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Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, December 7,  2005--

      
      

SUMMARY           
1.  Databases
       A.  PsycINFO Reloaded - New Search Features
       B.  New Additions to CSA Sociological Abstracts
2.  Workshops/Seminars
       A.  Free Web-Based Seminar For LexisNexis Congressional Universe
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1. DATABASES
    A. PSYCINFO RELOADED - NEW SEARCH FEATURES
PsycINFO has completed the 2005 reload from the American Psychology Association. The reload includes an updated thesaurus and new features designed to make searching easier.  Users will now find that all results are categorized by publication type.  Links along the top enable users to click on results for All Journals, Peer Reviewed Journals, Books, Encyclopedias, Dissertation Abstracts, or Electronic Collections. A methodology field has been added that allows users using Advanced Search to limit searches to Literature Review, Meta Analysis, Field Study, Longitudinal Study, etc. This database may be accessed from www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp.


 B. NEW ADDITIONS TO CSA SOCIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS
More than 15,000 backfile records from 1952-1962 have been added to the Sociological Abstracts database, offering electronic access to some of the early literature of sociology. Also, abstracts have been added to records from 1963 to 1972, and Cited References have been added to thousands of records from 2002 to present.  This database may be accessed from www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp.


2.  WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
     A. FREE WEB-BASED SEMINAR FOR LEXISNEXIS CONGRESSIONAL UNIVERSE
We have been informed by LexisNexis that their Congressional Universe database interface will change on December 10, 2005. It will be much more streamlined and will allow for more clarity in searching. From almost 20 search forms, they are moving to three.  In order to familiarize current subscribers with the new interface, LexisNexis is having two webinar sessions, to be hosted by MeetingPlace e-Conferences, Inc. on Thursday, December 15, 2005.  You may choose either the morning session (10:00 - 11:30) OR the afternoon session (1:30 - 3:00).   To attend a web conference from your PC:

1. To be sure your browser is configured properly please go to https://conference.lexisnexis.com/ and run the browser test (click on obscure link near bottom of page) well before the meeting date.

2. These next  instructions will not work until December 15.  To join a Web conference, point your web browser to either:

 https://conference.lexisnexis.com/join.asp?2818 for the AM session.
https://conference.lexisnexis.com/join.asp?6163 for the PM session.
(Note:  the meeting ID 2818 for the morning session or meeting ID 6163 for the afternoon session will be automatically entered for you.)

3.  At the next screen enter your name in the "Guest" box on the left side of the page.
4.  Click the "Attend Meeting" button at the bottom of the page.
5.  Click the "Yes" option when encountering any security messages that appear as you connect to the Web conference.
For more info about this MeetingPlace e-Conference contact: Andrea Sevetson at andrea.sevetson@lexisnexis.com, or phone 301-625-3061.
 
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