FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, November 7, 2007 --
A. Library Web Page for Faculty - Now Has a Shorter Web Address
A. Trial of The Birds of North America Online Database (ends February 2, 2008)
B. Database Trials: H W Wilson Retrospective Indexes and ProQuest-CSA "Everything"
A. Encyclopedia of American Indian History
A. LIBRARY WEB PAGE FOR UMAINE FACULTY - NEW SHORTER WEB ADDRESS
Expressly for the faculty, the Library maintains a web page with links to internal and external services and information that we hope will be useful to you and save you time. Please make it your home page and add to your favorites/bookmarks list for quick access to the Library links you need daily: http://library.umaine.edu/forfaculty.htm
New books on order; links to the current and archived copies of Library's online and print newsletters; and the status of any Library project requiring faculty input. There are interactive Library forms for campus delivery of journal articles and books held here at Fogler Library, as well as for placing materials on Reserve -- either as hard-copy or in electronic format -- for your courses.
Without leaving one's office, a faculty member can request: a bibliographic instruction session for your classes and information and examples of course guides created for these sessions, interlibrary loan of a book or photocopies of journal articles that are not held here at the University of Maine, request reference assistance via e-mail or the Web. find out who is your department's liaison librarian and much more.
A. TRIAL OF THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE DATABASE (ENDS FEBRUARY 2, 2008)
Covering the 716 nesting bird species of North America, this resource is the standard when looking for information on specific species. Each species account, written by experts in the field, covers in great detail the birdís distinguishing characteristics, distribution and migration, habitat, sounds, behavior, demographics and population, conservation and management, food habits, systematics, and priorities for future research. Each species account has an extensive bibliography to lead the user to an in depth examination of particular topic. Also included with each account are distribution maps, detailed photographs, videos, and audio of the birdís vocalizations.
The entire collection is searchable across the accounts and the references within the text of each account are linked to the reference list. This online version is jointly produced by the American Ornithologistsí Union and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Please send feedback regarding the database to Jim Bird, Head, Science & Engineering Center, Fogler Library - firstname.lastname@example.org. To access the trial go to: http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/trials.htm
B. DATABASE TRIALS: H W WILSON RETROSPECTIVE INDEXES AND PROQUEST-CSA "EVERYTHING"
Northeast Research Libraries (www.library.yale.edu/NERLpublic/ ) is having two trials with lots of content. The NERL trial site is primarily for librarians to look at, but might be of interest to faculty. They are linked from our trials page: http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/trials.htm
ProQuest-CSA "Everything" Trial through November 30, 2007 (http://www.library.yale.edu/%7Ejemmet/ActiveTrials.html )
You will have an opportunity to try all their databases during this trial period.
H W Wilson Retrospective Indexes Trials through December 31, 2007 (http://www.hwwilson.com/nerl.htm) includes:
Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective1913-1983, with coverage of over 1,400 periodicals and citations to over 3 million articles.
Business Periodicals Index Retrospective 1913-1982 covering more than 1,500 periodicals, including nearly 3 million records.
Book Review Digest Retrospective 1905-1982 covers 300,000 books, with citations to over 1.5 million reviews. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, most have two or more.
A. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
This four-volume encyclopedia (call number: REF E77.E48 2008) covers Native American history that spans across more than five centuries. In-depth chronological essays explore Native Americans from pre-contact period to the current state of Native American affairs. Topics covered include early Viking contacts, myth of the noble savage, relocation and assimilation efforts as well as biographies of prominent Native Americans. There is also an extensive list of Native American resources.
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