The Libraries recently added a new JSTOR segment, Arts and Sciences VI. This set expands coverage in the social sciences, with special emphasis on economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies.
JSTOR is a collection of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. The University Libraries currently subscribe to the Arts & Sciences I, II, and III, IV, V, and VI, the Health & General Science, and the Ecology & Botany Collections. Note that most titles are only digitized after an approximate five-year time lag so that journal issues available are not current.
You can find all our JSTOR titles by searching the library catalog under the title, "JSTOR online journals."
Curious about tablet devices? Want to try before you buy?
The Libraries have several iPads, and one Kindle, available for checkout at the Main Circulation Desk in Mullins Library. You can check availability of the tablet devices y looking up the record in the online catalog under the title "ipad" or "kindle."
The iPads can be checked out for 7 days at a time and come with a selection of books, including:
- The Working Poor: Invisible in America / David K. Shipler.
- The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
- No Impact Man / Colin Beavan
- The Help / Kathryn Stockett
- Unbroken: A World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption / Laura Hillenbrand
- That Used to be Us: how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back / Thomas L. Friedman.
- Steve Jobs / Walter Isaacson
- Killing Lincoln: The Shocking assassination that changed America forever / Bill O'Reilly
- Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy / interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.,
- Hot, Flat and Crowded 2.0: Why we Need a Green Revolution, and How It Can Renew America / Thomas L. Friedman.
Way back in 1932, S. R. Ranganathan, a key thinker in the history of librarianship, proposed five laws of library science.* Here at the University Libraries we've always been pretty partial to the Fourth Law: "Save the time of the reader." This fall, we are introducing three new services to help you save research time:
Map it! is like a GPS for books in Mullins Library. Look for the Map it! button in your search results in the library catalog. On browse screens and full records pages, you will see the Map it! button for most items shelved in the MAIN circulating collection.
Click the button to see the item location pinpointed on Mullins Library floor plans.
The map will show location, call number, and range number to help you locate your items quickly.
Requesting features are also new this fall. Library users have always been able to place holds or recalls on items checked out to another patron, or to place holds on those items that are on order or in-process.
Now you can also ask that we pull and hold items from certain collections for you. Eligible users may request that library items to be pulled and held for them at five libraries: Mullins Library, Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, Fine Arts Library, Performing Arts and Media, and the Physics Library.
Just click on the Request button on the online catalog. More about requesting...
While the Request button helps you get entire books, bound journals, or other physical items, the new RazorRush Document Delivery Service service is designed to deliver scanned journal or periodical articles to you from our print collections. Use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan form to place your request. The article will be scanned and sent to your ILLiad account. More about RazorRush...
So, really, you are running out of excuses for not doing your library research. Unless the dog ate your computer. Even then, we check out laptops here in Mullins, too.
*S. R. Ranganathan, The Five Laws of Library Science (Madras, India:
Madras Library Assoc., 1931); and (London: Edward Goldston,
- search options such as adding more search fields
- search history on main page
- search results options, including the ability to display up to 100 records on a results page
Scholar metrics measure the h-index of publications. To quote Google, "The h-index of a publication is the largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each. For example, a publication with five articles cited by, respectively, 17, 9, 6, 3, and 2, has the h-index of 3." Got that? Google uses figures over a 5-year span to develop an h5-index.
The concept is easier to grasp when browsing Google Scholars top 100 publications in several languages. You can also search for specific journal titles and compare their ranking numbers.
Scholar Metrics currently covers all journal articles dating from 2007 to 2011 that were indexed by Google Scholar as of April 1st, 2012.
So, is Google Scholar Metrics just one of the company's not-too-evil April Fools jokes? Or is it for real? Though the jury is still out on the service's usefulness as a competitor to Journal Citation Reports, Google Scholar Metrics has received considerable attention.
