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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 14, 2010--

SUMMARY
1. Services
      A. Library Instruction Sessions
2. Announcements/Projects/Events
            A. Graduate Colloquium Series
3. Collections
            A. Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
            B. Social Work Abstracts
 
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1.   SERVICES
            A. LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSIONS
As you prepare for next semester's classes, remember that librarians in the Reference and Science & Engineering departments at Fogler are available to provide instructional sessions for your students.  These sessions can cover specific databases, or a variety of research materials, that will aid your students in their class work.  For Humanities and Social Science disciplines, contact Nancy Lewis on First Class or at 581-3713; for Science and Engineering disciplines, contact Jim Bird on First Class or at 581-1697.
 
2. ANNOUNCEMENTS/PROJECTS/EVENTS
            A. GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM SERIES
The Library is hosting a third Graduate Colloquium on Tuesday, April 27th  from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Computer Classroom.
 In this graduate student colloquium, MALS student Nicolle Littrell will discuss the research methodology and methods she applies to her Master's Project, which is a documentary film series entitled, "At Home in Maine." This film project seeks to make visible the people, practices, philosophies and politics of Maine's contemporary homebirth and midwifery culture. More information is available at < http://library.umaine.edu/class/Fernandez/2010/colloquium.htm>
 
2. COLLECTIONS
            A. NINETEENTH CENTURY BRITISH LIBRARY NEWSPAPERS AND HOUSE OF COMMONS PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS
Fogler Library now provides access to Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers via the Indexes and Databases page at <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>
 
Developed in partnership with the British Library and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional and local Nineteenth Century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library. The content includes 60 titles, totaling approximately 3.2 million pages, selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. The collection has daily and weekly papers with a focus on London national newspapers, English regional papers, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism.
 
The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. HCPP online, with searchable full text, and detailed subject indexing, includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. For assistance using these databases please contact Reference at 581-1673.
 
            B. SOCIAL WORK ABSTRACTS
Social Work Abstracts, formerly received in print, is now available as a database via <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>. Social Work Abstracts offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems. For assistance using this databases please contact Reference at 581-1673.
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