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
Knovel provides a searchable database of more than 650 handbooks and reference sources in science and engineering. Knovel covers subject areas such as:
- Adhesives, Coatings, Sealants & Inks
- General Engineering References
- Aerospace & Radar Technology
- Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
- Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology
- Metals & Metallurgy
- Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering
- Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries
- Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
- Plastics & Rubber
- Construction Materials & Engineering
- Safety, Health & Hygiene
- Electrical & Power Engineering
- Semiconductors & Electronics
- Environment & Environmental Engineering
- Food Science
A complete list of current titles is available on the Knovel
Off campus users may access the trial at this address:
Trial Ends: 3/1/2005. Send your comments about Knovel to Patricia KIRKWOOD, librarian for Engineering and Mathematics.
ProQuest Digital Dissertations is now ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Online.
What's in a name? First, the database now includes more than 70 Master's Theses from University of Arkansas graduate students. Theses selected for digitization include those that cover Arkansas topics or those that have been frequently requested.
Second, the database has a new interface, one familiar to many users of the popular ABI/Inform and ProQuest article databases. Some enhancements include:
- Direct export to RefWorks bibliographic citation software
- No wait to download full-text of dissertations and theses
- Set up email alerts when new theses matching your search criteria are added to the database
- Cross search the dissertations file with other ProQuest databases
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a centralized collection of scholarly research materials in all disciplines, owned by an international not-for-profit consortium of colleges, universities and libraries that makes available scholarly research resources to users everywhere. Its outstanding collections include more than 3.5 million volumes of research materials rarely held in North American libraries. CRL offers large collections of foreign dissertations, newspapers, and microfilm sets. Because the University Libraries have membership in CRL, University of Arkansas students, faculty, and staff may borrow these collections through Interlibrary Loan.
CRL members vote each year on what new collections should be purchased. This year, the following materials were purchased:
MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE. Section IV: Africa Missions, pts. 16-23
Adam Matthew Publications
170 reels mf, $22,100
Part 16: South Africa, 1836-1843, Kenya, 1841-1888, and Nyanza, 1876-1882
Part 17: Kenya, 1880-1934
Part 18: Kenya, 1880-1934
Part 19: Tanganyika, 1900-1934, Nyanza, 1880-1886, and Rwanda, 1933-1934
Part 20: Uganda, 1898-1934
Part 21: Kenya, 1935-1949
Part 22: Uganda, 1898-1934
Part 23: Uganda, Tanganyika and Rwanda, 1935-1949
THE STRUGGLE FOR COLONIAL POWER IN LATIN
Primary Source Microfilm (Gale Group)
105 reels, $15,225
OFFICE FILES: United States of America. Series Two: Vietnam, 1959- 1975.
Part 4, Vietnam 1959-1975 and Part Five, Vietnam, 1964-1966.
Adam Matthew Publications
69 reels total, $10,220 total
- GAY RIGHTS
MOVEMENT. Series 5-8.
Primary Source Microfilms/Gale
575 reels, $83,375
Series 5: Gay Activism in Britain from 1958: The Hall-Carpenter Archives from the London School of Economics
Series 6: Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, ca. 1972-1994
Series 7: Lesbian Herstory Archives
Series 8: Selected Periodicals from the GLBT Historical Society
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION. (LINCOLN CATHEDRAL
LIBRARY) Sections II, Section III reels 1, 3-4, 6-13, Section IV-VI.
70 reels, $8,835
- NAZI PROPGAGANDA
LITERATURE IN THE LIBRARY OF THE YIVO
INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH.
185 35mm microfilm reels, $25,900
ARCHIVES: THE COLD WAR AND THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Series 3: Congresses of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1955-1986 (Fond 2, Opsi 1, 3, 5)
Primary Source Microfilm an imprint of Gale
196 reels and 701 fiche, $30,000
MORALITY AND ADVICE LITERATURE. Manuscripts and Rare
Printed Works of Hannah More (1745-1833) and her Circle from the Clark Library, Los Angeles. pts. 1-3.
49 reels mf. $6,500.
Total List Value - $202,155.
Read more about CRL on our info page
INSPEC Retrospective Coverage
The Libraries have added the INSPEC Archive, providing coverage back to 1898 with almost 875,000 new records. The INSPEC database indexes and abstracts scientific and technical journals in the fields of physics, electrical engineering, and computer science. On the Engineering Village platform, researchers can search the INSPEC retrospective and current files together with Compendex, the comprehensive engineering database. That's more than 100 years and 20 million citations at your fingertips!
The Cochrane Library, an important source for research reviews, protocols, and case studies in nurisng, has moved to the Wiley Interscience platform. Published on a quarterly basis, the Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.
The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases. The databases are:
- The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews)
- Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
- The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
- The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews)
- Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA)
- NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
Features of the Wiley platform include: ability to save searches, A MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) search and thesaurus, and a search history function that allows you to limit to the articles most recently posted to the database.