UA Libraries Join BioMed Central

UA Libraries are now a member of BioMed Central.  This STM publisher offers peer-reviewed open access journals.  BioMed Central is publisher of biology, health, and medicine titles, including BMC Biology and BMC Medicine and, in addition, several other health-related journals.

Research articles in BioMed Central journals are freely accessible online immediately upon publication.  Authors of BioMed Central articles retain copyright to their work.  Content in their journals is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

With this membership, UA faculty can publish in  BioMed Central journals at discounted rates.  Open access is a good way to leverage visibility of your research.  PubMed Central journals may be worth a second look if you haven’t already tried.

Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas Database

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The Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas database offers a range of subjects to interact with that include the major organs and systems of the human body.  You can choose the gender of your choice for the interactive body.  Offers quizzes on the visible body that you can use as a self-assessment.  The models are interactive, therefore you can zoom in/out, rotate, and peel away layers and structures of the human body.

Check out this interactive visible body to learn more about the human anatomy and its functions!

Celebrate Black History Month With Kanopy Films

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Kanopy is celebrating Black History Month with critically acclaimed films that are patron-driven.  These films feature a time in America’s history with leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., the origin of Hip Hop, and the hardships during the Civil War.  View these films to brush up on your Black History for the Month.

Featured Films this Month:

  • Martin Luther King Jr : I Have a Dream
  • The African Americans – Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)
  • Race – the Power of an Illusion
  • Episode 1: Promises Betrayed (1865-1896) – Featuring the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Film Subjects:

  • Film and Popular
  • Sociology
  • Dance
  • Gender Rights
  • Documentaries
  • Journalism

ProQuest Updates Systems

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ProQuest has updated their systems to further improve the performance, security, and reliability of the databases they offer. The upgrade was completed on January 16,2016.  Check out the advancement in their systems by clicking the link ProQuest.

Some of the Research Databases that have been updated:

  • ProQuest Platform
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • eLibrary
  • CultureGrams

Check out Latin American Video Database – Alexander Street Press

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The videos from Alexander Street Press’s Latin America database offer language documentaries that are from many well known producers and independent filmmakers in Latin American countries. These films are true Latin American from the producers to the issues at hand. Some of the subjects that are featured include cultural identity, history in politics, popular culture, education, and etc. Some countries that are featured in the videos are Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and many more. Check out this database to find out more about the Latin American history and culture.

“Who Owns Water” Now Available in Gorgas-Music Library on DVD

 

The award winning 50-min (2014) film, “Who Owns Water” is now available at the Music Library in Gorgas Library.  The film is about two brothers that canoe the Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apalachicola Rivers in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. They learn of the nuances of a decades-old tri-state water war.  This war is being looked at by the US Supreme Court Special Master.  The film is of the Hanson brothers who take their journey to its source, the Appalachian Mountains then to the Gulf of Mexico, furthering their knowledge of the Water Wars.

HENRY STEWART TALKS – THE Business and Management COLLECTION- NEW TRIAL ACCESS

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Trial: Month of December 2015

The Business and Management Collection From Henry Stewart Talks Trial Features:

  • World Class Seminars
  • Access from any computer at any time
  • Stay up to date on the latest developments in a study
  • Frequently being expanded and updated for each reader
  • Sign up to be notified by email when a new series is added
  • Link to Collection

 

Categories Available to Readers in Collection:

  • Economics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Global Business Management
  • Management, Leadership & Organization
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Strategy
  • Technology & Operations

 

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Henry Stewart Talks – The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection- New Trial Access

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Trial: Month of December 2015

 

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection From Henry Stewart Talks Trial Features:

  • World Class Seminars
  • Access from any computer at any time
  • Stay up to date on the latest developments in a study
  • Frequently being expanded and updated for each reader
  • Sign up to be notified by email when a new series is added
  • Link to Collection

Categories Available to Readers in Collection:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer
  • Diseases, Disorders, and Treatments
  • Drug Discovery
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Methods
  • Microbiology and Virology
  • Neurobiology
  • Pharmaceutical Science