360 Link and Google Scholar

pqHello 360 Link customers,

We would like to make you aware that 360 Link links are currently not appearing in Google Scholar.

Google alerted us late Monday that they had a problem retrieving our 360 Link holdings files.  This issue was resolved yesterday, but due to the timing that Google uses to update holdings on their end, 360 Link customers will not be seeing links appearing in Google Scholar until Thursday of next week.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with Google to ensure this doesn’t happen again.


 

 

Mango Languages Webinar–Global Diversity & Education

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Understanding other cultures and languages has been a low priority in America for decades. With over 7,000 languages in the world, along with limited language instruction and resources at the higher education level, how can we properly educate future leaders, support global cooperation, and improve cultural sensitivities? Research has shown that upon graduation, less than 5% of American undergraduates are truly prepared for cross¬cultural interactions with non¬-European cultures.
This lack of global marketability is a higher education problem that needs a campus–wide solution.

Join this webinar panel of impressive and innovative campus leaders as they discuss the concerning gaps in the American global education system and demonstrate how they make a difference.

Webinar Details
Thursday, November 20
11 am PST | 12 noon MST | 1 pm CST | 2 pm EST
Attendance is free.

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Meet the panelists:
Elissavet Amanatidou, Director of the Center for Language Studies at Brown University.
Amelia Friedman, Founder and Executive Director of the Student Language Exchange
Martha Parker, Librarian-In-Residence at the University of Arkansas Libraries
Katie Saviano, Student, Tufts University

Learn more about the webinar and panelists.

 

ProQuest Webinar

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Improving Your Literature Review
with NVivo and RefWorks

Wednesday, Nov. 12
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Are you or your users faced with the challenge of organizing and making sense of multiple notes, references and other materials for a research project or study? If so, join us for a special eDemo in collaboration with NVivo where we will show you the value of combining RefWorks with NVivo to produce a quality literature review.Find out how this powerful combination can assist in writing robust literature reviews. You’ll learn how to:

  • Import your articles
  • Organize notes for easy retrieval
  • Tag or code your materials to identify key concepts
  • Create visuals to see connections in your literature themes

We hope you can join us!

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Featured App: BrowZine

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We first introduced you to BrowZine in August as the newest way to      access and keep track of the libraries’ scholarly journals on your iPhone,   Android and tablet.
Items in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Mendeley,                RefWorks, Dropbox or several other services to keep all of your                 information organized in one convenient location.
Find out more about this FREE app in this introduction video.

First, download the app:

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Scroll through libraries and select The University of Alabama.

Enter your MyBama credentials and you’re now ready to begin!

For assistance, please see the BrowZine Users FAQ.

Want to be up to date on all things BrowZine? Follow them on            Twitter,  Facebook, or check out their newsletter.

 

 

 

 

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.


 

 

New Trial: Loeb Classical Library

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

Alexander Street Press

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.

F&D Newsletter

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F&D magazine marks 50th anniversary
picJust released: F&D’s September 2014 issue, including the following           special features:
A World of Change1
Taking stock of the past half century
M. Ayhan Kose and Ezgi O. Ozturk 

 

 

What Nobel Economists Worry About
Five Nobel Prize winners on the biggest problem facing the global economy
George A. Akerlof, Paul Krugman, Robert Solow, Michael Spence, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

Generation Next
25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way we think about the global economy
Carmen Rollins

Shaping Globalization
Done wisely, it could lead to unparalleled peace and prosperity; done poorly, to disaster
Martin Wolf

Where Danger Lurks 3
The crisis has taught us to pay attention to dark corners, where the economy can malfunction
Olivier Blanchard

 

 

New Powers
New energy supplies are shaking up the establishment, creating winners and losers worldwide
Jeffrey Ball

Confronting Crisis
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Sound Money  5
The Beatles 1964 U.S. tour was live music’s debut as a big export earner
Simon Willson

 

Read the full magazine here http://www.imf.org/fandd