Want to know more? Read Peter Jacsó's thoughtful study in Online Information Review, 2012, Vol. 36 Iss: 4, pp.604 - 619,
Over the summer, the Libraries added new access to the history and cultures of Africa. World News Archive: African Newspapers provides online access to more than 40 papers, published between 1800 and 1922. African Newspapers features titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Languages include English, German, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, and others.
This collection will open up entirely new avenues of research for our students and faculty, who can now search for keywords, phrases, names, places or events across a turbulent period of colonization, slave trade, tribal and imperial conflict, and the birth of independence movements.
This collection is the result of a collaboration with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). CRL a centralized collection of scholarly research materials in all disciplines. CRL is an international not-for-profit consortium of colleges, universities and libraries that makes available scholarly research resources to users everywhere. Because the University of Arkansas Libraries are a member of CRL, students, faculty and staff have ready access to their rich collections of world newspapers, government documents, theses and dissertations, and a growing collection of online materials.
Editorial deploring the barring of Mr. Gandhi from practicing before the court; from Imvo Zabantsundu, King William's Town, South Africa, October 10, 1894, Page: 3.
Collection News for June-July, 2012: Do you speak Mango? | SciFinder without Limits | CIOS Communication Resources | Performing Arts on Video | New Science Journals
Collection News for February - March 2012: New Resources for African American History and Culture | Cite Metrics: Measuring Scholarly Impact | Arkansas Newspapers Online | New Look for Books In Print
Collection News for January 2012: H.W. Wilson Databases are now on Ebsco | New Mobile Library Apps | Center For Research Libraries Purchases for 2012 | New Look for Project Muse | Gale Virtual Reference Library Updates
Collection News for November - December 2011: New Literature Ebooks | George Fisher Online Exhibit | Faculty of 1000: A Different Kind of Peer Review | Celebrating American Art | ERIC Updates
Collection News for August - September 2011: Library Catalog Update | Brooks Hays Digital Collection | netLibrary now Ebsco eBook Collection } The Beat Goes On: Too Many Database Updates
Collection News for April - May 2011: Discover Tibet | New Retrospective Databases from Wilson | Trial Access to Streaming Video | Civil War Collections
Collection News for March 2011: Celebrating Women's History Month | ebrary: New Ebooks Collection | Revolutionary Research
Collection News for February 2011: Black History Month: Featured Databases | More Library Mobile Apps | Oxford English Dictionary Online Update | Music to your Eyes
Collection News for January 2011: One Interface to Bind Them: New Look for ProQuest and CSA | New Knovel Content | JSTOR adds Current Subscriptions | Humanists in Lab Coats: Google Ngram Viewer | New Nursing EBooks added to R2 Digital Library | RefWorks 2.0 is Coming
Collection News for November - December 2010: Whole Hog Search: Everything but the Squeal | EThOS: British Theses Online | Congressional Serial Set: 1980-2010 | Chicago Manual of Style: 16th Edition | Global Reach: Center for Research Libraries
Collection News for October 2010: Old News is New: 19th Century Newspapers | One Book, One Community 2010 | GREENR Sustainability Database Trial | Bye Bye STAT-USA, Hello Lexis Nexis Statistical Insight
Collection News for August - September 2010: Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Catalog | ARTstor Image Library | R2 Digital Library of Nursing Ebooks | Marketing Data from SRDS | Foreign Dissertations from the Center for Research Libraries
Collection News for May - July 2010: Foundation Directory Online | Arkansas Heritage Month | Listen up: Playaways Provide Portable Language Learning | Reaxys Chemistry Database | New Music Resources
Collection News for March - April 2010: LibGuides: A Great Leap Forward in Library Research | Communities Thrive @ Your LIbrary | Focus on Film Resources | ARTStor and Credo Reference Trials
