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New Print and Electronic Subscriptions for 2010

The College of Charleston Library has added the following databases and electronic subscriptions to the collections, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library for the Lexis/Nexis Academic database and to the Provost’s office for their continuing support.  Subscriptions start on January 1, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

Here’s a brief overview.  Please call the helpful librarians at 3-8000 or email refdesk@cofc.edu for more information.  As always, the reference librarians are happy to meet with you and your  students – in a class or for a personal research consultation – to teach best practices for conducting research and to make the most of the library’s print and electronic resources.

The Lexis-Nexis Academic database covers a wide range of subject areas. It is mostly full-text and is updated daily or more frequently (National Public Radio, for example, is updated hourly). In Lexis-Nexis Academic, you can search for information, such as currently breaking news, the latest on environmental issues, full-text company reports and other financial information, and biographies. Sources include newspapers (worldwide), popular and trade journals, radio and television transcripts (some full-text), military information and journals, federal and state code, federal regulations, and press briefings.

Arts and Sciences VI and the Ireland collection are the two newest additions to the JSTOR suite. The College of Charleston Library was one of the first subscribers to JSTOR in the late 1990s when the Mellon Foundation began converting printed scholarly journals into a centralized digital archive. JSTOR has become one of our most trusted and heavily used databases and we’re delighted to add their journals.  The Arts and Sciences module is comprised of 120 journals in disciplines across the social sciences, including clusters in economics, education, linguistics, political sci­ence, and area studies and the Ireland collection adds titles and resources in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a historical archive that embraces the scholarly study of slavery. Once completed, this digital collection will comprise five million pages of documents.  Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition – available now – contains 1.5 million pages, including more than 7,000 books and pamphlets, 80 newspaper and periodical titles, and a dozen major manuscript collections. This collection strongly supports research with a U.S. focus, but also includes resources from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean – allowing for comparative research.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts provides access to citations and abstracts of books and book chapters, dissertations, and articles culled from over 1,300 scholarly journals in the fields of linguistic research, language research, and research in the areas of speech, hearing, and language pathology.

The Fisheries InfoBase provides access complete run of the publications of the American Fisheries Society, the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

Environmental Ethics is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the philosophical aspects of environmental problems.

The Social Science Computer Review covers social science research and instructional applications in computing and telecommunications, as well as societal impacts of information technology.

In the late 1950′s, editor Sam Goudsmit started collecting the Letters to the Editor of the Physical Review into a new standalone journal entitled Physical Review Letters. Today it provides rapid publication of short reports of significant fundamental research in all fields of physics.

The Duke University Press collection provides electronic access to 31 of their humanities and social sciences journals including Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East <http://cssaame.dukejournals.org> , Eighteenth-Century Life <http://ecl.dukejournals.org>  , Ethnohistory <http://ethnohistory.dukejournals.org> , French Historical Studies <http://fhs.dukejournals.org> , Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas <http://labor.dukejournals.org>  , South Atlantic Quarterly <http://saq.dukejournals.org>  and Theater <http://theater.dukejournals.org>

Wiley-Blackwell’s American Literature Collection is an on online collection of journals devoted to the study of American authors. The American Literature Collection is currently comprised of journals, devoted to the studies F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe and John Steinbeck.

Short Story Index is a digital guide to almost 100,000 short stories that may be searched by author, title, subject, keyword, date, or literary technique.

DataMonitor.com provides individual reports, company and country profiles and data models for industries ranging from auto to telecom.