GeoScienceWorld Quarterly Newsletter


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


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.



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.




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           with any ideas or stories you would like to share.



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


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 (
    • ProQuest Congressional (
    • ProQuest Dialog (
    • 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™

MyHeritage Library Edition Trial


MyHeritage Library Edition is a global genealogy resource that         provides access to records from all over the world–including birth, death, military and immigration. Coverage starts from the 16th      century and  also includes the US and UK federal censuses, historical photographs, wills, government records, yearbooks and passenger lists, among other resources. Researches can access information about specialized topics, social, cultural and political trends or a       specific region or topic. New content is added daily.

This trial is available on-campus only and ends March 24, 2015.

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

Maintenance: Emerald Insight

emeraldMaintenance is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015 between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour during this maintenance window.

Should you access the website during this time, you will receive a “connection timeout” or similar message.

Please note that this may also affect some functionality on               as well.

New Trial: Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society

Orderly Books were the controlling document of day-to-day life in the military, most notably during the Revolutionary War. This collection–developed in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society–offers access to Orderly Books and contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817.

orderly books

The content in Orderly Books         provides detailed     accounts of troops’ daily lives,                 documenting everything from court martial cases to the price of necessities charged by locals.




Trial ends March 12, 2015 and is on-campus only.

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