Collection News for February 2010: Resources for Black History Month | New JSTOR titles | Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science | IEEE Xplore Redesign
Collection News for January 2010: PsycARTICLES: Psychology Journals Online | How Green was my Research |RefGrab-It: That was easy | Nonviolent Change: The Omni Center Collection
Collection News for November - December 2009: Really Smart Phones | Open Access 101| Darwin and the Origin of Species | Nursing E-Books | Cite This! in InfoLinks
Collection News for October 2009: Open Access Week | Commonwealth College Fortnightly | Index Arkansas Expands Coverage | Boo! Get Scared @ Your Library
Collection News for September 2009: One Book One Community | Hispanic Studies Resources | Proxify your Links | INSPEC-O-RAMA | Literature Resource Center Enhancements
Collection News for July - August 2009: Communication and Mass Media Complete | SciFinder Moves to the Web | GreenFILE Aids Sustainability Research | Bing vs. Google | New Project Muse Titles
Collection News for May-June 2009: Latin American Newspapers Collection | Music from Many Lands | Billy James Hargis Collection | World Digital Library is Opened
Collection News for April 2009: Celebrate Earth Day | Fay Jones Collection | New Oxford Reference Online Titles
Collection News for March 2009: Women's History Month: Special Collections for Women's History | Mandala: Watch, Learn, Research | ASCE Adds Back Volumes | Classical Music Library Update | Oxford Classical Dictionary
Collection News for February 2009: African American Studies: Keneth Kinnamon Collection | Online Resources for Black History Month | Arkansas Academy of Science Archive | New Journals from Science Direct | New Collections at the Center for Research Libraries
Collection News for December 2008 - January 2009: CRL Commemorates Human Rights Declaration | Biological Abstracts and Zoological Record on Web of Knowledge | CINAHL adds Full Text | Jerry Russell Civil War Collection
Collection News for November 2008: Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month | Library Resources for Native American Studies | Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples Day 2008
Collection News for October 2008: Boo! Fred Isaac Mystery Collection | Got Data? ICPSR Delivers! | Knovel University Challenge | WorldCat Links to Google Books | Music moves to Ebsco | SciFinder for Mac Update
Collection News for August - September 2008: Ebsco's New Look | Research Wizard to the Rescue | Project Muse Update | Beilstein Structure Draw Plugin
Collection News for June - July 2008: Scitopia: Search Across the Sciences | Mintel: Marketing Data Galore | Art and Music Online | History Databases Move to Ebsco | Sample Civil War Databases
Collection News for April 2008: April is Jazz Appreciation Month | April is Poetry Month | April has National Library Week
Collection News for March 2008 Index Arkansas adds Newspaper Coverage | Search the Catalog from Facebook | Ebsco Enhancements | Encyclopedia of Life Debuts
Collection News for February 2008 Celebrating Black History Month | Oxford African American Studies Center | Civil Rights in Arkansas | Alexander Street Databases | Carter G. Woodson Works | Additional Web Resources
Collection News for January 2008 Politics and Primaries | Chicago Manual of Style Online | Novel Knovel Subjects | Universities around the Globe
Collection News for December 2007 Journals Review Project | Paperback Exchange
Collection News for November 2007Libraries Go to the Movies | InfoLinks Updates | New York Times Archive | Get Lost in Space
Collection News for September - October 2007 Access Science | New Social Sciences Databases | Eureka Databases move to Firstsearch | Scifinder Scholar 2007 | New AgEcon Search Features
Collection News for July - August 2007 InfoLinks Redesign | Lexis Nexis Redesign | Design on Trial
Collection News for June 2007 Center for Research Libraries Purchases | Serials Costs
Collection News for April - May 2007 Upcoming Changes in Remote Access | 19th Century Newspapers Collection | New PILOTS Database from CSA | ERIC database now links to Find it!
