Aug. 22, 2010 – There's been a lot of changes since the end of the spring semester. Here's a round up of announcements:
Two literature databases from Gale are now available: Literature Criticism Online and Something About The Author.
2009 data has now been loaded into JCR - Journal Citation Reports from Thomson's InCites . Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 9,100 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers. It can show you the most frequently cited journals in a field, highest impact journals in a field, and largest journals in a field. Search or browse in JCR Science Edition or JCR Social Sciences Edition. The library does not subscribe to the Arts & Humanities Edition.
Beginning Monday, July 26, 2010, books and other materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan can be picked up from and returned to the Newman Library Circulation Desk.
A new feature in Addison is My Lists, which allows for creating lists of records and saving them to your account. We have long had the ability to mark records to a temporary list that could be printed, emailed, saved, or exported to EndNote. However, that list would disappear after 20 minutes of inactivity. My Lists are connected to My Library Account, requiring you to log in to that account and choose (or create) a list to add records to. Once created, My Lists remain until you delete them manually or when your account is deleted (after you have left the university or several years of no use). This new feature is similar to the ability to create lists of citations in many of our databases that allow creation of personal profiles.
Reading History is a service that records the title, author, and checkout date of materials you have checked out of the University Libraries collections. This is a frequently requested feature and is now available in the updated version of Addison. You must Opt In to the service before any items will be listed; only items checked out AFTER opting in will appear in the list.
The library has acquired a ScanPro 2000 microforms scanner that works with many formats, including 16mm and 35mm roll film, microfiche, ultrafiche, and microcards (aka micro-opaques).