  • A growing number of titles available in both PDF and EPUB             formats, providing choices for users

The new viewer will be available in the next few months and all         EBSCO eBooks customers will receive the updated viewer when it is released.

Visit www.ebscoebooks.com for more information.

Gale June Webinars

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Discover all the tips and tricks that will help you and your researchers get the most out of your Gale resources.

View the calendar and register for a free webinar      today!

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Artemis Literary Sources

Don’t just use Artemis Literary Sources – own it.
Discover how to maximize this innovative product’s
cross-search strategies, like the faceted search
results and the “search within results” feature.
June 2, 2:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 15, 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (ET)
June 24, 2:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. (ET)

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.
June 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

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Business Insights: Essentials

This sophisticated resource combines authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to expand academic theories into real-world applications. See how the improved, intuitive interface and powerful technology will revolutionize business research.
June 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Customizing Your Gale Virtual Reference Library Collection

Attract more attention to GVRL titles tied to curriculum
and engage students and researchers with the resources they need. The Subcollections Manager lets you easily build a customized library of eBooks to link on your library or course website.
June 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

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Gale Admin Tool

More easily manage your online resources by
customizing product preferences, setting up third-party links, configuring and managing custom database and eBook collections, and viewing usage reports.
June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 25, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Gale Usage Website

Step-by-step instructions show you the path to fast, flexible access to usage statistics. See how to create customized reports for future use, discover ways to produce and manage immediate reports, or schedule
your reports to be sent on a recurring basis.
June 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See
what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than
15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved
navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching
ease, and much more.
June 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
June 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
June 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

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PowerSearch & InfoTrac                      Collections

Boost usage with Gale’s proprietary InterLink
technology. This remarkable technology provides a
one-of-a-kind contextual cross-search experience that connects users from full-text articles in magazines, newspapers, and journals related to GVRL eBook
content.
June 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

GeoScienceWorld Quarterly Newsletter

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In This Issue
• ALA and ACRL
• GSA Bulletin Archive
• eBooks Update
• Integrated Site Launch Coming Soon
• Social Media Update
• Call for YouTube Videos

ALA and ACRL

GeoScienceWorld was pleased to exhibit in January at ALA’s          Midwinter Conference in Chicago. Despite record-breaking blizzard conditions outside, a steady stream of librarians visited our booth in the exhibit hall. We enjoyed meeting and talking with a number of      existing and prospective customers. Many of those in attendance were interested in learning details about recent and upcoming               enhancements to our eBook Collections. We thank all of you who stopped by our booth!

GSW will next attend the ACRL 2015 Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. We hope that you will visit us at booth #146 in the exhibit hall to say hello and see a demo of our eBooks.

GSA Bulletin Archive

We continue to work with our publishers to grow the number of backfiles for many of our current journal titles. We are pleased to share that the full run of the Geological Society of America’s GSA Bulletin is now available on GeoScienceWorld. The archive                        encompasses GSA Bulletin’s first issue published in 1890 through the present issue. The final piece of the GSA Bulletin archive, years 1890-1922, went live on GSW in December 2014 and includes many surprisingly relevant articles, including an 1899 look at the              physiography and geology of the Nicaragua canal route, (click here to read) which is only now being undertaken, as well as a 1910 study on the geologic work of ants which was the cover topic of the 2014 issue of Geology.

eBooks Update

New titles and publishers are added to the GSW eBook Collections on an ongoing basis. We are pleased to announce that the NRC Press’ Canadian Research Publishing is the newest eBook Collections          publisher that will be adding titles to the platform in 2015. The               Collections, currently more than 1,050 titles, are anticipated to grow by 113 in 2015, the first of which should be available on the platform by the end of the first quarter.

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Integrated Site Launch Coming Soon

The redesign and integration of the GSW journals site continues to progress and is anticipated to be live by the end of the second           quarter. The site redesign will improve search functionality and will include faceted searching, advanced searching, and results displayed across all content (eJournals, eBooks, and GeoRef) hosted by         GeoScienceWorld. The new design will introduce a format-neutral site that connects our journals with the GSW eBook Collections. In anticipation of the re-release of the site, we will be preparing new      collateral and tutorials for librarians and users, explaining the            features and benefits of the new site.

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Social Media Update

GeoScienceWorld has an active presence on Facebook and Twitter. We currently have over 5,300 Twitter followers and reach Facebook fans in more than 40 countries. Our posts and tweets focus on the geosciences, and range from current events and news to our own journal and book content.

If you or your institution has a presence on Facebook or Twitter, please connect with us and share our pages with your social network. We would be happy to help you promote any special news or events that may be of interest to the thousands of geoscience scholars and enthusiasts who connect with us. Please contact us at                    gswinfo@geoscienceworld.org with any ideas or stories you would like to share.

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Call for YouTube videos

Did you know that GeoScienceWorld has a YouTube channel? The GSW YouTube channel features demo videos of OpenGeoSci and portal and advanced searches on GSW. We would like your help in growing our YouTube presence while raising awareness about the many useful features and aspects of our platform and content. If you are aware of any faculty or student-created videos about GSW, please let us know so that we can feature them on our YouTube       channel.

Upcoming Events

25-28 March
ACRL 2015;
Portland, OR

14-16 June
SLA 2015;
Boston, MA

 

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ProQuest Maintenance

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On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems             infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall                reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage                    explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • Research databases
    • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
    • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
    • ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
    • Chadwyck-Healey databases
    • CultureGrams
    • eLibrary (all editions)
    • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    • ProQuest Obituaries
    • ProQuest Research Companion
    • SIRS (all editions)
  • Dissertation publishing
    • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator
  • Reference management/Research support tools
    • RefWorks
    • COS Funding Opportunities
    • COS Scholar Universe
  • Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
    • Books in Print®
    • LibraryThing for Libraries™
    • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™