Collection News for February - March 2007 Find it! | Celebrate Black History Month
Collection News for January 2007 Ebsco Visual Search | RefGrab-It | ISI Web of Science Citation Report Tool | Art Museum Image Gallery Grows
Collection News for December 2006: Nonviolent Peacemaking and Victims of Violence and Wars | Newly Processed Manuscript Collections
Collection News for November 2006 Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month | SciFinder Scholar 2006 for Mac| Rule, Britannica | New Journals in JSTOR, Project Muse
Collection News for October 2006 Worldwide Political Science Abstracts | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | New Look for Science Direct E-Journals | Google Scholar Direct Export to RefWorks
Collection News for August - September 2006 New Look, Features for ISI Web of Knowledge | Social Sciences on CSA | Chronicle of Higher Education Site License | Google Video Collects Clips
Collection News for June-July 2006Chronicle of Higher Education Site License | Black Women Writers Debuts | MLA International Bibliography Archive | New CSA, Gale Databases to Try Out
Collection News for April-May 2006 Encyclopedia of Arkansas Debuts | Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online | Referex Engineering EBooks | Time Travel to Ancient and Medieval Scholarship | Your Comments, Reviews in WorldCat
Collection News for March 2006 Rice is Nice: The UA AgNIC Site is Unveiled | UA System Libraries Expand ScienceDirect Titles | Find Book Reviews, Find Fiction | New Titles, Features in JSTOR
Collection News for February 2006 Celebrate Black History Month with a Song | More Music to your Ears: Naxos and Classical | Additional Resources for African American Studies
Collection News for January 2006: American National Biography | Oxford Reference Online | History Databases Redesigned | New Look for Lexis Nexis Congressional
Collection News for November/December 2005: American Indian Heritage Resources | ASCE Research Library | ProQuest Update | SciFinder Scholar for Mac OS X
Collection News for October 2005: Arkansas in the Civil War | Art Museum Image Gallery | Google Scholar and Scirus | Morningstar.com | WilsonWeb adds Search Alerts
Collection News for September 2005: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | Mental Measurements Yearbook & International Political Science Abstracts - now on Ebsco | GWLA Bioengineering Gateway | New SciFinder Scholar Software | CAB Abstracts Backfiles
Collection News for August 2005: Knovel Library | GeoScienceWorld and GeoRef | Patrologiae Graecae | UALR Joins ScienceDirect Group | New SilverPlatter / WebSPIRS Features | Remote Access Down August 17
Collection News for July 2005: Wiley E-Books Arrive | Computo Ergo Sum: Philosopher's Index Online | AMICO is now CAMIO | PAIS Kaput
Collection News for May - June 2005: Open WorldCat and RedLightGreen | New ILLiad Links to Databases | API: Arkansas Publications Index
Collection News for April 2005: API: Arkansas Publications Index | Life and Times of Jorge Luis Borges | Plant Management Network | Lexis Nexis Company Dossier and Country Analysis | IEEEXplore version 2.0 Launched | GeoScienceWorld Trial
Collection News for March 2005: Early English Books: Text Creation Partnership | GeoScienceWorld Trial | Inside Higher Ed | Peeved by PDFs?
Collection News for February 2005: Celebrate Black History Month | Economist Intelligence Unit | Knovel Trial and Demos | Ovid Nursing Journals
Collection News for January 2005: Knovel Trial | ProQuest Dissertations and Theses | New Center for Research Libraries Purchases | INSPEC Archive now Available | Cochrane Library now on Wiley
Collection News for December 2004: Books in Print with Reviews | Google Scholar and OpenWorldCat Projects | Patrologia Latina and Acta Sanctorum | New SciFinder Software
Collection News for November 2004: Search Alerts!
