Collection News: October 2010
Extra! Extra! The Libraries now offer access to the Gale's 19th U.S. Newspapers Collection, which includes full text articles from more almost 400 newspapers, including the Arkansas Gazette (1819-1898), Arkansas Democrat (1846-1899), the Arkansas State Gazette (1836-1865), and the Morning Republican (Little Rock, 1867-1875).
For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
Users can search by author, title, date, place of publication, or keyword as well as limiting their search to specific newspaper sections, such as advertising, images, business, people, or features.
Browse a complete list of titles in the library catalog, InfoLinks.
This year's selection for the UofA One Book, One Community program is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (New York: Crown 2010). This powerful work of science and culture traces the story of a line of stem cells (HeLa) taken from a poor tobacco farmer who was buried in an unmarked grave. Touching on issues of bioethics, race relations, intellectual property, and medical advances, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks offers a spectrum of tough topics for consideration and reflection.
Author Rebecca Skloot will be on campus October 20-22 for a variety of events, lectures, and discussion groups. A complete list of events can be found on the One Book web site. You can read more about the book, the author, and questions raised by the book on our library guide ("LibGuide") for the One Book program. You can also explore these links:
- check out print and iPad copies of the Immortal Life
- read reviews of the Immortal Life from Ebsco Academic Search
- listen to an interview with author Rebecca Skloot on NPR's Fresh Air
- read about stem cell research in the CQ Researcher
- find books about human experimentation in medicine
- browse articles in PubMed that describe research done with HeLa cells
- view photographs of HeLa cells in their various stages at Mullins LIbrary.
The cells in these color images have been fluoresced to bring out what can be described as their "terrible beauty." The images are part of the Biomedical Collections of the Wellcome Trust of London, England.
This month, try out the new GREENR database from Gale. GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new online resource that offers articles and reports on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more. GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. This resource provides news, video, primary source documents, interactive maps, and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others.
The trial ends October 27, 2010, so don't delay!
STAT-USA, the collection of business and trade data from the U.S. Commerce Department, has ceased operations. The USA Trade service, which offers data on imports, exports, and trade, will still be maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau. The USA Trade file can be searched from dedicated computers at the Reference Desk and at the Government Documents Desk in Mullins Library.
Luckily, much of the material formerly offered in STAT-USA can be located through the Lexis Nexis Statistical Insight service. This database provides tables from and indexing for statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and state government agencies.
Search or browse by:
such as federal agencies, organizations, universities, businesses, research think tanks, etc.
statistics by city, state, country, or global region
from abandoned property to zoological parks
- data element
focus on statistics by age group, by marital status, by industry, by occupation, by ethnicity, and more
- file type
limit to spreadsheets or images
We've got your numbers!