Collection News for October 2004: ERIC and E*Subscribe Changes | Beilstein CrossFire Software Update | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography | Gale Virtual Reference Titles
Collection News for September 2004: Black Thought and Culture | Classical Music Library | "My Library" on InfoLinks | PAIS Archive | New RefWorks Interface | MLA Now on Ebsco | INSPEC and Compendex | Electronic Reserves and Article Linking
Collection News for July / August 2004: Congressional Serial Set Online | New Web of Knowledge Interface | Electronic Reserves and Article Linking | British Theses Index
Collection News for May / June 2004: JSTOR Arts and Sciences III | Annual Reviews Backfiles | Compendex Links to ILLiad
Collection News for April 2004: Merck Index Online | INSPEC | Alexander Street Press
Collection News for March 2004: U.S. Congressional Serial Set Trial | Evans Early American Imprints | Naxos Music Library | AMICO Image Library Update | Learn More about Alexander Street Databases
Collection News for February 2004: ScienceDirect Journals Add Years, Titles | RefWorks Step-by-Steps | History Databases Now Link to ILLiad | INSPEC Now on Ebsco
Collection News for January 2004: Compendex Engineering Index Backfiles | Communication & Mass Media | SciFinder Scholar 2004 | MathSciNet Enhancements | Grove Art and Music Databases
Collection News for December 2003: Reader's Guide Retrospective | Oxford University Press Databases | New Look for Early English Books Online
Collection News for November 2003: Mental Measurements Yearbook | Public Library of Science | Spanish Periodical Indexes | Ebsco Resources for Children | BioOne Indexing Database | Classical.com Trial
Collection News for October 2003: Encyclopedia Americana Online | Communication Abstracts Trial | RefWorks Tutorials Online | Web of Knowledge Training | ILLiad Database Links | ProQuest Links to Library Catalog
Collection News for September 2003: Web of Science: Citation Indexes at your Fingertips! Current Contents Connect | Lexis Nexis Training | RefWorks Workshops
Collection News for July / August 2003: ZMATH Database | Sociological Abstracts Migrates | SilverLinker Now Available | ProQuest Redesign | RefWorks Enhancements
Collection News for May/June 2003: Black Drama Expands Contents | Reference Universe Trial | Europa World Year Book | Take our Electronic Resources Survey
Collection News for April 2003: Art Full-Text | Grove Jazz joins Grove Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians | CHEMnetBASE and ENGNetBASE Trials | ACLS History E-Book Project Trial | FirstSearch Now Exports to RefWorks
Collection News for March 2003: Beilstein CrossFire Now Available | Sage Full-Text Journal Collections Trial | RLG Cultural Materials Database | Pennsylvania Gazette Online | ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Collection News for February 2003: Project MUSE Electronic Journals | Conference Board's Research Database | The Nineteenth Century Goes Digital | Moody's FIS is New Mergent Online
Collection News for January 2003: AMICO ART Image Library | EHRAF Ethnography and Archaeology Collections | JSTOR adds Arts & Sciences II and General Science Collections | CINAHL Moves to Ebsco | FirstSearch adds Alternative Press Index Archive | New Oxford English Dictionary Features | New RefWorks Features | New Compendex Interface
Collection News for November - December 2002: Digital Dissertations: Dissertation Abstracts + Full Text | Polling the Nations Trial | SciFinder Scholar 2002 | CINAHL Trials | ERIC Database now on FirstSearch | MLA International Bibliography adds Thesaurus | PUBScience is Discontinued by Dept. of Energy
Collection News for October 2002: JSTOR Ecology & Botany Collection | Science Next Wave | Physical Education Index | American Chemical Society E-Journal Archives | HarpWeek
Collection News for September 2002: RefWorks: Bibliographic Citation Manager | Center for Research Libraries | Current Protocols Online | Lexis-Nexis Databases Redesigned
Collection News for July/August 2002: InfoLinks gets a New Look | Market Research Monitor | ATLA Religion Index | Eureka Interface Changes
Collection News for June 2002: Early English Books Online: Centuries of Primary Sources at Your Desktop! Bibliography of Asian Studies | Ebsco now Links to JSTOR | FirstSearch Removes Acxiom Telephone Book Files
Collection News for May 2002: IEL: Full IEEE / IEE Database Now Available! Current Index to Statistics Online | Trial of Safari Computer Books Online | Enhanced FirstSearch Features